Wealth Finds Explorers


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Talent is important in accumulating wealth. That is why I often write about the need to discover your inborn talents. All individuals, by virtue of their genes, are born with certain talents that set them apart from others. Only through experimentation will you discover what those talents are. You have to throw a lot of mud at the wall and pursue numerous different activities in order to reveal your inborn talents. Most don’t do this. Instead, they focus on two or three activities (baseball, soccer, piano, etc.) and spend most of their childhood years devoted to those limited activities. That formula will never reveal your inborn talents.

But a small percentage are encouraged at an early age by their parents to be explorers and those few lucky individuals eventually stumble upon their innate talents. You know you’ve found an inborn talent because passion always trumpets it’s existence. The brain communicates to us the existence of an inborn talent by infusing us with passion when we engage in the activity. Passion acts like a catalyst in driving us to continuously engage in an activity we were born to do. Passion allows us to focus like a laser in perfecting our skill. Passion gives us the emotional energy that enables us to engage in our inborn talents for many hours every day. Days turn into years and years into decades. Eventually we not only become skilled in the inborn activity, we become expert. And experts are always paid the most.

Those few fortunate explorers who are passionate about what they do for a living are the ones who have discovered their calling in life. Everyone has a calling. So, no matter your age, become an explorer. Only through exploration will you find that which you were born to do. Once found, you will be infused with a passion that will energize you to engage in that activity for the rest of your life.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  3. Yes, I agree. Finding out what your unique talents are requires a bucket load of ‘try this, try that’. From experience, these ventures sometimes are profitable, sometimes are not, but each time have left me with a lack of true fulfilment. Every step forward has been an experiment in honing and clarifying what it is that makes me who I am and how to turn these unique talents towards the next venture. The upside to the past is that if treated as ‘lessons’ and the key learnings applied to the present, results come in exponentially – i.e. you end up getting a far better result (exponential) in a far shorter time (compress time).

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