Finding your niche is a quest. That is, in contrast to other types of journeys, you don’t necessarily know your destination until you’ve arrived. And, like any journey, the better prepared you are in advance, the more likely you will be ready to seize an opportunity when it presents itself. Would you know your niche if it suddenly appeared before you?
For most of us, the answer is often no. Finding our genuine niche often proves to be elusive because we’ve never commit ourselves to the focus our time, attention and resources to develop the inner and outer awareness needed to understand how our unique core identity fills an unmet need in the world.
Preparation and commitment greatly enhances your likelihood of finding and filling your niche.
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- If I didn’t have to work to support myself or my family, what would I do with my time? What am I passionate about?
- Does my present work provide me a sense of purpose? Do I feel I am a part of something bigger than myself? What could be done to make me feel different?
- Do I know my true talents and who I would like to serve?
- Can I commit myself to answering these and similar question? Can I commit to Niche-based goals and habit shifts that will help ensure my success?
Like any journey or endeavor worth pursuing, finding your niche requires a genuine commitment of your time and attention. Some people are lucky enough to know early in life what their unique genius and calling is and pursue it with their heart and soul. Even then, being the best at something, even when blessed with an innate gift, requires practice and effort and a willingness to sacrifice to reach a higher level of excellence that sets you apart.
To help you on your quest, I’ve developed the Make Shift Happen! Program to help eco-smart entrepreneurs and change agents like you develop a map, the motivation and means to get from where you are to your ideal niche.
One the products from the MSH! Program is Your Niche Profile. Once completed or partially completed, it will help provide both a lens and a framework for assessing opportunities that come your way. Preparation and commitment make opportunities happen! Contact me today and let’s get started.