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How Much Is Your Talent Worth?

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” —Oprah Winfrey

Discovering you talents demands lots of time, energy, and expense. And mastering your talents demands an awareness for fine quality in all of the things you create.

To become unique, each of your talents may require many different skills, and in the end the finished product or service must be created with a pride and elegance that flatters the one who becomes the owner of it.

Here are five ways to inspire talent:

  1. Develop a value system. Know what’s important to you and treat yourself and your neighbor accordingly. Remember the Golden Rule? It works! Depending on your unique talent or skill, always balance it with work and play. Don’t forget to include your family in your time.

    Talent is a gift that  requires a caring attitude. Be honest. Take care about making money from your talent. This is essential if you own a business. Always improve your products or services for your customers. Give back to your community.

  2. Have faith in a higher authority. Having a spiritual nature leads to a higher level of physical energy that is required to maintain and present your talent to the world. When your talent makes you feel good; it develops a happy attitude.

  3. Make sure your talent is a conscious choice that’s true to you. Take a risk. Say no if it goes against your true nature. In spite of what that choice may cost you, know what it means to you, and the victory will be yours. Your life becomes free and you discover who you really are. This is liberating! The most common incidents have a way of uncovering hidden talents, This brings new self wisdom and greater inner strength.

  4. Never try to be right all of the time. Your talent and the manner in which you use it puts you in control of it. Stop pushing your desire for self-fulfillment upon others. Look inward and discover your feelings behind the reason you wish to use and present your talent. Can you live with your decision? Will it mean a life and death reaction to yourself, or to others? If  so, take the risk, then accept the fulfillment of your talent.

  5. Find a passion for new goals.  Then develop a value system for your talents. When you change your way of thinking you can change your destiny. And when you do what is true to your inner self, you win and others around you also win. Accepting life’s challenges calmly and confidently puts you in touch with a higher power. Keep the faith. Living honestly and accepting day to day successes with a humble gratitude, puts you in touch with victory.

May you always nurture success and value in your business and in your personal life. It increases your confidence and motivates you to continue discovering your hidden talents, for each and every one of them, no matter how small, or how big, are priceless.

About the Author

Gerri D. Smith combines her many skills as a fashion designer, entrepreneur, author, creative writer, and an online fashion, beauty and wellness guide.

  For well over twenty years, Gerri continues to write inspirational, fashion and image improvement articles. Her creative wisdom weaves words into emotional triggers that give you hope, make you dream, and may change your life. Her words can lead you to a vision of your next great accomplishment.  For more motivational wisdom and a peek at Gerri‘s semi-autobiographical, and inspirational book titled, "A Challenge of Love," visit:

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Success Is…

Strength…….the capacity or power to endure work or vigorous activity. It is competence; stability, and stick-to-it-ness. In almost every phase of your life, whether it’s for work or play, you must use your strength to complete each task.  To reach any successful goal, your thoughts must be in harmony with  your strengths.  Set realistic goals based on your ability, power, endurance and  experience.

Unconditional ……not limited in any way. Understanding; having the knowledge and the ability to apply judgment; to understand and judge another as well as yourself. Avoid placing restrictions or limitations on your ability to be open to the opinions, ideas and assistance of others. Be ready to view another’s thoughts and actions, before making judgments or conclusions.

Confidence …….having a firm belief in one’s own powers. Trusting your own thoughts, ideas, and feelings with deep faith boosts your confidence. This also leads to an absolute certainty in the trustworthiness of others. To encourage things to happen, find ways to overcome obstacles.

Chivalrous…….characterized  by kindness and concern for others. Being courteous and well-mannered in unpleasant situations is a worthy habit to develop. Show respect and be attentive to others - it comes back to you.

Effort……the constant supply of energy to do something. Anything worth having is never easy to accomplish. However, the payback from the effort  can be great. The enforcement of one good idea is worth more than a million good ideas not acted upon.

Stability …..the ability to withstand pressures, deadlines, and daily stress. The ability to balance priorities. Being able to bounce back from obstacles, delays, and stumbling blocks, Hold on to your sense of spirit and you can withstand many challenges.

Self-discipline …… self control, strength of mind, and will-power determines were you will be at the end of the week, the month, the year. What takes place in these small periods of a lifetime is what determines whether the whole of your life is successful.


Strength, confidence, effort, belief in yourself, will power, and self-discipline are just a few of the must haves to attain success. Whether your goal is a big one or a small one, put your energy into believing your own powers.

About the Author

For well over twenty years, Gerri D Smith combines her many talents as fashion apparel and accessories designer, entrepreneur, and creative writer. On the design side, creating elegant and distinctive designs is her on going passion. In Gerri’s words, "It is always a loving challenge to create and/or find unique accessories that can highlight your appearance and beauty as a woman." On the writing side, Gerri loves to motivate and challenge you with words of wisdom and inspiration. Visit,

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