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Business & Professional Challenges for Gifted Adults
Your competitive advantage, as a gifted creative adult, in both your career and your life, is your interest in what you’re doing.
Gifted, Talented and Creative Adults need coaches and mentors who understand what giftedness is, how gifted, talented and creative people think and feel, what gifted people need , the challenges they face and the solutions that work to help realize their potential and to live fulfilling lives.
Many multi-talented gifted adults want very much to expand their life, career or business and move into other areas they find interesting or are passionate about.
Gifted adults have an innate drive to make things better, to innovate, to be creative, to be of good use.
If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd. Edward de Bono
What stops gifted, talented, and creative adults from this innovative, creative or profitable expansion?
After coaching gifted adults for more than ten years, I've found that many gifted, talented, and creative adults don't know how to proceed or to find the time or resources, or they aren't encouraged, or given the proper kind of guidance--the practical and supportive kind that helps them move forward to develop and realize their vision.
Even worse, they are often criticized, ridiculed or sabotaged, taken advantage of, underpaid and overworked--and let's not forget to mention, labeled as dysfunctional and misdiagnosed.
When we are afraid to be as great as we are we never will be as great as we can be. Anonymous
This is a sad state of affairs because gifted adults have so much that they can contribute to the world.
Many gifted adults are underemployed or are very successful, but are still not doing what they do best. Some gifted adults are aware this is the case with them, others are not and are shocked when they discover that this applies to them.
Helping gifted, talented, and creative adults upgrade their lives and what they do at home, work, and in the community is one of the things that I find most satisfying about coaching, consulting , and mentoring gifted, talented, and creative adults.
Awakening gifted people to the opportunities and possibilities that work for them is very rewarding work--so is helping them believe in themselves and their abilities and helping them find, and develop, the resources and skills that bring them the success they have envisioned for themselves, their family, friends, community, and the world.
There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential. Rusty Berkus
When this is done through coaching or even as part of psychotherapy, many of the negative feelings and symptoms gifted adults experience daily go away--doubts and anxieties decrease and depression often lifts, satisfaction increases, relationships and moods improve.
Gifted adults can experience more involvement, engagement, and enjoyment in life as they develop their skillset and take action on things to make their life they way they like it best.
When gifted adults ignore or set aside their interests, passions, values, and personality features and succumb to actions or decision making based solely on obligations, expectations and what comes easily, gifted adults run the risk of having a very unsatisfying day-to-day existence.
Gifted, talented, and creative adults take heart.
The competitive edge in the coming decades will be held by those individuals and companies who can tap into new, life driven sources of inspiration, creativity, and vitality.
All gifted, talented, and creative adults have the ability to make informed, aware and fitting choices we just need to discover our own unique choice-making formula for optimal performance and happiness—at home, at work, and in the community--and then put it into action.
Life's an adventure. Live it that way.
Good business, personal, and career decisions and actions are based on your own deep passions, interests, and creativity, not just on your aptitudes and achievements.
When gifted, talented and creative adults restrict themselves to what they, or others, think they’re good at because of their past achievements or performance--without exploration of other areas of interest and passion, there is the risk of a loss of vitality, opportunity, and satisfaction.
More money doesn’t appear in your life until you make the commitment to your next level of growth by investing money in it. Chellie Campbell
Knowing the anatomy of a poor choice and the structure and process of an innovative, viable opportunity or possibility is an important distinction for gifted adults to know and utilize.
Do you know the difference?
After more than ten years of specializing in the challenges, development and psychology of multi-talented, high-achieving, and creative persons doing coaching, consulting, and psychotherapy with gifted, talented, and creative adults it is my passion--and mission--to help gifted adults know, practice, and prosper from that difference.
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Lynne Azpeitia, MFT
3025 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Coaching, Psychotherapy & Consultation
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