You know what drives me bonkers?
Focus on one thing … that… absolutely maddening.
We are not one-dimensional – we are people with multiple interests and quite dimensional in a wee hexagon kind of way.
I don’t know if you feel this way, but for me, focusing on one thing would lead me to not have an interest in that one thing. I need multiple projects, businesses, hobbies, and activities to keep me feeling alive and seriously harnessing all that I love.
We need to explore different things, do the DIY, do the exploration and learning to see what we like and what we don’t like.
Years ago, I went to college for an accounting agree, something I am incredibly good at because I have a keen sense for detail. What I am not good at is sitting in a cubicle and being an employee.
I then build my first business, selling my handmade creations – not just one thing like crochet items, but multiple handmade things by me because I love to create like wood burning and occasionally painting and making jewelry.
I have some mad skills because of this because I taught myself how to build websites in WordPress – I am techy this way … and I am so good with that. I can learn just about any program in a matter of a day or so.
Then I earned a master’s degree in counseling because I love the brain, love learning how it works and specialized in cognitive behavioral therapy because your thoughts influence your behavior and vice versa and I use this modality in my coaching.
So now I run 3 businesses, by myself – thought I do outsource some things! Because I love to create (handmade and build websites and I am not developer or designer but I can take a theme and make it happen). But I also love to coach people in going after whatever it is they want.
All of this is WHO I am. A multi-passionate individual who listens to mostly rock music with a heavy dose of love for The Beatles and John Lennon. I love to be in nature, hike and go out for karaoke.
The thing about this is that you CAN absolutely own your passions and make them happen, you just have to find your flow in it all. So, if focusing on one thing, isn’t really your thing, own that – it’s okay – other people do it and it CAN work.