She Grows with Allyson Scammell
Ep #15: The 4 step process to being in full expression of your core gifts.
Allyson Scammell: Good day to you and welcome to She Grows. This is Allyson Scammell and today we will be going through the four steps to being in full expression of your core gifts. I had an interview scheduled that unfortunately had to cancel at the last minute, so this is a bit of an impromptu topic, and I’m mentioning that because that’s going to be relevant later in the talk, and we’re going to be talking about how this four step process is very impromptu.
[00:00:37] So I will be an example of how it works as we go. So we’re going to go through the four steps and I’m going to reveal how you can implement those steps in your life. So as you approach your marketing, your business offerings, your content marketing, you can always go through these steps and be an expression of that piece of you that’s you showing up at your very.
[00:01:04] And as always, we’ll end the episode on a super cool challenge to get you into that alignment of the unique abilities you were born to share. So be sure to stick with me until the end. Welcome to She Grows a podcast for soul guided women entrepreneurs ready to grow their income, impact, and inspiration each week.
[00:01:29] We’re going to explore how to align to the soul of your business and grow it from there. I’m your host, Allyson Scammell. Let’s get growing.
[00:01:44] Hey, there, she grows nation. How is it going to day? So I have a friend who gave me this gift and the gift was, she told me that any time something. Annoying or challenging or difficult happens. She asks the following question, what’s the gift in that? So you get stuck in a traffic jam and you miss an important pointment and you’re really mad.
[00:02:19] Just allow him this question. What’s the gift in this situation for me. It’s an amazingly powerful question that can transform most any difficult circumstance or painful circumstance that you might be experiencing. So I had an interview lined up for this morning that I was pretty excited about, and unfortunately she had to cancel.
[00:02:45] Kind of last minute, and I didn’t even get that upset about it. I just immediately went to the question. All right. Uh, I don’t, I have my slot reserved in the podcast production area at a certain time and I want to keep that slot and record an episode. I don’t have any content ready. So what’s the gift in this?
[00:03:09] And what came to me was the four steps of being an inexpressible of your core gifts. And the reason why it’s a gift is that it’s a really being in expression of your core gifts is all about being in creative response to what is present. So the gift for me was to be an example in this episode about how to be in that full expression of your core gifts and not having a script for you and everything all written out and all prepared.
[00:03:44] I am going to drop into the heart space and be that example of how you can be an expression of your core gifts and be in that creative response in the present moment. And the gift for me in this last minute cancellation is it’s giving me the opportunity to do that and to share this information with you.
[00:04:06] So let’s go through the four steps and getting to the first step is going to explain a lot more exactly what I mean by core gifts and being an expression of your core gifts. So the first step to showing up at as that best version of yourself in anything you do, and you can apply this to any part of your business or any part of your life, is to
[00:04:33] Decide what gift and or gifts you want to express. I devote all of episode number one. And episode number four to talk about exactly what core gifts are and how you can define your gifts. But just to say a quick word about it, I define core gifts is the unique abilities you are born to share. So those are your super power, your unique genius, your zone of genius, all of those things.
[00:05:04] They are unique on to each and every one of us. There are no two people on the planet who have the same core gifts. And what I find so rewarding about identifying my core gifts and being an expression of them is that there’s no box that it fits into. Except for the box I create for myself. So if you do other strength finder quizzes or tests, they put you in a box and that can be very useful and valuable and give you a lot of information that’s helpful.
[00:05:41] But in the core gift process, you are drafting your own box and you are the only person. I’m the planet who gets to live inside of it because you are the only person with your this unique frequency, and I call it a unique frequency. I got that expression from Michael trato who I talked to in episode number four about this because it’s that vibration, that energetic vibration we’re showing up as the best of ourselves.
[00:06:14] It’s us. In that full creative expression, operating at our best, and we are in our highest vibration. We are in our highest frequency, and it’s unique onto each and every one of us. So back to step number one. You want to apply these steps to any creative project, goal, or task that’s in front of you. So if you are creating some marketing for your business or a business offering, or maybe you’re creating a blog post or a podcast cast episode, you want to take a few seconds before launching into the creative.
[00:06:55] Task to go through these four steps, and I’m going to give you an example of how to do this, but let’s first go through the steps. So step number one, what’s the gift? Okay, so this is a profound question and getting to know. Our core gifts does take a lifetime. I’ve said this many, many times. There is no one and done.
[00:07:21] There is no take this one quiz and you have it all figured out. It is a very, very complex and lovely onion that you peel back the layers on for the entirety of your lifetime. So what you want to start with and what you always want to start with is your best guess. So what I’m working with a client, I always, we always start with defining three to five gifts, and I encourage them to, to think of these gifts as abilities.
[00:07:52] So we start the definition with, I have the ability to dot, dot, dot. Fill in the blank. And then once we get through and get pretty good definitions for each of those unique abilities, we take it to the next level. When you take it to the next level, you switch the sentence from, I have the ability to, to I am you make it an I M statement.
[00:08:20] And the reason why you do that with the I M is you’re bringing all of your gifts together. And you’re talking about really your state of being. And that all is really what these core gifts, this unique frequency, this super powers are. It’s your state of being, so you don’t have to be doing anything, anything at all.
[00:08:46] You do not need to be in a state of doing for others to receive your gifts. All you have to do is show up as the true person. Life force that you are, and the people, especially the people who need your gifts, will receive them. So that’s why it’s so amazing. And an example of how that shows up is you just showing up, you know, steeped in your state, your core gifts in this state of being.
[00:09:18] And people will gain inspiration from you as they watch how you show up in the world. And they’re receiving your gifts as you become an example to them of what is possible. So in this first question, whether you are on the early side of defining your core gifts, or you’ve been at it for a while, just drop into your heart space and ask your heart the question, what gift.
[00:09:49] Or gifts wants to express itself as it relates to this task or this creative task. And sometimes you’ll get one of your gifts. Sometimes you’ll get your I am statement. Sometimes you’ll get some variation, but you first want to focus in on the gift and or gifts that wish to express itself in the moment.
[00:10:15] The second step. And the second question to ask is, what inspired action wants to happen for me to be inexpressible of this gift and or gifts? And when you think about inspired action. You know, you hear about it a lot. What is it really inspired? Action comes up from your heart. It’s like a feeling that rises from your heart chakra and it’s action that you want to take.
[00:10:52] And if you’re not taking it, it doesn’t feel good at all. And it’s action that when you’re taking it. It gives you energy deposits and not energy withdrawals. So it’s super exciting and thrilling to ask this question and receive the answer. What inspired action wants to take place for me to be an expression of my core gifts, and then it’s super thrilling to take that action.
[00:11:25] And it’s the action that we most want to take and we want to wait for it. We want to wait for those nudges of inspired action to arrive. And if we’re always waiting for the inspired action and taking the inspired action, we are getting an alignment to you. Incredible energy producing activities. And that’s when we really get into the flow of what we’re doing.
[00:11:53] And again, we start operating at that high unique frequency that brings out the best of who we are and how we want to serve others. So again, step number two is what is the inspired action? The third step to be in full expression of your core gifts is to ask what’s the medium? So the medium is the environment.
[00:12:20] Where the core gift is being given, and I love calling gifts are our unique abilities, which are called many things. I choose to call them gifts because you are gifting them first and foremost. We all, everyone gifts, ideally their core gifts to themselves first, so you get gift to yourself first. Then once your tank is full.
[00:12:47] Then you want to gift your these abilities to the people you feel called to serve. And if you’re in business, most often, that is your ideal audience. That’s your target audience. Those are the people that you spring out of bed to serve every day because they light you up. And if your ideal audience doesn’t light you up, then maybe you need to revisit who you are serving because you want.
[00:13:15] That ideal audience to really be people that you just feel connected to on a soul level. So the medium can be aware that. Giving of gifts takes place. So it can be in a yoga studio, it can be out in nature, it can be in a podcast studio. It can be in the written word word in a blog post or book, or there’s a million different mediums out there and.
[00:13:50] Just take note that often we get confused and think the medium is the core gift. A good example of that is singing. A lot of people who are people who are singers may think that their core gift is singing. It may be the case, but what often the singing is the medium, and if that singer showed up in their core gifts.
[00:14:19] In writing or in speaking or in preparing a meal or whatever it is, they will give that unique frequency and their gifts in the same way. And singing, for example, is, is, but a medium. Another thing about mediums is people can get called to them, but um, resist them because they are new, especially if you’re an entrepreneur.
[00:14:48] Like, let’s say that you’re being called to do video and you’re getting called to possibly a YouTube channel, and your core gifts are calling you to start a YouTube channel because that is a great medium to allow you to be an expression of your core gifts, but you are resisting because it’s new and you’ve never done it before and you don’t know how to do it, and maybe you don’t have money in your budget to hire someone else.
[00:15:17] So the question becomes. You know, that’s when you really want to drop in and ask, is my heart calling me to start, say YouTube channel so I can be in expression of my core gifts? And if the answer you get back is yes, then that’s your green light to give yourself permission to learn and give yourself permission to fail a little bit, cause you’re never going to get it right the first time.
[00:15:46] And to learn. The new medium, and in time you’ll get, just like with anything, if you stick to it, you will get really good at it. And then before you know it, YouTube will be easy. So. If a medium is calling your name and you’re resisting it because it’s new, just be aware of that. Give yourself permission to learn.
[00:16:12] Be curious. Give yourself permission to make mistakes because it’s part of it and and not much time and with a little commitment. All of a sudden that medium is going to start to feel really, really good and it’s going to put you in that alignment. To being an expression of your gifts. Last but not least, step number four is who is your target audience?
[00:16:41] Who are you being called to serve? Who would you like to receive your gifts? And as I mentioned, if you’re in business, you want this target audience to be one that lights you up. So let me give you an example of these four steps in practice. If you are a listener of this podcast for, you know, if this is not the first podcast episode you’ve listened to in this and she grows, then you may have heard me say that my I am statement of my core gifts is I am expanded bold ability.
[00:17:24] And yes, I invented the word bold ability, which I highly encourage you to invent words if you feel like they trigger your core gifts. Cause that’s all words do is they trigger. And how I define expanded bold ability is the ability to help others get a clear vision for their life beyond what they perceive to be possible.
[00:17:51] So it’s bigger and beyond what they perceived to be possible and to help them create this space for take inspired action towards and bring together the various pieces of the vision to manifest it into their third dimensional reality. Now, I’ve spent a lot of time on that. So, um, cause that’s what I do for a living.
[00:18:20] And so when I asked the question, so I wanted to put. This process into practice on something that I’m working on now. And so I am going to be offering my signature planning workshop that I offer every year, my soul plan 2020 in February, and I’m thinking about marketing for this product. So I’m going to.
[00:18:46] Apply the four steps to my marketing and how I can be in full expression of my core gifts with the marketing to offering my this, um, coaching program, my soul plan 2020. So when I asked the first question, what is the gift that wants to express itself? And I receive, and when I ask these questions, you’re always asking it of your heart, your, um.
[00:19:12] Quieting your mind, and you can do that a lot of ways, but one easy way is through deep breathing and then you are dropping into your heart space, your heart frequency, that heart chakra and the area. That’s the area at the center of your chest, and you’re talking to your heart and you’re waiting for your heart to respond.
[00:19:35] And everybody’s heart speaks to them differently. But it feels like almost an emotion coming from your heart. Like it will feel like love coming up, but it’ll come to you in words, visions, hunches, senses. So I asked my heart, what. Is the gift that wants to express itself. As I think about marketing this planning workshop, and I receive all my gifts, bringing them all together.
[00:20:01] So that’s the expanded bold ability, and I think I received that because that’s this soul. My soul plan was a business offering designed around my core gifts. I designed this whole planning workshop to bring my. Core gifts into full expression and to really be in service to those who need to receive them.
[00:20:29] So I am going to be an expression of all my gifts as I approached this. And then the second question, what inspired action wants to take place for me to be an expression of my gifts? And I received from my heart talk. So I received first and foremost talking, talking about myself, plan and specifically talk about what people will learn, how it will make them feel.
[00:21:01] And how it will transform their lives. And I also received share stories that exemplify this. So talking about what people will learn, how it will make them feel, how it will transform their lives. Okay. I’m good at talking and I, and this is a great way for me to engage that unique frequency of expanded bold ability.
[00:21:30] I mean to be talking about. How this program is going to help you get a clear vision for your life beyond what you perceive to be possible, right? It’s all coming together. And then the third question is, what’s the medium? So where am I going to be talking about this stuff? And that I received Facebook lives, this podcast, which is what I’m doing right now, a one on one.
[00:21:57] So having one on one conversations with people webinar cause I’ll be doing a webinar. And so to bring this forth in the webinar and just email. So all of my email marketing. So as I think about Facebook lives, as I think about podcasting content. How I talk to people one on one, what I put in my webinar, what I put in my emails to my list, I want to focus on.
[00:22:25] Engaging my core gifts of this expanded bold ability. And then talking about the things I just mentioned, what they’ll learn, how they’ll feel, how to transform their lives. And then last but not least, who is the target audience for these gifts? And then who, you know, it’s the same answer as who’s the target audience for the planning workshop?
[00:22:47] And that is S G w E S. Soul guided women entrepreneurs who when it comes to my business, are always my target audience, and those are always for my professional life. The people I feel called to serve. As I think about engaging my core gifts, and just as a reminder, you can do this process with your marriage, with your health, with your hobbies, with anything, and your target audience is going to change.
[00:23:17] It’ll be maybe your spouse, maybe your kids may be your best friends. Maybe your neighborhood. So the target audience is always going to be changing, but you always want to make sure that that target audience is one that you truly feel called to serve, and you try. You just feel that joy and excitement and it motivates you to take that inspired action to be in service to them.
[00:23:46] To recap. The four steps. What is my gift? What is the inspired action? What is the medium, who is the target audience? And the more you ask those questions and act on the answers before you start anything, the more clarity you get and the more clarity you will get on what your core gifts are. And the more you take inspired action, the more clarity you’ll get on what your core gifts are.
[00:24:24] And the more you experiment with mediums that feel good to you and feel aligned, the more clarity you’ll get on what your core gifts are. And the more action you take in service to a target audience, the more clarity you’ll get on what your core gifts are. So it’s through this inspired action, through this process that you will get more and more clarity, and you’ll also be more powerful in your gifts, and you will.
[00:24:59] Have a larger comfort zone because you’ve been pushing those edges, pushing, pushing out, facing those fears, confronting those fears and coming to the other side of them to taste that freedom. That’s always always on the other side of confronting a fear. So you get rewarded so many different ways by going through these four simple questions and acting on them from a place of inspiration.
[00:25:35] So my challenge for you is to ask these four questions of your heart. Then next time you are faced with a creative task, challenge, desire, endeavor, see what the heart comes back with, and to take the inspired action. That’s coming up from your heart and if you feel resistance, because resistance and discomfort is a part of natural growth and evolution.
[00:26:20] If you confront that resistance, confront those fears, be fearless with the fears, get to the other side. You will be rewarded with more powerful gifts and a greater ability to make an impact on the people you feel called to serve. So, dear friends, that is all I have to share for this week. This was all.
[00:26:52] An expression of my core gifts as I went through this, and even though this is a topic I know really, really well, I was pushing the edges of my comfort zone because whenever you are in that true full expression, you are out there on those outer edges pushing out, pushing out. And there is that little natural discomfort, but if you stick with it and get to the other side, it always tastes like freedom.
[00:27:26] That was just such an inspiring conversation. Thank you so much for tuning in and if you’re digging on this content like I hope you are, I would be super grateful if you hit the subscribe button wherever you’re listening, and I have a question now for you. Are you. Ready to grow your business with both magic and predictability.
[00:27:48] Then head to my website right now, AllysonScammell.com to download my three free soul-guided meditations to get a clear vision of growth for six months time and where to place your focus today. To take you there again, that AllysonScammell.com. And you can find a link in the show notes and as always, let’s grow there together.