“Where there is no counsel, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors, there is safety.” Proverbs
Are you ready to begin your next step in identifying the ideal career that will tap your potential? If so, you will need to select a group of wise counselors to surround and support you.
“No man is an island,” which means we need one another. The importance of surrounding yourself with a support group is paramount to finding your sweet spot in life.
If you do not have a “community” in place, it’s a great time to start building one. It should be made up of those who know you well and are positive influences in your life. It is important to exclude those people you know who may discourage you or dwell on your negatives.
We are looking for intuitive, trustworthy, and upbeat individuals who have either worked with you or have known you for some time.
Simultaneously, be careful with whom you share your dreams and goals; you need encouragement to grow and not words sent to discourage you and slow you down.
If you want to be successful in tapping into your potential, be sure to develop and use only a small community of wise counselors you can trust with your goals.
Input from your friends/family – Step 2
#1 After you make your lists from part 1, select three to five people in your newly developed community. (Remember to be sure they are upbeat and encouraging.)
After you have made your selection, ask them to make a list of what they perceive to be your natural talents and skills, and in what jobs/careers they think you would excel.
#2 When you receive this information from those individuals, analyze it and start to find the common thread in their comments. Finally, compare the compiled list with the one you did for yourself.
Ask yourself - where are the similarities are and what stands out? Now you should now have a good idea of your top talents and skills and what you enjoy doing.
Congratulations! You are now ready to put your hard work to use by writing your “ideal job description,” which we will outline in part 3 of Got Potential?