The entire point of having a career is so that you can constantly advance yourself. You should never assume in any point of your career that you are done. Also when we focus on things that we are great at in our down time, it prepares us for any storms ahead.
Here are 4 signs you need to advance on any special skills you have
You’re known for it
Anything that people call on you for constantly, you should just go ahead and consider yourself a subject matter expect. Especially if they are calling on you because they’ve gotten results or others have gotten results from it.
You think about it all the time
The things that we are most excited about we; eat, sleep, live and breathe them. There’s no particular time it will come to mind. This doesn’t mean that you don’t love your job, it simply means you know that having an eclectic skill set is what helps you advance to the next level.
You’re attached to it
You take it personally when someone tries to insult what you are doing in anyway. We often put a negative spin on taking things personally. However, in business sometimes you do have to take things personally because it’ll make you work that much harder to prove people wrong.
You know more than one way to do it
If you are passionate about something you know there is no one way to do it. You constantly find ideas on how to advance at it. If someone says, “I don’t think that way will work”. You’re already saying, “well how about doing it this way….”
If you’re great at something outside of your day job, it’s definitely not just a hobby. Advance on your skill, create a space for it, and put it on a resume. You never know when you’ll need it.
An “idle mind” is often considered career suicide. ~ AQ’s Corner