Doing a Terrific Job
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 4:26pm | by monicadear
How often do you get a "Wow!" based on the work you do for others?
In your business, are your customers routinely saying things like "Fabulous" and "Incredible" and "Totally Amazing" ?
At your job, are your clients or boss giving you glowing recommendations and considering you to be a tremendous asset to the company?
If so, why so? If not, why not?
While not everyone can be a top performer, you can do the very best you can with your particular skillset. The role you play requires certain tasks, and if you're well-suited to your role, the tasks are very easy to you.
If you find that your work is a challenge or is difficult more than it is invigorating and enlightening, perhaps it's time for you to reconsider your path and how your work matches your unique skills.
Once you put your best-used and best-loved skills to work at a job that suits those skills, you're looking at the intersection between your talents and the world's needs -- that's where the WOW comes in.
There are typically a few types of activities that you will naturally gravitate to: around interacting with people (communicating, organizing, leading), with things (machines, tools, and hardware), or with information (data, knowledge, systems, processes).
If you're in a situation where you have to do activities that are not within your natural skillset, you will have issues and ongoing challenge due to the obstacle of having to do something to which you're not naturally well-suited. A fix may be as simple as a role change or changing your job description and responsibilities. Alternatively, you might slowly work your way out of your current situation and move into another, in the same industry or at the same level.
You'll know when you've hit the "sweet spot" when you routinely receive positive feedback. As you reach more and more success in your life, you'll find yourself moving closer and closer to that position.