Hey everybody, Dmitri Bilgere here. I just wanted to talk a little bit today about what are you best at.
I saw last weekend Cirque du Soleil, and it really reminded me of just how well it is possible to do something. I would swear I saw many things that were impossible to do, they did it so well. And if you’ve ever watched Cirque du Soleil or seen one of their videos or something, you know what I’m talking about. And it was a real reminder for me about how well it is possible to do things. Just seeing Cirque du Soleil, seeing how well they did stuff—everything was off the charts, every single detail.
And it inspired me and it made me really think about, What do I do well? And this is an important question, because we can’t do everything well—like, Cirque-du-Soleil-well. We can’t be our best at everything. And I think in a lot of ways that really doesn’t matter.
For instance, I’m one of these people, I like community theater. And community theater is often not the best theater you’ll ever see by a long shot. But what I like about it is it’s people doing something. These are people who could have been sitting on the couch watching TV, but instead they decided they were going to put on a play. And to me, that just charges me up. Just seeing people do that, it excites me, and I really appreciate it. Even if it’s not good, it’s like, “Wow, they did something.”
So this whole thing of being the best in the world, or what are you incredibly great at—it doesn’t always matter, and we can’t always be incredibly great at everything. But you should know the one or two areas that you are committed to having a Cirque du Soleil level of excellence so that you can focus on those areas and not really worry so much about the others.
For me, there’s two areas. It’s the work I do in terms of the workshops I run and the coaching I do, like the Inner King Training or facilitation trainings—I want those to be like Cirque du Soleil level great, like, mind boggling. I think with the Inner King Training we hit that mark a lot, but I’m always thinking about that. How can it be better? How can it be truly my best work? And for individual coaching, the same sort of thing.
And the other area is in communicating about what I do. I want to have Cirque du Soleil level perfection in my marketing, in my messaging, in how I help people be helped by me. So knowing that, I can stop thinking about being off-the-charts great at everything else. I can know that okay is good enough. Because you hear people say, “The best is the enemy of the good,” right? If you’re always going for the best in every area, you’re not going to be good in very many or any.
I think that’s really true. There are some areas in your life, one or two areas, where you need to say, “I’m going to be the best in the world and I’m really going to knuckle down on that and become absolutely amazing.” And then other areas, allow yourself to simply be good or even less.
Since I’ve been thinking this way more in the last week, it’s really helped focus me and helped me let go of things that aren’t really that important, and really double down on the couple-three things that are.
So anyway, leave me a message, or leave me a comment if you want. Let me know you’re here. Share what you are committed to be best at. And I’ll talk to you all soon.