Over the past year I notice people ask me to give them the following for free:
- Information, articles, and my yet-to-be-written book on how I lost a significant amount of weight.
- Tips to learn songs on the guitar efficiently, what my approach to learning a song involves.
- Advice on how to advertise a business by providing a clear message.
- Reasons why I believe in God, despite everything happening in the world around us (and in us).
- Encouragement to make major life decisions.
No one has asked me to give them, for free, a map displaying demographic data.
Which is odd because this is all I ever put down on a career resume. It was, for a while, how I answered the obligatory societal question “what do you do?”
The free part is an important intentional emphasis by the way. It’s an indicator how people sense pure enjoyment and passion coming from me regarding those subject areas, along with expert knowledge. They see my face light up after I’m asked for information on the issues listed above. And I freely give what I know about all of it.
Again, no one has asked me how to make a map.
What do people ask you for? I believe the answer to this question is a major signal leading you in the direction you should head towards.