My favorite sitcom from the 90’s birthed many household terms. Regifitng, being one of them. Although regifting a “label baby junior” may be taboo to the crowd that frequents Monk’s Coffee House, regifting your inner talents can be a good thing!
First, you need to do a little self-inventory: what are your gifts? Don’t be humble, here. Do you make a mean chocolate martini (if so, we need to talk!) Maybe you’re the only one in your group of friends that can size up a living room and rearrange furniture that is both pleasant on the eye and good feng shui. Can you take the begrudged ramblings of several school parents and write an organized, coherent argument to address the school board?
Now what? OK, you have gifts. Good for you! Time to regift them. Find a need. Someone (or many someones) out there need your insight to help with their problem. By regifting, you are developing relationships and (ding-ding-ding!) confidence in yourself. As a writer, this builds your portfolio and your platform. So long as you are following your niche (remember, 2010: The Year of Clarity?)
Write it out. Turn your unique expertise into a snappy blog post, an easy-to-read list article or possibly a whole class you can teach to locals.
“We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”
Marie Curie1867-1934, Physicist
2010 check in: What thing do you need to attain? What do you already have to get you there?