I consider myself a lifehacker.
I'm always trying new shortcuts and time-saving services to make my life easier and more productive.
But what makes the biggest difference is that I've set my business up to play to my natural talents.
The success of my business is dependent on my ability to think strategically, communicate clearly, build and maintain relationships and make sales.
And these are all things that come naturally to me.
I've definitely honed these skills over the years and gotten better at them, but I was already pre-disposed to be successful at these tasks.
Things haven't gone so well for me when I've tried to rely on my non-talents...
Like when I had to conduct regression analysis using SPSS or manipulate large data sets in Excel. Those projects took me about 10 times longer than people who were naturally good with data and statistical analysis. 😳
Or when I had to set up all the technology to run a webinar and when I delivered it, the sound was off and all the participants left because they couldn't hear me. UGHHHHH.
Rather than spending my time trying to get better at these areas for development, I choose to avoid them (often, I outsource them).
I know that may sound kinda bad - to just accept that I'm not very good at something and not try to get better at it.
But it's actually the smart, efficient thing to do.
My time is better spent on work that comes naturally to me - it requires less effort and I produce better results.
So, let me ask you, are you in a role that relies most on your natural talents?
If you are, that's awesome, You probably feel very productive, accomplished and engaged.
If you're not, you may be feeling stressed and frustrated, afraid of messing up, not good enough, and burnt out from working SO damn hard.
Identifying your natural talents is the very first thing I do with my clients and it's the first module of my group training and coaching program, The Badass Professional Woman's Code.
Knowing what you're naturally good at and figuring out how to use those talents every day will set the foundation for your entire career.
If you want work to be easier and to experience greater joy and success, then focus on your natural talents. It's going to give you the biggest bang for your buck.
To learn more about how you can unlock your natural talents and achieve greater success in your career by playing to your strengths, let's talk.
There IS an easier way. 🙌