I hate this question. I am tired of hearing it, of asking it and of trying to answer it.
Not One Thing! No Thing! I am NOT freakishly good at any one thing. I am reasonably competent at whole bunch of things. I suck at quite a few things. As I used to tell my daughters, We are the Queens of Quite A Lot of Things.
I can’t help, in my fertile imagination and the frequent out of body meanderings of my mind, wonder if I am freakishly good at something I’ve never tried – like bobsledding or trap shooting. Or what if there’s something I don’t know exists yet, like Astral Travel Personal Shopper (where I go into the future or the past to get you a consumer item), and at this I would excel? But, how do
I access that?
I see people on the t.v. talent shows. They know what they are good at.
Juggling while uni-cycling, sword swallowing, up-side-down underwater basket weaving. There is obviously some ‘urge’ triggered inside of these people that makes them think, “hey, I wonder if I could…..(fill in the blank)." Then, also something from inside of them, makes them practice fiendishly until they master their crafts. Or what about singers with actual great voices who can sing the phone book and make it sound heavenly?
I am quite certain (as close to 100% as I’ll allow myself certainty) that I have investigated most, if not all of my urges. When I have the urge to sing, for example, I sing, but it does NOT sound like any heaven I want to live in! At the very least, I’ve considered each urge. No One Thing.
I do know that I love coaching. I would even say I have a natural talent for it. It is easy. Toot, toot! (that’s the sound of my own horn.) It seems to combine all of my past experience, with my study, with my particular urges, passions and curiosity. It is one of those jobs that did not
exist when I was growing up to ‘be’ something. I just kept on following things that made me feel excited or curious or urgent about. I could never have orchestrated every skill, class, piece of information and types/methods of practice I would need to do the job of Life Coach. But,
magically, ‘Life’ knew exactly the ‘courses’ (paths, routes, roads) I needed.
If you have no ONE Thing, that is o.k. just keep on following what ‘feels’ good, natural and easy and you will arrive at your perfect ‘job’ when it is ready to exist.