I have a lot of niches. In these days of “pick one thing” business advice, I feel lost and stuffed into a box. It just doesn’t work for me. Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s brilliant if you are someone who has a very specific service or product to offer the world and that offering makes your heart sing and pays the bills. Sometimes I’m even envious of people with such a life path.
It just doesn’t work out for my life and I’m done trying to force it. Especially when my main niche is learning! I’m a nerd and I love to learn new things, experience everything I can, and then share the benefits with others.
My résumé easily provides proof of this claim. I hold degrees in Psychology, Education, and Metaphysical Research. I hold certifications in Yoga, Meditation, and Ayurvedic Astrology. I’ve worked or volunteered in the fields of retail, customer service, food service, management, education, wellness, relationships, hospice, parks/recreation, and as an entrepreneur.
Beyond the formal stuff, I’ve learned how to do all sorts of things from plumbing and electrical work, to carpentry and design. I can patch a roof, repair vinyl flooring, change the oil in a vehicle, drain a water heater, build almost anything out of wood, and much much more. Hmm… my niche is beginning to sound a bit like self-sufficiency.
For fun I study nutrition, trauma recovery, herbalism, gardening, canine behavior and training, dance, mindfulness, photography, art, website design, beekeeping, biology, and the list goes on. I really really love to learn and then apply what I’ve learned to living life. I value efficiency, effectiveness, creativity, ingenuity, and integrity.
Throughout all of this learning, what I’ve come to realize is that I can take in all sorts of information from other sources yet the real true wisdom is in my experience. If I try something I learned and it doesn’t quite work for me, I can make adjustments by listening to my body and my intuition. In this way I build my own personal manual for living my life and it is always in flux. What worked for me when I was 26 doesn’t work now at age 46. What works for my sister or my best friend may not work for me and vice versa. As I grow and change, so does my understanding of what I need to live life in a way I feel fulfilled and joyful.
A personal wisdom journey is a truly fantastic and magical path to travel down. I wouldn’t change it for anything. I’m also quite good at assisting other people along their own personal wisdom journey as I have an extremely large tool box to pull from and an all-encompassing perspective. Let me know if you’d like some help starting out on your own journey or if you need a new perspective on a well-worn path you’re already traveling. Contact me! I’d love to help.