by Leesa Renee Hall
[Editor's note: This is day 24 in the Be Your Own Guru series. I first "met" Leesa in a bathroom at a conference in 2009, but we really didn't have time to talk. About a year later we met at a different conference, and became fast friends. As she's shifted her focus from virtual event planning to working with her "faithfully rich" clients, I've thrilled at watching Leesa step more fully into the Noble Empire she's been called to create and serve in the world. Today, in keeping with the "how to" theme of the week, Leesa shares three ideas to help you hone in on your most bankable assets.
This was one of the hardest things I had to write. I didn’t want to tell you to “be authentic,” or to “become a rock star” nor come back with the witty “you’re not special” missive.
Because I do believe that we can be authentic, become a rock star and be utterly special if we use our T.A.G.S. effectively.
Your talents, abilities, gifts and skills (otherwise known as T.A.G.S.) are your edge. It’s that thing that makes you unique. Because you were fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image, you are indeed special.
The key to increasing your income isn’t to invest in yet another “blueprint” or to uncover the hidden “secret.” These will work only if you share the T.A.G.S. of the guru who’s selling that program.
Instead, to find your money sweet spot, you need to uncover your strengths and stop focusing on your weaknesses. The easiest way to do this is to add your T.A.G.S. to your idea or business, as that will trigger a flow of income.
So, how do you uncover your T.A.G.S?
Here are 3 ways you can do so.
1 – The T.A.G.S you haven’t used in 1, 2 or 3 decades? That’s your money sweet spot.
Yup, you heard me. Look back 10 or 20 years and you’ll find a talent, ability, gift or skill that has laid forgotten and dormant.
Mine is music. I recently started playing the organ for a congregation. The last time I did so, I was still in university working towards a degree. That was 15-years ago.
To prepare for my debut on the organ, I went digging into a box in my basement for old song books.
What I discovered were pages and pages of unfinished compositions that I started writing in the mid-1990s. My side project is finishing those compositions and getting the choir at my church to sing them.
I now incorporate music and music training into my teachings. I help my clients find their voice when talking about money and there’s no better way to teach this than through a song or by using voice exercises. This is what makes my teachings different from other money coaches out there. [click to continue…]