Taking the right steps for success

In last week’s post, I explained the three steps to living your Joyful Genius:

  1. Step Up and admit to being a bit special
  2. Step Into that specialness and truly embody your genius
  3. Step Out and let the world know about it.

I describe your “Joyful Genius” as the work that you love to do, and that you are brilliant at. And that people will pay you properly for.  My experience tells me that everyone has a unique genius, and it’s made up of four things:

  • What you do, the functional service you provide using the skills and talents you’ve learned along the way
  • How you do it, the special way that you approach it, based on your individual background, attitudes and experience.
  • Why you do it, that deeper reason that motivates you to do it the very best you can, because it actually makes a difference to you, and finally,
  • Who you’re showing up as when you do it.

Most people easily understand the first two. Those are what get you to your “USP”, your ‘unique selling proposition’. And as soon as you get to that, the temptation is to jump right into marketing.  That’s a mistake, because then you miss out on the final two elements of genius. The ones that make you truly unique.

Obviously I’d love to work with you to gain that alignment and congruence with your true genius.  It’s what I do. You can get in touch for a chat about that here: www.joyful-genius.com/book-chat

And here’s a tool you can use to understand what makes you tick in relation to your genius – the Purpose WISH List worksheet. I use it in my Inspired Business Blueprint programme for business owners, and it’s just as relevant for executives and employees too.  It will help you work out Why your work is important to you, and Who you need to be to make the most of your genius.

You see, there’s a reason why so many brilliant people like you don’t choose to claim your genius. It’s simply that you have not yet worked out how to fully step into it. And you know that as soon as you step up and admit your genius, the world’s going to expect you to step out with it.  So because it’s not yet sitting quite right with you, you take a backward step and hide your brilliance, “for now”.

The trouble is, that “for now” can become a very long time.

So my challenge to you is to make a start on the work you need to do, so you can truly step into your genius and step out boldly and powerfully with it!


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About The Author

Andrew Horder

Founder of Joyful Genius Coaching, Andrew has been working with business owners for many years, helping them find and maintain their unique focus - those activities and opportunities that they love, and will produce their success, what Andrew calls your Joyful Genius! Andrew's first book, The A to Z of Loving Work is available from Amazon

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