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How to Change the Catastrophes From Our Life Into Challenges

Once you get a sense of your unique gift, start making it a priority to spend more and more time expressing it. I often find myself distracted away from my unique gift by busy work. Over the years I've developed a simple method to ensure that I am actually spending more time expressing my unique gift. I keep a daily list of things to do, divided into two columns. The left column I label "gift" and list all of the activities I want to do that are in my area of unique ability. The right column is labeled "admin" for all of the other things I want to get done. My goal is to spend most of my day in the "gift" column, while still recognizing the need to take care of "admin" items, such as paying bills. Success is measured in many ways. There is sports, relationships, personal achievements and of course the one most consider. Financial success. All humans have different motivators. We drive toward things that make us feel good. Many studies have indicated that money is as low as 3rd or 4th on the priorities of a good job. I expect your accomplishments, personal satisfaction and happiness would float to the top. So why should I write about success? For many years my life was motivated toward financial success. I chased it for many years. I've personally owned three companies in the past. I am currently a partner in one company as owner of my consulting company. In the past I lost one business to bankruptcy. I folded another before it got ugly and I sold one. I have held several senior management roles including an international corporation and a multimillion-dollar not for profit. I've been fired from a senior level executive position and I had been out of work for as long as six months on two occasions. During many of those months I purchased opportunities to make money on the internet and explored many business opportunities. I read many self-improvement books searching for what would make me happy. The driving force was I a needed to play an key role. I needed to be part of the decision making process. I needed to be a somebody.

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