What is your calling?

It’s not uncommon to look at someone who seems to have it all together and compare our insides with their outsides.

lifeDig deeper and you may be surprised that even the most successful people deal with fear, doubt and uncertainty. The difference though, is they have a different way of handling situations.

Successful people can also have these universal questions come up:

  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here for?
  • What should I really be doing with my life?

Sure, not everyone goes through this, but it is a lot more common than most people realize.

A primary reason we doubt what we are doing, or even who we are, is not honoring our inner compass.

This happens in business all the time. It may seem easier to create a business around what is familiar because that’s what one’s background is about. Yet, this may not be what you are being called to do.

Getting to the place of honoring one’s truth and who we really are can be a painful journey. A primary reason is this flies in the face of conventional wisdom.

Additionally, it is not something a lot of people want to talk about. We’ve been taught to “look good at all costs.” Including the cost of our emotional, spiritual, and soul well-being.

What would life be like if you were truly honoring who you are and doing those things that brought you incredible fulfillment?

life2Finding the answer to this may take time. It doesn’t necessarily happen in one fell swoop. Nor is it a black and white, either/or situation. On your way to discovering your true calling it may be necessary to keep doing much of what you are currently doing, but it is also necessary to take some type of action toward what you believe you are called to do.

It’s also about trusting the process by not living in the past of “If only I would have done…..” or living in the future of, “What if this doesn’t work? What if I can’t make money at this? What if….?”

It may be that you will not make a living from your calling. It may be that by feeding your soul you will be more fulfilled in your business, thus finding a new definition of success.

The bottom line is this, life can be fulfilling and joyful or it can be miserable and empty based on the choices we make on a daily basis.

One of the most powerful ways to move into the space of fulfilling and joyful is to focus on what is working, what we have to be grateful for and the wonders of waking up each day with a blank slate of 24 hours to make choices, take actions and be fully present to the gift of possibility.

What will you do with your next 24 hours? How will you answer your calling? How will you serve those you are intended to serve at the highest level?

 

 

Life offers us many opportunities to dig deep and find meaning

Aline The last couple of months have been challenging, yet, rewarding. During a time that personally my life transformed in a number of ways, I have also been involved in an amazing project that brought me much comfort and fulfillment.

Many months ago I got involved in a book project in which I was not only a contributing author, but also the marketing director.

Little did I know that when I first got involved in the project I would be going through much of what I have. Because of the way everything has unfolded, this book has taken on a deeper meaning to me.

Myself and 37 other men and women have contributed to one of the most inspirational books you will find. In my chapter, Second Chances, I share about my teen years in which I made some very poor choices that led me down a road with little choice but to either keep going like I was or make some much needed changes and turn my life around.

I also share about how making different choices gave me a second chance to have an amazing relationship with my father. Again, little did I know when I wrote my chapter how much it would mean by the time the book was published.

To read what I am referring to, check out my blog posting at:

http://www.dailyawareness.com/2009/10/when-life-offers-second-chancestake-them.html

I encourage you to get your own copy of this newly released book. It is a special book that will bring comfort during even the most challenging times in life.

How would you answer these 5 questions to bring Spirit in Your Business?

CouchOver the last few weeks I have had a very unique opportunity to literally be still enough to evaluate various areas of my life. As you may recall, I had a minor accident that left me with a broken ankle.

Little did I realize the amount of adjusting it would take to do even the littlest things like prepare a simplest meal.

Additionally, I have not been able to work from my home based office, but rather from my living room couch and on a few occasions from bed. Doctors orders have been to be extremely still until the pain subsided.

This has forced me to shift my focus regardless of whether I wanted to or not. It’s amazing how many distractions there are in our day. When we are literally forced to “sit still” we see things from a completely different perspective. In many ways we have no choice but to take stock of various areas of our life.

One area I have been looking deeply at is my business. The following five questions came up:

  • Am I congruent with my deepest convictions?
  • Am I doing what I love?
  • Does my business have deep meaning to me?
  • Am I serving my customers to support their highest good?
  • Am I set up for ongoing prof

itability while maintaining a high level of integrity?

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Don’t watch this if you are a whimp!

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Are you merely existing or are you living your life with passion? Are you saying, “Someday I will do what I love and live my Saturday?” or are you among the sleep walkers of life?
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