THE COMMON THREAD
THE COMMON THREAD: Finding your sweet spot
FINDING YOUR PROFESSIONAL PATH is a place where many people get stuck. What do I want to do? What should I do next?
A good place to start is the confluence of three areas. What we like to do, what we're good at and what people come to us for. Take some time to complete the worksheet below. Nothing is insignificant. I don't care if you like smelling coffee beans, write it down. If people come to you to listen to their problems, write it down. It counts.
STEP 1: Complete the next three lists
List things you like to do.
List things you're good at doing
List things people come to you for
Example: Helping people through crisis falls in all three categories. This, in addition to your skill set should guide your choices.
STEP 2: Write everything that falls in all three categories here. These are your sweet spots. You can use these as a guide to exploring your next move.