In my blog a few weeks ago, I shared with you, the 3 Reasons You MUST Do What You Love and this quote, “Do what you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life,” and I can’t agree with that statement more. However just loving what you do alone won’t get you to the abundance with your name on it. You must love it AND be good at it.
Let me ask you, have you ever stopped and realized that there are gifts in you? Do people often look to you or call on you for advice and/or want to tap into your expertise? It could be your girlfriends, your family, it could be your co-workers and it could even be your boss at work who is always giving you the special assignments. Regardless of where you are or what you do, people are looking to that gift in YOU! When you are truly in tune with what you are great at, whether in a boutique, a board room, a salon, a on stage or in a classroom you tap into that which is innate to who you are and cannot be taught or bought. It’s is what is already IN you. It is in the very way you were designed, it is intrinsic to your DNA and your DNA, (your Distinct Natural Ability) has a special assignment for you to fulfill. Yes, you too have a life’s calling.
Often when I say calling, it makes people think of folks like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and/or Mother Teresa. What people don’t consider about them is that not one of them were born knowing that they had some specific purpose but what moved them into their assignment was the moment each of them tapped into their DNA (Distinct Natural Ability) and determined the best way to use their DNA in service to others. In other words they made a commitment to BE THE ANSWER and share those gifts and talents with the world. This is what I call them Finding their FIERCE.
The sad truth is most people will never truly define or find their FIERCE. They will take their last breath without fully tapping into their DNA (Distinct Natural Ability) which means people’s needs go unmet and they struggle because what they need is the gift IN YOU! Imagine if that was the case for Dr. King, or Oprah or Ghandi or Barach Obama or anyone you grately admired who said something or taught you something that transformed your business or your life. Imagine what this world would be like without them living as the highest and best version of who they were created to be. I have to tell you, that if you are comparing yourself to any of those people I just listed you will never see the brilliance I see in you!!! I know I can’t see you but what I know for SURE is we each have our own level of gifting. No two people are alike. Answering these 3 questions will help you get clear on your DNA (Distinct Natural Ability)
1.What are You Amazing At? I want you to start by acknowledging what you are really, really good at. This is not the time to be humble. Stand bold in that gift in you and say it out loud. I am good at_______ That’s right, I want you to acknowledge the thing you are amazing at. Are you a great writer? Do you create great proposals? Can no one balance a budget like you? I’m not talking about just at your 9 to 5. I want you to think back to when you were little. What is something that you have ALWAYS been good at?
2.What Comes Easy to You? So many people that I have the pleasure to coach and teach overlook their gifts. They overlook them because they come to them so effortlessly. They think things like, “doesn’t everyone know how to do this?” And the answer is NO! You think everyone can do what you do, but we can’t! The elaborate events you produce, your way of styling hair, the great relationship advise you give, your gift of writing, you have a great legal eye etc….. Just because it’s easy for YOU, I want you to realize it’s not easy for everyone else. I want you to stand in the fact that, that IS your gift, your talent. Not anyone else’s.
3.How Do What You Love & What You Are Great At Correlate? Now, I’m really passionate about shopping—I love it. As a matter of fact, I tried to get a good job somehow around shopping, but I realized that I’m not good at it for anybody else but me. Which means shopping really is not a skill for me, it’s a hobby. But one of my bestie’s now SHE has the gift of shopping and styling other people. The way she looks at outfits and can tell me what to wear and how to wear it, her love and her gift totally intersect.
You really have to understand what you love and what you’re really great at. Those two things have to link if you are ever going to get to the abundance with your name on it. In episode 3 of FIERCE Factor TV called “Find Your FIERCE Part 2: What’s Your Proficiency”, I talk more about this, need to know and grow what you are GREAT at, take a look by going to www.FIERCEFactorTV.com
What good is it to have a gift if NO one gets to partake in the beauty that lies within you? It’s like walking around being a caterpillar when you are meant to be a butterfly. So take the time to get clear on your DNA, even if you’ve been doing what you do for years. Clarity brings you into the opportunity to get to that abundance with your name on it!!! To gain even more insight join me for my next blog to continue the conversation around how your DNA IS the answer.
Nicole Roberts Jones is known for her ability to draw the best out of entrepreneurs, corporate executives, heads of states & celebrities through her expertise in business, program and talent development. As the creator of the FIERCE Formula Nicole works with entrepreneurs to develop multiple streams of income building an empire from their expertise. Her corporate training programs partner purpose with performance to develop high-performing employees who excel at work. To learn more and for updates on her programs or services join her mailing list at www.SubscribeToNicole.com