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Blog 16: How to find your zone of genius?

Everyone has a zone of genius. This belief is one of the core philosophies that guide us every day. However, everyone’s zone of genius is unique. This is the mental and physical space where your interests, passions and skills converge to make you unstoppable in your performance.
Blog 16: How to find your zone of genius?
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Welcome to the world of finding your zone of genius! Have you ever felt like you were merely going through the motions in your job or everyday life? Do you often wonder what you were truly meant to do in this world? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, this guide is for you. Finding your zone of genius is about discovering the unique talent or skill that gives you an edge in life. It is the thing that you enjoy doing the most and one that comes naturally to you. When you find your zone of genius, you will know because you'll feel an instant connection and sense of fulfilment. This guide will provide helpful tips and tricks to help you uncover your zone of genius, so buckle up and get ready to tap into your full potential!

Definition of Zone of Genius

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The Zone of Genius is where individuals operate at their highest level of creativity, productivity, and enjoyment. Gay Hendricks (author) describes the intersection between an individual's natural talents and passions, where they excel and can contribute uniquely to the world. It is where people find deep fulfilment and satisfaction in their work and where they can be most innovative and impactful.

Questions and Reflections:

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To get started in identifying your zone of genius, consider these reflection questions, grab a pen, journal, and some quiet space for 20-30 minutes to ponder on the below questions:

1. Think back to the time you felt completely immersed in something you were passionate about.

2. What unique ability could you tap into that others are unlikely to have at the same level?

3. Who is in control? You of time or time of you?

4. Could you take on a “complaint diet” and avoid complaining for a week?

5. Do you feel fulfilled or unfulfilled in your work and life?

6. What does wonder mean to you?

7. Lastly, if money was not a concern, what would you do with your free time? This is not just taking a holiday, something that gives you purpose and fulfilment.

What is an upper limit problem?

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Sometimes, pushing ourselves to work at a higher level or stepping outside of our genius zone can trigger an upper-limit problem. Our subconscious tells us we don’t deserve success and fulfilment, and we sabotage ourselves. It can be tempting to stay in our comfort zone, but pushing ourselves to grow is essential to unlocking our full potential.

If you like to overcome these issues, check out the below link:

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How to find your zone of genius.

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Here are some tips to help you discover your zone of genius:

  1. Identify your strengths: List things you are good at and enjoy doing. Ask family, friends, and colleagues for feedback on what they think your muscles are. Sometimes, others can see things we don't see in ourselves.

2.  Discover your passions: Think about what activities, topics, and causes you care deeply about. Passion fuels motivation and commitment, which are crucial for success.

3.  Determine your values: Clarifying them and how they align with your work can help you prioritise and focus your efforts. When you are working in alignment with your values, it feels more meaningful and fulfilling.

4.  Experiment with new things: Try new activities or skills in different areas. You might discover a hidden talent or passion you never knew you had.

5. Reflect on past successes: Remember when you felt accomplished and proud of your work. What were the common themes and skills involved in those achievements?

6. Pay attention to your intuition: Listen to your gut feeling. What activities or projects energise you, and which makes you feel drained?

7. Challenge yourself: Push yourself out of your comfort zone and take on new challenges. This can encourage growth and help you discover skills you never knew you had.

8.  Seek feedback: Get feedback from trusted mentors or peers to help you identify your areas of strength and where to improve.

9. Finding your zone of genius can take time and require some self-reflection and experimentation, but the payoff is worth it. If you like to feel a sense of purpose and fulfilment that can make all the difference in your career and life, working on your zone of genius is important.

Top Quotes

“Your zone of genius is that place and space where you feel most alive with the passion of purpose.” LeAura Alderson
“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. “Friedrich Nietzsche
“If you are human, you have a calling: to live your genius.” Gay Hendricks
“Focus on your strengths and master them.” James Wedmore
“Liberating and expressing your natural genius is your ultimate path to success and life satisfaction. Your Zone of Genius is the set of activities you are uniquely suited to do”. Gay Hendricks
“I expand in abundance, success and love every day, as I inspire those around me to do the same.” Gay Hendricks


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In conclusion there are several ways to find your zone of genius. Begin by identifying your strengths and passions, experimenting with new things, and reflecting on past successes. Next, determine your values and how they align with your work. Pay attention to your gut intuition, take on new challenges, and seek feedback from trusted mentors or peers. Finding your zone of genius can be a process of self-discovery, but it’s a journey worth pursuing if you want to experience a sense of purpose and fulfilment in your career and life.

Finding your zone of genius takes time and effort, but it’s essential for achieving success and happiness in your work and life. By focusing on your strengths, passions, and natural abilities, you can create a culture of excellence and tap into your full potential.

Reference use for this blog:

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

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I invite you to share your experiences working in your zone of genius with us and encourage you to continue pursuing this journey of self-discovery. You can email me, or share on social media, details above!

Have a fantastic week! 😊


Mukti Santos

Repeat this quote daily for the next seven days and monitor your breathing as you repeat this. Are you restricting your breathing, or are you breathing normally:
“I commit to dedicating all my purpose and energy to my personal zone of genius in which I can contribute the most to the world.”  Gay Hendricks