You have probably heard that a large percentage of people in our society are shlepping off everyday to a job that they hate. Or if they don’t hate it, they certainly can’t say that they love it. If you won the lottery today, what would be the first thing that you would do? Many people would quit their job. If your work is not providing a sense of meaning and purpose, then sit down and decide what your ideal day would be like. How would you spend your time and share your gifts?
Beauty comes from the inside out, so when we are happy on the inside, we glow on the outside. Living a beautiful life means sharing your God given talents & leaping out of bed in the morning because you can’t wait to get started with your day.
I used to work my butt off for a boss that was unethical and demeaning. I was working myself to the bone so that he could take three day weekends in the desert and drive the latest Mercedes. I started to resent him as anger and frustration bubbled beneath the surface sending me on frequent visits to the doctor in hopes of figuring out why bouts of bronchitis kept returning, why I was exhausted, crippled by carpel tunnel and reaching for the bottle of chardonnay instead of herbal tea or green juice as I walked through the door at night.
In Dan Miller’s book, No More Dreaded Monday’s, he says, ” When we spend forty to fifty hours a week doing something that is unconnected to our calling, we’re miserable not just at work but at home as well.”
The best thing that happened to me was a blow up at the office that sent me packing. I took a good look at my life and how I wanted to spend the second half. I ended up starting my own business right from a corner in my living room on a makeshift desk with a laptop and a printer. Four years later, business in booming and feel like the luckiest lady on the planet to be pulling my own strings and making love connections.
But what if you are stuck in a job because there are bills to pay, mouths to feed and you can’t take the risk and quit? You can still cultivate your passion on the side. Think about what you already do as a hobby or something that you would do for free because you love it so much. That is most likely your ticket to paradise! For example, even though I love matchmaking, I have always wanted to be able to heal people energetically and spiritually. I am now taking classes to be certified as a crystal healer. The class is every other week, I am studying on my own time and slowly getting my skills up. I am practicing on my friends, family and dog and soon will be able to put out my shingle. I won’t quit matchmaking but this will enhance what I am already doing.
I want to share this inspiring video about a woman that is living a real life fantasy!