6 practical tips to turn your talent into a cash printing machine
Probably, you have read about how people make millions using their talents. They live their dream, create multimillion-dollar companies, properly managing their talents. They travel the world, enjoying the freedom that life can offer them. You may have come across old buddies who seemed to be not the most gifted, but have achieved a lot. You desire wealth and freedom. You also want to have it all.
The truth is that you are not alone. There are millions more in the world who are tired of not living their dream. They read somewhere, heard something as if the most important thing is to do what they love, and the money will follow. But nothing works. Rather, it works, but a lot of secrets are not disclosed. The idea that the money will stick to you, if you do your favorite thing, sounds great, but, unfortunately, is unlikely. It's like sitting in a boat and thinking that you will reach your destination without touching the oars. There is a chance, but it is catastrophically small. You must take conscious action to transform your talents to income. Most likely these actions will be hard to implement for you.
1. Identify your talents.
You must understand what makes you better than others. What do you like to do? Ask the opinions of others, what talents in their opinion you have.
2. Identify global trends.
It is not enough to look at what you do, what you like. Most likely it will not bring you money. You need to look at the real world and be able to identify profitable areas that will give you the potential to grow for decades. Find a connection between your talent and areas where growth is possible.
3. Be open to opportunity.
The world pays people for the value of the services provided. Services that solve a specific problem and satisfy some needs. The fact that you have talent is very good, but you must be open to opportunities. You should be aware of the trends in the niche you are interested in and offer customers what they really need.
4. Develop your talent.
Do not try to solve all problems at once. It is unlikely that you will become a jack of all trades who can offer the highest quality of any service. People will value you less and preferentially turn to people of more narrow specialization. Determine the specific need of people in your niche that you can satisfy with your talent, and fully immerse yourself in the solution of this issue. To turn your talent into strength, you need to focus on something narrow enough. For example, if your talent is public speaking, then an extremely unfortunate idea would be to try to talk about everything and everywhere. Focus on a specific segment of public speaking, which will be closest to you and most suitable for the needs of the market. You must manage your skills wisely.
5. Focus your strength.
Distraction, interruption, and multitasking are silent killers of your value. To create a value that will bring you income, you need to properly prioritize and focus on the most important tasks. To achieve this, you need to make sure that there are no factors in your work environment that would distract you from your job. Set aside time to receive phone calls, check mail, and send messages. Learn to delegate part of the tasks. Learn to avoid time killers. And it is very important that you work at the hours that are optimal for you. The less you are distracted by minor tasks, the more valuable the product you create and, accordingly, the better the customer gets.
6. Never give up.
At some point it will be extremely difficult for you to follow these steps. It will be difficult for you to get out of your comfort zone, but only this will allow you to grow. The first time you will feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, but you need to overcome yourself at this stage and continue to move forward. Once you develop determination and perseverance in the implementation of these steps, you will improve your work and increase the value of your product or service. Do not forget that your money is in the pockets of millions of people who are waiting for the opportunity to pay for your talent.