“Discovering your brilliance gives you energy, and rewards you and others, more than anything else you will do.” — Darcelle
Your Brilliance is the key to your success, just as there are key steps to business and an understanding of the tools necessary to make it business. This is why it is so important to be working within your strengths or what I like to call “Your Brilliance”, and why buying your weaknesses is vital to that success.
Discovering your strengths I believe, is where we were always meant to start from as people. So often when we look at our beliefs we are not even sure where they originated from. Well… often it is through school or our peers, and most times from those closest to us. So are those values and beliefs really ours?
There are many tests and ways to evaluating what your true values and beliefs are. Once we look and really assess them, that is when we begin to learn who we really are as people. From there we can look at what it is that we really love to do and you can take that learning into all aspects including your work, business and personal life.
In many other countries, strengths are recognized and cherished, and celebrated if you will. This is where we were meant to be. The energy we create when we are involved with our life purpose can be incredible for enhancing our life and the lives of others around us.
In business there are distinct roles that people can play in any given company. Some of us thrive on developing the business, keeping the company organized, and having everything running smoothly and ensuring projects are kept on track. Then there are others who thrive on dealing with the customers, love being in the limelight and where the action is. Get them in this environment and they excel. Of course we can’t forget the personality type that would rather just sit and look at numbers, charts, analysis and loves the workings of a good financial report.
So let’s say your strength is working with the public, but you do not know the first thing about taking care of your financials, then you must hire that out. Many people say to me, “well I just can’t afford that”… and as the saying goes, you can’t afford not to.
If you compare how much it will cost, and how much time you will save to give that portion of your business to a bookkeeper, financial advisor, or a specialized accountant you could gain thousands of dollars just by delegating that task out. Look at how much it would cost to hire a book keeper for even a few hours a week, and the freedom you will have to get out there and do what you do best and sell your services.
So why is it that we don’t do this? Well… sometimes we are fearful that no one out there can do it better than us, or it may be that we have been burnt in the past, or it could even be that we think we do not have the resources out there to find that perfect book keeper or accountant. Well, yes it will take some work to find the right person. Yes, it will mean you will have to release some information about your company. All businesses review of their numbers and knowing that you are not alone and selecting a professional will help. Take time to understand your strengths, and feel confident that what you do best is what you were meant to do.
So how to we assess those strengths in us and in others around us including our kids? Well, first you have to look inside to figure out what it is you are truly good at. What are you blessed with, what do you find energy from, what could you do all day long. What activities do you “loose time” in. What are the things, or projects that you can put together in a few minutes that may take others days to do. That is what you excel at.
Remember during this exploration of yourself that there are distinct differences between what you are competent at, what you have excellence in, and what you are brilliant at.
Now once you figure out your brilliance then what? What can I do with it? Well, if you like art and you enjoy writing, you can combine the two and check out a local art gallery, perhaps they need marketing work done on their pieces. The ideas are endless, and it may be the next stage of an exciting journey.
Combining what you are good at, your strengths, and what you currently do for a living is the best way to achieve the success you want. It can revitalize the present job, business, or career you are in.
Catching yourself in those moments, knowing who you are, and what you bring to the table will help bring you closer to finding your true brilliance, and in the end to the success we all deserve. Darcelle Runciman © 2009
Darcelle Runciman, is a conscious entrepreneur a Business Mentor, Investor and Author. With over 10 years as a successful entrepreneur and running a million dollar company, her expertise is in business building & development, project management, company organization and marketing. Darcelle is now living her dream as a business mentor for women in small business and entrepreneur’s who want to create success in their lives by understanding their strengths, creating action while increasing their profits! She currently offers a Mastermind Network online, writes for magazines and launched her book The Power of Women United in March 2009. Darcelle works in groups, through tele-classes, through her products, and her Adventure Mentoring Programs.
For more information visit www.darcellerunciman.com and sign up for her Free Audio on 12 -Tips to Profiting in Business, and her Free Ezine “Inspired Business”.