Up to a certain point.
I think I have hit that point. It is really interesting as I am noticing a theme that is happening with all of my clients and simultaneously something I am experiencing myself. It is best defined by Gay Hendricks in The Big Leap (love love loving this book!).
In it he talks about how we each operate in four zones:
- Zone of Incompetence - Most people could do these tasks better than you
- Zone of Competence - You can do these tasks as well as many other people but no better
- Zone of Excellence - You can do these tasks better than most people
- Zone of Genius - No one can beat you at this
And typically the Zone of Genius is somewhere that you will likely not please everyone. I noticed that even when I linked to this book, I went and read the reviews and noticed myself questioning how you will all react to it.
I can continue to play it safe in my Zone of Excellence where I help people with their job search and talk about networking strategies and personal branding because I think that is what people want to read and get help with.
I can show courage of spirit and talk about things that are really important to me and stand true to my convictions no matter how popular they may or may not be.
My Zone of Genius is sitting next to someone I barely know, holding their hand and taking them on a journey to the depths of their soul where they get a glimpse of the limitless possibility and potential within them.
That's what I do well. Really really well.
Other things, I do pretty well. Does it stir my soul to do those other things? No.
What if I were to step into my Zone of Genius? Unabashedly. Fearlessly.
Just own up to the fact that I read about quantum physics and shamanism and I'm proud of it.
That I don't actually read about career change or personal brand strategy...shhh....
This post is me beginning to take The Big Leap into the possibility that I can be even more me and consequently even more successful. Because my limiting beliefs tell me the opposite.
So this year is going to be a grand experiment that I'd like to have you join me on.
What if? What if I could be fearlessly me and increase my level of service to the people who are right for me?
Now I am doing what my very wise mentors have always said to me:
"Never start from a place of asking for what people need. Start with what you want to give and then find the people who need that."
What about you? What do you want to give this year?