Yesterday I was blessed with the opportunity to meet with a friend and chat with him about how to take his love and knowledge of baseball and turn it into a business.
Was I working? Yes.
Was I having fun? Yes.
I feel like one of my gifts is helping people see opportunity…helping them figure out how to take something they’re passionate about and turn it into streams of income. I absolutely love the brainstorming process and watching as the light bulbs go off in their heads and they also see the hundred dollar bills floating around in the air.
When I’m in meetings or calls like this I feel like I’m in what my friend Dan Miller calls the Zone of Genius. It’s that place where you’re able to use those unique abilities God has placed within you and you feel fulfilled.
As I was thinking about what to write in this email, I was reminded of a chapter in my book Finding your Grace Place. (You can get it for free here – http://findingyourgraceplace.com/free)
That chapter is called “Effortless” and it was referring to a compliment that I received from a colleague about how I run my business.
I work hard, but like yesterday’s meeting with my friend it doesn’t often feel like work. I was playing in my Zone of Genius or what I call in my book my Grace Place.
1 Corinthians 15:10 sheds some light on this:
“But by the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not [found to be] for nothing (fruitless and without effect). In fact, I worked harder than all of them [the apostles], though it was not really I, but the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God which was with me.”
It was the grace of God working through me and I was in my grace zone. When you’re doing something you’re good at and you’re graced for, it’s fun.
In contrast, when you’re not good at something it’s no fun at all.
Where’s your Grace Place or your Zone of Genius? Spend more time there. When you step into what God has called you to do and you’re relying on His grace, you can’t help but to change the world around you by His grace which is flowing through you.
Others will describe your life as effortless and you’ll just smile and say “It’s the Grace of God.”