Part 2 of a 3 part series
Most of us that read about money have realized that money is the product of work! Whether we work for ourselves, in partnership with others, or as an employee, we understand that work is what we do.
But: here’s a question to think over:
Does the work that you do align with your passion or sense of purpose?
Not very many of us can answer this with an enthusiastic “YES!” but most of us feel like we’re pretty “okay” with our jobs.
So have you ever thought about what your work would be if it were soul-satisfying, and absolutely what you would do if money didn’t matter? Even if you don’t have your “dream” occupation, let’s take a few minutes to develop what that dream occupation would be. Then, we’ll have a set of skills and ideas for a couple of reasons, which we’ll get to at the end of the exercise.
Writing time! Take a few minutes, maybe a half an hour total, get your journal that we worked on in part 1, and let’s do some creative writing again. We are going to brainstorm and capture what a dream job would look like. Write out your ideal and create your own “official” job description, job title, and all the details.
- Title of Your Position
- Description of What the Job Requirements are
- Salary that you will have
- What are your daily responsibilities and tasks
- What requirements do you need – skills, education, qualifications?
First, now that you have an idea, think about what responsibilities and tasks you can incorporate into your current position. This is one way of bringing your Joy into what you do, now.
Second, what skills do you think you should develop? Even while you are working maybe you can take some classes part time, research setting up a business, look for meet up groups that appeal to people who have the same interests, or other ideas that come to you.
Third, are there some steps you can do right now to begin creating your reality? After your assessment of skills or steps needed in the paragraph above, think about things like going to look at office space (you don’t have to lease it just yet. of course!), find out how to get a business license, maybe decide if you’ll run your business online only for now, do you need a wholesale permit or a desk?
Now that you have some clarity around how your money comes in to you and that it’s possible to earn your living with Joy and Purpose, you can learn to bring love to what you do now, even if it isn’t what you would love to do later. And, you have some ideas to develop into your next business idea if you choose to do so!
© Lizzie Bennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified, RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.
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