In school, I was a high achiever and I loved being involved in school events, representing the school where ever I could. I was not competing with anyone but I was aiming for satisfaction through results that made the people I cared for happy-my parents & my family. Unfortunately, dark times came and I found myself in depression from Chronic Cluster Headaches.
During this time I joined a band at my university and enjoyed performing for the people who would gather around us to see us do our thing. My condition became worse and I left the university and the band, moving back home. I picked up skateboarding, which was an old hobby. I would practice early mornings and people would gather around me. Kids would ask me to teach them and I loved it. I emailed the number 1 skateboarding website and they asked me to represent them in the region. Some more troubles came and I could not take the offer. It wasn’t all for waste as I continuously learned to perform for a specific audience with search of mutual satisfaction.
Few years later, while still recovering I was lucky enough to come across some mentors and friends who introduced me to the world of investments and businesses. I started performing again and people started noticing. Once again I felt mutual satisfaction but this time it was different. I was engaged in learning, growing and challenging myself like never before. I started to get invites to speak at events, as a young professional still working to make things happen.
My advice to myself and anyone looking for success and satisfaction is to find an audience you love pleasing and perform for them. In business terms that would mean finding the right market and working to solve their problems. You will find that all the people we look up to were more or less doing the same.