A livelihood that feels deeply meaningful brings all parts of yourself together to create a bridge between your personal and professional journeys. It draws from your past experiences and personal traits and lends them to a ‘soul rich’ future.
So often we forget that our unique story is the fabric of what makes up our lives.
What’s your story?
What are the pieces of your life that exist independently of one another, that if you brought together could help you make sense of it all and discover your own genius path to creating a fulfilling livelihood?
It’s a big question and one that’s worthwhile considering.
How would you begin to put all the pieces together and start to tell the story?
One way to dip your toe into this is to think about themes in your professional AND personal life that have held importance, and start writing them down.
What kinds of work have you done in the past and what were some common elements associated with these experiences? Have you always found yourself working to serve or help or lead people? Have you worked with your hands building or creating things? Have you worked with numbers or technology and figured things out? What have you strongly disliked or absolutely loved and why?
What’s happened to you personally that’s been life altering? How has it changed you and what have you learned? What people, experiences or memories do you hold closest to your heart and why? What drives your family crazy about you (hint, your genius can be hidden here)?
The answers to these questions can start you on the path of dissecting what you’re made of, who you are, what you care about, what’s truly important to you and what makes your heart sing.
For me I came to realize that a soul satisfying livelihood was essential to living a good life because it bled into all other areas of my life. If I was in a soul crushing job, my relationships, my health, my sense of self suffered. I grew up with a parent who despised his work and brought his anger and frustrations home every single day. I vowed to NEVER work in an occupation I didn’t love, and have had 30 different jobs because of it. As a result I became extremely seasoned at getting almost every job I ever applied for, became a very successful career coach and a thriving entrepreneur.
In concert with this, after an agonizing ten year illness that led to the eventual death of my only sister, I embarked on a spiritual journey that often took my breath away. The ‘take me to my knees’ moments were my greatest teachers and I learned to become emotionally resilient and able to better handle change, transition and the inevitable curveballs of life with a sense of more ease and trust in the wisdom that lives inside.
By intersecting two parts of my story and blending 20-years as a professional Career Practitioner with my 2 decade long spiritual and personal development journey, I found my true calling and took the leap into entrepreneurship in 2012.
Turning your story into a soul satisfying livelihood is possible for you too!
Ask yourself what you want….soul crushing or soul filling?
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