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Howto 6 – List of Strengths & Talents You May Have

list of skills and talentsHere is a list of possible strengths & talents which could be on your list.

I hate to throw a long list out here ...  (long lists can seem daunting) but sometimes we get stuck and just need a nudge.  Maybe a menu can solidify the confidence?

Before you read a book, attend a class, sign up for a membership, attend a university.... Know the big picture and what you will need to learn.

Understand the topics first. As Stephen Covey says:  "Begin with the end in mind."

Below is a list of skills that just might be yours.  

(If yours includes singing, playing the piano or other musical instrument... you may have more opportunity than you realize)

  • Public Speaking
  • Writing
  • Self Management
  • Networking (dirt - person to person)
  • Networking (virtual world)
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Math
  • Research
  • Relaxation
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Taxes
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Guerrilla Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Graphics
  • Music
  • Art
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Woodworking
  • Video Creation
  • Website
  • Wisdom
  • Programming
  • Jokes / Humor
  • Articulate
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Trouble-shooter
  • Foreign Language
  • Academics
  • Sign Language
  • Teaching  / Training
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Planning
  • Leadership
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Persuasive
  • Typing
  • Initiative
  • Intuition
  • Imaginative
  • Future Thinking
  • Analyzing the past
  • Inspiring
  • Story Telling
  • Communication Skills
  • Project Management
  • Sales
  • Problem Solving
  • Computer Literacy
  • Detail Orientation
  • Social Intelligence
  • Hiring / Recruiting
  • Self Control
  • Health / Fitness
  • Dexterity
  • Juggling
  • Magic
  • Visualization
  • Adaptability
  • Imagination
  • Athleticism
  • People Judgment
  • Awareness
  • Integrity / Honesty
  • Empathy
  • Self-Discipline
  • Encouraging
  • Software
  • Computers / IT
  • Affiliate systems
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Meeting management
  • Learner
  • Polyglot (learn/know a many languages)
  • Systems management
  • Brainstorming
  • Positiveness
  • Making Connections
  • Ability to focus
  • Ability to handle Change
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Self-Assurance
  • Maintenance / Routine Tasks
  • Futuristic
  • Fairness

"Wouldn't it be great to be gifted? In fact...

It turns out that choices lead to habits.

Habits become talents.

Talents are labeled gifts.

You're not born this way, you get this way."

- Seth Godin

There is no shame if you can only sing, dance and juggle!

You are unique and special no matter what skills you have.  (I guarantee it!)

I have worked with many people who became successful with very little money and skill.   Their ability to recognize what unique skills & talents they possessed helped them to overcome barriers and become a success.  Perseverance, prioritizing and focus were the determining factors.

Try this:

Put the list in order from your strongest skill at the top to weakest on the bottom and get ready for the next step.

If you feel you are advanced beyond this point... here are reminders:

  1. You need to connect with people. 
         Build a list, Twitter, Facebook, meet ups, LinkedIn, and more.
  2. Once you have a list, create events or a place online, a place to invite them. This is where your character and expertise can shine.

To show how YOUR talent may have more value than you think, and could turn into something valuable... here is a video: 

Andy Cohen – Innovative Business Speaker

(If you do magic or juggle .... or even knit! Everything counts!) 

Do you want to read more about understanding your strengths and recognizing them in others?  

"Now, Discover Your Strengths" is highly recommended. 

This book will help you determine your skills and strengths.  It continues to be a priceless resource in my library.


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