We all want to find that thing that lights us up. The career we love, the passion filled job that is just so right, it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
I've never been able to stay long in a job that I didn't love, and I've always had a burning entrepreneurial desire. At 26 years old, I've tried so much. I've owned and sold two businesses (one an online party store, and a beauty salon), studied to be a Group Exercise Instructor, a Personal Trainer, Beauty Therapist, Makeup Artist and Hair stylist. I've worked at a college for small business, in a hair salon, in retail, in my parents business, as a receptionist, and currently own and operate a hair and makeup business speciasing in weddings.
I've really enjoyed all of these stages of my life in some way, but it wasn't until I started blogging about wellness, and wellness lifestyles, that I truly found my passion. I love to help women, just like you, to live their absolute best life. I just know that this is what I where my life is going, and helping people is what I am meant to do. I know this because I've been able to align my skills, with my passions.
So how do you find your purpose, and dream career? Many factors can get in the way if you allow them to. Poor food choices, toxic relationships, too much mental stimulation, fear, the expectations we put on ourselves, and the expectations put on us from others.
Here's how you stop those nasty barriers clouding your judgement...
Yes I'm beating that drum again! Mediation is without a doubt the best way to quieten the noise, and allow your heart to speak to you. If the noise around you is too loud, you'll never hear what your heart is saying. Give it the chance. Go here to get started.
WHAT LIGHTS YOU UP?
What are the things you get excited about doing? Maybe it's spending time with your niece's and nephews. Cooking. Organising. Whatever it is that floats your boat, notice it. Acknowledge it. And bring more of it into your life. By consciously focusing your energy on something, more of it will appear to you. You know when you see something you love, like a pair of shoes, and then suddenly everyone is wearing them? There's no more of them than there used to be, you have just highlighted and acknowledged it, so your mind naturally seeks it.
Flex your self love muscle! Spend time caring and loving yourself. Be kind to yourself, and accept yourself the way you are. This takes time, and requires work, but will bring you a greater reward than you can ever image. If you're new to self love you'll probably love this post I wrote for Tigermist Warriors last week.
Grab a pen and paper, and divide the page into two columns. At the top of one side write SKILLS, and at the top of the other write PASSIONS. Write down as much as you can on each side. Draw lines between similarities on each side. This will help you establish where your skills and passions align, and where the you are most liking to find a fulfilling career!
Create a vision board to help you bring clarity to your desires. Add pictures of the things you love to do most. This will both help you manifest more of what you want, but also give you a visual of what your dream life looks like. Sometimes seeing everything clearly in front of you, will give you a total moment of clarity, and a real AH-HA moment! See this post to learn how to create a vision board that works.