Since I realised I was a scanner, I have been working through pulling all my interests together, really trying to assess what it is I like about certain activities with the aim of discovering an overarching theme with which I can then brand myself.

Without an overarching theme it can be very difficult to say what I do when asked. For example, If I say I am a web designer, that doesn’t really cover my other interests and skills. And even within the web design field, there is a vast array of different skills one can do; anything from design to user experience, project management to coding.

If you were to take a cursory glance at my cv from my LinkedIn profile you will see I have carried a range of roles in the past 15 years from graphic design to IT support, managing a recording studio and record label to teaching on media degrees, working within healthcare, setting up my own businesses and this doesn’t even cover my non-paid activities.

So trying to assess the elements that I particularly liked and want to do more of is no easy task. This process has been made easier however, by having a coach to help me get my head around what it is I really like doing and want to do more of and -just as important, what I don’t like doing. Its not always the easiest of tasks so bouncing ideas of someone else can really help -especially someone who doesn’t know you as well as they are less emotionally engaged with you and can then ask those tough questions friends and family may not.

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Richard Lalchan

Richard Lalchan is founder of Creatives Hub whose mission is to help as many creatives as possible get rid of the shackles of procrastination, break out of fear, grow in confidence and get stuff done. He also works with individuals and businesses to build their web presence, runs a podcast network and is currently writing his first sci-fi novella.

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