All people are born in this world with different abilities and talents. All those talents are also different from each other. On the way to success, you have to find those precious values, your unfair advantages, hidden inside you. Sometimes these abilities can be recognized at a young age. It can be ordinary things. Although ordinary skills such as running, jumping, dancing, singing, etc.
Although it is not possible to distinguish them properly, it is possible to identify them in the face of various obstacles in life. For that, you have to constantly study yourself. Challenge yourself with various challenges. Find what is creative in your inner self. Life has to be constantly looking for new experiences and people. Through that, new challenges, opportunities, and weaknesses can be well identified. For this, SWOT analysis can be used as a strategy.
- How do we find out our Unfair advantages?
- What are your unfair advantages
How do we find out our Unfair advantages?
To find your unfair advantage, you need to take some time to reflect on your life and career. What is it that makes you different? What do other people see in you that sets them apart from others?
Next, ask yourself: What am I good at doing? Why do I enjoy doing it? And finally, what am I passionate about doing?
If there’s something here that doesn’t seem right or makes sense (like if the answers are “I’m not sure” or “I don’t know”), then consider what other ways could be used as an advantage for success and maybe even try them out.
For this the co-author of the book the unfair advantage, Mr. Ash Ali, came up with a solution call the MILES framework.
L- location and luck
E-education and expertise
M stands for money.
Being born to rich parents or in a rich country can be a matter of chance. There are many real-life incidents, but there’s no proof that this coincidence helps them to develop and be successful in their lives.
I stand for intelligence, which some people do not offer and only a limited number of people are blessed to have. Any other advantages are great, but this has a significant importance from them.
3. Location and Luck
If you are born in a country like Canada, Australia, or Sweden, which are known as the best countries to live and be born in. You have the ability to constantly have access to basic needs that the majority of people in the world cannot afford or access, which can also be known as an unfair advantage compared to other countries like theocracies or poorer countries.
Sometimes success comes through luck.
4. Education and Expertise
Not everyone is blessed with this boon. Our knowledge comes from books and the internet, not from fancy degrees. When it comes to networking, yeah, good enough, being at university unlocks a certain type of network, but when it comes to signaling, like increasingly in the world, people care less and less about where you went to university and much more about what skills you can bring to the table.
Finally, we have S for status. And of course, status can be an unfair advantage. Bill Gates status in the world is so high right now that if he starts any new company, it’s guaranteed to be successful in some way, or at least everyone’s going to hear about it. In the book, the author talks about how we can develop inner stuff, like confidence and self-esteem, and how this can help us if we don’t have the high status of people like Elon Musk. And to be honest, I fully agree that it’s really important to develop confidence, self-esteem, and all that.
I think it just doesn’t play as an unfair advantage that someone can’t have access to it or build it. Everyone can have confidence and self-esteem, so it doesn’t come in an unfair sort of way, provided they work on it. I take that as a fair advantage rather than as an unfair advantage.
What are your unfair advantages
Let’s begin the journey to find ways to uncover your unfair advantages. Here are some unfair advantages that people have in their lives. But sometimes they do not know how worthy they are or how lucky they are to have such precious advantages in their lives.
And what should not be missed is that these abilities can be improved just as well as ordinary abilities. Just like when a gem is polished, its value increases, you have to constantly develop your skills and abilities to find your worth. For that, you can improve and find your unfair advantages by studying and associating with experts, who have such skills.
An unfair advantage is a characteristic that gives you an edge over other people.
Identify your unfair advantage:
If you want to use this as a tool, it’s important that you know what your specific unfair advantage is and how it can help you in different situations. For example, if I were looking for an unfair advantage, I might focus on my ability to multitask or manage multiple projects at once while also being focused on making sure they’re all done well (which would make me better at working under pressure).
Leverage your unfair advantage:
Once identified and understood, use those strengths as tools for success in other areas of life, whether that means getting more done during meetings or hiring employees who will work efficiently with minimal supervision from managers who care more about their own agendas than those of the company’s bottom line. It could also mean creating systems so everyone knows exactly where everything is going and there aren’t any surprises along the way.
As an example: Adapting to change
Adapting to change has more advantages than we think. Are you only working without pursuing your personal growth education and doing things like others do? It is like preparing food for the same recipe without making any changes.
Do you know the unfair advantage of adopting change has the power to change your life?
Adapting to change can lead to personal growth and awaken your mindset. We must understand how to deal with the changes, and it helps to take control of our lives.
Adapting gives you the opportunity to try new things. It also helped to let go of your past and reframe your thinking patterns.
How to leverage your unfair advantage and expand upon it
When you find your unfair advantage, it’s important to leverage this skill and take advantage of opportunities. You can do this by:
- Taking on new responsibilities or roles in your organization and using the unique skills you have developed to excel at them.
- Developing new skills that will help you grow as a professional. For example, if you are good at math, then consider getting certified as an accountant or financial analyst so that when companies come looking for someone with those skills, they know who they need.
You should also make sure that, while taking advantage of your unfair advantage, there are no overconfidence issues creeping in. It might sound obvious, but sometimes we forget just how great we actually are and try too hard not to be humble enough.
Being able to identify and leverage your unfair advantage will help you achieve success in life.
Identifying your unfair advantage is an important first step in achieving success. It can be something you’re good at or something that you enjoy. It could be a skill, talent, or hobby or it could be something as simple as being passionate about something that others aren’t interested in.
If you know what makes you different from other people, then it will be easier for you to find ways to use those differences in order to get ahead in life.
This is a great opportunity to leverage your unfair advantage. The first step is always the hardest one, but once you have identified what makes you unique in your field, then it becomes easier for people to see how valuable you are as an asset for their organization or business.
- What Makes People Successful?
- What Makes Someone Successful? by Harshal Murkute
- What is the most unfair advantage a person can have? by – Mauricio Alas
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