Leadership T.K.O.™ magazine Spring 2018 - Page 22

SPRING 2018 Be 'You'nique By: Melba Haggins In business, we strive to set our businesses and products apart from the rest in hopes of increasing or making profit. Often businesses target a certain segment of the market and/or differentiate their product in some way.  This is called creating a ‘niche’. But, have you ever thought about ‘your’ own, personal niche? What do you possess that is unique and sets you apart from the rest?  It’s amazing that we were all uniquely created with our own niche. There is no one with your exact fingerprints, DNA, your mixture of heart, mind, and creativity! You were created on purpose to serve and impact this world in a specific way. No one can do what you can do, like you can.  No one can be You, except You. So, why not be ‘You’nique?!! Everyone else is taken!  Uncover your ‘You’niqueness and be authentically ‘You’! How? Ask yourself these questions:  How do I see my world?  Am I generally optimistic or pessimistic?  What special abilities do I have?  What am I passionate about?  What problems do I solve? What is my approach to problems?    What can I be consistently counted on to do when I am brought to the table?  What do others consistently say about me; my character; my work?  Take time to answer these questions to discover and uncover and your personal niche. Summarize your answers to a few sentences to describe your ‘You’nique self. Be ready to answer, ‘Why should I choose you?’  Own it! You’re worth it!  Now, bring your ‘You’nique and authentic self everywhere you go. The world needs You - the real, authentic, passionate, and God created ‘You’nique person you are! Let your ‘You’niqueness shine! Be true to you and those you serve.  The Writers Corner: About Melba Haggins Social Media Links: https://www.facebook.com/melbahaggins https://www.linkedin.com/in/melba-haggins-95617568/  21