Studies show that 50 percent of all people are unhappy in their work. I find that heart breaking. I know how it feels to wake up in the morning and truly dread the workday ahead. I know how it feels when you seem like you are stuck in the movie “Groundhog Day” and can’t escape. I also know how it feels to wake up every day and live my dreams and work my passion!
3 Goals for this Week!
* Identify your dreams or your passion. You may already know it, but if you don’t, look for clues about your passion in what you read, what you discuss, what projects you like to work on and most importantly how you prefer to spend your free time.
* Surround yourself with people who will support you in your quest to follow a dream. If someone keeps trying to talk you out of your idea, or tells you that you can’t do something or is just plain jealous, this person is not worth involving in your process.
* Keep your home clutter free! You need to create open space for new opportunities to come to you. And how will you notice new opportunities if you are surrounded by clutter?
* Don’t let money stop you. I believe if there is a will, there is a way. One of the key books that helped me follow my dreams was ” Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow” by Marsha Sinetar. At first I had a hard time believing it but it proved to be true in my life.
Shortly after 9/11 I was laid off from my job in advertising. At the time I was nervous but I knew in my heart I would rather not return to the corporate world. I thought it would be an amazing life and provide flexibility as a mother to wake up every day and work at a job I loved. So I started asking myself: what am I passionate about? The same answer kept coming back to me: organizing! This is something I have loved doing since I was five years old. But I dismissed it at first because I did not know of anyone in my life that organized for a job. How would I make money doing this? Would I be wasting my college degree? I did my research and found out about a whole new industry that was frankly in the beginning stage…professional organizing. I also realized that to do this I would have to start my own business which meant my business degree would come in very handy and so would my marketing degree because I would be marketing myself…what was more motivating than that!
I can tell you this; I would not be sitting here today writing this book if I did not make the decision to follow my passion. If I can make a career out of something I love so can you!