Has anyone ever told you that you are really good at something? Perhaps there’s something you can do that takes very little effort or makes you lose all track of time?
THAT is your gift, and THAT is what you should be blogging about.
Marie was really good at baking pies.
She started out working in a deli, and one day brought in a pie to sell that she had made at home. That one pie became an empire and in 2011, the Marie Callender’s brand was making over $800 million dollars per year.
Joanne wrote stories.
Even when she was unemployed, penniless, and struggling, she would write down her stories, even on napkins in a local cafe with her baby in the stroller next to her. In 1997 that first story about a young boy with magical powers was finally published and today J.K. Rowling is said to be worth over $1 billion dollars.
Oprah’s passion was media – TV, Radio, Magazines, etc.
Despite the poverty and
Comedian Steve Harvey often talks about his friend who cut grass.
His young friend was always too busy to go play or hang
Today that same friend has a Landscaping Company with 38 trucks making over $4 million per year.
All because he liked to cut grass.
Discovering Your Gift
So what’s YOUR passion? What’s YOUR gift?
We all too often think of successful people as having the gift of song, art, or music, or being really good at sports.
But your gift can be anything!
Look at Marie Kondo, she likes to organize and now she has a successful book and a Netflix show. What sparks joy for you?
I remember years ago, I bought a book (and still have it today) called Finding Your Perfect Work. I really didn’t know what I was good at, I just knew I was wanted to do something else with my life besides fixing machines for High Tech companies like Intel.
Oh, the money was good and the job stability was there (back then anyway). I had insurance and I was providing for my family, but I wanted more. I wanted to do something I REALLY enjoyed doing, and somehow make a living doing it.
We’ll all heard the old saying, “Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow”.
Yeah, I wanted THAT.
And then one day as I was cooking something for dinner, my father in law looked at me and said,
“Chuck you missed your calling. You should have been a chef“.
Now look at me, a Vegan Food Blogger. What do I do? I cook.
Figuring out what you’re good at, finding your passion, can sometimes be the tricky part. But once you have that part down, the rest will come naturally.
Discover your gift.
It really is an important first step to having a successful blog.