Find your niche! (or interest, passion, what you love, or whatever you call it) This is one of the most complicated pieces of advice I’ve seen on social media. It is also one of the most common question people have about themselves. Algorithm, platforms, etc., will all change but your niche most likely will not, if you ACTUALLY find it.
Finding your niche is not just a social media advice, it’s also a life advice. Confucius even said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Since you are reading this, you are probably struggling in finding your niche just like I was. I actually still am, but the picture is getting clearer, and I wanted to use this blog to help you get there. Spoiler: This is NOT a step by step guide, only you can get yourself there.
I remember telling one of my friends that I didn’t have a hobby just a few years ago. It normally doesn't take me long to learn something (on the surface level) but it also doesn’t take long for me to get bored. So, I really admired the people who has found their thing, so... how do I find mine? Fast forward to today, not only did I find photography as my hobby, I have also turned it into a profession.
My secret? Try everything that interests you and it is absolutely OK to quit if you get bored. How do you know if you like or don’t like something if you’ve never even tried it? I remember my parents would always tell me to stick to one thing and keep going no matter what. So, I always try to push myself to stick with something even when I didn’t like it. Now I realized that it was a really bad advice. The first step to finding your niche (or anything in life) is to be self-aware and mindful. You need to know what you might like before you can find what you like.
Try different things that interest you and one of them will stick. Yes, this may take a while, but I think this is the reason why many of the successful people you see today became successful later in life.
The ultimate secret is to start. Everything will seem overwhelming and scary before you start because you don’t know what's going to happen! Once you decide to start, break everything up into practical, small steps to move yourself forward. Small wins!
The world is a very noisy place, there are all kinds of distractions and people you can compare yourself to. Not everyone's success is the same and it might seem like the easiest way is to copy one of them. DON’T! Be authentically yourself and the world will take note, but if you try to be like others, you will always be a stunt double.
This also serves as a reminder for myself and let me know how you do!