• Fabrice

    Greetings, Tad,
    It has been a long time, Tad. Thanks for this article. It’s great. People in the true niche want to be healed, to be freed. Having quite the same experience behind, we are able to speak from the soul, and to help them at the deepest level…


  • http://marketingforhippies.com Tad Hargrave

    hey fabrice! so good to hear from you :-)

  • Gabriellav1

    You’re brilliant! This post really hit home as I struggle to find what it is I’m meant to be doing. AHHHHH! I’m so excited!

  • http://marketingforhippies.com Tad Hargrave

    gabriella. isn’t it just the simplest and most brilliant notion? i love it so much.

  • Gabriellav1

    YES! This is what I love about this! Simple… almost like: why-didn’t-I-think-of-that-myself? simple! It’s just given me a great starting point.

  • Liz

    Loved your article, Tad, and you spoke so clearly about why this method of choosing a niche would truly enable us to be authentic in our support to others. When I spend time visioning my idea client she ends up being quite a bit like me, or the me I used to be. Fantastic, thank you!!

  • http://WhispersInMotion.com Melowout

    Wonderful article. Powerful information and great insight – a whole new perspective to finding your niche!

  • http://marketingforhippies.com Tad Hargrave

    yes yes! this is just it! our best clients are often in the same place we were. too true!

  • http://marketingforhippies.com Tad Hargrave

    melowout, i’d love to hear what you come up with :-)

  • Neseret

    Thank you for sharing this post. I needed to hear it today. There are times when doubt creeps up about the niche I’ve chosen ( today was one of those days ) but this post validates my belief. I’m on the right track. Blessings and Peace.

  • http://WhispersInMotion.com Melowout

    My niche came to me due to some powerful brainstorming a few years ago. I’ve always been somewhat baffled, confused and disappointed because people never seem to want to listen. I had/have so much important information to share (from my perspective of course) I needed to find another way to do it. So I’ve chosen to work with D/deaf and Hard of Hearing people. They are also in a situation where they can’t get others to listen or understand roadblocks they encounter on a daily basis – issues hearing people never encounter or even think about. I consider myself a Communications Advocate, working toward joining two worlds, one of silence and one of sound.

    About your article, many people have a difficult time figuring out what or where their niche is. This is by far the best I’ve read about ‘finding your niche.’ So happy I found it and I can share the concept with others. :)

  • http://marketingforhippies.com Tad Hargrave

     thanks so much. do you have a website you can share?

  • http://marketingforhippies.com Tad Hargrave

     yay! validation is wonderful when we can get it :-)

  • http://jasonfonceca.com JasonFonceca

    So, so true. Everyone’s been through something, something that really, really hurt them. They’ve been through it, and now they’re in a perfect position to help others who may be in the same place.  For myself, I’d been told all my life that I was a genius, gifted, privileged, and able to do whatever I put my mind to and succeed — so I did. I took the leap, and it wasn’t as simple as everyone said — there was a lot of growth required. Did people support the growth? Sort of :D As life progressed, somehow, most of the people who told me that stopped showing up. Appreciation dried, encouragement left, and I was alone to pursue my vision. Now I encourage, empower, and inspire other visionaries :)

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  • http://www.simpleeserene.com Lee Horbachewski


    Having seen the impact you have made on many people I respect and admire, it was an absolute pleasure and honor to finally see you in action yesterday.

    This post is remarkably honest and pure.  I appreciate how you have utilized stories of others who have taken their wounds and apply them to identifying their niche.  There is such profound wisdom in REAL authenticity, REAL stories.  I have often considered putting the letter RLE at the end of my name…  Lee Horbachewski, RLE  “Real Life Experience”  yes it’s a little sassy, and maybe something I can always bring myself back to, to remember that my expertise is my real life experience and wounds.

    So refreshing and brilliant – thank YOU

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  • Paul Eilers

    Excellent post. I am very much interested in health and nutrition, because of what happened to my dad, who was sick and disabled the last eight years of his life, hooked up to an oxygen machine.

  • http://www.innerblissblog.com/ Alia

    This is so beautifully done, Tad. Thank you for sharing such wisdom. I’m feeling much clearer now about opening up to my niche. You’re amazing.

  • http://marketingforhippies.com Tad Hargrave

    so happy to hear :-)

  • http://www.leavingtheisland.com/ Emma McCreary

    Ah ha! This helped me get the “wounded healer” idea. I used to recoil from the idea of someone who was wounded in a particular way (and hadn’t healed very much) trying to help someone with that same wound. But if they are further along in their journey, then absolutely they’d be the best people to show the way to others.

  • http://marketingforhippies.com Tad Hargrave

    hey emma. exactly. as one of my colleagues put it, ‘if you’re a train wreck, take a break’. but i think we’ve often overcome more than we give ourselves credit for.

  • Shelley Harrison

    Well that just totally rocked. In my energy healing training with the Barbara Brennan School of Healing…the same was taught…that our biggest wound becomes our greatest gift! This is an awesome email Tad….feel I could work with this for a while really writing it all out and getting the map!
    so very helpful indeed…

    Shelley Harrison

  • http://marketingforhippies.com Tad Hargrave

    so glad you liked it so much. i’ll have to check out barbara’s work!

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