One of the biggest challenges digital coaches face is niche alignment. In this podcast, I walk through a nine-point checklist to help you validate your topic.

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What you will learn in this podcast?

What are the core elements to check if you are congruent with your topic?
What is the 9 point check list to valid your chosen niche?
How to nail your topic and make a difference in the world?
siddharth rajsekar

Siddharth Rajsekar aka Sidz is a college drop-out, "musician turned digital geek", a spiritually grounded minimalist, father of 2, and husband of a loving wife. He founded the Internet Lifestyle Hub in 2018 to fix the education and employment system for good. Currently, he is helping over 11,000+ coaches, teachers, and experts digitize their knowledge. He’s an international best-selling author of the book You Can Coach and is on a mission to help 1,000,000 people live a lifestyle of freedom!

    141 replies to "How To Know Whether You’re Aligned To Your Niche Or Not"

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    • Sangeeta Naik

      9 aspects of my niche : Leadership growth
      Congruence : my past experience is going to work here.. I can have a group of global players. Patterns of the story
      Passion : I am learning. Become a leader whether you are at the top or not. I have an unfair advantage over it. A natural flair to have ownership in doing things that help people grow. And creating content while doing it
      Purpose : Impacting a billion people over 150 countries to be more, grow more
      Experience: 25+ years in helping people to a bigger goal. It is instant.
      Skills : I listen to people most of the time, their choice of words, whether they are teachable, or what else will help them grow whether they submit to my teaching or not. It comes naturally
      Message to the world : Anybody who can start small and engage consistently, they can discover a method that will help humanity
      Who do you want to become? I want to be an influencer. This will come into the picture where the system comes to a halt somehow and needs an extra ordinary push, some how. That is where I come in..
      What does the world really want – they want good people to lead them into become more
      Are people willing to pay for it? Everybody needs it. It requiires a bit of creating an offer..

    • Ayushi Jain

      #ilhdeeplearner #deeplearners
      Takeaways:
      • Congruence and alignment is imperative.
      • What do you really enjoy doing?
      • Do you have the talent and passion for your niche?
      • Purpose – Does this have a spiritual connection?
      • Do you have enough experience in your niche? Are you willing to put more time into learning more about it?
      • Turn experience into skills.
      • What problem do you want to fix?
      • Who do you want to become?
      • What do people want? What’s trending?
      • Will people pay you for it?

    • Kapeel Gupta

      9 Elements to choose an aligned niche
      —————————————–
      1. Passion: Do you really love what you do?
      2. Do you have a natural talent for your niche?
      3. Purpose: Is it beyond Money? Does it have a spiritual connection?
      4. Experience: Do you have subject matter expertise? Are you willing to learn more?
      5. Skills: Do you know the tools of the trade? Are you comfortable with them?
      6. Message: Which problem do you wish to fix for this world?
      7. Become: Who do you wish to become? Whom do you aspire to be?
      8. Need: What does the world really want?
      9. Payout: Are people willing to pay you?

    • Shanthi Mangalan

      Explained about niche clarity by validation
      The 9 checkpoints elements are-
      1. Passion-Love what you do
      2.Talent-Do what you feel easy and crackable
      3.Purpose-Solve bigger problems, help many
      4.Experience-Have your interest and expertise
      5.Skills- Improvised skillset, keep getting updated
      6.Message-Have a mission,Vision statement
      7.Become-Your improvised version evolves in the process
      8.World Wants Identification
      9.Get paid for problem solving

      Free resource- Niche clarity Blueprint

      @shanthimanggalan #misha

    • Supriya Singh

      Alignment with the niche
      Past story and life experience and pattern are aligned with your teaching
      Natural talent inbuilt in you
      Creative content
      Purpose to help others
      Subject matter expertise
      Experience in niche
      Skills and tools of that knowledge
      Message to the world
      Congruence is most important
      Who do you want to become and aspire it to be
      What the world really wants
      Are people willing to pay for the knowledge you are providing

    • Rajesh K Patel

      People shift their niche when they find they are not making money or don’t get any response. Below are 9 Elements that can serve as checklist to validate your Niche
      1- Find out your True Passion – Any activity doing which you lose track of time and continue doing whole life
      2- Find your Natural Talent – What comes naturally to you and have advantage over others
      3- Find Strong Purpose – YOUr purpose should be beyond money, spiritual connection, serve people,
      4- Experience – Enough Experience in the topic of subject, willing to put in hours to learn more, you can do faster
      5- Skills – Hands On Knowledge and Tools of the Trade is very important, You should be able to demonstrate your skills and not just theoretical. Think of Skills that you have edge
      6- Message to the World – What do you want to change in the world, what Problem can you fix
      7- Who do you Aspire to Be – Who is your Ideal , Who Inspires you – Start working towards that aspiration
      8- What is the World Really Want
      9- Are People Willing to Pay You what you want
      Your Past Experience & Life Patters should be congruent to what you are teaching. Alignment of Backstory, Experience and Life Patterns should be aligned – That’s when you have found your Niche..

    • ViveK

      Nine Different points to check your Niche – Validating and Alignment with you as a person

      Congruence – How your persona can align with past experience, backstory, and pattern of life

      1. Passion – Activity if you do more and can spend hours and hours and can do rest of the life.

      2. Natural Talent – Find easy to learn and one topic where you have an unfair advantage over others from childhood.
      I like doing content and repurposing the content and presentation

      3. Purpose: Align with a bigger purpose, do you feel deeply connected not only with money but a spiritual connect

      4. Experience: Enough experience, subject matter expertise, and also willingly ready to learn and fast than others example of 10000 Hours rule.

      5. Skills: Hands-on, tools of trades, campaigns design all nuts and bolts to be successful and become an authority

      6. Message to the world: What you want to change the world and what you want to fix the problem for the world

      7. Become: Who do you want to become, aspire to be and what strong reason why do want to become.

      8. World really wants: Understanding the growing points.

      9. Payment: Whether people are ready to pay for it, check the potential and if people are ready to pay for it.

    • Aman Juneja

      9 pointers to evaluate if the niche aligns well or not💜

      Congruence : if our past experience, back story and our values, patterns all falls into place then that’s our niche

      1. Interest – if we can do this for rest of our life then that’s our niche; if we don’t get bored rather we feel more energetic doing it
      2. Natural talent – if it’s easy to learn for us, and if it comes so natural to us – then that’s natural for us (for me It’s spirituality, meditation – I so love it)
      3. Bigger purpose: if there is deep connect , bigger purpose of helping others and Creating, brining about a major impact
      4. Experience: if we have a deep experience on the topic; having a deep experience also makes us more natural
      5. Skills: are we really hands on; do we really have that major hands on skills which gives edge over others
      6. Message to the world; big problem that can be fixed for the world;
      7. Who do you want to become: traits or characters we aspire to imbibe ; who do I want to become – if it aligns well with all the above points then that adds majorly to the niche selection
      8. What does the world really wants – more external than internal
      9. Are people willing to pay for it: is it really a sellable service or product (more research may help us figure this out)

      Patterns of life, back story is congruent with all the skills we have imbibed in this life’s journey – then that’s our niche 💜

      🙌

    • Gargi Arya

      #ilhdeeplearner
      #ilhfamily

      The principle is congruence, everything you teach should be in alignment! Your back story, patterns of your life, and your experiences.

      The first checkpoint is passion! If you never get bored by this, then this niche is for you.
      The second is what is the topic you have a natural talent with – it comes naturally to you – an inborn talent for you!
      The third checkpoint is purpose – is it something you feel deeply feel connected to?
      The fourth is all about subject matter expertise – do you have experience in your niche where you can do things better than others? Can you do them at a fast pace compared to others?
      The fifth checkpoint is skilled, you must have hands-on knowledge, do you know the tools and techniques? Are you an implementer yourself? Are you really walking the talk? What skills do you have which help you to come on top?
      The sixth is what do you want to change in this world? What is the message? What is the problem you want to solve? Is it congruent with the above checkpoints?
      The seventh point is who do you want to become and what are the traits you want to imbibe in yourself? Who do you aspire to be? Find a role model and start following their steps!
      The eighth and ninth points are more external.
      What does the world really want? What is the problem the world is facing?
      Are people willing to pay you for the topic? Can you be paid if you have a solution?

      If all of them are aligned, then you can be sure that your niche is going to work!
      It all depends on the patterns of your life, past stories, and experiences!

      Let’s give the gift we hold within to the people by helping them live a life by design.
      My topic is all about life coaching and helping others gain the 3C’s of life – Clarity, Consistency, and Courage and I am proud that all the 9 points are right for me!
      Thank you so much Siddharth sir, you inspire!

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        WOw! Good notes taken

      • Nivedita Brahma

        Big fan of you Gargi. God bless you sis 🙂

    • Sumesh Chhabria

      1. Do you Really Love What you do.
      2. Is the Niche comes naturally to you.
      3. Purpose – Do you feel connected with it ?
      4. Experience.
      5. Skills. Do you know the tools of the trait ?
      6. What is your Message to the World ?
      7. Who you want to Become ?
      8. What the world really Wants ?
      9. Will the people really Pay for it ?

      #IlhDeepLearner

    • Vinodkumar Desai

      9 Different Criteria to find you are aligned with Niche or not –

      Validating Niche

      1. Be a passion in the topic
      2. Natural talent in the topic
      3. Is the underlying purpose behind the topic
      4. Do you have experience in the number of hours
      5. Are you hands on in terms of skill
      6. Does this topic has the message you want to share with the world
      7. Is there aspiration who you wants to become
      8. Do you think world wants this topic
      9. People is willing to pay you for

      all of 9 should align with the Niche

      Thanks for Sharing.

      #ilhdeeplearner
      #ilhfamily

    • Anand Choudhury

      My Biggest Takeaways on How to Validate your Niche?

      Alignment is the key word.

      Principle – Congruence. When your past life story aligns with your niche. Do something that you are passionate about and allign your back story, experience and life patterns.

      1. Passion – What’s the one topic where time just stops and you can spend hours? Something that you can do for the rest of your life.
      2. Natural Talent – What’s that one topic which you’re naturally talented at? What’s the topic where you have that extra edge and an unfair advantage. That’s the are you have to choose.
      3. Purpose – Is your niche alligned with your bigger purpose beyond money? Does it have a spiritual connection? Sidz is doing charity beyond business and its driving him to grow more.
      4. Experience – Do you have enough experience? Have you clocked the hours and gained subject matter expertise? Can you do it faster than others?
      5. Skills – Are you hands on? Do you know the skills? Are you a practitioner of that knowledge? Your hands on experience gives you the authority to teach.
      6. Message – What’s the big problem you want to change in the world? Your message has to be congruent with your passion, natural talents, purpose, experience and skills.
      7. Become – Who do you want to become? What are the traits and characteristics of the person you aspire to be? Have an aspiration goal of who you want to become.
      8. What does the world really want? What are the trends and the big current problems?
      9. Are people really ready to pay you for it?

      Are the patterns of your life and your back story congruent with the experiences and the skills you have developed?

      If the answer is yes, that’s the niche you have to pick.

    • Ganga Narayan Das

      Niche Validation
      9 Qs to evaluate to check aligned or not

      1. Congruence, back story, patterns of life, aligned with core
      2. Passion – What it is that you like to do?, Do you have a natural talent in you? What is the topic, that you have an unfair advantage over others
      3. Purpose – Is this niche has beyond you, does it have a spiritual purpose?
      4. Experience – Do you Have enough experience, or are you willing to put more hours in, to learn
      5. Skills – Do you have the skill. Are you hands on? Have you been a practitioner of your niche. For hours and hours. Edge over others
      6. What is your message to the world? What is that big problem, you want to solve for the world?
      7. Who do you want to become, who do you aspire to be?
      8. What does the world really want? What is the big problem world facing
      9. Are the people ready to pay you for your knowledge?

    • DR.R .K DUA

      NICHE VALIDATION

      NARROW DOWN THE NICHC FOR ALIGNMENT WITH NICHE.

      1. CONGRUENCE WITH EMOTIONAL STORY.PAST EXPERIENCE WITH PRESENT PATTERN
      2. PASSION….LOVE TO THE THING INDEFINITELY WITHOUT GETTING BORED
      3. NATURAL TALENT IN IT…ONE THAT IN WHICH YOU HAVE AN UPPER EDGE
      4. PURPOSE.. BIGGER PURPOSE NOT THE MONEY AS PURPOSE
      5. EXPERIENCE…CHECK YOUR EXPERTISE IN THE SUBJECT
      6. SKILLS…..BETTR TO HAVE HANDS ON KNOWLEDGE ON THE SUBJECT.
      7. MESSAGE TO THE WORD., WHAT IS THE BIG THING YOU WANTO CHANGE, CONGRUENT WITH NICHE
      8. WHO DO YOU WANT TO BECOME , ASPIRE TO BE…ASPIRATIONAL GOAL FIXED
      9. WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED..
      10. ARE PEOPLE WILLING TO PAY.. IF NEED PAYMENT WILL COME

    • Ravi T Sharma

      Principle
      Congruence – Past experience, back story patterns of life: our niche should congruent to our past experience, story, passion and belief.

      1. Passion : We should have passion for that topic
      2. Natural Talent: Easy to learn, unfair advantage than others
      3. Purpose : Niche should have bigger purpose, spiritual connection
      4. Experience: We need to have subject matter experties, if not we should be ready to invest time to learn
      5. Skills: experience should lead to skills, we should have hands on skills on tools, technology
      6. Message: what we want to change in the world
      7. Become: Who do we want to become. What are the characteristic we want to have
      8. Trends: What is the world really want
      9. willingness to pay: Whether people are ready to pay to us.

    • vikash

      ○ Congruence
      § Past experience aligned with topic that you teach
      § Ask yourself if your backstory, experience and patterns of your life is congruent with the skills that you have developed and if that’s the case, then you have found your niche
      ○ 9 Checkpoints to assess alignment
      § Passion
      □ You do more of it, but don’t get bored or tired of it
      § Talent
      □ Do you have a natural talent in it. Does it come easily.
      □ Do you have any topic where you feel unfair advantage over others
      § Purpose
      □ Is it aligned with a bigger purpose – does it have a spiritual connection
      § Experience
      □ Have you clocked the hours in your particular topic
      □ Are you willing to put more hours to learn more
      □ 10 000 hr rule
      § Skills
      □ Do you know the tools of the trade
      □ Are you a practitioner of your trade
      § Message to the World
      □ What impact do you want to have and what problem do you want to fix in the world e.g Education system
      § Become
      □ Who do you want to become and what do you aspire to be
      □ Set the vision and work towards it
      § Trends
      □ What does the world really want
      § Monetize
      Are people willing to pay you for the solution that you are proposing

    • Suma

      The checkpoints to know if I have chosen the right niche
      Passion, alignment, skillset, hands-on, Message, desire, need, and are people ready to pay for it?

    • Bijal Doshi

      Nice Podcast…

    • Srimaya Mahapatra

      😲 Super deep dive into the 9 CHECK POINTS FOR YOUR ALIGNMENT TOWARDS YOUR NICHE! Thank you so much Sidz #digitalbuddha 🙏 for helping us with this practically useful tips!

      Here are my key takeaways:

      KEY WORD HERE – Your experience and backstory when when gets aligned to the topic, it will have the maximum impact on your listeners. ALIGNMENT is the key word here.

      CHECK POINT # 1 – What’s your passion? What’s it that you don’t get bored of, you can just keep doing it for hours, your topic should be on those lines

      CHECK POINT # 2 – What comes to you very naturally? What gives you slightly added advantage over others

      CHECK POINT # 3 – Your topic should get aligned to the bigger purpose in your life. Only then can the energy be felt

      CHECK POINT # 4 – Is your topic coming out of solid experience?

      CHECK POINT # 5 – Do you have hands on skills for that topic? Only then can you really decode it well for your listeners

      CHECK POINT # 6 – What’s the message to the world? What do you want to fix in the world. Is your topic aligned to that?

      CHECK POINT # 7 – What are the characteristics you aspire to have in your better version? Your topic should speak about that vision

      CHECK POINT # 8 – Do you think the world really wants to talk about this niche? How important it is for them?

      CHECK POINT # 9 – Is your audience ready to pay for getting the solutions you have to share for their problems!

      Once You Have these 9 Check Points in GREEN 🟢, YOU ARE GOOD TO GO! 🚀

      All the best to all of us to make a dent in the world through our niches!😊❤👍
      #ilhfamily

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Welcome back Srimaya! More power to you… Keep coming back to these podcasts!

    • Alok Ramanand

      Got more congruent on my topic and niche,
      Beautifully explained every points, completely resonating with the thoughts.
      Thank you Sid for lovely explanation.

    • Vivek T

      Nine Different points to check your Niche – Validating and Alignment with you as a person

      Congruence – How your persona can align with past experience, backstory, and pattern of life

      1. Passion – Activity if you do more and can spend hours and hours and can do rest of the life.

      2. Natural Talent – Find easy to learn and one topic where you have an unfair advantage over others from childhood.
      I like doing content and repurposing the content and presentation

      3. Purpose: Align with a bigger purpose, do you feel deeply connected not only with money but a spiritual connect

      4. Experience: Enough experience, subject matter expertise, and also willingly ready to learn and fast than others example of 10000 Hours rule.

      5. Skills : Hands-on, tools of trades, campaigns design all nuts and bolts to be successful and become authority

      6. Message to the world: What you want to change the world and what you want to fix the problem for the world

      7. Become: Who do you want to become, aspire to be and what strong reason why do want to become.

      8. World really wants: Understanding the growing points.

      9. Payment: Whether people are ready to pay for it, check the potential and if people are ready to pay for it.

    • Sunder Raman

      How to know whether you’re aligned to your Niche or not?

      • Narrow down the Niche
      • Analyze nine different elements
      • Connect

      1. Validating your Niche Idea
      2. Alignment

      Nine Checkpoints

      1. Congruence is a must –Past experience, experience, story, and patterns of your life
      2. Passion – Do you really love what you do
      3. Natural Talent – What comes easily for you? Easy to learn, unfair advantage over others
      4. Purpose – Aligned with a bigger purpose, deeply connected, spiritual connection
      5. Experience – Do you have enough experience, SME, would you be willing to put in the hours to learn more
      6. Skills – Are you hands-on, tools of the trade, practitioner of the knowledge
      What is your message to the world: What do you want to change in this world?
      7. Who do you want to become?
      8. What does the world really want?
      9. Are people willing to pay you for the topic?

    • PRADEEP KUMAR

      Alignment with the niche
      Past story and life experience and pattern are aligned with your teaching
      Natural talent inbuilt in you
      Creative content
      Purpose to help others
      Subject matter expertise
      Experience in niche
      Skills and tools of that knowledge
      Message to the world
      Congruence is most important
      Who do you want to become and aspire it to be. Will people pay you for it

    • TAPAN REANG

      It’ a amazing and impactful learning, I am very much impressed your teaching style and eager to learn more from you. But due Network/bandwidth problem your words cuts within, I am very unfortunate today, I can’t heard your words clearly….but anyway thanks ..looking forward to learn patiently more from you ..like wise such a incredible….Idea and learning. Thanks a lot

    • Mahendra Gaikwad

      1.Passion
      2.Do you have natural talent
      3.Is your purpose bigger than money
      4.Have you clocked in enough hours or willing to for the topic
      5.Skills-Are you hands on with skills/technologies needed
      6. Your message to world
      7. Who do you want to become
      8.What does the world want now? What are the trends
      9.Will people pay for it?

    • Govindraj

      Learnings from this is as follows:
      Principles is Congruence- deeper impact.
      9 point checklist is:
      1) Passion – do U really love what U do
      2) Natural Talent – Do you have an inborn talent in your niche
      3) Purpose – is niche beyond the money
      4) Experience – is ist enough – or are you willing to learn
      5) Skills Sets – Hands On knowledge – Do you have
      6) What is your message to the world – what U want to change or fix in this world ?
      7) Who do you want to become- who you want to aspire to be – your Vision
      8) What does the world really want – what is the trend right now
      9) Are people willing to pay fo it – what does market research say on your niche

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        More power to you, Govindraj! I’m glad you found this learning journey valuable, good checklist!

    • Firdous

      9 Points
      1 : Congruence
      2 : Natural Talent
      3 : Purpose
      4 : Experience
      5 : Skills
      6 : Message
      7 : Become
      8 : Want
      9 : Pay
      10: The answer to all is Big Yes

    • Manju

      We all have only one life, be careful before selecting our Nisch.

      Must be clear with below Points before Jumping
      1. Purpose – Never get bored
      2. Natural Talent – what comes easy
      3. Purpose – Bigger than money
      4. Experiance – Dou have? If not how fast you can get it
      5. Skill – must practice
      6. Msg to the world
      7. Who is your role model
      8. What does the world need from you.
      9. Are people ready to pay

    • Prabhakar Pandey

      It was really very informative and useful for validating my niche .
      .Passion.
      .Talent
      Purpose
      Experience
      Skills
      Message to the world
      Who i want to be
      What does the world really want
      Whether people pay for it
      Thank you thank you thank you

    • Sudhir

      Alignment is the must.
      Your experience, expertise, skills, natural tendency are all matching or not?

      Also, aprt from this its business. The need of market should be meet.

    • Barira

      Excellent 9 points which is very clear to understand n find out my niche clear
      Thank you sidz

    • Pallavi

      The steps are alid out so cripsly and methodically that I fall in love with it again and again. I say i can conquer my skills with the given direction. I am a 🏆

    • Debasmita Basu

      Thank you Siddharth for the wonderful sharing the knowledge-

      Biggest Takeaways-
      1.Passion for Niche
      2.Check the Niche- Easy to Learn , which comes with Natural Flow , with your Inborn Talent
      3.Purpose – To know the niche deeply to help the 🌎 World, and it should be Spiritually connected.
      4.Experience-Having Subject Matter Expertise.
      5.Skill Set- Hands on Knowledge- Tools to Trait,Practinioray Knowledge- Conversion and Optimiser.
      6.What is your Message to the World?
      What is the big problem to fix?
      7.Who do you want to become? What are your Trails and Characteristics Imbibe? Whom do you Aspire
      8.What are the Trends ?What are the World Want?
      9.Whethwr the people really want to buy?

      #ilhdeeplearner

    • V P SINGH

      WONDERFUL, CRISPY, INSPAIRING

    • Santosh Pawaskar

      9 questions to ask yourself for Niche Validation
      1) Do you have Passion?
      2) What’s your Natural Talent?
      3) What Purpose in Life do you have?
      4) Do you have enough Experience or will to spend time to get that experience?
      5) Do you have right Skills?
      6) What Msg do you want to convey the world?
      7) Who do you want to become?
      8) Does World want your topic?
      9) Do People willing to pay?

    • RISHABH JAIN

      Alignment with niche is super crucial to really create an impact in your niche.

      Here are 9 checkpoints to see are you aligned with your niche or not?

      1.Are you passionate about your niche. You should love what you are doing.

      2.What is easy for you to learn. What is the thing that you are good at and comes to you naturally.

      3.Does your niche is your purpose. Are you doing it for a bigger purpose.

      4.Do you have some previous experience in your niche so that you can do it fast and have a headstart

      5.Are you the practitioner of your topic. You should be doing the things that you are teaching to your students.

      6.What is message to the world. What is the big problem you want to fix in this world with your niche and topic.

      7.Who do you want to become and what traits you want to have. Is your niche helping you to become your ideal self.

      8.What world need and you can give to the world.

      9.Are people ready to pay you for what you do. So check for the demand in the market and are people ready to pay for your expertise.

      If these checkpoint are checked then you are aligned with your niche.

    • Girija Sankar

      9 aspects to validate your Niche to check whether you are aligned or not: It is all about Congruence. When your past experiences and patterns in life are aligned to your teaching, it leaves a deep impression in the mind of audiences. So your backstory, your experiences and patterns of your life needs to be aligned

      1. Passion: What are the activities you do and you never get bored

      2. Natural Talent: What are the god gifted talents that you wanted to give it to the world.

      3. Purpose: What is your true life purpose, The niche that you have chosen needs to connected to the bigger purpose in life

      4. Experience: Do you have the no of years of experience that you wanted to give it to the world

      5. Skills: It should be directly proportional to the experience, you need to be handson and need to know the tools of the trade.

      6. Message to teh world: What is the msg to the world that you wanted to contribute to the universe and this needs to be congruent with the purpose, passion and life values

      7. To Become: Who do you want to become and you do you aspire to be? You need to have an aspirational goal and a role model who you need to follow

      8. What is the demand in the market: What do your customers want? This is external facing.

      9. Payment: Would do the customers want to pay for it? This is external facing.

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Awesome, Great Insights! ! I’m glad you found this learning journey valuable.

    • Yugandhar

      for niche clarity you should have 9 differnt elements to check in your niche
      1. passion
      2, talent on that topic
      3. niche should have purpose
      4. experience on that niche
      5. you have skills on that niche
      6. what message do you giving to the world
      7. who do you want to become (as your role model)
      8. your niche topic is really need in the world
      9. are people pay for this niche

      All these 9 elements are congruent to the niche you select, it is right niche to go ahead,

    • Jayant Nautiyal

      learn the 9 different criteria, don’t choose what’s hottest or money in that, analyse 9 different elements and check those in green and go ahead.
      Validate and be aligned with the niche.
      If Experience, your past story and patterns of life are aligned with the topic we teach it the alignment achieved and deeper impact on your audience.
      There is always an alternative way to success besides formal education.
      “Congruency”

      1)Now if you love what you teach its the first check point in green that is Passion.
      learning and doing more of it never gets you bored that’s the way to do it.

      2)Do have a natural talent in what you have chosen as niche, what comes to you flawless less with edge then go for it.

      3) Purpose is what you should aim for, deep connection with the topic spiritually by helping others.

      4) Do you have the experience over the subject which you teach, have you spent sufficient time to attain proper knowledge to teach. “Subject matter expertise” is very important

      5) Expertise should lead to skills, with knowing tools with practise and practical experience over technology, and its implementation.

      6) What’s is your message to the world , what you want to change and solve for the greater Good.
      again ” Congruency”

      7) Who do you want to become and the what traits you aspire to be in the process. It should be your vison and aspiration be a good indicator to move in the direction to be in that niche.

      *8th & 9th are more external check points.

      8) what does the world really wants, what is growing need and trend what is the big problem in the world to solve.

      9) Proper Market research if world really need to pay you for it, if so Go for it.

      If all of these are aligned you are on the right track and your niche going to work.

      To sum up are the patterns of your life and the back story congruent with the experience and skills you developed than that’s the niche for you and its going to work

    • Manoranjan Palai

      It is an excellent learning on how to find your niche . How to find your natural strength and cultivate it for betterment of the society .
      Here are the 9 steps to find out your niche
      it should be aligned to your Back story
      1.Know your passion ,Time stops for you . You can do that for rest of your life
      2.What comes to you naturally ,what you have done when you are young
      3.purpose ( some thing bigger that making money )
      4.Experience – do you have the experience , the hours you clocked to be a SME or you are ready to put that hours
      5.Skills – are you hands on on . Do you know the tools
      6.Message to the world : what you want to change , what problem you want to solve for the world
      7.Who do you want to become , who you aspire to be
      8.What does the world really wants now
      9.Are people willing to pay for it to you

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Awesome, Great Insights! ! I’m glad you found this learning journey valuable.

    • Digital NiGo

      Yes 9 different check points for your Niche or topic selection..

      1. Passion – Your Back story & experience to be aligned.
      2. Natural Talent – It should be a born quality.
      3. Purpose -It should not beyond just money it should solve the problems.
      4. Experience -Are you willing to learn on it.
      5.Skills- Are you hands on the tools & techniques on it.
      6. Message to the world -Your reflection to the world.
      7. Become -Who do you want to be?
      8. Is the world wants this?
      9. Are people ready to pay?

    • Mukesh Sharma

      Great tool to niche validation.I got 7 green out of 9 check points.Surely work out fast on 2 check points.

    • Shanthi Yogini

      Our niche should ALIGN in ALL 9 AREAS. It should not be the LATEST TREND.

      ALIGNMENT IS THE KEYWORD.

      We must be able to DO IT FOR THE REST OF OUR LIFE.

      1. PASSION
      2. NATURAL TALENT – WHAT COMES EASILY FOR ME.
      3. BIGGER PURPOSE – SPIRITUAL CONNECTION
      4. EXPERIENCE – HAVE I CLOCKED THE HOURS OR WILLING TO CLOCK?
      5. SKILLS – HANDS-ON. TOOLS OF THE TRADE – PRACTICAL – CAN I MAKE IT SIMPLER?
      6. MY MESSAGE – WHAT I WANT TO CHANGE IN THE WORLD
      7. WHO DO I WANT TO BECOME? ASPIRE TO BE?
      8. WHAT DOES THE WORLD WANT? NEED?
      9. ARE OTHERS WILLING TO PAY FOR IT?

      I can put a green check against all the 9. So, it means I am aligned with my niche of authentic Yoga teaching for the fitness-based Yoga-instructors who can heal and transform the world by harnessing the power of authentic Yoga-science.

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Awesome, Great Insights! ! I’m glad you found this learning journey valuable.

    • Reema Noor

      #ilhdeeplearner
      Alignment theme of podcast
      ***Congruence (past experience,background,story and patterns of one’s life)
      1)Passion (do u really love what u do? You don’t get bored)
      2)Do u have a natural talent for it(u have unfair advantage over it, it comes easy to you, u pick it easily)
      3)purpose (is it sth u want to do for helping others,spiritual connection)
      4)experience (Clock the hours or subject matter expertise)
      5)skills(hand on, orknow the tools of the trade and practicisoner of what u teach)
      6)message to the world (what do u want to change and fix the problem)
      7)who do u want to become(traits and character u imbibe in order to become that)
      8)what does a world really want?
      9)are ppl willing to pay you for it?

    • Ratika Seth

      Awesome! Really helps in understanding ourself better. The way you simplify the complexity of it is amazing as it actually also simplifies understanding our life purpose better since your steps involve gratitude as well!

    • praful C varma

      #ILHDeeplearner
      There are 9 different criteria are there for niche validation process .
      The alignment and check points are as below:
      Principle :
      Congruence
      Past Experience
      Back ground
      Pattern of life
      1. Passion
      2.Unfair advantage
      3 Purpose
      4Experiance
      Massage
      Aspiration
      Topic
      Ready to pay
      Are pattern of life and backstory with experience congruent with the Experience and skill you have .

    • Satish Trimukhe

      Selecting NICHE is a critical for success of Digital Master.

      Thanks Siddharth for unfolding how to know whether selected Niche is properly aligned of not.

      My Takeaways from this Podcast is as below:

      1.Passionate about Niche that congruent with your past experience and your personal story.

      2.Nich should be aligned with your natural talent, purpose of your life , your expertise.

      3. Niche should be aligned with your Message to your Target Market, and your Mission.

      4.Your Niche should be aligned with growing need that want in the market so that people willing to PAY YOU.

      Thanks Siddharth.

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Awesome, Great Insights! ! I’m glad you found this learning journey valuable.

    • Moksh

      great sidz i got my niche bcoz of these 9 check points

    • Lavanya Eedara

      #ilhdeeplearner
      my takeaways are niche is congruent to back story,experience and patterns of my life.
      1.Passion:what I love to do
      2.Natural Talent:It is easy to learn for me
      3.Purpose:my niche should have bigger purpose beyond the money.
      4.Experience:Subject matter expertise and things need to do faster than others in my niche.
      5.Skills:tools on the grade
      6.Message:Message to the world,change the world and fix problems in the world.
      7.Become:who do you want to be become.
      8.What does the world needs.
      9.The problem can see from the world.
      10.The people willing to pay for my niche.

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Awesome, Great Insights! ! I’m glad you found this learning journey valuable.

    • Shalini V Bhagath

      1. Your experience, learnings, background and LIFE PATTERNS of your life should be aligned to create the deeper impact and you should be able to do it for rest of your life.

      2. PASSION is more important so you can be in flowing state.

      3. What is your NATURAL TALENT the inborn talent to make it unique and that can be your added advantage

      4. PURPOSE is it something that you want to do for lifetime and is there a SPIRITUAL CONNECTION it should be beyond business to drive forward.

      5. Have EXPERIENCE or willing to invest your time to learn.

      6. SKILLS Having hands on knowledge and having practice for years together.

      7. THE MESSAGE what do you want to fix in this world to make it better place.

      8. Who do you want to BECOME, who do you ASPIRE to be,  set your VISION.

      9. What does the WORLD really want and pay attention to what is the big CHALLENGES people are facing.

      10. Is there a DEMAND to the problem your solving.

    • rajiv bhatia

      How to validate your TOPIC FOR Niche. You should be aligned on 9 aspects given below:
      1.Passion Do you love what you do. What is that one activity that you can do rest of your life.
      2.Do you have a natural talent. What is that one topic where you have undue
      advantage over others.
      3.Purpose- Is it aligned with a given purpose other than money. Does it have
      spiritual purpose.
      4. Experience: Have you clocked the hours in that topic. If you have experience in
      your niche, can you do it faster than others.
      5. Skills: Are you hands-on; have you been a Practioner of that tool; so that it gives
      you authority to give to others.
      6. What is the message you want to share with the world? What is that big problem that you wish to change in the world?
      7. Is there an aspiration? Who you want to become. What characteristics would you like to have?
      8. What does the world want now?
      9. Are people ready to pay for it?

      Patterns of your life , experience and skills must be congruent with your with topic.

      Rajiv Bhatia

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Patterns of your life , experience and skills must be congruent with your with topic, well said, Rajiv!

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        🙌 Thanks a ton, Rajiv! Great to have you in our community.

    • KC Parameswaran VSM

      How to Know Whether You’re Aligned To Your Niche Or Not. 9 Elements to validate your Niche
      Validation of your Niche and see if you Are aligned to your Niche
      Congruence
      #1 Passion
      #2 What is easy for you. Are you liking what you do? Inbound Talent.
      #3 Purpose
      #4 Do you have enough Experience
      #5 Do you have skills
      Are you confident in the skills you are going to teach it? Hands-on skill in systems, and tools
      that give you an edge over others
      #6 What is your message to the world, What is the big problem you want to fix for the world
      #7 Who do you want to become, and what are the traits or characteristics you want to follow. Have an Aspirational Goal
      #8 What does the world want, maybe that could be the task
      #9 Are the people ready to pay you for the skills

    • Prakash Karnani

      My takeaways: 1) whether niche is aligned or congruent to your nature . Topic and teachings.
      2)what do u enjoy doing !
      3) do u have talent and passion in your niche .
      4)is their a purpose that aligns with your spiritual side .
      5)experience donu have enough experience in your experience .
      6) turn your experience and get the right skills develop skills to be aligned with your niche
      7) what problem u want to solve with your niche
      8)what are your goals who fo u want to become
      9)what do people really want? What’s trending ? Will people pay u for it ! Niche if it’s set and cracked the code then a lot of things have to be aligned to be successful ! Sidz teaches u how to set it as per your niche nature and market .

      • Siddharth Rajsekar

        Awesome, Great Insights! ! I’m glad you found this learning journey valuable.

    • Meenu Chaurasiya

      🔥🔥🔥 9 ways to know that you are align with your niche 🔥🔥🔥

      9 check point … All has to be green checked ….

      When your experience ..your past memories/ stories .. And the pattern of your life….Your skills are align with your niche …. Magic happens ….

      1⃣ PASSION ✔
      2⃣.NATURAL TALENT✔
      3⃣ PURPOSE ✔
      4⃣ EXPERIENCE✔
      5⃣ SKILLSET✔
      6⃣ MESSAGE TO THE WORLD ✔
      7⃣ WHO DO YOU WANT TO BECOME ✔
      8⃣ WHAT DOES THE WORLD REALLY WANT✔
      9⃣ ARE PEOPLE WILLING TO PAY FOR IT…✔✔✔✔

      DOES IT HAS A SPIRITUAL CONNECTION …
      SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTIES….
      HANDS-ON KNOWLEDGE… PRACTICALS EXPERIENCE ABOUT TOOLS AND TRICKS …

      WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO TO CHANGE THE WORLD …. WHO DO YOU WANT TO BECOME ….

      Are the pattern of your life and back story are congruent with the niche you choose …..

      Diamond membership is where the magic is … The fastract ….

      Gratitude …

      #ilhdeeplearner
      #ilhfamily
      #youcancoach

    • Abhishek Ranjan

      #ilhdeeplearner

      Choosing the right niche is the main challenge for coaches.
      Here are my key takeaways:

      1. If our past story, our experience, and the pattern are congruent then we can choose that topic as our niche.

      2. The second point is that we have a natural talent to do something differently.

      3. We also have a bigger purpose to serve society. we shouldn’t choose a niche for making money only.

      4. If we are choosing a niche then we should have the experience with the topic. but if you don’t have the experience it doesn’t mean you can’t choose a niche. What you have to do is you must willing to learn and take the experience.

      5. In digital coaching we have to be hands-on with the skills or practitioner of the particular skillset. so mastering the skillset is another important part.

      6. Our message should be loud and clear. what are my mission and vision? why we do, what we do. and that is the sixth point.

      7. The seventh point is what we want to become by going through the journey. clarity of becoming is important.

      8. all the 7 points are internal. we should also see the external factors that, what the world needs right now, what is the problem you can solve that the world is facing.

      9. If our target audience is ready to pay then we can choose the topic as our NICHE.

      This is what is learned in this podcast.
      Thank you
      Siddharth

    • Uday

      CONGRUENCE:
      – Our past story has to be aligned to our topic that we would teach.
      – Back story, experiences and the patterns of our life have to be aligned.

      1. PASSION:
      – Do we really love what we do?
      – What entices us for hours together and we never get bored?
      – We need to feel that we would do this for the rest of our life

      2. NATURAL TALENT:
      – What comes easily to us?
      – What do we find that is easy to learn?
      – What is the topic that we will have an unfair advantage over others?

      3. PURPOSE:
      – Is our niche that is aligned with a bigger purpose beyond money?
      – Is it something with which we will want to help others with our knowledge for the rest of our life?
      – Does it has a spiritual connection?

      4. EXPERIENCE:
      – Do we have enough experience that we can do things faster than others in our topic?
      – Do we have the subject matter expertise?
      – Even if not, is it a kind of topic for which we will be willing to put in the effort over hours?

      5. SKILLS:
      – Experience should lead to good skills set
      – Do we know the tools of the trade?
      – Are we a practitioner of the knowledge?
      – We should know how to really get results?
      – We should have a hands on skills in technology, in strategy, in all the tools of the trade.

      6. OUR MESSAGE TO THE WORLD:
      – What is our message to the world?
      – What do you want to change in the world?
      – What is the BIG Problem that you want to fix in this world for good?

      7. WHO DO WE WANT TO BECOME?:
      – What are the traits and characteristics that we would want to imbibe as a person if we would like to become that?
      – Who do we aspire to be? [Our Aspirational Goal]

      8. WHAT DOES THE WORLD REALLY WANT?:
      – What is the trend right now?
      – What is the growing need in the market right now?
      – What is the big problem that we see around in the current state of the world?

      9. ARE PEOPLE WILLING TO PAY US FOR IT?:
      – For this we will have to do some market research to find out if there is a demand and if there is a need and if there are transactions happening and if people are paying for that solution

      If all the above are aligned, we can be sure that our Niche is going to work.

      These are amazing points! Some new thoughts moved in me!
      Thanks Sid!

    • Neeraj Kumar

      “How To Know Whether You’re Aligned To Your Niche Or Not”

      1. Congruence – When your passion is aligned to what you teach, it will be aligned to your goal. Past stories, past incidents will be having a deep impact on your Niche. Do you really Love what you do ? If it feels like the more you do, more you love.

      2. Natural Talent – What comes easily for you, what is the one topic on which you have impact over others. What you do very fast and easily.

      3. Bigger Purpose – Do you feel deeply connected within, when you teach that topic. Does it have a Spiritual Connection, ask these questions. This will drive you go further.

      4. Enough Experience – Do you have the Subject Matter Expertise. If not, are you willing to learn for hours.

      5. Skillsets – You must have hands on what you teach. You must have deep knowledge of your Niche, how do you get results, strategies and technique.

      6. What is your Message to the World – What is the big problem you want to fix & you want to show the world. Message must be congruent with your purpose, passion.

      7. Who do you want to become – What are the characteristics you want to become. Set it your Vision and follow the same. Have an aspirational Goal of what you want to become.

      8. What does a World really want – What is the Big Problem the World want and see if the World need this Topic.

      9. If the people will pay in this Niche – Do a research and see if people will pay you in this Niche or not.

      Are the patterns of your life and your back stories, Congruent with your experience and the skills you have developed, If the answer is “Yes”, then you must pick that Niche.

      #ilhdeeplearner
      #ilhfamily

    • Debjani Chattopadhyay

      9 steps to validate your niche :

      If your patterns and values of past life are congruent with your current topic or niche then that is great.

      1. Do you have the passion in the topic?
      2. Do you have the natural talent in the topic?
      3. Is there a purpose behind this topic?
      4. Do you have the experience?
      5. Handson in terms of skills?
      6. Does this topic has a message that you would like to share in this world?
      7. Is there any aspiration who u want to become?
      8. If the world want this topic?
      9. People willing to pay for it?

    • Nivedita Brahma

      Your Niche : Are you ALIGNED to it?
      This podcast topic is much needed for me, as I begin Day 1 of my Niche Clarity Blueprint course 🙂

      Principle of Congruence- Are my Past stories, experiences and patterns of life in congruence with my current skills and experiences that I have developed?

      Being connected with all 9 diff check points –
      1. Do you have a Passion?
      – Enjoying the work time
      2. Natural talent
      – Being born with natural advantage over others
      3. Is there a Purpose?
      – Aligned with the bigger purpose
      – Deeply connected
      – Does it have a spiritual connection?
      4. Do you have an Experience
      – Enough experiences gained
      – Subject matter expertise
      – Willingness to gain more knowledge at a greater speed
      5. Are you hands Skills
      – Do you have hands on training?
      – Aware of Tools of trade?
      – Practitioner of trade?
      6. Does this topic have a message to the world?
      -What is that big problem that you want to solve?
      7. Who do you want to become?
      Characteristics that you want to imbibe and aspire to be?
      8. Do you think that this is the growing problem now?
      9. Are people willing to pay for it?

      – Green ticks for all???
      Go for the niche and stick to it.
      Thank you Siddharth
      #ilhdeeplearner
      #ilhfamily

      • Samir

        Great points Nivedita. Thanks for sharing.

    • Samir

      — How to know whether you are alligned to your Niche or Not —

      Passion – You need to have the passion in what you do. You should not get bored about it.

      Natural Talent – Check what come easily/naturally from within yourself.

      Purpose – Have a Niche with bigger purpose in life.

      Experience – You need to have enough experience in your niche

      Skills – You needs to have right skillsets. You need to know the tactics, and the tools and need to have handson on the same.

      Message – There should be a message for the society and to the world.

      Become – You life objective should be clear. You should have a clear goal, who do you want to become. Whome do you aspire to be.

      Need – What is the big problem that you can see around the world? Identify what is the world wants?

      Payout – Are people ready to pay for your niche.

      #ILHDEEPLEARNER

    • Santosh Acharya

      How to Know whether you’re aligned to your niche or not?

      In the last 18 months, I have been part of this community, and I have taken this test multiple times. And listening to you, every time there is something more to learn, reflect and document.

      Passion – I am passionate about many things, people, products, design, engineering, interiors, pets, visualization, travel, tech, cooking, and the list goes on and on. But these are a few areas in that I have gathered immense knowledge. I have always been a Generalist, till I joined your community. And from Day 1 in Engineering, my professor always told me, “What you learn will make you a Jack of All, but Master of None.”

      So, Once I came into this community, choosing the niche was a difficult task for me too, like others, but eventually, I know I am happy being with people more than any other object, place, or thing. Pets are lovable, but it only satisfies our need to love someone and get love. Still, the reality of loving and accepting love from family is the ultimate satisfaction.

      Natural Talent – This is something that one can look back in life and identify as natural talent. It can be one or more. Natural Talent comes with a social influence on people, everyone has natural talents, and if you resonate with your friends, parents, boss, and colleagues, you can easily identify people for their natural talent, and if that person is close to you, you must have learned the talent too.

      Problem – Look for a problem you want to solve with your talent. It’s not about how crowded the niche is, it’s about how unique is your offering.

      Purpose – Mark Twain said, “Two Important days of your Life are; one the day you were born, and the second the day you find out Why”. Finding your purpose through your passion and this podcast sets the mark to find one to live for.

      Experience – Experience is not age or the number of years you have worked. The experience here is the glory that you gathered over the years, the pride you gathered in giving value to others. It knowing that someone is really fond of you and is coming back to say “Hi, I know you”.

      Skills – Anything you want to do requires a set of skills. And skills can be learned at any age. Skills are like muscles, the more you practice, the better you get. The question is “Are you willing to go the extra mile?”

      Persona – Character, and Attitude define how you will land when the situations are offensive or not in your favor.

      Vision – Who do you want to become? Everybody wants to be something but very few are willing to trade their time and efforts. Your Vision based on your Purpose will give you goosebumps, if you really have a Big Hairy Audacious Goal.

      Mission – Your Message to Market, about what others can achieve learning from you, needs to be simple and direct.

      Two Extrinsic Points to Consider:
      Potential – Is there a Potential audience who can reach out to you for the problem you are solving.
      Payment – Is your audience who are willing to pay you for their problem. Research and you can find if people are in fact spending for solving your problem.

      One Intrinsic Necessity:
      Motive – Motive is what gives you the motivation to get out of bed. And Motivation is Intrinsic in nature. You may have a purpose, you may have a vision, but if you are not clear about Why you want to do it for the rest of your life, you won’t be motivated enough to be consistent and show up.

      I am enjoying this process of writing notes for each podcast, and in the past few days, I discovered that my natural ability to create content is blogging, and I was trying to do videos, podcasts, and reels, to create a script, or speaking naturally is not habitual for me for my niche. So, I am reversing the process, creating a blog, and then naturally creating videos, podcasts, and reels around my blogs. The method is not important, focus on the goal.

      #ilhfamily #ilhdeeplearner

    • Minakshi Gupta

      Thanks for checklist
      Now I am 100%confident for my Niche.

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