Sellable Skills – What’s Yours?

“How can I know the sellable skill that I possess? I want to know fully about my potential. Is there any guide that I can use?” – Tanya F.

Hi Tanya, thank you for the wonderful question! Now I feel your question is such a critical one to ask and answer for EVERYONE. You see everything we engage in with our daily lives involves some degree of “selling” and “marketing”.

Now at the superficial level it boils down to selling, BUT what is it that you feel identifying a sellable skill you have will help benefit others? If you’re asking this question simply for your own benefit, STOP right there; you won’t get FAR and find any DEPTH in your life and career if you only think about what’s in it for you. If you wish to maximize your potential and identify a sellable skill you have FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS, then you’re in the right place.

So what is it you wish to see change in the world? What impact do you wish to make for the benefit of others? What are you currently doing and what skills can you improve to make not only your time, but those you serve more beneficial? It does not matter what industry you are in, what position you have and how long you have been doing it. What MATTERS is YOU understanding FIRST what it is you want and SECOND how will that help others?

So take these next few steps to identify your sellable skill:

  1. Write down what it is you want to change with regards to your current career/vocation
  2. Clearly state 5 things you notice people respond well to when you SPEAK to them
  3. Clearly state 5 things you notice people DON’T respond well to when you SPEAK to them
  4. Create a survey of questions (about 10) that ask, “When you think of Tanya Ferrel what comes to mind?”. Distribute that to at least 15 people and get their feedback.
  5. Breathe…….

From here the ball is in your court Tanya, but one resource I will offer to help guide you along the way is, “The secrets to closing the sale” by Zig Ziglar. Listen to it over and over and over again and you’ll understand the intricacies of COMMUNICATING with people.

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