People have been asking me ‘where to from here?’ and it’s an interesting question. There are so many opportunities and ideas to explore every time I meet new people who inspire me. These ideas then float around in my head and it’s hard to snatch at just one to see it through.
It’s frustrating because my head holds a jumble of potential opportunities, connections, ideas and actions but what I’m searching for is something that not only ties them together but something that hasn’t been done before – and it’s different and it’s unique.
But my biggest fear is getting bored in the middle of it all and changing ideas.
So the question is, now that I have all this time on my hands, how do I focus and decide my whole raison d’etre?
I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting and I’m seeing that much of what I know has applications wider than just a learning and development audience – there’s a massive small to medium business sector that is relatively untapped. In fact, it seems the whole world is melding into social and people, in general terms, are now starting to talk about the same things.
This is a good thing.
- But then how do you stand out from the crowd?
- What’s the value you provide to others?
- What’s my niche?
It’s difficult not to feel that you’re doing things wrong, or you should be exploring something that someone thinks you should be doing.
Or even feeling that you’re missing out on something. FOMO is my middle name.
So in a moment of confusion, I called my husband – my sounding board – who always seems to have a calm voice of reason to get me out of the turmoil of my thoughts. He advised me to write down the ‘Things I Want” and the “Things I Don’t Want” as a start.
Over the last couple of days, I’ve written down some thoughts and I’ve come to the conclusion that I simply want to help people learn how to learn for their own contexts and applications so they can have a better life and future.
But at the same time I need to be learning too.
This means that working with people who are authentic and genuine to make a positive change is important for me because we’re learning from each other with each other to create something new, different and unique.
I don’t know what format that would be but it should be fun trying to work it out.