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Are you showing off your gifts and talents in your business plan?


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By Angela Morris

Are you showing off your gifts and talents in your business plan?



Did you know that the business plan can be a great place to show your gifts and talents? It is a place where you can really blow your own trumpet!!! You cannot really be shy when it comes to business.

For some of you, the problem may be that you have more than one gift. In fact you have so many, it’s hard to know which ones to focus on let alone put them in a business plan!

Let’s look at the definition of the word “gift” mean?

The dictionary defines this as “a natural ability or talent”

Not appreciating the word “gift” then let’s look at the word “talent”

Which means “natural aptitude or skill”

However you want to interpret it still goes back to using skills which other people may find difficult, but you find it easy!

How do you start evaluating, for yourself, what you a good at? Here are some helpful tips:

Step 1. Take a few moments and reflect on what you were good at during your education years? What did your teachers always say about you? For example, even if they said you talk too much that is still a skill which many people have to pay others to learn! Think about it…..

Step 2. What is the area within your life where you find achieving easy? You know! The accomplishments or talent that everyone raves about and you lower your eyelids and say ever so meekly “Oh that…it was nothing, really!” (feel free to add your own dramatic flair to it)

Step 3. Take your gift for spin! When did you last use your gift? Make up your mind to dust it off this week! Be it singing, baking, designing, writing, drawing, building, public speaking or even blogging? Just give it a go to see if you’ve still got it, you may be very pleasantly surprised. Even if you are out of practice!

Step 4. Keep practising and developing until you are very good or even outstanding at what you do. Don’t go into it half-hearted, at the same time, don’t let others throw cold water on it either!

Step 5. Keep an eye on those who encourage you and test it out on people who don’t know you and can give you honest feedback. They may tell you it’s good but not great. That is helpful because it means you need to fine tune your talent.

Of course there are always more steps, but you can do the rest of the work on this one!

Finally put yourself in your business plan, don’t hold back! If you  don’t try, how will you know if you will succeed? Why? Because….

“Life’s Too Short!”

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Need some support putting a business plan together?  You can email me at: theboss@nullangelarmorris.com for further information.



Further reading

Further reading

The difference between talent and strength

3 Reasons why you must use your talents now

Are you showing yourself off in your business plan?