How to build world class skills

Being amazing in your field of work is no easy task. I can tell you now that there is no secret formula, it takes a lot of hard work and I’m still figuring it out myself.

I want to share a philosophy on finding the best place for your talents and building world class skills that was recently imparted on me in a seminar. You could say this is part figuring out what you want to do in your career and part understanding which skills you need to be world class in.

How does it work?

This philosophy focused on two areas, 1) Identifying a place where your talents are best suited and 2) how to build the skills for that world. In a nutshell, it’s about having an honest conversation with yourself to find the right place for you. Once you have nailed this, you can focus on the skills you need and making them world class.

Below is a method that can help you find the answers.

3 questions to identify your skills

If you want to develop world class skills, you need to understand where your talents are best placed.

To make this simple, use these 3 questions:

What am I great at and why?

What do I enjoy and why?

Where is that combination most valued?

Use the above to understand what you really want and how your skills can be put to good use.

This will take some deep thought and reflection, but your answers will help shape your plan going forward.

Don’t fool yourself with what you think you should be great at or what you should enjoy, carry out a honest examination to discover what the real answers are. Only then can you look to build the skills that will be of relevance for your work.

That’s all I’ll say on this. Asking myself these 3 questions has really helped shape what I want to do and how I can be the best at what I do.

Perhaps, this might just help you too.

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