Is Your Niche Keeping You Boring and Broke?

by on June 6, 2011

We’ve all heard it over and over again ~

“If you wanna be rich, ya gotta find a niche.”

Why, even this goddess has preached on the value of finding your niche.

Spending hours trying to summarize everything I do, and all that I am, into a 30 second elevator speech.

It was Hard!

And it took, like, forevah!

And at the end of the day, it still didn’t sit well with me.

I felt cramped. Confined. Boxed in.

Worst of all, one-dimensional and boring! *gasp*

Here’s what I did.

Well, there you have it!
Sweet heresy.

What do you think?
Has your niche ever seemed confining and claustrophobic ~ or do you relish it’s structure?

Comment and share, dahlings.
This is a big topic.

Bliss-ings,
the goddess known as Jacqui

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aka Star Bridges June 6, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Although I am just beginning…….I too have already thought about the “boxed-in” confining feeling of “just” representing myself as a Divorced Diva. I agree…..we are SO much more. Thanks for once again being a leader that is not afraid to “step outside the box!” You are Marvelous !

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Jacqueline Gates June 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I honestly don’t think we should be “just” anything ~ don’t you agree, Star?

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Holly June 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I can’t say it has been boring, yet!! I am narrowing my niche, but am grateful for your stand on not narrowing it too much to get to that “bored” state, or very select state so that I block out some people. As you have mentioned with your hiphop/rapper who you connected with via yoga.. if you don’t have some other things to talk about, you may not attract all who need to hear from you. Great post Goddess!
Holly´s last blog post ..Age is a Curse and There is Nothing I Can Do About It

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Jacqueline Gates June 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm

You got it, Ms Holly! By sharing More of you, you ‘cast your net’ wider, so to speak, and those who like what you say about one thing,
will be more inclined to listen to what you say about another.

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Mouh June 7, 2011 at 11:01 am

Something like this happened to me before. I felt bored and I was actually boring my readers. I then decided to be myself and share things about my personal life instead of just focusing on my niche. It did work for me! After that, people really started to be interested in what I was initially saying! I didn’t think of this as a strategy to draw people’s attention. It just happened by magic! That’s why I totally agree with what you said. I guess one reason this works is that people don’t trust a website or a product. They trust the person behind it.

Thanks a lot for this wonderful video! It was so informative and relaxing. 🙂

Have a wonderful day!
Mouh

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Jacqueline Gates June 7, 2011 at 3:07 pm

YES! That’s exactly what happens, Mouh. People trust people – not websites!
Thanks so much for sharing your insights.

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Jacqueline Gates June 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Mouh, when you said “People don’t trust a website or a product. They trust the person behind it.” ~ that’s the absolute truth.
I’m glad you found out for yourself, sir.
Spread the word!

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Stephen June 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Once upon a time and possibly yesterday, there was a debate in educational circles as to whether the focus ought to be specialization, with career goal in mind, or general, harkening back to the classic liberal arts degree, with “Renaissance Man” and Humanists like Erasmus before that.

The advantage of the first may be summarized in division of labor, so crucial to modern life. Imagine having to grow one’s own wheat and spin one’s own cotton and wool. The advantage of the second was that it prepared citizens for living life, curve balls and all.

In truth, we cannot make do without either, though as a man, so to speak, of the church (though not of the cloth), I prefer to see all subsumed under the queen of sciences, theology, since God afterall made and manages the whole show.

But please forgive me if parallels with your proposed tension between elevator speech and life are less apparent than in my peculiar synapses.
Stephen´s last blog post ..Resume Lay Out- A step to success

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Christian Lafoy June 24, 2011 at 6:41 am

After I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now each time a remark is added I get four emails with the identical comment. Is there any manner you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

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Jacqueline Gates June 25, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Hi Christian, I can imagine how annoying that is!!
At the bottom of the email there should be a link to unsubscribe from the comments.
That should sort it out for you.

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howtochangeyourlife June 28, 2011 at 6:50 am

Hey Goddess…I love your videos, so authentic and open which is refreshing in the Internet marketing world. I also struggled with the ‘niche’ thing and you’re right we’ve just got to be us, that is uttely and completely deliciously us and the passion comes through and so with it the results. I think its being first, doing second and having third.
That way we do more with less effort and have greater impact.

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Jacqueline Gates June 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Thank you, sweet soul.
They say ‘Be, Do, Have’ in that order for a reason, right?

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