is My Unique Talent Anyway? An Exercise to Try
Is your gut or heart challenging you to
do something bigger or riskier with your life-work?
But you find yourself stumped about what your unique talent is?
You know you’re a good doctor, and you may have also discovered
you’re a good manager of your group or medical staff.
But what is it that effortlessly feeds your soul?
Often our family and friends are able to see qualities about us
that we can’t see. Our
minds are too full of “I should” or “I can’t ”.
Here is a simple exercise to help you unlock the “real you”
that wants out. Ask three
to five family members or good friends to honestly answer five questions
about YOU. Once they answer
the questions, thank them for their feedback, write down what you heard,
but do NOT engage in a discussion.
Here are the questions:
do you think is my greatest strength?
is my biggest weakness? (Ask for a constructive response if
I were on the cover of a magazine, what magazine would it be, and
what would the story be about?”
do you see as my special talent or gift? What do I do naturally and
effortlessly that is special?”
am I most fully expressing this gift or talent?”
Is unlocking your passion really
this simple? You will be
amazed and delighted!
Go for it!
Yourself to Success, by Talane Miadenar.
Francine R. Gaillour, MD,
Business Consultant and Executive Coach for Healthcare