What is my purpose? What is my calling?
These may be questions you are asking yourself or have neglected to ask yourself because you don't know where to find the answer.
It has taken me 20+ years to figure out my “sweet spot”, my “purpose”, my “calling.”
I am here to tell you it is not easy. It doesn't happen over night. You may have to step out of your comfort zone to figure it out. But let me tell you this…it is all worth it!
I was going in a different direction. I was in sports medicine which I still love but it wasn't getting me out of bed in the morning, it wasn't what made me come alive.
I decided to get out of my comfort zone and go where God was calling me to go and that was on an 11 month Christian mission trip. I was so nervous and was making every excuse not to go, but when I decided to put my fears to the side and trust in God, my life was changed forever!
I do not regret my decision to leave the country for 11 months. Do live in 3rd world countries and to be a part of a community that would become my family. During this 11 month mission trip, i really discovered myself. I learned my strengths, weaknesses, what made me come alive, and what didn’t. I was seen by my mentor and coaches as a leader and was placed in a leadership position and when I stepped into that position even though I have not clue what to expect, God met me there and molded and shaped me into who I am today. And I continue to be molded and shaped to this day. This was only the beginning. In the position of leadership is when I was introduced to my true calling…. life coaching!
It wasn't until 2 years after I returned from this mission trip that I really dove into this profession and I am so glad I did. I have found what makes me get up in the morning, what makes come alive!
(I was one of the leaders of this amazing family of 43 people I traveled the world with!)
I want to help you discover what that is for you!
Here is a good place to start.
The 4 keys to unlock your purpose that I have discovered are…
1. Time management
Where are you spending your time during your day? Is it productive or unproductive? The activities you do throughout your day either move you forward, backward or keep you at a stand still. Where do you want to move?
Are you living the life you want? Or are you just living to get by? Are you allowing yourself to dream and live the live of your dreams? Its ok to “daydream.” It’s ok to want more for your life. It’s ok to not be “normal.” Be extravagant. Live the life you want. You will have to do the work to get there, but you can do it!
3. The Slight Edge Philosophy
What is your daily routine? What habits do you have? Are they increasing your growth or hindering it? Do the daily little tasks that will propel you forward. They can be small like reading 10 pages of a personal development book, or making your bed. What are you accomplishing each day?
4. Live out your purpose
What are your gifts and talent? What are your strengths and weaknesses? How can you implement these things to make a plan to move into your purpose and calling?
Number 4 is tough. This is the thing people struggle with. If this is you, you are not alone.