Earn and Serve By Bo Sanchez
I have very few talents.
I don’t know how to cook, how to dance, how to write a computer program, or how to solve the Rubik’s cube. I don’t know how to do geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. I’m totally lost in chemistry, physics, and biology. I also can’t fix a leaking faucet, do carpentry, or repair my car.
But this is what I can do well: communicate. So I focus my entire life on that one thing. I write well, and I speak well. Period. Everything else, I delegate to people who are better than I am.
The first question you need to answer is this: what is your core gift?
To discover your core gift, answer these two questions: What do you enjoy doing? What are you good at?
For some of you, it’s technology. For some of you, it’s teaching. For some of you, it’s selling stuff. For some of you, it’s cooking, it’s music, it’s advanced trigonometry.
But friend, it’s not enough to discover your core gift. You also have to ask yourself another question: how can I earn from it?
Earn from your core gift. Ask to get paid for what you can do.
If you’re serious about starting a business, get a sales job. Sell something! It’ll train your personality, remove shyness from your system, and help you face your fears. It’ll kick you out of your comfort zone and make you do things you’ve never done before. It’ll train you to make that phone call, send messages, and get rejected again and again until it doesn’t hurt anymore. (I’m lying. It will always hurt.)
You have to eat rejection for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But there’s nothing like selling that will make you ready for starting a business. Because any business means selling something—whether it’s a product or a service.
Always remember that selling means you want to meet a person’s need. So what do you call that? You’re serving someone. Let me get mushy: You’re loving the customer. That should be the reason for selling—aside from earning money.
Friend, what’s your core gift? Use it to earn and serve others with love.
*This excerpt is taken from Feast Magazine May 2021 issue*
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