3 Ways to Use Your Special Talents to Double Your Income
But if we think about it, it's not usually that hard to figure out where our special talents lie. It's often just a matter of getting up the courage to say it to the world. Sometimes, it can be scary even to admit it to ourselves! This is where it really pays off to surround yourself with supportive friends and family.
Go ahead and make a list of things you feel you are unusually good at. Next, make a list of the things you would do if you didn't have to work for a living, and if you could get support from everyone who's important to you.
There's a good chance that these two lists will cross over into each other in some way. And there is a 100% chance that use can use these lists to double your income!
2. Note the insights you have gained from finding out your special talents. It's possible you may have discovered some special talents you have, that you have been mostly ignoring. Or, you may have seen, when you compare the two lists, what you really want to do with your life--even if you've ignored it up until now.
There is also a good chance that when you compare one list to the other, you're going to find a way to make your living using your special talents.
This may or may not mean that you can instantly start doing what you would most love to do. That is usually difficult to do straight off the bat. What many people don't realize is that it IS possible, which is why you've got to:
3. Strategically orient your life around your special talents. This can mean a lot of things. It may mean taking half an hour a day to focus on your special skill or talent, whether you can make a living with it or not. (Even an hour a week is better than nothing; consistently doing something every day is best of all, however.)
It's also time to see where your special talents might be applicable to making a living--whether in your current field or some other. In fact, it may even be time to change careers!
That can be pretty scary. But I can tell you right now that even if you have to take a pay cut, you'll have a lot more opportunity over time to double your income from what it is now, as long as you're doing something you love. You talent doesn't factor in so much here as your willingness to devote loads of time, energy, and effort.
Then again, you may not have to change career paths at all. You might be able to double your income simply by focusing on the things you are good at and love; simply outsource those tasks that you hate.
This may seem expensive at first. But the things you are able to get done with the time that outsourcing frees up will make up for the money you spend to outsource--and they may even double your income!