Have you had someone mention “zone of brilliance” to you? Have you heard about it in a coaching or training session? I imagine you have. It’s become a bit of a meme recently. But, what does it really mean? What is your zone of brilliance, how do you find out, and why would you want to?

Your zone of brilliance encompasses qualities, character traits and skills that come naturally to you — the gifts you walk into this world with. You don’t have to try to be good at them. When you apply effort, it feels effortless, even if you’re learning something new. It feels easy and even joyful. This is also where you experience the state of “flow.” Time stops. You find new inspiration, almost as if by magic.

Why would you want to identify and spend time in your zone of brilliance? Because when you identify your zone of brilliance and devote consistent time and energy to developing it, you often excel beyond others’ expectations and abilities and create significant success for yourself and them. Depending on your focus, you can cultivate and leverage your zone of brilliance into that focus.

One way to identify your zone of brilliance is to take the Via Character Strengths assessment: https://www.viacharacter.org/ This assessment identifies your top character strengths – the qualities you can rely on to thrive. For example, my top strength is an appreciation of beauty and excellence. By knowing this strength is in my zone of brilliance, I can call on it to support others by helping them identify their own zone of brilliance, for example.

When you identify and enhance your zone of brilliance, you are equipped to create a life and work that are not only fulfilling and joyful, but also can support others who don’t share your particular gifts. I am deeply grateful for the individuals who have a gift for technology in their zone of brilliance — they make my life so much easier and less stressful!

Do you know your zone of brilliance? If not, I’d love to support you to discover and engage it so you can experience your true potential, whether your focus is speaking, leading or creating new possibilities. I can be reached at Andrea@AndreaBeaulieu.com.