You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give. ~E. O. Wilson
People need your gifts
From a previous post, I discovered what I want to do with my skills and talents is to help others construct their own fulfillment. It seems like many people are questioning their choices and motives in life. Others find themselves out of work unexpectedly. I’m not the only person who wants a life overhaul…
Figuring out who needs our skills and talents is as important as knowing what those talents are. Personally, I wouldn’t be content in life being a nameless paper pusher in an office, no matter how developed my talents and sense of self are. To be fully content, I’ll have to share my talents with everyone who wants and needs them…
Getting a feel for the audience
Doug and I started this blog to share our journey towards contentment, and to inspire others to do the same.
We never claimed to be marketing gurus, or to even know what we were doing (or talking about, sometimes)!
We gained valuable insight into what others want and need in life though.
Thanks to the interaction from our new friends we’ve discovered through this blog, we’ve refined of goals to meet the needs we see.
Many of you have provided suggestions and support which has kept us going. Talking with readers here and on Facebook has been important in defining our path in to the future.
Knowing who needs what you offer starts with paying attention to how others respond to your talents. Who gets excited about your ideas and offers suggestions to improve upon them (they’re the ones actually listening to you)? Who just yeses you to death (they’re not listening to you)?
Keep track of who is drawn to your thoughts, talents and ideas. This is your market, whether you’re selling something or giving it away for free. Get a feel for who they are…
So, who do you offer your talents to? In our next post we’ll start brainstorming a list of potential customers, and the products we can create to fill a need.
- A single talent is not a ticket to success in life. It must be nurtured on a daily basis. (ameborepublik.wordpress.com)
- Tips On How To Discover Your Talent (nikkyslovecorner.wordpress.com)