It’s a month into the New Year and chances are you are staunchly working through your resolutions and action plans to be a better you. Keep it up! Steady progress is real progress!
As far as personal development goes, the best measure of personal growth is becoming a better version of YOU, not someone else, everyday. Essentially you are unique in your make-up. Your innate abilities, skillsets and values are different from others. You may share common traits with others. Your skills and values will be shaped by the environment you are in and the self-development initiatives you take, but fundamentally, no single individual will possess the combination of skills, traits and value system as you do.
This is what differentiates you from the rest of the pack. Your competitive edge, your very own “X Factor”.
When fully leveraged your “X Factor” will propel your personal brand, career growth and enable you become the best version of yourself.
So how do you discover and harness your competitive edge?
Start by answering, as honesty as possible, the following questions:
- What makes you stand out of the pack?
- What are you absolutely great at (without much effort)?
- How do you maximise your skills to add value to the lives of others in ways that no one else can?
- What is your vision of your ‘best self’? What does that look like? If you wake up tomorrow to your best self, what would that be?
- How would you go about bringing this vision to life?
We all have the desire to become our best selves. Knowing what makes you stand out of the pack is the first step in achieving that vision. Start today. Figure out your competitive edge and keep working at it! Your desired outcome is a few steps away!
Interested in discovering your X Factor over a networking event?
If you are interested in knowing more, the Executive Women Network’s first Speaker Series for 2019 is on the topic “ The X Factor”. Join the session and discover more on Friday 30th January 2019. Contact Wendy on +233 56 111 0444 for further details.