Finding Your “25”

Did you know that each one of us has about 25 talents tapped or untapped? Some of us find out about the first few in the first years of life, like being more adept at sports or fancying spending time lining things up and organizing. You remember either yourself or perhaps one of your children that always seemed to be preoccupied with lining up perfectly their cars or blocks, or the kiddo that wanted to build things. Emerging engineers or accountants perhaps. I remember early in being able to spot colors perfectly, like I would see a shade in my carton big box and be able to go to the remnant store with my mother and find exactly the same matching colors in a fabric. I could always draw and I loved to rearrange furniture all through my teen years. While some of our talents are hidden, only emerging when their time comes, others are almost readily available early on like for me art and color was a screaming no brainer from a very early age. 

In college I was intrigued by a guy who you might also know that went by the name of Leonardo Da Vinci. You remember that he was an artist, engineer, architect, painter and that was just to name the things he actually got good enough at to be famously remembered for!Being more than one thing has been my life’s goals for a very long time. Multipreneurship is the goal. Why should we if we really are talented in more than one area confine ourselves to just doing one thing? Why not stretch yourself a little or a lot and pursue anything at all that interests you? After all….you are supposedly only going to live once so GO FOR IT! 

I am always evolving and I have studied many famous and not so famous people and one thing that runs congruently between all of us is the need for change and the ability to adapt to it and transform into a renewed oneness. I am a creative person an “artist” and that is such a strong talent that many things spring forth from it… my photography, my paintings, my writing this very column. I also have design skills that have been honed from years of creating composition, texture, colors and understanding of how those all work together to create a whole so moving freely into interior design is not a stretch for me. Selling both myself and things that I have created is also a strong skillset and dealing with clients that expect the best money can buy is my specialty. Marrying, if you will the highest end products to promote coupled with who I have become through years of developing the best version of myself, makes use of all my talents and creates more opportunities to grow and to help others. Open up your vision to become the best versions of you! 

Some years are years to be quiet. Years to heal and years to learn and grow…other years are leapers where you jump from working on something to understanding  it fully which leads to you  soaring and doing the very things you never thought possible. In the years of contemplation you must seek out those 25 hidden talents and discover your puzzle of YOU.  Work hard to understand what your talents can do to help others. Are you compassionate? Perhaps a hidden talent is to give of your time to youth in our community. Are you really good at writing? Perhaps you can promote products and services that others need on your blog that they don’t have the time to research. Whatever year this 2018 is looking like for you I promise if you look deeply within yourself you’ll find those talents and they will lead you to ways beyond your imagination to stretch yourself and like Leonardo leave this life having accomplished so much and having helped many! 

Take Care of YOU! 

Have you found  your 25? Do you love doing more than one thing like me? I would love to hear your story! Email me alisamurray@absolutelyfocusmedia.com   

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