Saturday, May 30, 2020

5 Ways You Can Still Win Although Not Talented

Do you ever doubt of having the required skills or everyone around you seems to be smarter than you? Don't worry too much, those talents are not always the qualities to be a true leader. Here are 5 aptitudes that you might already have that sets you apart from talented people. 

1 - Passion

If you are passionate about what you do, you will be focused and consumed by the moment. You will not be drained quickly. Passion is a very admirable trait and that is a strong reason for people to invest in you.

Another benefit for passion is that you are willing to learn, adapt and change for the better. You show the world that you have an open mind. Be coachable. The quality of your work is also exceptional when you put in your full passion into it.

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Buxton

2 - Work Ethics

Work ethics is something that does not need any special skills but it is required to produce great quality work. With good work ethics, you show that you have integrity and are ready to face any challenges ahead.

When you are in doubt, seek confirmation from the correct person. Finding out the answer by yourself is sometimes may be biased towards your own perspective. And never do assumptions as you might be wrong. This characteristic will ensure that you are always on the right track.

Ever hear the saying "to win the game, remain in the game"? Half of the battle is won by just showing up. It requires zero talent to be on time. Being on time also gain you respect from others. 

In order to practice good work ethics, always refer to your company values and do the right thing.

3 - Effort

If work ethics reflects your personality, then effort reflects your motivation. 

Also, keep your promises. By turning your words into action, you boost your credibility. Create your own momentum instead of waiting for the mood. This admirable trait will win people's trust and you will get one step further in your career.

4 - 100% Attitude

Attitude also requires zero talent but it will determine whether a challenge can be a tragedy or an opportunity. Look at the bright side in everything you do.  Believe that other people can actually sense your positivity or negativity. Be positive and you will attract more positive people.

Be a good listener. By listening to others, you will gain a different perspective of the matter. It is a great way to take control of the situation if you are the host. Do not discriminate, listen to all opinions and understand them. People will appreciate your kindness.

Be positive in your words and body language. They will give the impression that you are confident and enthusiastic. They will also reflect your passion and work ethics.

Finally, dress well according to your job. A haircut and shave may not be expensive but a clean, tidy and presentable look will make others feel more comfortable working with you.

5 - Preparation

Preparation is another great way to impress people when you have no talent. Do some research before your interview, meeting or presentation. Most of the time, preparation makes a big difference between getting the opportunity and losing it.

Develop a good relationship with everyone for a better relationship. People are more likely to be generous to you if you are generous first. In the future, you are able to persuade people easier.

Last but not least, pay attention to the details is the number 1 quality that sets apart between good and great work. 

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.” - Tim Notke

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