We all have things in life that don’t excite us like others. For me in my personal life it is cooking. Yes, I know but in reality, it is a heck of a lot of work and a lot of cleaning for one person. I would much rather use eating as a social event and actually leave my house and interact with friends in person. But that topic on it’s own could be a whole blog post.
When I used to work for Corporate America, most of what I did was mundane. I really got very little satisfaction from my job duties. Over 10 years I developed a few relationships that I deemed important, but looking back even they were pretty superficial. Those who know me know I love to philosophize and dream. Not a whole lot of that happened in that environment.
In 8 days it will be 3 years from having left that job. What I can tell you about my life now is it is all very intentional. My friends and those I interact with are caring, selfless, and have purpose. When I interact with my clients, I loose track of time, I loose track of myself, and I become absolutely alive to my core. My interaction with my clients feeds my soul. I cry alongside them when they are hurting, and I laugh with them when they are happy. It took me over 35 years to feel alive. I am grateful that I get to spend the rest of my life feeling this way!
Of course, I started out wanting to teach yoga. It wasn’t enough for me to teach yoga for someone else I have always had an entrepreneurial streak in me. It didn’t take me long to realize that as a business owner I needed to wear many more hats than just that of a teacher. I will not go into all of the details here but let me share a couple that don’t excite me. Bookkeeping. Bookkeeping is the 400 pound elephant always in the corner. I am a Pisces I like to dream and create and play with pretty things. Numbers are not pretty. My relationship with numbers is, well let’s call it complicated. Sales. I have some healing to do yet around my thoughts of sales. I don’t cold call well. Put me in front of a group of people to speak or teach and my passion does the work for me. Calling someone up out of the clear blue to talk about speaking for them – terrifying.
I have let these many daily tasks overwhelm me in the past. I have felt like waving the flag more than once. Every time it happens, I have someone tell me what I shared made a difference in their life. I then remember, it isn’t about me. Living a life of dharma – of purpose means that I am here to be of service to others. It is all a matter of perspective, and knowing that to that one person I helped them help themselves makes the bookkeeping and the sales calls so worthwhile.
Now about that cooking – it is time for me to help myself feel better.
P.S. Keep an eye on the new “Gratis” page for free downloads coming in the next week. One of them is a video on discovering your purpose!!!