Here it is – here’s the answer right at the top of the blog, are you ready? The surefire way to grow your business and your life is to live and work in your “area of giftedness.” That’s a phrase renowned leadership expert, Dr. John Maxwell uses when referring to the talents with which we are naturally gifted. We each have areas of giftedness, e.g., music, communication, art, problem solving, building effective teams. Whatever our areas of giftedness, most of us thrive when we get to live our lives working and playing in those areas. Think of the many people you know who love what they do and make a great living doing it.
Every successful, happy person I know who gets to work in their area of giftedness:
- Loves what they do to generate income
- Says that it doesn’t feel like work
- Would do it even if they didn’t get paid to
- Does it to contribute and to make an impact
- Does it more than anything else
- Does it better than anyone else
Sounds like a dream come true. It is. And it starts with identifying your unique gifts and talents. That’s the conversation at Women’s Prosperity Network’s mastermind workshops this month. Ask yourself:
- What are you naturally good at?
- What do you love to do that doesn’t feel like work?
- What talents do you have that if taken to the next level would take your life there too?
- What is your area of giftedness?
For me it’s speaking, teaching and facilitating. I learned early on that when those talents are developed and put to good use, opportunities open up. They say do what you love and the money will come. I don’t think so, I agree with global leader, Nancy Matthews, who says,
“Do what you love, get really, really good at it and then the money will come.”
That was true for me in my corporate career enabling me to move up the ladder quickly, and it’s true in my entrepreneurial life where I lead a global organization that supports and grows women leaders.
Working in your area of giftedness doesn’t have to be a dream. Take steps today and start doing more of what you love and less of what you don’t. Develop your strengths and make the dream come true for you now.
Take your area of giftedness up a notch and connect and mastermind at the next Women’s Prosperity Network event in your area or join us online. Go to WomensProsperityNetwork.com for details.