With consumers today being equipped with more knowledge than ever before, your ability to not only create but innovate will be tested constantly.This sort of demand is a lot to ask of ones willpower. It takes strong personal leadership to stand by your purpose and passion while also being questioned on a daily basis. However,if you know your motivations and what you stand for, willpower doesn’t even have to enter into the equation.
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Be honest with yourself on this one because the answers to this will cascade down to the next set of questions. Recognize the difference between those pursuits you are good at and those you wish you were good at. Is developing an aptitude in the latter feasible, or a pipe dream? Put all judgment aside in this step so you only focus on talents, not whether those talents will take you anywhere.
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If one of your talents is wriggling your ears, congratulations, you have an audience of one. This is where doing a little market research will help narrow down exactly what competencies to focus on. Check out sites that offer demographic information to get a better idea of who, where and how much to explore this talent. Read more…