I am a believer that everyone has a niche. Some people know what theirs is and do something about it, some people don’t know what theirs is and some people know what theirs is but choose to hide it.
I think the smart people know what their niche is and really focus on it. In my opinion if you cast your net too wide and try to be a jack-of-all-trades it rarely works out well. Trying to do too many things will also leave you in danger of forgetting what you truly love to do and that is when you will stop succeeding, as to truly succeed in life is to do what you truly love to do.
Finding your niche isn’t about becoming the best in a certain field, becoming famous or making money is about finding something you enjoy doing. Some people drop everything in life to focus on their niche and some focus their spare time on it whilst doing other things, like school, work and parenthood.
Your niche doesn’t have to change the world, it could be gardening, it could be cooking nice meals for your family, it could be starting your own business, the possibilities are endless. Just remember big or small it doesn’t matter as long as you are enjoying it.
There are two people who really sprung to mind when I was writing this article, both of who have been great friends over the years.
The first being a guy called Alan March. He turned his skill in communicating and presenting in to an opportunity and now in to a business. After commentating and doing Audio Description for many live sporting events by himself he now runs Alan March Sport a company that provides a host of services to sports providers and also trains people who want to do sport commentary.
The second guy I would like to mention is Alex Shane who after many years of being a professional wrestler and doing just about every job in the business now has his own media company which is producing programmes for TV and online that are gaining huge popularity.
Both of these two have paid their dues, sacrificed, taken risks but have done it all because they knew what they were passionate about. If they weren’t passionate about it and knew it was their niche they would have never have done all those things.
I think being around people who know what their niche is, can be very inspirational. It was the finding your niche thought that made me start up this blog. I believe this blog is my niche, as encouraging people and getting them to think in different ways is my passion. Now you all may think I’m wrong and it may make me look stupid saying that but I am brave enough to say it, as I want to encourage others to do the same. Don’t hide your niche as its only going to stop you or slow you down from what you want to do and are good at doing.