THE BIZ/CAREER GUIDE
You know what I dig?
I dig the fact that I know you don’t just want to find a job…
You want to find a calling.
You want to find out how to explore your passions and activate them into a position, or a platform, or a business, or a meaningful career.
And that just turns me on.
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WHY DO I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO LOVE WHAT YOU DO?
My own unfulfilling job in the hospitality world was the impetus for my complete meltdown at age 26 (aka my Quarterlife Crisis) because I felt like I wasn’t making a difference in the world. And I knew — as cheesy as it sounds — that I wanted to make a difference in the world.
There are so many people who will tell you to abandon your craving for meaning in your working world and just “get a job”.
- “It’s called work for a reason — it’s not supposed to be fun.”
- “You’ve got to put in your time, before you get to do what you want.”
- “You should just be grateful that you have a paycheck.”
They say those things because that is their experience of work.
You can’t blame them, but you don’t have to believe them either.
Perhaps they never found their calling. Perhaps they didn’t care about activating their passion and were happy to slog through 40 years of soul-numbing work.
But there is another way to do it! It’s not easy, it’s not instant, but it is possible.
How do I know? I’ve done it.
My calling is teaching women how to value their own happiness and strength. My vehicle to do that is Stratejoy. My passion work is the coaching, speaking, writing and building a Tribe of soul sisters I get to do here.
I am incredibly grateful I didn’t give up on myself, my quest to have meaningful work, or my business in the first few very hard years.
YOUR RIGHT WORK IS WORTH IT.
I don’t think anyone should give up on finding work that lights you up, work that allows you to ignite your greatest strengths, or work that fulfills your craving for meaning.
I know that everyone has the right to create a fulfilling career or business.
Spend the time, the investment, the mental power, the chance of failure, and the possibility of success going after your calling. Explore your balance of passion work and paying the bills. Go after your dream position and place of influence.
Get on board with believing there is something you are meant to do and trusting in the fact that some part of you already knows what that is.
You’ve got all the ingredients, cupcake. Your strengths. Your values. Your talents. Your passion. Your must-haves. Your integrity. Your desire.
Now it’s time for trust and for putting in the effort, day in and day out.
Finding work that lights you up is entirely possible. It’s up to YOU to decide if it’s worth the search.
But honey? The world is thirsty for your gifts.
You may have a dozen false starts and shifts in your passion work as you grow and transition (I’ve had quite a few myself), but the goal of fulfillment from your vocation should never be abandoned.
You deserve it, my dear.
(To hell with what your parents say!)
I’m here to help.
p.s. If you’re ready to take action — I run 2 small groups that directly address Career Confusion and Starting Your Business.