What do you do better than anyone you know?
Bake a cake, teach a child to tie their shoes, fly vintage aircraft, paint windows, perform a martial arts move, read a stock report, set up a computer network, write a blog on a specific subject, organize a room, coach little league baseball, organize a car pool, make sand castles, create reports at work for management decisions, set up an iphone, coordinate clothing and outfits, pour concrete, explain algebra, run a marathon, find the best price on items, match people for relationships, create graphics that convey messages, train dogs, narrate books, catch catfish, arrange flowers, balance a check book, plan an event? What is your Super Power?
Here are three important points that apply to you and your Super Power:
1. People want to do things.
2. They need help.
3. They will pay for someone to help them.
When I found out that Shoe tying coaches that teach children to tie their shoes make $50,000 or more, I realized that everyone knows something, can do something or has an interest that can make them money.
I have a friend that loves horses. How do you make money loving horses? He does it by taking people on trail rides and tours on horse back in his business. He will be retiring soon, but he is keeping the horses. He loves his work so much that he is taking the horse into retirement with him.
Did you know you can make money writing a book on how to bake cakes when your oven doesn't work? I heard of a woman that did that. She barely got by with her bills by baking and selling cakes when her oven went out. She didn't have the money to fix it or get a new one. Somehow she got the idea she could write a book about cakes and sell it online. Soon she was back in the money and had a new oven. This time she not only baked cakes, but went into the cake baking teaching business.
I know several people that lost their job due to downsizing that went on to become consultants in their industry. Losing their jobs was the best thing that could happen to them. One man said that his company kept all of his work when they fired him, but they couldn't keep any of his knowledge.
Here is what it comes down to. Honest business is about helping people. Figure out who you are, where your interests are and what you either can do or are interested in learning to do. Then make a business helping people with that.
Some things are more in demand than others, but there are meditation coaches that make very good livings and hair stylists for cats and not just any cat, but Persian cats only and they make a good living too. Tell yourself that if you can make a good living by styling the hair on Persian cats, then you have plenty to offer the world to make your living!
Somebody wants to know how to do what you know to do or have the benefit from what you do. Find them and you are in business!
best and be blest,
Scott Hogue CChH
Scott Hogue is a Strategic Life Coach, an Author and a Certified Christian Hypnotist.