How to Make the Most of Your Unfair Advantages

The Smart Passive Income Blog
April 16, 2013

We all have “unfair advantages” such as skills or resources that no one else has. These unfair advantages give us an edge over our competitors and can help us stand out in the crowd.

This blog post by Pat Flynn explains this concept in depth and provides a list of seven unfair advantages and how to best use those advantages in order to be successful.

Question: How are you using your unfair advantages? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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  • http://forthisisthetime.blogspot.com/ Esther Aspling

    I am a thrift store shopper. I don’t shop just one, I shop many. They all have their specialties, none of them is perfect in every way.

    This is what drives me to continue with my blog and strive for writing a book. Yes I’m yet another woman with children and a past. But, many people like to shop around, get a new flavor, and have more to experience than just one or a few places.

    I really enjoyed this link! Thanks!

    http://forthisisthetime.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      That’s a useful knowledge base that I’m sure has a lot of value given the current economic environment Esther – good stuff!

      • http://forthisisthetime.blogspot.com/ Esther Aspling

        lol, I’m sure that would be! I was being more figurative though and meant that while the market may seem flooded, each author I may be in competition with has their specialties/advantages and things they lack/disadvantages. :-)

  • http://harrisonjonathan.wordpress.com/ Jonathan Harrison

    I seek my unfair advantage as the unique combination and interaction of my skills, strengths, experiences, and the period of time that I have been placed on the earth.
    I want others to succeed, and I am happy to do the research (both via reading and hands on), and then share with others who may not have sought out a more effective way of doing things on their own.
    That combined with the desire to be a good steward of my time, talents, and treasures…

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      I can relate to the desire of being a good steward of those gifts we’re entrusted with. Great comment Jonathan!

  • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

    Great article by Pat Flynn. I especially liked his last point about “specialization.” I think a lot of people make the mistake of too closely trying to mimic the success of others of others, while true success lies in celebrating our differences from others.

    My unfair advantage would be my 10 years as a news reporter – that experience has helped me in my corporate communication roles, as a blogger, author and speaker.

  • http://twitter.com/KimyungKimSpeak Kimyung Kim

    I’m a pretty talented freestyle rapper, which differentiates me from all the other youth motivational speakers. First thing I do before talking to the kids is drop some rhymes on them. Needless to say, they’re caught off guard by this. http://www.kimyungkim.com