Today I want to talk to you about how to discover your genius by asking the four genius questions that Gay Hendricks outlines in his fantastic book, The Big Leap. If you haven't read it, I really recommend it. We all are geniuses. We are born geniuses. For some reason a lot of us along the way through conditioning, through family, through environment, lose connection with what our genius is.
I'm sharing these four questions for you to ponder on, for you to get curious about. So you can get connected with who you are. This is the true reason why I do these blogs, to help you get you really connect to your own uniqueness. So you can share your gifts in a bigger way.
Question Number 1: What do you love to do?
What do you absolutely love to do that you would never ever, ever get bored of. You could do it all day long? Now creatives that might be really easy. It could be something like you could paint all day long or you could sculpt. For others it might be going and camping in the wilderness. It might be getting up and speaking in front of audiences. Really think about what you absolutely love to do. It might be going out and collaborating with peers or being with friends. It might be dancing. Whatever it is, what do you love, love, love, love, love to do that you would never, ever get bored of? So really think about that. Make sure you grab a pen and paper, write the four questions down.
Question number 2: What work do you do that doesn't feel like work?
It just doesn't seem like work at all. Again you could do it all day long. Time could pass and you wouldn't even be aware of it. It just doesn't feel like work. If you never had to do anything else, you could just do that. So think about that and this is really important. That thing that you love to do all day long where time just isn't an issue. You know those days where sometimes you get up in the morning and you sit down and you start your work and all of a sudden it's like lunch time or it's 4:00 in the afternoon?
Think about those days and what you were doing in those days where time had no influence. This is really key. When you get clear on what that thing or those things are, you prioritize those into your daily life and everything else delegate to someone else. Because those things that you don't like doing, that's going to be in someone else's field of genius. So this going to get you into the flow and ease and abundance of really loving what you do every single day and delegating the rest.
Question number 3: What work do you produce that you love to do and gives you immense satisfaction in the least amount of time?
What work do you love to do that you can do in a really short amount of time? If I use me for an example, I love getting people clear. Clarity is my gift and my genius. I could do that all day long. I'm a fantastic listener. I can see people for who they are. I can tap into my intuition. That is what I love to do all day long. It's give people the gift of clarity through my own gift. I could do that all day long and I could do it in a very, very short amount of time.
This brings us into question number 4. What is your unique ability?
This is really important. I don't want you to get caught up in, well... other people can do what I do. This is about you. Just focus on you. The things that you love to do THAT is your unique ability, that's really specific to you. Because yes, other people will have shared gifts and talents that you have. Other people will have shared unique abilities. But no one is like you. No one has had the same experiences as you. No one has had the same upbringing as you. Has been around the exact same environment as you.
Really ponder on those four questions. Dig deep. Write them down. Wonder about them. Get really curious. Allow yourself to go there. Put all the peripheral stuff out the side. Don't compare to other people and just allow yourself to get connected to your genius. Let me recap really quickly.
Question number 1: What can you do all day long without getting bored? Question number 2: What do you do in your work that doesn't seem like work? Question number 3: What work can you produce that you love doing in a short amount? And question number 4: What is your unique ability?
Now, write down your answers and here's the other thing when you're thinking about asking these questions. Don't overthink it. Just ask those questions and write down the first thing that comes to the top of your head and they will help you really clear on your answers.
I really encourage you to do this. It's such a great exercise. Go forth and get connected with your genius and then go out and spread it in a bigger way.