The key to finding your treasure lies in your ability to answer the question: What problems are you meant to solve?
Another way to state this question is what needs are you meant to fulfill? Generally, problems create needs. So, these problem/need combinations can be personal, local, and/or global.
One important way to approach this question is to think about your past struggles. We are often passionate about the issues that arise out of our struggles and challenges. Sometimes we might not even be aware of how we were and are shaped by struggle. It might not have even been a struggle that you were conscious of. For example, a parent that is struggling with finances might be inclined to take on more than one job, basically reducing the amount of time that parent is able to spend with their child. Thus, the child who grows up feeling distant from their parent, might not realize that the genesis of that struggle was financial strain.
You might spend some time thinking through these questions:
Finally, are you passionate about any of these issues?
Do you see these as potential areas in which you might add value and solve problems? Then you’ve found your hidden treasure!
Coach Cal has been the founder and CEO of seven businesses and has been a successful entrepreneur for more than 30 years. His businesses all lead back to his passion for financial training through biblical principles.