How To Unleash Your Hidden Talents By Remaining Open
Updated: Jun 5
Here’s a scenario for you:
So your boss pulls you into the office and says “I’ve got a project that I would like you to work on. I know it’s outside of your area of expertise, but I really could use the extra help on this since you’ve proven yourself so reliable.”
Your reply is, “But of course, anything to help the company reach it’s objectives, happy to be of service.”
Ya right! Here’s what’s really going on in your mind.
“Arghhh, crap! This is totally outside of my job description, I’m swamped already, this sucks!” (Eye roll).
Sound familiar? I’m sure it does.
Lo and behold, the very task you’ve been given is an opportunity in disguise to discover a hidden talent within that you didn’t even know existed. The very talent that will earn the praise of your peers and colleagues, AND, get you the promotion that you’ve been longing for.
Oh wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all had a crystal ball in front of us however, in real life the universe gives us clues and then leaves us with the job of figuring it out ourselves. Lovely, isn’t it?
Here’s the thing — as you evolve and expand into the person you are meant to be, you’ll find that there’s always an element of surprise. And the irony of it all is sometimes we achieve the most success in an area that is entirely, different from our career goals.
At DSG our career experts believe that when you label yourself, you create limitations in our mind as to what we’re capable of.
You block your limitless, potential from emerging.
Now we’re not suggesting that you walk around the office chanting “I’m expanding and evolving with the universe”
What we are merely suggesting is to walk with a Yes energy at work and remain open to possibility. Try your best not to turn your nose up at tasks that are outside of your job description because you just never know where it’s going to lead you OR activate within you.
Sometimes we become so rigid about who we are to the point that we are blinded to amazing opportunities before us. Our suggestion at DSG is to keep your peers at work guessing, keep yourself guessing, over deliver.
If you’re an accountant by trade, try taking an art class. If you’re a tech whiz who loves code, why not try some graphic design? If you love cars and you’re a mechanic, take a pottery class.
Stay open and by doing so you open yourself up to self discovery, and endless possibilities before you.
We are not suggesting to become a “Jack or Jill of all trades” master at none. At DSG we are merely implying that you could have some amazing, hidden talent within you that is yearning to be unleashed and expressed, but you won’t discover it if you remain so rigid.
You’d be amazed at what you’ll learn about yourself if you let your hair down a little. Your career will thank you for it.