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When most people talk about @ScottAdamsSays "Talent Stack", they forget some crucial things.

I'm here to set the record straight before this terms into one of those annoying (but somewhat accurate) buzzwords like "personal branding".
1) Go not as deep BUT not as wide also.

The idea is not to be a dilettante. Rather, you want to at least be good enough to:

-Objectively rank in the top 20%
-Make a living from the skill
-Be recognized by an independent body

Aim to be better than average at a few things.
2) Have a different skill stack than the masses

When everyone can write copy, tell stories, and market, you don't have a skill stack. You have the minimum for success.

If everyone in your industry can do a thing, you doing it as well is NOT a skill stack. It's a prerequisite.
3) A skill stack must contain skills

What makes something a skill? Is there an objective way separate the inferior from the superior?

If there isn't, can a jury of peers tell who is better or worse? The more subjective the assessment of an ability, the less likely it's a skill.
4) The whole is greater than the sum of the parts

1+1 must be greater than or equal to 3. Most skills can be synergistically combined.

If they resist amalgamation, it's because:

-They're not skills
-They're not developed enough
-You need another skill to bridge the gap
5) Diversification

The more disparate the skills in your stack, the better your chance of success.

This uniqueness is what allows you to stand out and makes it more difficult for people to compete with you.
If you want to develop your skill stack and make money being yourself in the process, join my Personal Brand Mastermind.

For less than $35 dollars a day, you get access to an ever growing curriculum and rich community to grow with.

Enroll ends Monday

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