Are you looking for more meaning and purpose in your career and in your life?
If you are like many of the clients I support and people I talk to, you probably are.
Well, if you are, there is a good question to ask yourself.
This is a question I often ask my private VIP clients looking for meaningful work. This is a topic we uncover that is deeply intertwined with their purpose and calling.
It was the case with one of my clients recently…
She came to me four months ago to find her career path and the meaning of her life. She said she had always been looking for the meaning of her life, but could never find it.
Well, after four months of deep dive into her core values and drivers, her natural talents, passions, and essence, we just clarified her biggest calling… Her mission is to help girls succeed and realize their dreams.
This is deeply resonant for her.
And I know this is it.
Do you know why I know it?
It is directly linked to her own life journey and her wounds from the past.
The biggest calling and purpose of your career and life is often linked to your biggest childhood wound OR to one of the biggest challenges you had to overcome in your life so far, and how you overcome it.
So here is the question for you to ponder…
>> What is the biggest life challenge or biggest childhood wound you had to overcome, and how you overcame it? What did you learn from it?
There is a gift in it. A gift for you and for the world.
I can’t wait for you to find it.
P.S. If you need help clarifying your career calling, or your meaningful career and life, I’d love to help. I’m currently accepting applications for private clients. 3 clients recently graduated; so I’ve 3 spots currently open. >> Apply here and I’ll be in touch.
“I am both scared and excited.” This is what I told him.
I just hired a new mentor to support me in the expansion of my thought leadership and the message I am here to share in the world.
And it’s a big investment… bigger than what I’ve done in the past.
But it feels right.
I am in the phase of expanding my business and my visibility to the next level so that I can touch more lives. I know I am being called to help more people worldwide. The people I am here to serve are waiting to hear my message.
I also know I need support to do that. I cannot do it alone.
I am both excited and scared. I am stepping outside my comfort zone and into the unknown… …and I am moving forward despite the fear.
Because I know that if I don’t, I will regret it.
This is what happens when you want to make a big change in your career or your life.
You cannot do it without fear. Fear is going to be there every single time.
I guarantee it. I’ve done it so many times. There is always fear.
What matters is your ability to feel it and do it anyway, and not back out, not surrender to the fear.
This is key. This is an essential skill to move towards the life and work you love.
You are going to have fears. If you expect not, you’ll stay stuck forever where you are.
Even more so when you stretch outside your comfort zone, whether it’s changing careers. hiring a coach or mentor to support you, or investing in your growth and development.
I’ve done it many times in the past 10 years. I would not have a successful business and work I love without it.
Many times, I stepped outside my comfort zone… …after I was laid off from Yahoo!, …when I decided to start my business. …when I hired my first business coach. …when I decided to stay in the US despite all the obstacles.
I did it over and over. I’ve invested over and over in coaches and mentors. Because I knew that without that, I would not fulfill my dreams and desires. I would not be where I am today.
Don’t be fooled. If you think my success and me doing the work I love is pure luck. It is not. I’ve had a team of support and have invested in myself…. and to do that, I had to go over my fears every single time.
What about you?
Do you have dreams and desires to fulfill? Are you waiting until you don’t have any fear to act? Are you letting the fear in the driver’s seat of your life? Do you back out on your dreams because of your fears?
Here are two ESSENTIAL ingredients to create the work and life of your dreams:
Feeling your fears, being willing to face them, and to move forwards with them.
Having a team of support to help you in the places where you get stuck and can’t figure it out all alone. As my mentors say: “Getting help is not being weak; it’s being wise.”
I’ve done it over and over. This is why I know the courage it takes for you to do it and the courage it takes my clients when they decide to work with me.