Sunday, March 06, 2016

When talent dissipates into a daily task

Most skills are sellable, but only if you want to sell them. 

That’s the challenge of diversifying your career portfolio. It’s mainly a matter of permission. Allowing yourself to capitalize on something undernurtured. Letting yourself bring a quiet talent to the forefront of your career and truly owning it as a critical piece of your professional value. 

It’s a scary proposition. Because you’re worried that the thrill of performing that talent might dissipate once it becomes a daily task. You’re concerned that you’ll become vulnerable to the bastardization of ambition, violating the purity of something that you hold dear in the name of business growth. 

And so, it’s not much an enterprise decision as it is an existential dilemma. 

Are you sure you’re ready for the world to see you as you really are? Are you truly equipped to handle the risk of taking your talents on the ride they deserve? 

If the answer is yes, go for it. Express each of your talents to make a difference in all parts of your life. Find a home for every gift. 

If the answer is no, that’s okay. Hold tight. Figure out what kind of inner work you need to do to become ready. And when you’re finally equipped to capitalize on that which is most precious and core to your identity, let her rip. 

Which of your gifts, that you never get the opportunity to employ, are just screaming to be sold?
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