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What Is Your WHAT?: Discover The One Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do by Steve Olsher

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Chapter 16

Identifying Your WHAT

Steps Two and Three

I thought I'd never accomplish anything really wonderful, that I'd have an ordinary life and it scared me.

—David Geffen

Now that you've completed Step One of the three-step process for identifying your WHAT, you should have a solid grasp of your inherent Gifts. Step Two requires you to identify your Vehicle. While your Gifts represent your innate skills and abilities, the Vehicle is the physical action or platform you'll use to share your Gifts with the world.

Examples of Vehicles include

  • Speaking
  • Teaching (e.g., yoga, martial arts, traditional education, coaching)
  • Nursing
  • Healing (e.g., Reiki, massage therapy, counseling)
  • Writing
  • Protecting (e.g., police officer, fire fighter)
  • Creating (e.g., painting, sculpting, writing)
  • Athletics
  • Performing Arts (e.g., music, acting, dancing)
  • Entrepreneurial endeavors
  • Assembling (e.g., politics, creating a nonprofit, community organizing)

The key to identifying your Vehicle is to consider how, and when, you're most at peace.

For instance, some people love the stage. No matter where they are or who the audience is, they want to be front and center. For this group, speaking or teaching may be a perfect Vehicle, as when they're engaged in this activity they feel the most alive.

Others, however, loathe public speaking; the idea of all eyes being on them makes their skin crawl. This group might prefer communicating through blogs or books, or simply one-on-one.

Take a few minutes to consider ...

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