Zone of Genius
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Zone of Genius
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Your zone of genius is important.
Think about it from a basketball perspective.
Steph Curry and Lebron James do one thing really well in the NBA.
Yes they’re great fathers and husbands.
But they’re known for basketball.
They don’t sell hot dogs…
“Get your HOTTTTTT dogs!”
They don’t clean up the arena when the game’s done.
They don’t take your tickets at the booth.
They don’t sell popcorn, nor do they make 20,000 T-shirts in China to be given out in the US during the quarterfinals.
These two men play basketball.
And they’re the best in the world at what they do.
By a long shot compared to 99.99999% of humanity.
That is their “zone of genius.”
Because they found their zone of genius (playing basketball) and put it in the right place (NBA), they have juggernaut careers.
To maximize your value in the marketplace, you must also find your zone of genius.
AND where it belongs, which may or may not be at your current company.
It might be in your own company. 🤔
So what are you the best in the world at doing?
One thing I value is transparency.
I’ve won and lost in life.
But each experience taught me something that gave me wisdom.
I remember failing out of USC film school back in 2009 and Nick the British Kid pulled me aside and said, “Jewel, the goal is to become the best in the world at what you do”.
I took it to heart and then failed out.
I felt ashamed, lost, and embarrassed.
To help me cope, I was referred to a therapist.
The tools my therapist used changed my life.
Every week I’d think, “You get paid to have deep conversations with people?" “This is an incredible career that I didn’t even know existed; how can I do this?”
Sometimes pain leads us to purpose.
I loved to help people think deeply about their lives.
But I didn’t know I could get paid for it.
Knowing there was a profession of helping people in this way, I’d finally found my calling.
My zone of genius.
Helping other people heal and unlock their full potential.
However, it took me 12 years to find where my zone of genius makes the most impact and money.
A 7-figure coach for Black men. 🔥
Even though mental health is one of my superpowers, I no longer provide therapy.
I graduated from that stage of life into lifestyle creation for my clients.
To most of the world, you guys are the cream of the crop; to me, you are my community.
For some of you, it will take months to find your zone of genius, and others will take a decade, like me.
However, it’s not just good enough to find your zone of genius.
There are 100’s of amazing coders on X (Twitter) with mvp’s that could be doing $2 million ARR, but they don’t hit the jackpot because they don’t know how to market their product.
It’s insufficient to simply know your zone of genius. You must know how to communicate it to your target audience as well.
Communicate it to your manager.
To your executive sponsor
To your support staff
To your interviewers
To hiring managers
To your recruiters
If you cannot communicate your ZOG, then you may continue to be seen as having a “lower value.”
So if you aren’t getting promotions and feel resentful, or you’re not getting the interviews or offers you desire, or funding, or new clients…
You might think to yourself:
“It’s the market”.
“It’s the recession”.
And all of those things may be true.
But if you haven’t locked in your zone of genius and learned to communicate it effectively in both story and data formats, then you are not bringing your A-game, which could be a reason you’re failing without even knowing it.
I’m heavy-handed for a helping purpose.
But when you take full control of your destiny, bet on yourself, and give yourself the best career tools possible to win, the biggest obstacle you will face is leaving your old self behind while you face your fears and step into your greatest self every day.
Realize your full potential and let the world see your power. It’s here for a helping purpose.
If this unlock is something you want help with, you’re welcome to reach out to me for a discovery call where we’ll set up a plan to unlock your zone of genius and show you how to communicate it with your target markets for career advancement.
I have a few available 1:1 coaching spots open, and we can talk about what it would be like to work together. You’re welcome to schedule here: