How to Know and Grow Your Unique Gifts & Truest Calling! (Part 1 of 3)
“Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.”
–Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., former Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
“The (Your) gifts and calling of God are irrevocable”
-Romans 11:29, The Bible
Dr. John Maxwell, one of my mentors, once said, “You have to know the way, grow (in) the way, to show the way!”
But, how do you grow something you aren’t fully aware of?
A few of the MOST common questions that are asked of leaders today are:
“How can I know what my purpose is?”
“How do I discover my true calling?”
“How can I find out what I really am called to do?”
No matter how you ask it, the question haunts and plagues millions around the world. Have you been asking one of these...
Have you ever felt you wanted a fresh start or a new beginning in life? (A mulligan, for you golfers!)
“It’s not too late to become who you want to be. I hope that you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you find the strength to start over.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald, writer & author of The Great Gatsby
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
I know exactly how that feels!
In 2007, I started college for the first time…at the age of 44! (I know what you’re doing. You’re counting the years to see how YOUNG I am, aren’t you?! Lol!)
One of my favorite phrases I created is: In order to be your best, you must assess!
So let’s dive in to A New You 2.0!
Napoleon Hill, the iconic American motivational speaker and author, once said, “Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he (or she) is best suited.”
“Employee engagement is the art and science of engaging people in authentic and recognized connections to strategy, roles, performance, organization, community, relationship, customers, development, energy, and happiness to leverage, sustain, and transform work into results.” - David Zinger, Let’s Co-Create an Employee Engagement Charter, The Employee Engagement Network
So, what do you absolutely need to do to maximize your engagement at work?
Let me propose a MASTER KEY to living out your fullest potential in the workspace from over 3 decades of interactions with thousands of people.
As a former senior corporate manager and trainer, I an the first to acknowledge that other factors play essential roles such as…
chemistry, competency, contribution, character,...
Yes, I said it right! 7 days to turn your personal gifts (what you like to do) and hobbies (what you already do) into moneymaking ideas! You may not realize it, but you have the potential to turn some of your dreams into dollars$$$!
You might say, “Well, you don’t understand! I don’t do much of anything and just tinker with a few things”. That may be your ticket right there! You just need a coach to walk you through-YOUR Personal Gifts & Talents Inventory.
WHAT TO DO RIGHT NOW
What are your skills, hobbies, talents, likes, loves, and odds & ends jobs you enjoy doing? Let’s take a quick assessment:
What do you like to collect?
What are 1 or 2 hobbies you enjoy doing?
What is a skill you can provide or weekend project you build or fix?
List everything! Take 10 minutes to do this NOW. Don’t delay or you will be kicking yourself and asking why you didn’t do it 1 year from this...