When I was 21 my dad died. He was only 42. It opened my eyes to the reality that life is short. And once I started working in the corporate world, it also made me realize that life is too darned short to do something you hate every day. So I embraced the philosophy, “Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” And I firmly held on to that philosophy up until a few weeks ago. So, what on earth made me change my mind on this?
I was doing an angel therapy reading with a client who was struggling to figure out what direction to take in terms of her career, and I clearly heard, “Do WHO you are.” I paused for a moment to get a bit more clarity on this message and then the light bulb went off.
Doing who you ARE means you are doing the things that are the most important to you, that you love the most, and that are the most critical to your happiness and wellbeing. They are the things that are like your oxygen supply. They are WHO you are.
Many people are working at something they love but it’s still not who they are, and as a result, they are not 100% fulfilled or happy. But when what you are doing in the world is in direct alignment with who you are, it’s like a red carpet is unfurled in front of you. That’s when the right people show up in your life, the right opportunities present themselves and the money is there to support you.
I am a prime example of this. In the last week alone, I got booked for two radio shows with some good-sized networks, invited to be a guest blogger for two high-profile websites, received an invitation to participate in a book project, got an interview request for a podcast show and I was asked to be a guest expert in a new online program that is launching soon. Whew, not bad for a week’s work huh?
I’m not sharing this to brag, but rather to illustrate that when you do WHO you are, some really cool things happen! Keep in mind, I do not sit around all day with my feet up drinking Starbucks. Rather, I am constantly tuning into my angels’ guidance, trusting it and taking action on it. So my ACTIONS (following up on certain things and contacting various people) are what led to the great opportunities I listed above. And none of it felt like work because I also do what I LOVE!
When you start from a place of knowing who you are at that deep soul level, then you can begin to align your life around that knowing. And that’s when magic happens and you begin to live a true “dream life”. Sounds awesome, right? Well guess what? It totally is! So what are you waiting for?
If you’re ready to move in a new direction or make a change, don’t just start from a place of what you could do or have done in the past. Take some time to dig deeper and find out WHO you are first. You’ll thank yourself later.
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