In a previous work, I would often encourage my team members to discover what their talents and strengths are and focus on those positives. Most of the time, I would get an enthusiastic response from people. Sometimes though, insecurity rears its ugly head and paralyzes a team member to declare, “But, I have no talents.”
It is true that sometimes people take time to discover their talents – but everyone has a talent. And so I recommend to these team members to keep searching – to keep trying new things until they find that natural talent and strength.
In the meantime, I remind them that there are 10 things they can already do that don’t require any talent at all:
- Being on time
- Having a strong work ethic
- Putting in the effort to everything you do
- Having the right body language
- Giving energy
- Having the right attitude
- Showing passion
- Being coachable
- Going the extra mile
- Being Prepared
The reality is, if you have these 10, even without any talent, you’d be so in demand. Add your talents to these ten, and BOOM! You are a Rock Star!
PS: Sharing this post to others does not require talent. – just the desire to be a positive presence to others. Thank you for being here.