While it is a huge asset to know your biggest strength, it isn't always easy to figure out exactly what it is, Dawson said. In the search, she suggested stepping back in time to when you were a child. Ask yourself what you loved and were good at back then and ask people who knew you at the time, she said. Children don't know any better than to be their true selves, she said.
Then, be ready and open for the change when new situations and opportunities arise, she said.
"You'd be amazed if you truly open yourself up to ... the things that happen," Dawson said.