Who Am I?
Person Type #1 | There are people in this world who have one main portion of their life which is dedicated to a certain skillset they posses. They put all their eggs in one basket and specialize in one thing. They know exactly who they are and what they were designed to do.
Their biggest fear? “What if I lose the one thing that defines who I am, and I become nothing?”
Person Type #2 | Then there are people who are multitalented who succeed in multiple areas. The “jack of all trades,” if you will. These people don’t have one main skill, they have multiple interests and are incredibly versatile in their workplace and hobbies.
Their biggest fear? “What if I never settle down? What if I never specialize in one area and I can’t achieve in life because of it?”
Often times, these two completely different design of people compare themselves to one another, when they should be embracing each other.
Allow me to further explain.
Person type 2 knows a little about a lot of things, but they don’t specialize. Instead, they usually stick with a broad area field in which they feel is their niche and they run with it. They work extra hard to learn what excellence looks like and bounce around from job to job under the same field trying to figure out a sweet spot to land. In the process of switching from job to job, they are acquiring experience and new skills they will be able to use in the future. These people often carry an entrepreneurial mindset due to the thought that constantly passes their mind “there is NO job out there that allows me to succeed in every area I love, so I’m going to MAKE a job that does.” And thus, new businesses are born.
Person type 1 knows what they want and will do anything to get the job they desire. These people work incredibly hard to be the master of their field. They have a clear picture of what they want their life to look like and they know exactly who they are. They are highly skilled in their area, but are often intimidated by and replaced with person type 2 due to their lack of possessing multiple skills. Companies hire people who can handle multiple jobs with excellence, which causes person type 1 to be either…
A) Shoved into a person type 2 job where they don’t belong.
B) Replaced with a person type 2, who will be hired to do more for the same price.
I know what all you person type 1 people are thinking. “If person type 2 is so great why don’t you just marry them, GOSH.” Well, instead of being intimidated by them, you should be embracing them. Here’s why:
Person type 2 knows excellence when they see it because they’ve been there. These people know how hard it is to do what you do and be as good as you are when you specialize. Person type 1 is the excellence person type 2 needs to succeed.
When you know what’s good, when you have multiple skills but no specialty - you have the capacity to be a leader. A business owner. The delegator. Person type 1 sees the value in person type 2 more than anyone could ever understand.
Person Type #1 | The Leader
Person Type #2 | The Succeeder
Don’t get discouraged if you are not in a place that sees your worth. We live in a world of entrepreneurship! Find your people. Find people you work well with. Find the opposing person-type. You NEED each other. There’s no room for comparison when there’s nothing to compare! You are unique.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Which type of person resonates with you? Comment below!