You Have A Lot Of Untapped Potential
How to tap into your passions and put them to work for you

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What separates successful people from the rest? Apart from wealth and connections, a lot of times success happens because people have a perfect match between their skills and their profession.

I can think of a number of billionaires who became industry titans because they were passionate about something and that drove them to succeed in that industry.

Passion really helps motivate people. Passion helps people get excited about work. Passion helps people get to work as soon as possible.

You need to ask yourself if you have passions. What are you passionate about?

Some people have the following passions:

  • Technology
  • Business
  • Health Care
  • Writing
  • Being an actor
  • Public speaking
  • Helping others
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Success is often determined by the potential you bring and whether or not you can tap into it. Almost everyone has skills that are useful in a career.

Here are some types of skills that are useful:

  • Talking on the phone
  • Writing letters
  • Doing social media
  • Working with numbers
  • Getting things completed
  • Meeting new people

Not everyone enjoys doing all of these things. Some people are only good at a few of these things.

The important thing is to think about what you like most and what you’re good at.

For example, a lot of people don’t like talking on the phone, especially these days with the use of texting. But some potential clients need to talk on the phone, and they want and desire that human connection. If this skill isn’t your best one, make it known to senior staff. You can try and get better at it, for sure, if you choose.

Writing is another skill. Some people are so passionate about writing that would do it all day if they had an opportunity. They live for it and love it. Hopefully they can make enough money doing it on a regular basis.

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You have to believe in yourself and remind yourself about your skills and how you’ve used them in the past to be successful. Don’t get too down and depressed if you lose your job.

Write down all of your skills and how you can be successful. Stay motivated and tap into the potential that you have.

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writer and novelist. traveler and adventurer. looking for fun in the sun. chasing the dream. can't stop the feeling that time is going faster.

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