Endeavor Better - A Quickstart Guide

personal development Jun 03, 2019
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At the heart of any endeavor is the idea that you enhance your life most through work that enhances the lives of others. Some know what their next project is and who it's for. Others are seeking both an enterprise and an audience for it.

Whichever group you align with, there's always room to endeavor better. But how?

The answer is not by signing up for more learning, purchasing more tools, or looking for more options. You already possess everything you need to begin and grow an enterprise that serves people you care about. The essential thing is aligning who you are with what you're good at and find collaborators and clients who share your values and need your talents to help enhance their lives.

But where to start? Here's a quickstart guide.

First, stop getting hung up on the idea that the “right” project or audience even exists. It doesn’t. But an alright project for a group of people you already know does. Start where you are, with what you have, and who you know today.

Here's a resource that helps me when I'm trying to identify the work I'm meant to do now.

At the intersection of your values, talents, and tribe you can find both an endeavor and an audience for it. It helps if you're clear on who you are, what you’re good at, and where you belong.

Essential to who you are are your values. These are your guiding principles that you don’t compromise on. The Values in Action Strengths Indicator is a free tool to help you dial those in.

By “talents” I mean “soft skill” or what Seth Godin calls “real skills.” His Medium article on this subject can help you dial yours in.

Tribe is straight from Seth Godin’s book. Here’s a summary that lays out the essential ideas. Your tribe is made up of people who share your values and need your talents to enhance their lives.

If you’re “stuck” on identifying an endeavor and audience, this process will help you get out of your own way and get going making a difference through work that's worth your time and effort done with and for people who need you.

So, what endeavor will you begin doing better today?

Let's keep flying higher together!

Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at C reative on Purpose

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