To even start this journey, I had to understand exactly what niche meant to me. Obviously, the definition was a place to start and with all words it had several choices depending on how you use it. The two for using niche as a noun:
- a shallow recess
- a comfortable or suitable position in life or employment
No brainer what this contest was looking for. Now knowing where I should begin there was just one important thing to decide, where to end.
I have chosen to learn to listen as my niche. Yes, you asked for something different but no matter where I go or what I do, the gift of hearing what someone else is saying to you is truly all that matters.
Way too often, I have words on the tip of my tongue ready to be blurted only waiting for the person I am having a conversation with to stop their banter. My only hearing is the waiting for them to stop talking. And often, I don't wait till they are done, interrupting them only to have to stop and say something lame such as, sorry thought you were done.
You asked for another type of niche but this is the cornerstone of all that is important to my real estate business. To truly hear what the person you are talking to is saying, to reflect on it for a second and then respond appropriately, a niche I am still seeking and essential to find.
So from this my new day one, my new beginning of the rest of my life, my only goal, the perfection of my niche, listen and hear what is being said. Listen and understand the soul of those in front of you who take the time and care to talk to you. Listen and maybe, just maybe will I not only hear them but will also hear myself, maybe even hear the angels sing.
Till I do so, I will sit here quietly in the Rain and examine my fragile ego, letting it down softly. For it needs to rest and becomes gentle in its old age. Yes, teaching an old dog new tricks is not for the faint of heart but this contest is surely a step in the right direction. Sorry, what is that you just said. I am listening, you will just need to speak up.