You Don’t Need All the Answers to Follow Your Purpose
After I got out of the legal field, I went to work with labor unions and help workers.
Soon after that, I worked for a NGO helping pass policy to protect older people and the disabled.
I did community organizing meaning I brought people together from the community to help pass laws to protect the elderly and disabled.
I really loved this job!
It was the best job for me.
And the plus side was that I had the best boss in the world.
I worked from home, my schedule was flexible and my work was meaningful.
I worked with the political leaders in California, grassroots activists, and regular everyday people to make the lives better for millions of people.
As much as I loved this job, I was being pulled away from it.
My purpose is to help people at rock bottom make a comeback in their lives, especially the divorced and heart-broken.
My purpose is to help people let go of the past and start over in their lives, to remind them the tragic event was simply a roadblock and not the end of the road.
So every day I did my job but worked toward my purpose.
There is a big difference between office work or a “regular” job and your purpose or soul-job.
Doing your purpose or your soul work is scary – you know why?
The reason most of us are terrified is that there’s no certain or clear path.
You have to figure it out on your own.
If you went to work in the government for example, you would be told what to do.
There are policies and procedures on everything.
There are pay scales and promotion policies that will tell you when you will move up in the organization and how much you will get paid.
When you’re doing soul work, you will have to come up with all these things on your own.
Yet it’s not impossible, you’re just not used to it.
You may not know exactly what it is you want to do.
You may not know how to build it.
You may not have the skills you need to do marketing or sales.
You may not have the technical skills to build a website or blog.
The good news is that you don’t have to get caught up in these details.
Before you start figuring out how to make your soul’s work a reality, you have to figure out what is your soul’s work? What is your purpose?
You figure that out and then you work backwards from there.
When I coach people on finding their direction and following their purpose, they get caught up in the tactics and strategies to make a living.
Their first question is how to pay for doing their life’s purpose.
They want to know the “how” before getting super clear on the what and the why.
I work with them to get clear on the “what” and the “why” first. What is it that you want your life to look like and why do you want that life.
Knowing what it is you want to do and why it is you want to do it is the most important thing. Once you know these two things, everything else will become easier.
Don’t run away from figuring out your purpose because you’re afraid of the uncertainty of the path.
Also, don’t postpone on starting on your purpose.
Life is short.
We get to only live once.
You have two choices.
Follow the mandates of society and do what is certain today.
Or follow your purpose and do what’s soul-satisfying, starting today.
By the way, soul-satisfying doesn’t mean being broke or in financial ruin.
You can do purposeful work and make a living at it.
You know what?
All the wealthiest artists, writers, actors and performers are making a living doing their life purpose.
If you are in alignment with your purpose, the sky is the limit.
You’ll feel like I do – a millionaire just because you get to do what you want to do.
And if you do end up doing what it is you’re supposed to be doing with your life, the money will follow.
So don’t worry about the obstacles and limitations in your way.
Well, worry about the path later but for now, look at the big picture of where you want your life to go.
Admit to yourself what your life purpose is.
See the vision of what your life could like.
It’s exactly why I created the Life Direction Coaching session.
It will help you get clear on your vision and purpose.
Once you embrace that, the other pieces including finances, will fall into place.
The path towards your purpose may be uncertain but will be much more fulfilling in the long run.
If you’re ready to make your soul sing and do work that is refreshing and motivating every day, then please get in touch with me. If you want to learn more about my life direction coaching, check out this coaching option here.