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Assumed Talents

In existential observation, humor, Poetry, Prose on November 7, 2009 at 2:53 pm
  1. Gadgetry
  2. Teaching
  3. Counseling
  4. Music
  5. Assessing Talent
  6. Logic
  7. Empathy
  8. Honesty
  9. Comedy
  10. Knowledge (or appearance thereof)

STEP 1

Think of ten talents you think you have. Why ten? Why not ten? Ten were enough for me to go through three phases: (a) rapid impulse; (b) seductive temptation; and ©:) downright outlandish meditative drivel.  You may first start out thinking you have certain talents. Jot them down immediately as they come to your mind. (#1, #2, #3). Take a few minutes and think about things you would like to do, somewhat know, have some potential to do, etc. Scribble it down. (#4, $5, #6). Then take a long shot and venture into a false sense of self. Jot them. (#7, #8, #9). Then end with the unattainable. (#10).

STEP 2

After all this, take some time away from the list. Come back and now the work begins. Ask yourself: “Do you think you have a talent you think someone else would pay to experience, need or desire?” Think again. Ask yourself: “Would you pay someone who provides the service you offer to provide that service to you?” Yes, there are many things you know that the makers or providers would not consume themselves. But that is another pathway to something else that I cannot explain. I am sure Ray Kroc ate his own burgers. Maybe he did. Dave Thomas did it appears. Anyway off to Step 3. You can dawdle in Step 2 for quite a while, so go do something.

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