Do You Have A Calling?

Womens-leadership-speaker-Colette-CarlsonIt took until my late twenties to discover my truth: I love to teach and inspire others to dream big, gain skills and get a plan of action. Thankfully, my career as a field sales representative for Tom Hopkins and Brian Tracy opened my eyes to the world of motivational speaking. Prior, I was clueless this career even existed, let alone was an option. Yet, once I was, I was on path to becoming a motivational speaker.

Even when I stayed home when my daughters were very young, I would share my plans with the other moms on the playground if asked. Safe to say, I felt I had a calling. Turns out, people who believe their job is their calling are more likely to be satisfied and motivated. Duh! It only makes sense. Why? Once your desires align with your experiences, you’ll feel in control of your career, which can create a feeling of connection to a larger purpose. Not only that, but for the most part your work becomes a sense of joy and play.

Not feeling it where you show up daily? If you’re becoming stagnant in your job, consider taking on some new responsibilities or signing up to learn a skill. If that statement makes you groan given where you’re currently situated, look into volunteering with an organization whose beliefs you’re passionate about. Or perhaps, put your hobby on steroids! No time? Skip cleaning this weekend and just dream and try something out that’s been noodling in your brain. Pull out a journal and write – you might be pleasantly surprised what is revealed. I’d like to suggest it’s your truth.

Moving out of your comfort zone and taking some risks are sure-fire ways to re-energize yourself and perhaps discover that your current job is truly your calling. And if it’s not, you just might discover what your true calling is. Speak your truth and share below what calls you.



Step into the Truth Booth, improve your life, and laugh along the way with funny motivational speaker Colette Carlson. How did she go from emotional coward and the Pizza Delivery’s favorite customer to #1 sales producer for sales legend Tom Hopkins and Brian Tracy, featured in Success Magazine, a 50 lb. weight loss, and inspiring audiences at Microsoft, Accenture, Pepsi, Boeing, and organizations worldwide? Visit her at or call 760-230-1212.

Colette founded Speak Your Truth, Inc. to share her success systems and inspire others to Think It! Speak It! Live It! Her tools and takeaways create authentic, long-lasting change in every aspect of your life. With a MA in human behavior, a successful business and 2 teenage daughters, Colette provides a unique combination of education, research, real-life experience, and heartfelt humor to motivate you with her high content programs. Improve your Communication Skills, Work-Life Balance, Sales, Leadership, Assertiveness, Negotiation…all wrapped in the genuine power of Speaking Your Truth.

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  1. This is so true, Colette. It is obvious by anyone blessed enough to know you or sit in your audience, that this is more than a job or a talent – it is YOUR CALLING.  And I agree, that when you feel called to do something, it takes a deeper seat in your heart than other things you do out of obligation or the desire to meet financial needs and burdens.  And I think that many people don't identify their calling, because they thinking a calling must be big by the world's definition. But you can be called to take care of your husband, and be just as fulfilled, and contribute just as much to the world.  I think it's important that we not be tempted to lessen our callings because they don't fit the world's mold.  And the beautiful thing about a calling, is that is often not about numbers or even a pay off. It's about doing what you know you were born to do. And if it doesn't pay off, you don't care. Because you can't imagine doing anything else.  That's why I love being a motivational speaker – I get to play a tiny part in helping people to fly into their calling.

  2. Great advice, Colette. I have no doubt that most motivational speakers feel they have a calling and that's why they ended up doing what they do.  We feel like we are making a difference for people – AND we can't imagine doing anything else. Interesting though, even as I write that, I actually CAN imagine doing other things. I can imagine being a professional actor, which I was – and LOVED. I can imagine being a writer, which I am, and LOVE. I can imagine being a great wife and partner – which I'm pretty sure I am and REALLY LOVE. So I guess we aren't limited to just one thing at a time! Yay! Being a multi-tasker – I say that's a good thing! 

  3. This is great Colette!  I shared it on my Front-Row Girl Fan page on Facebook because it's so valuable.  I love it too because I've known you for a long time and I remember when you were just getting your feet back in the game after time with your girls and look at you now!  I love celebrating in your (and all our blogger motivational girls) success!  Keep following your Truth!!

  4. All of you wonderful motivational speaker's comments are so valuable and right on!  From the weaver all alone in her studio to a speaker on the main stage, finding one's calling is like finding the holy grail!  It is such a key component to living with happiness and gratitude!  Thanks for this affirmation of what I'm doing, Colette!

  5. Colette, I was TWICE as far along on my life path before I discovered that being a keynote speaker was my calling, and I feel lucky that I know what I will be for the rest of my life.  I am blessed to have done many other things that I loved: professional actress, university professor, designer, mom…  But it was the beautiful combination of all of those things that turned out to be my calling!

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