The Zero Talent Club ... are you in it?

The Zero Talent Club ... are you in it?

A list of 10 things you can do, to insure your success, that require ZERO TALENT. Being successful at whatever you set out to do takes so much more than talent. We should all take notice of the things we can practice, teach and pass along to the young people in our lives.

I am a proud member of this "club"! All it takes to be a member is the recognition that your success depends on so much more than how "talented" you are. It depends on your willingness to do all the things you CAN DO to ensure your success. Soooooo, are you a member? Would you like to become a member? Would you like to raise a member? Would you like to teach or mentor a member?

Being successful at whatever you set out to do takes so much more than talent. We should all take notice of the things we can practice, teach and pass along to the young people in our lives. Here is all you need to know to move forward on your path to success.

A list of 10 things you can do, to insure your success, that require ZERO TALENT.

1. Being on time.  Being on time is important. Punctuality requires organization and planning, both of which everyone is capable of. I feel strongly about this one folks. I feel that a statement is being made with the act of punctuality or tardiness. It's about the value that is being placed on someone else's time. I feel that tardiness to any scheduled event is a huge sign of disrespect towards the other party/parties involved. On the flipside, being on time is a statement of value and respect. Be successful, be on time.

2. Work ethic. The discipline of "showing up" consistently and making conscious decisions that lead to your best performance. This could mean training, practice, putting in that extra time at the end of 'whatever', doing all the not so fun stuff to get ready for the fun stuff. "Show up", be successful.

 3. Effort. Effort is a mindset as well as a behavior. It takes absolutely no talent to put everything you have into the task at hand. 100% effort will always, ALWAYS be rewarded. Put forth maximum effort, be successful.

4. Body language. How you carry yourself shapes how you are perceived. That seems simple enough, right? Stand up straight, don't slouch, fingers off your face, make eye contact, keep your arms uncrossed, shake hands firmly, be 'welcoming' rather than 'stand off-ish'. Let your body represent your best self, be successful.

 5. Energy. Everyone has energy. Show up positively, energetically present. Be energetic, be successful.

 6. Attitude. Your positive attitude maximizes the skill you have. That same positive attitude offsets what you lack in skill. A sincere, positive attitude outweighs ANY amount of talent. Stay positive, be successful.

 7. Passion. We are nothing if not passionate. Find something that stirs up your soul, then do more of that! Bring that sense of passion in to as much of your daily life as possible. We are passionate beings. It's what makes us so magical. Be passionate, be successful.

8. Being coachable. Be a GREAT listener and truly welcome and learn from feedback. Be a team player. Recognize and celebrate the success of others. Be a perpetual student, be successful.

9. Doing extra. Go ahead... be EXTRA! Go the extra mile. Do more than you need to. Consistently work at your craft beyond what is required. These acts, when practiced consistently, foster confidence. And confidence is a wonderful thing to behold. Be EXTRA, be successful.

10. Being prepared. Give yourself the time and tools you need to be as absolutely ready as you can possibly be. Do this consistently, make it a habit. Everyone has the ability to prepare. Be prepared, be successful.

 

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