I don’t consider myself a natural leader, natural salesman, or a natural innovator.
However, I’ve figured out how to make it work. Over time, I’ve found myself in positions of increasing authority and responsibility. Not because I’m charismatic, or have the ability to command people effectively.
The reality is that I’m good at spotting what needs to be changed, and then I can communicate what needs to be done and the steps to get there. That’s about it.
Creating change doesn’t need to involve making sweeping changes or grand gestures. You can start with the small things. As I’ve progressed in my career, I’ve certainly taken on more responsibility and traveled the world working on projects for clients.
Learning how to spot the small things that can make a big difference or make a large impact downstream involves becoming more aware of what’s going on around you.
You can do that by paying attention to the little things and being observant. You should also learn how to communicate effectively and efficiently, which will help you get your point across when it comes time to make changes.
Additionally, you should know how to take advantage of opportunities when they arise. If you want to make a big impact, you need to be willing to take risks and make changes.