by Jack Warren, editor of AthleticOps.com and host of the Ops Nation podcast
Businesses often refer to their unique selling proposition or their unfair advantage. What they’re getting at is that every business has something they offer that no one else can offer. The same is true for you. What is it that you have to offer that is unique to you?
I’ve heard authors refer to the fact that even though a story has been told before, it has never been told by you. When you tell a story or perform a task, no one has done it just like you.
As you approach your job, think about what you bring to the table. Even though you were hired for a role, bring your own set of skills to that role. Make it yours. Even though there are certain expectations that will come from your organization, there are ways to add value by aligning your skill set with the task at hand.
Don’t settle for just going about your duties in a rote fashion. Give some thought each day to those things that you do well that would make your contribution more effective and engaging. If you approach it in this manner, then you, your organization, and those you serve will benefit.