#ListenUpNG Wk18: HOW DO I COMMERCIALISE MY TALENTS?

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Hi! Welcome to #ListenUpNG Today, @MfonEkpo will be rounding up this month’s edition themed #EthicsInTheWorkPlace.

Our #RealLifeIssue today on #ListenUpNG Wk18 is HOW DO I COMMERCIALISE MY TALENTS? Interesting? Oh yes!

#ListenUpNG @MfonEkpo is the founder & CEO of the Discovery Centre, a training organization. She’s an astute professional of high repute

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YOU WANT TO COMMERCIALISE YOUR TALENTS? #ListenUpNG Wk18 will shock you! Watch out for @mfonekpo

Join me to welcome our guest @mfonekpo on board #ListenUpNG Wk18. Over to you, Mfon!

Delighted to spend time with you all on the topic ‘HOW DO I COMMERCIALISE MY TALENT?’ #ListenUpNG #HappyLearning @KemiOdutayo

1st misconception is that commercializing talent is easy. In actual fact, there is nothing harder BUT nothing as rewarding #ListenUpNG

My tweets will follow the #Discover #Develop #Deploy sequence #ListenUpNG

You #Discover talent,
You #Develop skill,
You #Deploy (or trade) with expertise. #ListenUpNG

Trading with your talent is designed to test you before it rewards you. #ListenUpNG

While this might have gone out of fashion, service remains the fastest way to discover what you have to trade with. #Discover #ListenUpNG

Qualitative service to others who have been where you want to go is the most effective way to discovering you. #Discover #ListenUpNG

We know the usual questions…what do you do effortlessly? What are you happy doing? However great these are … #Discover #ListenUpNG

Psychometric /personality or any other testing cannot show you half of what you discover when you serve. #Discover #ListenUpNG

You can’t discover yourself theoretically. Practical application makes the discovery journey much more accurate. #Discover #ListenUpNG

Service has various names- Internship, apprenticeship, volunteering etc.
Make sure it’s wholehearted. #Discover #ListenUpNG

There is always a season of learning that precedes the season of earning. Respect the law of timing #Develop #ListenUpNG

Shortcuts like jumping from discovery to deploying will affect the season of earning -Respect the Law of Process. #Develop #ListenUpNG

Monetising your talent is not a walk in the park, sometimes a 9-5 job is easier, don’t be deluded. #Develop #ListenUpNG

I advise youths aspiring to run their businesses to work at 9-5s 1st, to establish habits successful entrepreneurs need #Develop #ListenUpNG

A regular job teaches discipline, producing results when you don’t feel like, consistency, being a team player etc. #Develop #ListenUpNG

Dear Serial entrepreneur, make sure you are not using that title to mask a life of inconsistency. Ask for help. #Develop #ListenUpNG

Dear Consultant, be certain you are not using that title to hide your confusion as to your identity. Dig Deep #Develop #ListenUpNG

Commercializing your talents exposes you, do not sugar-coat your flaws in the development stage. #Develop #ListenUpNG

Sometimes when people say a 9-5 is not for me it simply means “I don’t want the burden of discipline and consistency”. #Develop #ListenUpNG

Make sure your motives for entrepreneurship or trading with your talent is not to hide your inadequacies. #Develop #ListenUpNG

The quest for development should propel you out of your comfort zone. #Develop #ListenUpNG

Why do you sit in your city thinking development will come to you or the conditions will always favour you? #Develop #ListenUpNG

Search, travel for courses, serve difficult people, leave your comfort zone. If it was easy,everyone would have done it.#Develop #ListenUpNG

Stop letting money or the lack of it stop you, Push past that. Seek other creative methods to exchange value. #Develop #ListenUpNG

Time and money are the two true tests to test if you are actually investing in your dream. #Develop #ListenUpNG

How much time do you spend on it, how much money do you invest in it. #Develop #ListenUpNG

If the time and money spent on your dream has not surpassed your spend on every other thing … #Develop #ListenUpNG

Making a success of commercializing it will be an uphill task. It produces at the rate of the investment #Develop #ListenUpNG

Take the time to get good first. Who do you need to become to offer the services you want to? #Develop #ListenUpNG

Successfully monetizing your talent will require you to operate at a higher level of excellence than most. #Develop #ListenUpNG

People don’t aim to pay for average… they might the first time but will not continue to. #Develop #ListenUpNG

Be sensitive to timing … fear can make you get stuck in development stage, always learning. Deploy! Do it Afraid. #Deploy #ListenUpNG

You have to believe in the value of what you are deploying to put it out there…If you don’t believe, you’ll crack. #Deploy #ListenUpNG

Don’t be haphazard about stepping out with your product offering, develop a strategy. #Deploy #ListenUpNG

Carving your niche, knowing your brand, positioning etc. You’ll have this figured if you followed the 3Ds. #Deploy #ListenUpNG

It is a proven fact that people who have no strategy soon lose resources. #Deploy #ListenUpNG

For lack of strategy, the average lottery winner, 3 years later, is completely broke. #Deploy #ListenUpNG

It’s not about resources, it’s about strategy, resources without strategy leads to poverty. #Deploy #ListenUpNG

Develop a system, strategy, and structure. I teach people how to do this in the ‘Blueprint of How’ seminar #Deploy #ListenUpNG

If stuck, use the 5 P’s of marketing as a guide: Product, Place, Promotion, Price, and Profit #Deploy #ListenUpNG

Think Big, Start Small is not just a cliché. It is a real life, real-time advice. Think Big, Start Small…but start. #Deploy #ListenUpNG

The first clientele of those seeking to monetize their talents are those around them; Family, Friends, Colleagues. #Deploy #ListenUpNG

Those who already know you are a dedicated consistent person will help you. Start building now. #Deploy #ListenUpNG

But you will have a crash course in business through them – Acceptance, Rejection, Dashed Hopes, Wins, Losses etc. #Deploy #ListenUpNG

Use social media to your advantage. Stop the randomness. Post on social media like the person you want to become. #Deploy #ListenUpNG

Persist. Persist. Persist. See chart below. #Deploy #Listen https://t.co/PwZ7kFaS8a

Truth of the matter is the journey through discovery and development makes development easier. #Deploy #ListenUpNG

You might never feel ready, do it anyway. You will fail…deal with it. Get up and keep moving! #Deploy #ListenUpNG

What do you have to offer?Who do you have to offer it to?Believe in it,make it excellent,offer it,upgrade it,keep offering it! #ListenUpNG

Commercializing talent is like birthing. Birthing is messy and confusing. Trying to make everything look pretty is wrong focus. #ListenUpNG

But when all is said and done…the baby is worth the process. Discover. Develop. Deploy. #ListenUpNG

This is all I can cover today folks. Hope you had a great time like I have. #ListenUpNG

Awesome tweets from Mfob Ekpo. #ReadRestRelaxAndReflect on these as you improve on your #EthicsInTheWorkplace

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