How to Find Your Value Using 5 Areas for Growth
Producing For Others – Part 7
What services can you offer others or can others offer you today? Right now?
Let’s define what you have to offer others. I want to show you how to identify the things you do well and that could be of value to others. In this web-post, I’m going to use the five growth areas I use on our NoLongerCommon.com platform to help you generate some items and hopefully you get that moment of enlightenment of here’s what I have that’s of some value.
The Thought or Concept:
Until you see yourself having value, you’ll see yourself as having no value. Producing for others first starts in your mind. If you begin a new job tomorrow, you’ll go into it feeling like you know nothing or at least very little. You have to ask all sorts of questions and possibly have to wait for training before you can do the job. In fact, in the early days, you feel like a burden to those who have to help you get started. But have you ever considered changing shoes? What if you are the person who gets to train the new employee? Now you have all the answers and even the best practices. To that new employee you are a wealth of knowledge and are the most important person to helping them get started on their new job. This is how I want you to see yourself everyday, from this vantage point.
Now let’s take a look into these five growth areas for ideas.
- Growth Area 1 – Our Life. In what areas do you shine at home, in school, in class, and in your personal life? For me, I’m an exceptional note-taker / journal-er. I can offer tips, tools, practices, and disciplines that most people don’t have. I’m an expert at this and others who have an interest in note-taking and journaling will find my gift interesting. Now back to you, what skill, talent, or gift do you have in growth area one (your life) that you use and can be of use to others?
- Growth Area 2 – Our Work. What skill, talent, or trade do your have that makes you shine at work or in your work habits, or when it comes to building your career? I can use as an example my organizational skills. I have exceptional skills when it comes to organization. I have tools such as binders and digital cloud-based storage to organize my office, projects, teams, and tasks. What can you say you have in your toolbox that makes you stand out in your work, growth area two?
- Growth Area 3 – Our Spirituality. This particular growth area might not be for you. We’re people of faith, so spirituality is important and an area that we target for growth. In what ways can you help others move further along in this area? For us, we have some basic practices that most don’t have. We have a number of Bible translations we share with others. We encourage people to use their Bible app. We teach others how to use Sunday messages not just as another message to sit in on, but like a seminar that you paid a lot to attend. In what ways can you inspire and help others grow in their spirituality?
- Growth Area 4 – Our Interactions. Using this growth area, Pamela and I have decided to impact more than just ourselves. We use all that we have and have become to mentor others. We have created groups that meet regularly to encourage and push others to use their gifts. We help others see the benefits and perks of marriage. We mentor employees to see and develop more of their potential. What can you use to create interactions that extend beyond yourself?
- Growth Area 5 – Our Relationships. This final growth area is very important to most. Since, I take relationships very seriously, it’s one area I work on daily. So, what can I offer others? You see, I read books that help me grow. I use those books to inspire others to read and grow more. I try to mention these resources as often as I can because most have no idea they exist. So what skill, talent, or gift do you have that can work to make relationships better and stronger? You already know others could use the advice.
Today is Friday!
As we conclude this section on the services you have to offer, I hope we’ve helped you see your life as having value others would be glad to have. Now it’s time you take your gift, your skills, and your talents, and put them to use. Remember, it’s not so you can get rich quick, it’s so that you can see how rich you already are. Take what you have and use it; it’s worth a fortune to the people who need it.
Until next week, why not share this with as many as you can? Make it easy, share it on your Facebook page. I certainly appreciate it. Remember your life is more than a life, it’s your business.