What Are You Good At?
Finding what you’re good at can take a while. For us 20-somethings, it probably takes a few years of working to truly grasp what you’re good at. If you have no idea, then you should start paying attention to your job, your experiences, your skills and feedback from others. Finding what you’re good at is an important step in your career, in business and in life in general.
Finding what you’re good can help you be more successful. By being good at something, you can increase your earning power, you can increase your positive feedback which can increase job satisfcation, and you can possibly increase your chances at being your own boss.
By being the best at something, you can achieve the recognition and status of an expert in that field. By becoming an expert, the opportunities that will be presented to you increase greatly.
Become an expert in a field and others will flock to you. For example, you can create a blog and people will visit it to see what you have to say since you’re an established leader in your field.
In order for people to flock to you, you might need to demonstrate your abilities and your expertise. You can do this by doing interesting work and reporting on it to the masses. Or, you can get the word out by having other experts in the field tell people that you’re an expert. Either will work.
So, what are you good at? Are you pursuing what you’re good at? Are you trying to make a name for yourself in that area?
I’ll leave you with one more example. On my other website, Saturday Down South, we have a writer that is contributing content to the site. It’s a football website, but her expertise is in cooking. So, she had the idea to do a tailgating food section and weekly column. Her work is absolutely excellent. You can see her work here, here and here. She already has a little following in just three weeks. She knows she is good at cooking. The problem is that nobody else does (outside her friends & family). So, she has taken it upon herself to let others know that she is good at cooking by writing on our website.
Find what you’re good at and make plans to move towards it. Maximize it and seek opportunities.