I ponder that question all of the time.
In my life, I wear many hats... from being a father, a husband, a teacher, a painter, a lawnmower, a referee, a president, a coach, and the list goes on and on.
But it makes me WHO I am.
I've learned a LOT from other people, and one of the best pieces of advice that a prominent Division 1 basketball official friend of mine gave me last summer was this:
It makes so much sense, but can be so confusing if you're not in your niche.
All of those "hats" that I wear cause me to heed that advice of "Hear, listen, and apply."
When you can do that on a consistent basis... you'll find that you're in your "sweet spot"... your "zone" ... or whatever you want to call it.
Not that everything runs perfectly, but it's pretty neat when it does run "smoothly."
Sometimes the busier I am, the more I can find out WHO I am, and WHAT my niche is.
Who are YOU, and what's YOUR niche? Can you hear me now?