I recently discovered a book that I just had to read. It’s called The 3 Levels of Self-Awareness by Richard E. Foster.
The book is a lot more than just a bunch of random quotes, though. The author discusses the three major levels of self-awareness, the meta-cognitive, meta-analytical, and meta-practical levels of self-awareness. Each level seems to cover different aspects of self-awareness and it’s not hard to see that each covers a different aspect of self-awareness.
The meta-practical level of self-awareness is the best example of what I was talking about. It shows how we go from unaware to aware. It also shows the power of our meta-awareness. If all of the information we have about ourselves has been collected and organized by our meta-self, then we can better understand what we should be doing. As it turns out, we use meta-awareness when we want to do something specific, not when we want to do something general.
For example, I know what it is I want to do right now and that’s to create a new website. But I also know it’s a general goal, and that’s great, but I can’t do that because there’s too much information about me that’s already been organized by my meta-self. It’s like a car that’s in need of a new engine, but the mechanic that’s trying to fix the engine doesn’t know about the car’s engine.
Now that’s niche overlap. That’s not the only way to use your meta-self. Sure, it is good to have a specific goal for your meta-self, but you should also use your meta-self to create a specific goal. That way you can learn more about yourself and make sure you don’t make mistakes that could cause you to fall short of your goal. As a general rule, you should only use your meta-self to create general, vague goals.
I think niche overlap is important because it helps you avoid the traps that can hold a person back. I mean, if a person has a general goal of creating a more successful business, then they can use their meta-self to try to increase their success rate. So, they can, for example, use their meta-self to try to get into a more prominent position in a business through one of the many different means that exist.
This is exactly why niche overlaps are important. I don’t want my meta-self telling me I have to write this blog post. I don’t want my meta-self telling me that I have to create a graphic novel. I don’t want my meta-self telling me that I have to try to become a better writer. I want my meta-self to tell me that I have to create a better blog post, so I can write better blog posts.
You can see where I’m going with this one. Sure, this blog post could have been created by a person who actually knew what they were doing, but you still wouldn’t get much out of it, because they’re not that person. They’re just someone who wants a better life. That’s my niche overlap.
Now that youve met me, I have no interest in helping you become a better writer, because I dont care if you become a better writer. Just like Im not interested in helping you become a better blog post, im not interested in helping you become a better blogger. You dont need me to tell you what to do. I like my niche overlaps.
niche overlaps are a good way to get to know your target audience. By telling them about what your target audience finds interesting, you can make sure that they enjoy what you’re offering. For example, in my own niche overlap, I make sure that I tell my readers that I’m a writer and that I like writing. This way, I know that you’ll enjoy reading my book and that you want to learn more about me.