Obvious to you. Amazing to others.

Derek Sivers is a smart man. I met him at SXSW in 2009, and he’s a super nice guy. Founder of CDBaby.com, he’s published his wealth of knowledge through his website, and more recently, his new book, Anything You Want.

To promote his book, he had a series of videos created, based on chapters or snippets from the book. This one (below, and can be read here) totally hits home:

It’s taken me a few years to come to terms with the fact that the things I love to do – i.e. things that truly come naturally to me with little-to-no effort, because I love doing them – are actually skills that are highly valuable to others. Mind you, I’m not talking about everything I can do, because there are many things I can do that I don’t want to do. It’s the things that come naturally to me and I REALLY enjoy doing them… that’s the sweet spot! And when you realize that, “I can do what I love AND get paid for it?” Huzzah!

Looking at what comes naturally to me is really what brought me to start offering Consulting and Coaching services, and was the impetus for launching WilloToons Connect. I love speaking with fellow entrepreneurs about the gifts and challenges within their business, and I love inspiring and supporting other creatives and small business owners with the knowledge and perspective of all my years living off of my passion. It’s a win win!

What comes naturally to you, that may be obvious to you and amazing to others? Have you turned it into a business already?

Note: I offer consulting and coaching for those who want support as they walk through this process. It can sometimes be difficult to untangle it all ourselves. Work with me and we’ll find the clarity around how you can get closer to making your “if onlys” a reality. Contact me and let’s talk.

About the Author

I cultivate magic at the intersection of art+tech+business; empowering individuals and passionate entrepreneurs to stay connected to their self-care, creativity and the passion in their lives, while doing what they love!

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Whit Scott - July 27, 2011 Reply

This is great – definitely encouraging. Thanks for sharing Willo

Dave Doolin (@websiteweekend) - July 28, 2011 Reply

Obvious to you. Amazing to others. http://t.co/iv3JI1g via @willotoons

Mati Rose McDonough (@matirose) - August 3, 2011 Reply

Obvious to you. Amazing to others. http://t.co/q4FvSEt via @willotoons

robyn wells (@robayre) - August 3, 2011 Reply

I love that! RT: @matirose Obvious to you. Amazing to others. http://t.co/1fQDGrz via @willotoons

Andrew Hedges (@segdeha) - August 12, 2011 Reply

Obvious to you. Amazing to others. http://t.co/DvVFXLz Awesome! /via @willotoons

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