I have a client who IS Freakishly Good At (FGA) saving peoples’ lives. She is an actual Life Saver. She also is FGA keeping families (and support staff) from falling apart in a time of crisis.
She laments about not being exceptional in the area of, shall we say, being a 50’s housewife. In my most skilled, professional Life Coach manner I very ‘indelicately’ responded with.
“So??! Are you nuts?! You save lives!” After she recovered from the hearing damage, she dazedly replied, ‘oh, I never thought of it that way.’
Someone somewhere wrote: your weaknesses are what make you weak; your strengths are what make you strong. Exactly.
Being a 50’s housewife makes my client bitter, angry and resentful. Saving lives makes my
client feel powerful, happy and frickin almost able to fly.
Like I said in the “What Are You Freakishly Good At?” post, I did not know I was taking the path of Life Coach while I experienced and pursued the things I have/did in my life, but the more I followed what was fun, easy, interesting, the clearer my path became and the healthier I became in body, mind and spirit.
Coaching is a way to align your ‘knowing’ self with your ‘accomplishing’ self in order to get to your perfect destination – which for everyone is fulfillment, happiness, joy, purposefulness…and a whole bunch more nesses.
Therefore, if you are FGA one thing and are lamenting the lack in other areas of your life, stop it. There is someone, somewhere who can do those other things and believe it or not, loves
it. Hire them. You will both be fulfilling your destiny of being fulfilled with happiness, joy, purposefulness, etc.