(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


That’s market your “talents”, not market “yourself”. A lot of people read that wrong at first.

To market your talents shamelessly implies that first you have to know what your talents are. This is not as obvious a process as it may first appear. Most people have some idea of their talents but have not looked at themselves in depth. For instance, beyond the surface skills of your profession are you also a good listener? A good speaker? Especially creative? Super sensitive? You may want to ask 5 or 6 people who know you well to give you a list of what they see to be your talents.

Are you spending most of your time doing the things you do well? Few people do. When you model your talents every day it’s very attractive. When you know and demonstrate your strengths you have an energy and an air of confidence (not arrogance) that brings people to you.


Copyright 1999 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.