The Joy of Being You - Part 2

There are certain consistent questions that I hear from many of my clients.

One is, “What am I supposed to do in life?”

Another question is:

“I know what I’m supposed to do but I don’t know how to get there. How do I get there?”

The answer to that question is addressed in an upcoming blog, The X Factor.

Another:  

“I feel like I am doing what I desire to do, but I am unsatisfied in the work I am doing. How do I find the satisfaction I seek?”

Each of these questions could be exhaustively explored but there is a deeper and better question to initially ask. The question is, “What is causing my discontent?”

The action steps provided in these blogs and video training sessions will shed light on what is the cause of your discontent and it will present practical, practical, and more practical actions to empower you to be free from discontent and joyously pursuing your created purpose.

For the question, “What am I supposed to do in life.”

Let’s simplify...

What do you like to do?

What you like doing is a good starting point to taking your purpose to another level. The reason you have those likes should be a decent guide to realizing your dreams.  

What are you good at?

It is not by coincidence that you have the talents you have. Your talents are the tools that help you ride the wind of purpose into your destiny. When you develop your gifts and use them to benefit the world around you a distinct clarity will come over you to help you realize your created purpose.

And how can you help others while doing this?

It seems paradoxical but, in reality, it is when you give away your inner treasure, as expressed through your outward actions, that you will discover who you are meant to be. In pursuit of using your talents to help others the doors of destiny will swing wide open for you.

One pattern I see in people’s perspectives is that they expect the fullness of their purpose and dreams to be immediately realized as soon as they start doing what they feel called to do. Social media tends to fuel and encourage a lottery mentality, rather then heal us of it.

Here is another detrimental viewpoint. You know what you are called to do, but you don’t want to try because you think you’ll screw it all up. You’re not alone in this type of thinking. 

However, if you’re not doing anything then it’s highly unlikely the doors of destiny will ever open for you. You don’t have to be perfect. When you’re trying to move in the right direction, you will find that the right direction tends to move toward you.

For five years I trained to be a Life Coach, but I didn’t formally train as a life coach. For five incredible years I learned invaluable lessons and principles that would truly transform people’s lives.

I spent five years giving my time and talents away helping people, for free. I started with what I had to work with. I helped homeless people for well over a year in various charitable enterprises and on the streets. That progressed into interacting and helping people passionately seeking spirituality, I did this for two to three years.

From there I spent a couple of years dedicating my time to helping people in the ghettos of Tijuana, Mexico.

It was only after real life, experiential training that I gained clarity on how to effectively be a life coach. With experience in hand, I then certified as a Life Coach and starting my life coaching career.  

I am extremely grateful for the varied training grounds, the opportunity to observe and extensively interact with people from all walks of life, those unorthodox training grounds prepared me to do what I now do. For five years, I was being filled with practical wisdom, and hands on experience as I used my talents and did what I could do with what I had at hand.   

Most of the people I was trying to help didn’t want to immediately change. This was one of those difficult things that proved to be a gift in disguise. It forced me to learn how to be a facilitator in helping people come to a self-awareness that they needed to change and that they could change.

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