Playing in the Zone
Doesn’t everyone want a job where you get to play in the zone - doing what you do best and like most that scores the most points?
Do what you do best and like most that matters
There really is a right path to a better career -discovering and exploring your sweet spot - the intersection of your values, skills, passions and behavior. The more and better you understand your sweet spot, the more and better you can find and play in the zone.
How to find your sweet spot
List your top-20 most significant work, educational, volunteer, and personal activities you have participated in from age 10 to now. Next, review the list and circle the top 3-5 activities that you did best and liked most.
Finding your zone
Using the ideas you have come up with about your “sweet spot,” explore the most complete database of occupations anywhere on the web - O*NET OnLine.
or another source of job information. There is nobody like you anywhere, never has been, and there never will be. There are thousands of places where you can play in the zone. Do your research.
Playing in the right culture
Nothing happens unless you make a decision to discover, uncover and/or recover your sweet spot. That includes doing things that are important to you - that make a difference. Match your values with the culture and team you play with.
Playing on the right platform
There are three platforms on which you can work: W2-employee, 1099-contractor or INC-business owner. Each has distinct advantages and disadvantages - depending on your sweet spot and playing zone. Consider each one and select which is best for you at this time.
The ultimate playing zone...
...walking in the work that God has prepared for you. "As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." 1 Peter 4:10
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