"My mom said, 'In your 20s you try it all. In your 30s you figure out what you do best. In your 40's you make money from what you do best. In your 50s you just do—do what you want to do.'"
The following questions helped me to recognize my ultimate career purpose. By answering them, you will learn about your career calling. You will discover where you are headed and why, and where to focus your energies and best efforts. Use your notebook to access previous answers and to explore new information. For each category, list your responses and then rank them in order of priority.
Here's how Richard, the chiropractor who needed a new start, responded to these questions and discovered his career purpose. Your answers will help you in the same way.
• What are my strengths? What are my talents and gifts? What are all the assets I bring to the table?
(In chapter 4, you explored your strengths and assets. There may be some unique talents and gifts you did not specify at that time. List them as they come to mind.) I am a skilled chiropractor. I'm a people person. I have a fun personality. I enjoy sharing knowledge. I am a great public speaker. I am a risk taker.
When I set goals, I achieve them.
• What makes me happy? What brings me joy?
(It may be in your best interest to put aside some quiet time for reflection. Notice what you pay attention to and what excites you most in both home and work environments.)
Creating a trend-setting concept
Being with people I like and care about
Speaking to large audiences
Being in a joyful, respectful environment
Taking walks in nature
"You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles, and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed I front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you're doing, you'll stop at the first giant hurdle."
(You deserve to enjoy each day doing what you love. Take some time to write down what you love to do.) Speaking engagements to large audiences Make big money
Show people how to take care of their health Listen to classical music Travel to new places
• What am I most interested in doing? What is my passion?
"Cooking is like anything in life. You have to have passion to do it right."
(If you follow your passion it will introduce you to your innate talents. John D. Rockefeller III wrote: "The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your whole soul into it—every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have." The words of the French impressionist painter Auguste Renoir are worthy of our deepest consideration. He said: "The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth which sweeps you along in his passion." Access your intuition, listen to your heart, and complete the following three sentences. Then write down what you are most passionate about.) I secretly desire
If there was no chance of failure, I would love to
If my life was ending, I would regret not having completed
Communicating, inspiring and connecting with others Sharing meaningful health information with others Public speaking
Having a meaningful impact on others Being successful Traveling to new places Learning how to enjoy peak fitness
• How do I most enjoy contributing to others?
(You may enjoy encouraging others, entertaining them, organizing people and events, educating, or healing the sick. Trust yourself and write down how you most enjoy helping others.) Sharing meaningful health information with others Inspiring others to optimize their health and fitness
• Which cause do I most want to serve?
(Your highest calling may be to optimize the plight of senior citizens, orphans, college students, immigrants, the homeless, or those with life-threatening illnesses. Needless to say, the cause you most want to serve must be worthy of your best efforts.)
Sharing meaningful health information to people who are physically challenged
• What kind of organization am I best suited to?
(Would you feel more comfortable in a cozy environment or in a large, powerful corporation?) Small organization My own business
• What is my career purpose?
(Write a one-to-three-sentence statement about the main purpose of your career. You may want to combine several responses into an overall statement.)
Help the physically challenged to optimize their health and fitness by sharing meaningful, trend-setting information.
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Wealthy people have this so called millionaires personal mindset, a way of thinking that separates the achievers and successful individuals from the rest of the population. Your subconscious is much powerful than the conscious mind. This can either help you fulfill your dreams or hold you from success that you want in your life.