“I’m excited to go to work every day!”
“I’m excited to do the things I do and meet with the people I meet with.”
“I’m working more hours and longer days…than I have in years and I don’t care—I love it!”
“I enjoy the women that I get to work with. I enjoy the work that I’m doing. I feel that it is meaningful for them and satisfying and meaningful to me and to my family.”
“How do I know? Because it doesn’t feel like I’m working. I’m passionate about it…I can do it on my own terms and my own time.”
“Nothing has ever felt so true or real in my life…It’s absolutely something I would do for free, all the time.”
Is this how you feel about your work? Imagine a world where more women felt this way about how they spent their working hours! How differently would they interact with those around them? How would those people they’re interacting with respond and carry forward that same sense of well-being and satisfaction? What would our children choose to do with their lives if these were the types of models they observed on a daily basis? I imagine it would be a very different world indeed. Which brings me to the final reason it is crucial we find that work we’re passionate about and driven to do!
The world NEEDS YOU! Not the you that is no longer connected to your intuition and creativity, but the YOU you were meant to become! When you were born, you came with a certain energy and gifts that need to be developed and shared with this planet. A planet that is now in crisis! Humans are naturally creative beings, and the world needs innovative thinkers to help us find solutions to the very real threats to our species.
Think about the economic structure in this country and many others around the world. It begins in childhood with our schools and the outdated systems we use that teach our children that conformity is how you become successful. We teach them to stop being who they are. We teach them that play and work are two separate and distinct things, you don’t mix the two, and work is more important than play and creativity. We step in and solve their problems for them instead of letting them learn through trial and error—so crucial to developing resiliency and critical thinking skills! And we use rewards and punishments to reprogram their motivation from an internal locus of control to external. In short, we create employees. Citizens programmed to go to work for the visions of others—those “rare” people who do survive this programming and realize they may be cut out to do more than just help build someone else’s dream.
I agree with this statement, and find it very exciting to read Jenn Aubert assert in her book, Female Entrepreneur Revolution, that “The revolution is here. There is no doubt that women are leaping into entrepreneurism…like never before. This is an exciting time full of new opportunities, self-growth, abundance and freedom. Technology has opened the doors for new opportunities that were not previously available…”
If your gut is telling you it’s time to do something different, there’s plenty of research to show that you should be listening. The world is calling you to YOUR calling! What is your soul’s calling? It’s time to find out. It’s time to do what you are meant to do, be who you are meant to be, and take your place among the women who are changing the world, one life at a time!