This week's TGIM is a continuation of the previous week's. Once you realize and accept the fact that you matter, you can activate your own potential. There are three main points to keep in mind:
1. Turn on the power : activate yourself
Activate your potential the same way you activate a credit card to be able to use it, or you turn on a computer to make use of it as well. If you don't turn on the power, you can never figure out all the wonderful things you can do with it. It's just a pretty box. The same goes for every human being. You can remained switched off and just follow the minimum standards of living or you can turn yourself on and be all that you can be.
2. Discover your unique talents
Next you have to figure out what you are working with. What's in you. What you're good at and comes to you naturally. It's discovering your talent. But it's important to not confuse talent with skills. "Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft." (Will Smith). In my case I know I have a certain talents when it comes to drawing, but I still have to work on it and keep developing it, in order to get to the Phenomenal level.
3. Your experiences make you valuableAnother thing to realize is that you are unique not only because of your talents, but also because of your own life experiences. So there's not need to worry about competition because they can never be exactly like you, even if they copy you. Where you come from, where you went to school, where you work, your family conditions, your financial condition, all of that create a combination that is unique to you so you'll always be able to relate to a unique group of people. I know there are a lot of illustrators out there, but how many have an engineering and interior design background? Probably not as much. And The more you list your unique set of experience, the more you realize that you can use that to your advantage and there's no way anyone could be the same, even a clone because they will never have the same set of experiences.