Today I want to throw out a challenge to the Puttylike community.
I want you to reflect on a project you’re either working on right now or have recently completed. Make it a project that fires you up inside, where Hard Work regularly transports you into a state of absolute presence.
Got the project in mind? Okay, now ask yourself this question:
What random skills from “past lives” do/did you use while working on this project? Link them up to useful outcomes. List even the smallest, most basic skills.
Here’s an example:
The Project: Puttylike
- Law school: Registered my trademark on my own, without having to hire a lawyer.
- Film school: Knowing the Rule of Thirds and basic lighting techniques allows me to make videos that arent terrible.
- Web design: Basic knowledge of CSS allowed me to hack a free WordPress theme and make ongoing design tweaks.
- Audio production: I knew how to get good sound out of a cheap USB mic for our podcast.
- Personal Development: Heightened intuitiveness that helps me be a better coach.
These are all really basic skills in their respective fields, not by any means advanced stuff. But that’s my point. You don’t need to master a field for it to have practical application in the real world. There are times when being “kinda good” at something is enough.
Try it for yourself
The dots connect. Sometimes you just have to dig a bit deeper to see how.
How have random skills from your past become useful again in a new project? Describe one example in the comments.