There are a lot of TV shows that are searches for talent.
One story we all seem to love is some unknown goof, just like you and me, who has some crazy skill.
They go on one of those talent search shows, belt out some opera song, and wow everybody.
And they go from zero to hero overnight.
Why are these stories so compelling?
Consider the stereotypical “hero’s journey.” Another situation where a normal goof suddenly is called to a great mission, and becomes the hero. Again, zero to hero.
Why are these so compelling?
Because all of us, deep inside, KNOW we are capable of achieving much more than we have. Doing much more than we’ve done.
And when we watch those TV shows or movies, we imagine it’s us that is the hero. It’s us that’s in that situation where we are being discovered or being pulled toward a hero’s journey.
If you could choose your own hero’s journey, what would it be?
Which demons would you slay? Which kingdoms would you save?
If you were to be discovered for one “talent” that would wow everybody, which talent would you choose?
Sometimes its tough to know what to do. Especially when we’ve got jobs that suck, bosses that suck worse, and just barely enough money to cover the rent every month.
If we could only make that one “Breakthrough” everything would be different, right?
Maybe, maybe not.
Consider that dream you have as your motivating engine. To keep going forward, no mater what.
To crush every obstacle in front of you. To get closer and closer to the defining creation of your life.
In reality, most people that are “discovered” have actually been practicing a certain skill for a long, long time.
What do you practice every day?
Which skills are you making better every day?
One of the most important skills is communication.
If you can effectively communicate your ideas to others, so they’ll not only be heard, but acted upon, you’ll do far better than most.
And the first step is to seek the dreams and desires of others FIRST, before presenting your own.
That way, instead of them helping you, it will be a team effort. A much stronger and longer lasting relationship. Be it a business partnership or a romantic relationship.
First expand THEIR hopes and dreams, to get them excited.
Then show them how YOURS and THEIRS overlap.
Then they’ll be no stopping you.