You would agree that all of us have at least one disruptive skill-an ability that sets us apart from others. You may have been honing yours for years, or you may be so innately good at it that you don’t even notice it.
I suggest three ways to identify your unique skills.
- Watch your reflexes: You may instinctively do what you are good at without even noticing. Ask yourself when I feel more successful or invigorated, what am I doing?
- Look for confluences: A distinct skill may not be one thing, but an unusual intersection of ordinary profiencies.
- Listen to compliments: Peers,managers,direct reports, and even spouses are often good mirrors of your inherent strengths. Don’t habitually dismiss compliments, but mine them to discover your unique skills.