Your natural ability 

In a radio interview, Jerry Seinfeld explained to Howard Stern about using 'your natural ability' and doing what he loves to do is never hard work.

Stern was talking about how hard he worked every day to make a living in radio..

Howard Stern: “I thought (to myself), you know, it is possible to will yourself, maybe not to be the greatest in the world but certainly get what you want.”

Jerry Seinfeld: “I’m going to adjust your perspective a bit. That was no will. What you were using, what Michael Jordan uses and what I use, is not will. It’s love. When you love something, it’s a bottomless pool of energy. That’s where the energy comes from. 

But you have to love it sincerely. Not because you’re going to make money from it, be famous, or get whatever you want to get. 

When you do it because you love it, then you can move up and become great at something you wanted to be great at. 

Will is like not eating dessert or something that’s just forcing yourself. You can’t force yourself to be what you have made yourself into. You can love it. Love is endless. Will is finite.”

Everyone has a natural ability, you just need to find it.

This is the perfect interpretation of having and using your natural ability.

Your natural ability is doing something that comes easy to you and you just love doing it. It never exhausts you. You never get sick of it. It is just fun.

Everyone has a natural ability, you just need to find it.

 “When was the last time you did something and completely lost track of time”?

Your natural ability and talents show you why you make certain choices, enjoy certain activities and are better at some things than others. 

If you want to get out of the rut you are in. If you want to change the job you hate. If you want to start your own business here’s a good business idea. Probably the best business idea you can have. Find a way to adjust your business toward your natural ability. The thing you love to do.

a very happy manIt's Saturday morning you start your favourite activity. Playing computer games or writing that novel or playing the piano. Maybe it’s creating a spreadsheet for that project you started a while back.

It’s Saturday morning. Your time is your own. Nothing to do. 

You have free time for a few hours.

You start your favourite activity. Maybe it’s playing computer games or gardening or writing that novel or playing the piano. Maybe it’s creating a spreadsheet for that project you started a while back.

This activity draws you in like a laser beam. Your mind and body work in perfect harmony. You absolutely lose track of all time. You look up and it’s 2:30 and you haven’t even thought about eating.

What if your business was just as focused as this? Is it even possible to capture and harness that magic?

Yes, folks, this is a eureka moment, a ‘ah-ah’ moment. Pay attention. 

Everything to see here, folks. 

Bring it in tight.

Take notice of moments like this. If you’re so engrossed in an activity - you lose track of time, you’re experiencing one of the key symptoms of flow.

If you’re experiencing any amount of flow on a project, you’re more than likely using one or more of your natural talents. You may have stumbled over your natural ability. Go you good thing.

What do you yearn to do?

What is the fire burning inside you at this very moment?

There’s never been an easier time in the history of the world to fulfil your life’s mission than right now.

Do you love writing? Cool. Start a book. Better start a publishing business, start a writer’s guide business, a writing stationery business. First things first. START.

Get creative.

Young man sitting thinkingIn a perfect world, everyone should use their strengths. Think about your dream job or what your own business might look like.

Does meeting and connecting with new people send you into your happy place? Perfect. Launch a social club. Start a community newsletter. In a perfect world, everyone should use their strengths every day. Whether it's in your dream job or in your own business.

Sadly, it’s not the case for most. In fact, 63% worldwide are not engaged in their work. This does not include the 24% who are actively disengaged. Read this again. Can you believe this? How absolutely unproductive is this? Try putting a dollar value on it. Mind-blowing!!

While there are many reasons for this, one of the key factors is most people don’t get to use their natural ability daily.

Every day, millions of workers cannot engage in their natural ability

If you find yourself where you are not using your natural ability, the realization can be very uncomfortable. Thankfully, your life is a journey. Start recapturing some of that joy your natural ability brings you.

A mentor/coach/guide/teacher can guide you through this process, almost like a shrink.

“OK, just lay down on the couch and I’ll be with you in a moment”.

Discovering your natural ability and honing and developing it will set you up for a lifetime of personal and professional success.  

At the core of your being are characteristics and values entirely unique to you. Discovering your natural ability gives you freedom and purpose. 

Do not under estimate this.

What is natural ability and how is it connected to your success?

Natural ability, by definition, is the essence of what you love to do and do best. It is your own set of natural talents and the passion that fuels you to contribute in ways that most motivate you. When articulated, it describes the “you” that makes "you" who "you" are. You natural ability is the thing that comes easy to you.

Superior skill. You produce outstanding results with this talent. It’s so natural to you, you can’t help but do this amazingly well. Others notice this skill, rely on it, and value it.

Passion. You love to do this, and probably did it in some form long before you got paid for it?

Energy. Using your natural ability gives you a boost of energy. The people around you get energy from you too, because it’s fun and exciting to be around someone who’s both passionate about and talented at what they’re doing. Likewise, when you surround yourself with other natural abilities, your days are filled with positivity, dynamism, and creativity.  

Working outside your natural ability is a serious energy drainer.

Never-ending improvement. You’re already exceptional at this, yet you could do it for the rest of your life and always find new ways to get better.

money-pile.jpgYour natural ability will never cost you anything; in fact, it saves you money; it makes you money, and it saves you time.

The development of your natural ability will never cost you anything; in fact, it saves you money; it makes you money, and it saves you time. It is everything aligned with who you truly are. 

When you’re living in your natural ability, you become more excited and more confident, and you are happier and much more productive. You create value for others and for yourself. You create win-win situations.  

Figure out where your energy comes from and how it’s sustained. Within lies your natural ability. When you live here, you’ll not only make a lot more money doing what you love, you’ll have a sense of satisfaction with every part of your business and life.

Start listening to your strengths. Focusing on your natural ability—again, that unique, superior skill combined with passion that every individual possesses—is more important now than ever with the rapid technological changes affecting our world. 

Natural ability gives you the future of enormous opportunities and a sense of simplicity because you’re clear about your path.  

Imagine starting that new job you love or starting your business designed to bring out the best of the unique talents, skills, and energy of everyone involved. This results-oriented gift promotes inspirational ideas, has measurable goals, and encourages self-motivation, self discipline and teamwork. Does this sound intriguing to you? 

Having this kind of vision is key to  your ultimate success.

Experience isn't the best teacher, experience is the only teacher.

Confidence comes from experience