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Are You Unique

April 1st, 2016 2:09 PM by Korene Clopine-Seaman

We are all blessed with special talents that make us unique. Some people discover their talent at a young age and from then on focus their lives on honing it until they are rewarded by society. We call the most successful of these people stars or “pros”.

I am not just talking about sports or movie stars. Stars exist in every realm. There are star salespeople and star mothers and star teachers and so on. The question you need to ask yourself is, what makes you uniquely valuable? What is it that you have to offer? One of the saddest things I see as I get older are people I love who have given up on their dreams. When I see friends working at jobs I know they aren’t passionate about, I realize they have forgotten what it is that makes them unique.

Are you spending time at work doing something you are uniquely good at? Do you know what you are uniquely good at?

Here are a few life-changing questions you should ask yourself today.

• What is it that I am really good at?

• What do I enjoy so much that I would do it for free if I had $20 million?

• What would I stop doing tomorrow if I had $20 million?

• What would I do differently with my life if I had just three weeks, three months or three years to live?

• What do others regularly tell me I am good at?

If you answer these questions honestly, the answers can change your life. I know because it changed mine. I had a heart-to-heart talk with myself about 18 years ago when I woke up to the fact life was precious and I only had now to do what I had to do and wanted to do and asked myself those questions. The answers surprised me.

The first thing I realized was that if I had three weeks or three months or thirty years left to live, I wouldn’t spend it doing what I was doing. I wanted to be doing what made me happy and had lasting value to and for others. The next thing I realized was that money was but a tool. Yes, a vital tool but still a tool and not my goal.

This realization got me off my duff and forced me to focus on what I really wanted to do with my life. I have been doing what I enjoy and what I am very good at for the last 13 1/2 years. I found I had spent a great deal of my life enjoying the outcome of my work but did not necessarily enjoying all of the requirements of the work. It also made me realize that I could not do everything by myself so I found some GREAT referral partners.  Now I work to bring value to those referral partnerships and I enjoy working them.

I can tell you from firsthand experience that once you discover and start working on what you are uniquely talented at, your passion will take you to places in life you cannot even imagine right now. And chances are that your income will grow in a major, long-term way as a result!

Discover who you are today and never live with regrets!  You were born with two eyes and two feet.   They both point forward...Learn from the past, live in the present and keep your eyes on the goals toward the future.

 

Posted by Korene Clopine-Seaman on April 1st, 2016 2:09 PM

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