I was working on the material for my upcoming free teleclass focused on finding your sweet spot career over the weekend, and I started to get wildly passionate. As a business owner it can be easy to get caught up in the details of running the business, and forget about why I am doing it. I never forget for very long, but this is why I love it when I have a little reminder. As I was reviewing my content, this phrase kept resonating in my mind… “We all deserve to do meaningful work we love.”
I began to think about all of the people that I know are in jobs they tolerate, with a variety of belief systems about why they have to stay there. People who believe that they aren’t capable of more, people who believe that their real passions couldn’t earn a living, and, close to my own heart, people with such great jobs and degrees they believe people would think they are crazy to leave. Then there are those, as I was at a certain point in my journey, who are open and willing to try something new because they know in their heart there is something more for them, but they just don’t know what it is. They are stuck about what direction to take next, so they visit the self help aisle, study, think, ruminate, talk a lot about different ideas, but take no real action. (I have really been there!)
The beliefs can be changed!
I help people to change their underlying belief systems so they can discover the work they love, every day. And here is a short-cut. Choose to adopt this belief: I deserve to do meaningful work that I love! Then pay attention to the thoughts that immediately follow. Do they go something like “Who am I to love my work?” or “Work is supposed to be hard,” or “Liking one’s work is a luxury, not a right.” I interact with people all of the time that believe these old thoughts that completely don’t serve them, and that simply aren’t true.
Once you notice the counter-thought you have, say it again to yourself, “I deserve to do meaningful work I love.” Continue to generate this new thought in your mind, refusing to believe the old, disempowering thoughts, and start to pay attention to what shows up. “I deserve to do meaningful work I love.” If you can stay firm in this belief, you will start to notice opportunties around you for you to move into more meaningful work, that connects to what you truly value and the difference you want to make. You will. And you do deserve it.
I ask you, why would you be here, on this planet, having this experience, with the beautifully unique set of gifts, talents, and passions you possess if you were not meant to use them? It just wouldn’t make any sense. I, personally, believe that our purpose here is to use our gifts fully, in service of our personal dreams (which is not selfish, by the way, but that’s another post). By doing so we are each happier, more joyful, and more content and fulfilled, raising happier, more joyful, and more content and fulfilled future generations. If it is not for your self, what about finding the work you love as a beautiful model for your children? Do you want them to have the luxury of doing meaningful work that they love? I invite you to show them the way!
If you know that the statement is true, yet you have trouble believing it for yourself, I invite you to join the free teleclass this Thursday to explore the 6 most common reasons people are unfulfilled in their work, and what to do it about it. Let me help you to discover the meaningful work you’ll love!