New You- Celebrate Your Talents

January 15, 2009

 

Originally uploaded by Ms Ladyred

Yes I believe in hard work but there is something to be said about warming up before you workout. Warming up is way getting the muscles limber with easy but brisk movements. A good way to warm up your goal achievement muscles is by starting with what you are good at. Your talents are what make you special and can make you feel rejuvenated. Sometimes I think that talents are underrated, some people are so consumed with what needs to change in their life that they forget to celebrate and improve the things that they are excel. So all I ask of you is to take some time to figure out your talents, everything you can think of and write them down. If you have a New You Journal make sure you get it out and title this My Talents and just brainstorm. What are you good at? What are you great at? What do other people complement you on? Even if it is something you can’t take credit for, like your beauty, write it down any way. Also ask yourself when people come to me for help or advice what is the topic or the thing that they need? What special skills do I have? What classes did I ace? Write down your degrees, your hobbies, and make sure you share your hidden talents? In other words write till you can’t write any more.

Once you finished I want you to get out your New You Goals. If you read New You New Year and followed the step than you should go by those goal you credited. Read and pick out all of the talents that will help you with each goal; complete one goal at a time and feel free to repeat talents. On a new list write out each goal and all of the talents that will help you accomplish that goal. If you have some goals that don’t have any conceding talents brainstorm so more. If you get stuck ask you family and friends for help. If you feel comfortable, let them know what you are doing, otherwise just vaguely ask them what some of best attributes. If their answers are vague give them the subject, for example if your goal is to gain new friends you can ask them what it is about you that makes them want to be your friend. If you just can’t come up with a talent of your own, fund someone who you think is talented and asks them to “mentor” you. For example, I you suck and personal finance ask you rich uncle, not for money, but for advice. If that person hesitate to help find someone else or offer them help in exchange (I’ll mow you lawn, or I’ll cook you dinner if I can ask you for advice once a week, again use your talents as you guide). While you at it find a community, online community are great, of people where you can also seek advice for attaining your goals.

Now that you have a wealth of talent to work form come up with a game plan. On a new page come up with at least four steps you can take for each goals (try to keep your talents in mind). This week commit to completing one step for each goal per week. If you have seven goals you can complete one step for one goal a day. That’s why I think it is good to assign a day for. For Love Lust and Life I have come up with themed days to help me stay balanced and productive. Sometimes I skip a day or change the order, but I attempt to make it up later. The most important thing is that every day you do at least one thing toward accomplishing your goals. Oh I almost forgot to tell you that it is very important look at your goals every day. Print out, or write out, your New You Goals and Put it where you can see and read it every day. I love the idea of framing them in a pretty frame and putting them on your night stand. For me though I tape the up on my bedroom door at eye level so I can’t miss them, even if I try.

Advertisements

4 Responses to “New You- Celebrate Your Talents”

  1. VedetteL Says:

    This is great advice. I’m actually reading a book at the moment called the new you survival kit it doesn’t 100% follow what you’ve written but it’s a story on surviving the modern world, it’s interesting and your blog reminded me of it.

  2. Alex Great Says:

    Love and lust will show you the way to celebrate your talents so you can have good life. I live it!

  3. LL&L Says:

    Thank you for that great comment.

  4. LL&L Says:

    I love books like this I’ll have to check it out.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s