were you born to do?
is the question you need to ask yourself unless you want to settle for “just a
soul searching process that leads you to your calling requires you to commit to three disciplines
that work together —Reflection Research and Resolve which are all often
overlooked in traditional job searches. If you are looking for work now or
contemplating a career change in the future these practices can bring you
closer to work you love.
Reflection – Some
answers to finding your dream job may be found by reflecting on what has worked
and what has not worked for you in the past. Others insights can come from
meditation, your imagination or from those “aha” moments that seem to come out
of nothing when you are doing something unrelated like sitting on the beach,
playing with your dog, shopping or doing yard work. Creating space for
reflection is critical because the biggest obstacle we face in finding a
purpose is our society’s addiction to being busy. Part of the practice of
reflection is to create guilt free time to do nothing- which is easier said
Research – Before
you can choose the absolute best use of your passions and purpose for the
future, you have to research and explore the possibilities in a way that works
for you. If you like bookstores or libraries, put aside time to wander and take
notes on ideas through books and periodicals. If you like TV, put aside time to
channel-surf and stop to take notes on shows that pique your interest. If you
are addicted to the internet, browse to your heart’s content and bookmark sites
that interest you. If you like shopping or traveling plan an excursion and take
notes about things you see that intrigue you. If you prefer meeting people one
on one, organize some meetings with people that are doing work you find
interesting to hear how they did it. If more than one of these ideas appeal to
you, do several.
Resolve – Before
you can create your best future, you have to commit and believe in the process
which is an act of faith. Whether you do this by yourself or with the help of a
program or facilitator, you have to believe that finding your soul work or
calling is possible. The journey itself can be filled with obstacles or doubts
so making up your mind to complete it, no matter how long it takes, are
essential. Everyone I know or I have read about who has found, followed, and
manifested a calling has one thing in common: They did not give up!
you move forward on finding your true north you will have to revisit all three
practices to keep moving ahead.
you would like to learn more about finding work you love, please join me on a free
webinar on June 9th. In this webinar, we will be sharing highlights from my recently
released book called Born to Do – The Practical Guide to Loving Your Work which
is being released this month. This unique book and CD offers you the
proven processes and tools used to help people from all walks of life including
senior executives transform their careers available to anyone who is stuck or
at a career crossroads.
Click here to register for our
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Attendees who fill out our 5 minute survey will receive a free digital copy of
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