Chapter 6Uncovering Your Gifts

Many people die with their music still in them.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The power in purpose means uncovering our gifts—those of which we’re already aware and are motivated to master and those that are emerging that we would like to try or explore.

We each possess gifts and natural talents. This fundamental assumption has proved true for everyone whom I have coached over the past thirty years. Everyone is gifted in some way. Many of us might deny that this is the case simply because we have focused on our weaknesses rather than our strengths.

Although talents are a part of everyday vocabulary, few people try to state clearly what their natural gifts are. The power behind our purpose is knowing and using our most-enjoyed ...

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