The title of this article is a critical question not enough of us ask ourselves. “What are you great at?”
Each of us has a strength. Some area that we excel in. Whether it’s a natural ability or one that we’ve developed over time. We all possess it.
While you might find this question simplistic, I assure you it’s extremely powerful.
To be great at something you must be better at it than others. You don’t have to be the best – though it always helps if you strive to be.
At some point in your life you’ll likely encounter a time (if you haven’t already) where you find yourself searching for your passion. Wondering what your purpose is on this earth. Thinking about your next step. Wanting to become more successful.
It’s at times like that when you want to ask yourself, “what am I really great at?”
Allow me to offer you some suggestions that will help you figure out what you’re really great at if you don’t know already.
• When do I feel most passionate or excited?
• What does the environment around me look like when I feel happiest?
• What do friends, family and colleagues praise me for?
• What do people always ask me about?
Over the last decade I’ve found out that I’m great at educating.
I feel honored and very satisfied when I work with my clients and coach other business owners and consultants.
The first time I gave a presentation to other business owners I did feel nervous. I was confident, but had some jitters no doubt. The feeling after I gave the presentation was one of elation. Not only did the participants come up and ask me questions, the organizers of the event said it was a hit.
Of course, that made me feel good. I made money that day, but it wasn’t about the money, the act of giving back to others and sharing my experiences with others was a wonderful one.
It’s not always easy to figure out what you are really great at. It’s worth your time though. Once you figure out what you’re great at, and do use the questions above to help you, you’ll feel more purpose. More energy.
Start spending more of your time working in an area that you’re great at and not only will you be happier, you’ll become more successful.
I’d love for you to share what you are great at in the comments below…