Did you know that your gift isn’t your mission? Your gift is your talent or skill. Your mission is how you’re using that gift.
Drumming is my talent. But it’s not my mission. My goal isn’t to perform with a famous band or go on tour with the Blue Man Group (despite a recent April Fool’s post. Lol!). It’s to use drumming to help people heal and break free from what’s holding them back.
Yes, I do play all kinds of drums for fun and with the church band, but that’s not the same.
How well do you articulate your mission?
As I mentioned in my book, Rise Up & Rock, the better you articulate your mission, the better chance you have of finding the right clients, followers, and fans. Your message and your mission isn’t for everyone. You have to define your “beat” so people understand who you are, what you do, and why.
For example, I hid my faith for years and played it safe. However, my personal healing story is all about God, so it’s really not fair to leave that out. Have I lost some followers because I mention my faith? Yep. But I’ve also gained others. The right people will find you. Don’t do a bait and switch or try to be something you’re not.
I’m now much more careful about the podcasts or events I agree to do. If it’s not a good fit, don’t do it! If you do, those people will hop off your newsletter list or social media pages sooner than you can say “Thanks for following!”
Here’s my most recent podcast interview. It was part of an Easter series on the Christian CEO Podcast. I share my entrepreneurial journey, some tips, and how things changed when I included God in my business. Thanks to Kelly Baader for having me back on the show! Click here to listen.
And if you’d like some tips about keeping a steady beat (in drumming and in life), check out my quick video:
How about you? What’s your mission? I’d love to hear about it! Drop a comment below and let me know! Keep on rockin’, my friend!
Dori Staehle lives in the Raleigh, NC area and is a certified drum therapist. Inspirational speaker, author, and owner of Next Stage Drumming. She offers wellness and empowerment programs for individuals and organizations, both with drumming and without. Virtual and in-person programs are available. Click here to schedule a call to find out more!