Talent is one of the most valuable assets that you can possess - makes sense, right? In the competitive, global workplace, almost anyone can develop skills, but talent defines your true potential – the internal, natural ability to do something well as you integrate your education, training, innate gifts, experiences, emotional intelligence, and purpose. Related: How To Build A Consistent Personal Brand To realize and maximize potential, the holistic approach of assessment is a key factor to define your talent and chart opportunities for it to develop. Tapping or defining your talent isn’t an instantaneous practice; it’s a life-long journey with many peaks and valleys along the way. So, how do you make the most of your talent and move forward in life? Here are a few talent boosters to consider as you move to maximize your potential:
Dani Monroe is an internationally known thought leader, speaker and author of Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce. (Palgrave McMillian 2013).
This post was written by Dani Monroe, author of Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce, on behalf of the Happy Grad Project. The college graduation celebrations are over and now you are ready to negotiate in the world of work, graduate schools, professional pursuits and special interests. What is your next step? Your future is staring you in the face and you’re staring back, looking blindly into the abyss. It is time to take off the sunglasses and start taking those new steps that will lead you to the career and life that you desire to have. You can let life happen to you—or you can design the life you hope to have with strategic decision-making. Related: How Time Management Can Help Your Job Search The first strategic decision is how you will use your most precious commodity “time.” It is a critical step because you can never get ‘time’ back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Also, time will move on – with you or without you—so respect it, realize its importance in your life, and use it to your benefit. Use your time wisely! What does that mean exactly? It means that you must be mindful about negotiating and managing the infinite choices in daily life, careers, and with family. Here are three ways to use your time to fulfill your own expectations, as well as the expectations of others: