Steps to Finding Your Giftedness with Evan Stewart

Are you obsessed with your life?

Each day, do you get up and feel excited about what it is that you will be accomplishing and doing? 

I know I do! 

No matter what industry you are in, living a life that you are obsessed with is within your reach. You don’t have to hate your job, or hate all the work that you do. 

You don’t have to feel like you’re constantly chasing a dollar. 

You can change your life. Creating a life that you absolutely love, and are obsessed with is within your reach. 

On this episode of the #REalAdvice Podcast, I’m talking to Evan Stewart. In addition to running the Obsessed Podcast and the Obsessed Academy, he helps people find ways to tap into their giftedness to create a life that they love and are obsessed with. 

This post is inspired by episode 22 of the #REalAdvice podcast. You can listen to the full episode on the podcast page, and connect with Evan Stewart.

 
 

Discover Your Gifts

What are you good at?

Can you think back at a time when you have done a task in your life and loved it?

Let me give you an example from my own life. 

From a very young age, I discovered that I love to serve others. I’ve reached into that passion and found ways to be able to serve others, whether it be through my military service, where I was awarded the President’s Call to Service Award by President Obama, and now, through The Hashtag Agent, where I am able to serve literally thousands of people who are seeking to run their business in a better way.

Is the work exhausting? Yes! Does it energize me? Also, yes!

At the end of the day, I still have ideas constantly flowing, and will probably never run out of ways to serve.

Monetize Your Passion

If you’re at work, and feeling worn down, beaten down, and discouraged, it’s probably because you’re not working within your giftedness. 

You can change that!

Evaluate your passions, gifts, and abilities, and look for ways to be able to monetize those passions.

See, many people find themselves trapped in a job they don’t love because they believe that they need to “do their time.” That is wrong!

Here are a few key things you need to look at:

  • What am I currently doing?

  • What will it take to live the life that I want?

  • How can I leverage these gifts to create income?

  • How are others with similar gifts using them?

When you really start digging deep into how you can turn your passion into your career, you’ll be amazed at how creative you can be in making that happen!

But what is the path? How do you make that transition?

Make a Roadmap for Your Future

Change does not happen without intentional work. If you’re going to tap into your passions, then you need to make a plan for how it will happen. Evan doesn’t recommend just walking into your office and quitting your job - although if you’re not working in alignment with your passions, you may fantasize about doing that. Instead, sitting down and making a strategy first will be key to finding ways to do what you are gifted at. 

What should you consider as you create your roadmap?

  • What do I want to be doing in 5 years?

  • Do I want to be able to sell this business?

  • Can this business live without me?

You’d be amazed at all the ways that you can create the life that you love, when you really start digging in.

A word of caution: many people simply spend all of their time planning, and never take action. Later, they find themselves frustrated and sad. 

Why? 

Because they are seeing someone else less talented creating the life that THEY wanted. Running with the ideas that THEY had. What’s the difference? The other person took action. 

Make your decisions in motion: take a leap, and make it happen. Instead of stalling in indecision, take a step, and then take another step. Follow that roadmap, and create a life that you are truly obsessed with.

 
 

In Conclusion

Tapping into your giftedness - often called the “zone of genius” - will change your life. While this is only skimming the surface of what Evan has to offer, he’s right! Finding your passion, turning it into your job, and taking action will change your life. 

No matter what it is that you do, you’re not trapped. You don’t have to stay in a job or career that exhausts you. It’s never too late to discover those passions and change your life.

Not sure what it’s going to take to create a life that you’re obsessed with? If it has anything to do with social media, I have all the tools that you need in The Hashtag Agent! You can get support and encouragement in The Hashtag Agent Community. Want to really accelerate your growth? Join The Hashtag Agent Academy: we offer a free 3 day trial, and it comes with all the tools you need to learn how you can accelerate your business.