Can I really get better every day?

zone of genius

It’s easy to get trapped in what we do well – rather than moving on to things that are in our Zone of Genius. What are four areas of activities and how can we keep getting better and better – and closer to our Unique Ability – every day?

Episode #662 May 03, 2019

Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Gay Hendricks in his book The Big Leap recommends we divide our activities into four categories:

Zone of Incompetence

These are activities that you are not good at. They tend to be where you experience the most failure and they feel like an energy suck. You should eliminate those incompetent activities.

Zone of Competence

These are activities that you are good at but there are a lot of people who could do better. You should delegate your competent activities.

Zone of Excellence

These are things you are skilled at and have cultivated over time. You may have a reputation for these activities, but no passion. Many people keep doing them to pay the bills. You should systemize excellence activities.

Zone of Genius

These are your unique abilities. They are often innate rather than learned. These are the things you love — that you are passionate about and every day you get better and better at them. These are the things you want to expand doing. My goal is to expand to 75% of my time being spent on my unique ability activities.


'Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16Click To Tweet


8 Questions To Ask Yourself to Mine Your Own Acres of Diamonds and Unearth the Opportunities that Exist In Your Life –  

Free to Focus – Michael Hyatt

The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks

Deep Work – Cal Newport

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