We all want to use our talents to create something meaningful with our lives. But how to get started? (And … what if you’re shy?)
Writer Kare Anderson shares her own story of chronic shyness, and how she opened up her world by helping other people use their own talents and passions. She is the author of Mutuality Matters How You Can Create More Opportunity, Adventure & Friendship With Others
My idea to reimagine the world is to see it one where we all become greater opportunity-makers with and for others
There’s no greater opportunity or call for action for us now than to become opportunity-makers who use best talents together more often for the greater good and accomplish things we couldn’t have done on our own.
Even more than giving, is the capacity for us to do something smarter together for the greater good that lifts us both up and that can scale.
But I also want to point something else out: Each one of you is better than anybody else at something.
Opportunity-makers are actively seeking situations with people unlike them, and they’re building relationships
They’re not affronted by differences, they’re fascinated by them, and that is a huge shift in mindset, and once you feel it, you want it to happen a lot more.
It’s not just the first opportunity that you do with somebody else that’s probably your greatest, as an institution or an individual. It’s after you’ve had that experience and you trust each other. It’s the unexpected things that you devise later on you never could have predicted.
Remember the three traits of opportunity-makers
Opportunity-makers keep honing their top strength and they become pattern seekers. They get involved in different worlds than their worlds so they’re trusted and they can see those patterns, and they communicate to connect around sweet spots of shared interest.
Complement with Little tricks for big success in relationships.