I first read about the Zone of Genius in Gay Hendricks’ book The Big Leap from a few years back. The idea is that, beyond our Zone of Excellence (the things that we are really good at), there is a place where we really shine. Where we light up. Where we are so good at something, where it comes so naturally, that it is even hard for us to see it.
It can be hard to see your Zone of Genius because it’s second nature to you.
Let Me Tell You About A Coach Friend Of Mine
I know a coach who so instinctively connects from his heart that he CANNOT SEE IT.
Everyone talks about his big heart. He knows no other way of being. It simply does not occur to him to be other than that.
He’s a perfect example of what I’m talking about.
How To See Your Zone Of Genius
Ask other people.
Ask your customers, your clients, “Why did you hire me?”
Ask your partner, “Why are you with me?”
Ask your colleagues. Your friends.
You will likely hear something that you have heard before. And been quick to dismiss, in that “aw, everybody can do it.”
They can’t. YOU can.
Here is the most important thing to do with what you find.
Your Zone Of Genius Is Yours Alone
And the world needs it.
It’s time to own it and create in the world with it.
If you need some help seeing yours, let’s talk.
Because my Zone of Genius is seeing yours. And holding you accountable to finally creating everything you can with it and from it.
How To Go Deeper
I am convinced that more and more people are coming out of the spiritual closet and seeing their work, their Zone of Genius, as a vital personal journey to both abundance and meaning.
This is what I write about. For founders, for original thinkers, at all stages of this journey.
The world needs YOU, in all your brilliance and imperfection.
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