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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."

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

Below is a list of skills that just might be yours.  
For Alphabetical List - Click Here >

  • Public Speaking
  • Writing
  • Self Management
  • Networking (person to person)
  • Networking (in the 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
  • Money Management
  • Sign Language
  • Enthusiasm
  • Teaching  / Training
  • High Energy
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Identify Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Planning
  • Leadership
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Persuasive
  • Ability to deal with Failure
  • Typing
  • Initiative
  • Strategic Planning
  • Intuition
  • Imaginative
  • Future Thinking
  • Analyzing the Past
  • Personal Productivity
  • Time Management 
  • Financial Planning
  • Ability to spot new Trends
  • Raise Money
  • Inspiring
  • Story Telling
  • Ability to make Friends
  • Communication Skills
  • Project Management
  • SEO
  • Sales
  • Problem Solving
  • Computer Literacy
  • Detail Orientation
  • Social Networking
  • Logistics
  • Social Intelligence
  • Relieve Stress
  • Asking Questions
  • Volunteering
  • Risk Management
  • Hiring / Recruiting
  • Self Control
  • Health / Fitness
  • Reliability
  • Dexterity
  • Juggling
  • Magic
  • Singing
  • Visualization
  • Adaptability
  • Inventiveness
  • 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

Here is a link to the alphabetical list in a simple spreadsheet where you can add, delete and sort your own abilities and strengths >

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

How to use this list:

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 from Andy Cohen:

(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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