Are you a Renaissance person? A generalist? A Jack or Jill of All Trades?

Bevin Niemann-Cortez
4 min readJan 13, 2022

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I’ve been on a journey for YEARS to discover who I am, to understand, own and embody my strengths. I’ve taken gobs of quizzes and assessments, I’ve attended numerous retreats, read hundreds of self-help books, and studied a variety of modalities.

Each of those experiences and investigations unveiled one golden nugget of understanding, then another and another. Showing me the reasons, I am who I am and why I do what I do. Helping me to understand that who I am is normal and healthy.

Today’s revelation came in fast, and it felt so damn good.

I was listening to a business webinar, taking notes, and allowing the energy of what the speaker offered to wash over me. She invited us to list all the things we were offering in our business, to take a bird’s eye view of our product/service suite.

So, I listed:

· Empowered Sensitive Leaders community, with 360 members from six continents

· 1 published book on Amazon and 4 published e-books on various topics

· 8 online courses

· Etsy store: Gifts for Empaths

· 2 mastermind groups — Spiritual Marketing Magic and the Wisdom Circle for Spiritual Leaders

· Speaking on six upcoming summits, podcasts, and inside other people’s communities — I love being a speaker!

· A full outline for a global summit, which wants to be released in April 2022

· My first oracle deck, which nurtures my soul every time I work on it

· 500 published blog posts and 800 draft posts

· Hundreds of recorded videos

· So many nature photographs on my phone it’s run out of memory

As I look at this list, I feel an old, familiar sense of despair. Why is it so hard for me to focus on one thing? Why do I keep creating more things? What’s the overarching theme of all this?

Then, something shifted deep inside. A new question bubbled up from the depths of my soul.

What if being a Renaissance woman, a generalist, a prolific Creator, a Jill of All Trades, is my greatest strength?

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Bevin Niemann-Cortez

Social-Emotional Healer | Sacred Space Designer | Budding Herbalist