Staying in Your Lane

Staying in your lane.

Sounds a little harsh, right? You’re probably thinking, “What do you mean stay in your lane? I’m supposed to try new things.” 

You’re right. You are. And don’t stop doing that. But what I want to dive into a little bit is how to try new things and shoot for the stars within your area of expertise. 

Maybe a better term for this is match making.

Match making is finding what you and your team do well, and doing that with all you got. 

By this point you should know your area of expertise. Whatever it is, no matter the industry, write down what you do well. Maybe you write songs, calculate numbers, plan events, etc. Whatever you do, identify what aspect of it is your expertise.

Once you know what you do well, build on that. Want to become an expert in your field? It’s not about knowing a lot about everything, it’s about knowing a lot about your thing.

Once you’ve found the perfect match for you and your team, it will be easy to pour everything you’ve got into it because both you and your team will love every minute of it.

So, take some time to ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What is my area of expertise?

  2. What do I know about it currently?

  3. How can I grow and improve?

  4. What steps can I take today to start growing in that specific area?

In summary, don’t try to be amazing at everything. You’’ wear yourself thin. Find your lane, your match, and crush it.

Elijah Hollis