My Niche

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    So, I went to school and obtained my degree in paralegal studies and business management. I have worked in both fields for years. While working in these fields I started doing taxes in my spare time. I have also been managing the finances of my church for over six years. At the same time I have been trying to open a day care center which has not been to successful due to the economy.

    Anyway, I feel that there is more that I should be doing in the business arena to help people, but I cannot put my finger on what it is. I guess, what I am trying to say is I am looking for my purpose and my business in life. I figured if I put this out there I could get the opinion of others and see if we could help each other in this process.
    -My Niche
     
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    Welcome to our Business Forum MyNiche37, great to meet you here. Thanks for joining and posting.

    Finding our purpose and niche is a long term goal and for some of us it can take the better part of our lives to discover it. It helps to think about the things we enjoy doing most and the jobs we were in or activities we were involved in when we were most happy. This can often give us a clue as to what our purpose is and what we should start spending more time doing.

    Maybe you could please give a little more info on that. E.g. are you seeking employment, planning on starting a business or are you looking for ways to help others in your spare time?
     
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    Hi Fergal;
    Thank you for your response. To answer your question, I am currently employed at the present moment. I am also in the process of trying to open a daycare center and due to the economy it is taking awhile. With all of that going on, I still feel like that is not what I am suppose to be doing. I feel like I am suppose to be running my own company. This company is designed to help people, but what I can't figure out is what type of company it is suppose to be and the main focus of the company.
     
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    MyNiche37 many business owners have started their business by solving their own problems - they had a problem and worked hard to find a solution to that problem, they then realised that lots of other people had the same problem and were able to build a business out of solving the problem for others. Perhaps you can think of a time when you solved a problem for yourself or you can think of a current issue you have, for which there is no readily available solution. Does thinking along those lines help you?
     
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    Good Afternoon Fergal;

    I will take your advise and see what I come up with and let you know.
     
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    Well MyNiche...A warm Welcome....I have also my degree in engg. and Business management.. Have tried hands over lot of projects..But due to Slow adoption rate of people in my country and the way administration is operated coupled with economical factors...I have seen lot of failures in all such projects ...It is really heart relieving to share my story with you..was excellent in academics in both engg. and business management studies.. Still struggling to do what I have always dreamt of....But one thing still keep me going on and that is words from somebody that
    ...It doesn't mean that we will take 20 years time but it signifies that we should keep going because success can knock our door anytime and we should be ready to welcome it at that royal instant.....

    Cheers...Enjoy..!!
     
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    Hello Scifi;

    Thank you so much for those words of encouragement. I plan to keep going, I just can't shake the feeling of not being where I belong. Hopefully the economy will turn around and we can fulfill our dreams.
     
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    Hi MyNiche,

    Is there something that you are good at, or very passionate about, and I don't just mean the fact that you like helping people out. That's being very general, is there something more specific that makes you shine out. Following our passion is a great way to finding inner fulfillment, and if its something that's helping out people in the process what could be a better mix.
     
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    Yeah, a day will come when we will be able to witness our dreams before us in the blissful Light of Rising Sun...!!!

    Toast & Cheers!!:D
     
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    Hi Gary Barzel;
    That is the confusing part, I have done so much until I feel like I should combine everything and make it a business. For example, I have worked in the legal field, taxes, executive assistant, now trying to open a daycare. I love all of these things and they are helpful to others, but I' not sure how to put them together to make them work for me.

    Hi Scifi;

    I see you are some what of a comedian. However, on a serious note,I have done so much until I feel like I should combine everything and make it a business. For example, I have worked in the legal field, taxes, executive assistant, now trying to open a daycare. I love all of these things and they are helpful to others, but I' not sure how to put them together to make them work for me.
     
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    Yeah MyNiche...I am a Comedian..Comedian of Life.. Because it gives me Inspiration and keeps me motivated in the positive sense..Its much better to be one rather than to find the problem for solution in this world when the same is hidden somewhere inside you only hidden by your negative thoughts and extreme worries without trying hands at things.....
    Sorry for harsh words..But no body in this world has time to give you solution for your problem..everybody is too busy in their own ventures...If you have to find problem to your solution, you have to inculcate positive thoughts in your mind by self suggestion...
    Alas!! If you say that's a comedy..I am proud to be a Comedian..That's what drives me apart from bringing a smile on others face too....

    Again Cheers(Serious)
     
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    MyNiche37 I read before that good businesses do a few things really well and that great businesses do one thing really well. Having a broad range of skills and experience is great. However, your business is more likely to be successful if it is brilliant at something that is valued by potential customers. Based on your broad range of experience is there any one thing that you would like to specialise in?
     
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    your words are really encouraging.. i was also feeling low about my work but when i cam across your post on this thread,i just felt relaxed..
    all my dilemmas disappeared..thanx a lot..
     
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    Hi Scifi;

    Thank you for you advise. I will apply it to my life.
     

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