Mistake #2: Living your purpose doesn’t always mean finding it in a career. That’s one myth you can shake off.
Last week I started to cover the three major mistakes people make on their path to a purpose filled life. Already forget the first one? No worries here is a recap of all three…
1. People don’t have clarity about their purpose (Click here to ready 1 of 3)
2. People assume purpose and career mean the same thing
3. People are unsure how ‘their life path’ involves purpose
This week I’m going to help you overcome stumbling Block #2 – Career and purpose don’t have to be married to each other.
Perhaps it’s the literature and media of our time, but many people have become convinced that in order to live on purpose – they have to WORK their purpose. But that doesn’t make sense for everyone. What if you don’t want to leave your job and it pays the bills? What if you are retired?
Did you do last week’s challenge of scoring your resonance? If yes, pull it out and have a look for this week’s solution. Haven’t yet? No judgments here - we all get busy, but you can have a quick look by clicking here.
Bringing more of what you resonate with into your life can take the shape and form of anything.
Do you love crafts and wish you could be an art teacher, but you’re a stay at home mom?
Is your purpose to inspire others to be healthy and you work behind a desk?
I have a similar experience. My daughter had just turned one and I didn’t have my women’s programs ready yet, but I was longing to lead groups of women. SO I thought how can I do this? I jumped on Meetup.com and started my own group called Dynamic Women in Action. At the first one I felt nourished, energized and such joy for the experience.
One year later I’m leading two groups a month with up to 35 women each time and have plans to expand it into more cities. If I had tried to force it into a job I would have been disappointed. If I had ignored it I would still be feeling the same lack of satisfaction.
This Week’s Challenge: LIVE ON PURPOSE
Think of what you love doing – what you resonate with. Forget how you could get paid for it. Brainstorm your own ways to bring more of it into your life. Then be sure to keep your eyes out next week for me next email that resolves mistake no.3 and explains how living your life path and purpose intertwine.