In a nutshell, here’s how you grow your Native Genius. It’s not as hard as we sometimes make it, but it does take faith and consistency.
You have the spark of something that lights you up. You want to give yourself to that thing a little more — whether it’s a new yoga class, a recipe, or some fascination at work.
If you haven’t been getting sparks lately, well it is Covid, but also your sparks may have gone dormant because you’re not listening. Pay attention to the smallest glimpses of fascination. This will wake up your sparks.
Then give yourself permission to engage the spark. Take a tiny leap of faith — even if you don’t know where it’s going.
Start a virtuous cycle... Tiny spark > Tiny Leap > Tiny spark > Tiny Leap >
“But what about big pivots?!” you might ask. Sure, they’re possible, but most of us have responsibilities and can’t turn our lives on a dime. So MORPHING is usually more realistic. It’s better than waiting for someday. Morphing leads to great decisions because you get to “try before you buy” versus making a huge change and hoping it's the right move.
MORPH from where you are to where you want to be. The spark is a signal from your Native Genius. You don’t have to know what it means for your career before you take action. The spark, in and of itself, is knowledge about your Native Genius. Take action on that knowledge. By taking action, you learn more about your Native Genius. Morphing is the virtuous cycle – it advances your knowledge of your Native Genius and your ability to act on it.
MORPHING is a muscle. Start working it with tiny leaps of faith.