It 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.