live life on purpose work at what you love follow your own road
You see, anyone can get a 9-to-5 (or maybe for you it's more like 8-to-late) J-O-B. A job is something that pays the bills but all too often fails to feed the spirit. And when your spirit is starved for meaningful satisfying work, your happiness suffers. But that's not all.
Did you know that people who love what they do for a living actually live longer?
That's right. Research conducted by Duke University found that out of 788 factors considered, the top predictor of a long life in the U.S. even more than good health habits or good genes was found to be work satisfaction!
I guess it's not surprising then that the word "Vocation" comes from the Latin word "vocare" which means "to call." And when you respond to your REAL calling you feel renewed, fulfilled, and deeply happy.
So here's your million-dollar question:
Do you believe you were put on this earth to sit in commuter traffic, to suffer through the performance evaluations and reorganizations, to have to answer to a boss that is well... you know....
Were you really created to spend your life having the Sunday night blues?
Or Do You Believe, As I Do, That You Were Put Here to Follow a Calling That Is Uniquely Yours?
If the idea of loving what you do appeals to you, the way I see it... here are your options: You can keep plodding along week after week hoping that inspiration will somehow, someway suddenly strike and in a flash your calling will be revealed.
Or, you can make a promise to yourself right here, right now to take the first bold step on behalf of your dreams.
This is where Changing Course comes in....
By the way, in case you don't know me, I'm Valerie Young, the "Dreamer in Residence" here at Changing Course. It's been nine years since I abandoned my corporate cubicle and my 90-mile-day commute to launch Changing Course.
Today I am doing work and living a life I love. And I want you to too.
That's why I went out and pooled together some of the best and the brightest career change experts around to create "Find Your Calling The Handbook For People Who Still Don't Know What They Want To Be When They Grow Up.'"
Experts like Barbara Sher, Barbara Winter, Patrick Combs, and Nicholas Lore, have generously allowed me to share with you excerpts, exercises, and techniques from their thought-provoking books. Through their collective wisdom, experience, and know-how you'll get to benefit from their step-by-step approach to uncovering your gifts, your passion, your real calling.
Simply stated, "Find Your Calling" will help you discover the work you were born to do.
Barbara Sher, author of five best-selling books including "I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was" starts "Find Your Calling" with... a bang by..
Barbara's sage and easy to follow advice makes Find Your Calling an unexpected treasure. But that's just the beginning. Seminar leader, enthusiastic advocate of self-bossing, and author of "Making a Living Without a Job," Barbara Winter shares her winning ways for finding your lost passion. And later she tells you the one thing you absolutely MUST focus on if you want to Find Your Calling.
I Wanted "Find Your Calling" To Work For Anyone Who Dreams of a More Meaningful And Balanced Life Doing Work They Truly Love
So I went out and found even MORE experts, perspectives, and voices. People like...
Brad Swift. Brad is the founding director of the Life on Purpose Institute. After you finish reading his articles you'll know how to find your life's purpose, plus you'll learn how to utilize his five techniques to "prime your passion pump."
Mike Bella is a recognized expert on baby boomers and if you're a boomer, you'll especially appreciate his article entitled, "Identifying Your Midlife Passion." After you read his contribution, you'll be able to immediately use his three simple tests to identify your Midlife Passion.
Popular speaker and author Patrick Combs will share his "Super-Simple, Unique & Weird Job Idea Generator." Use it and you'll never even think about taking another "McJob" again!
Author and teacher Barbara Blossom's practical essay, "How to Redesign Your Life One Step at a Time" reveals every step she took to find her calling and how you can too.
What Do A Cookie Maker, A Reindeer Rancher, And An RV-Based IT Consultant Have In Common?
They've all found their Real Calling. If you think (or people keep trying to convince you) that your Calling is silly or unprofitable then you'll be fascinated by the stories of the Cookie Maker, a Reindeer Rancher, and the RV-Based IT Consultant who have not only made exciting careers out of their Real Calling but are working in a place they love to boot!
And if you think discovering your calling is something that doesn't happen to "real people" think again. "Find Your Calling" also includes:
The inspiring and informative stories of 20 "ordinary" people who having found their Real Calling and are doing some pretty extraordinary things. These stories will make a perfect jumping off point for following my Five Ways to Hear Your Calling.
"Find Your Calling" is so jam packed full of immediately useful information that it's almost impossible to pass on to you the essence of this unique manual on one simple web page.
It's never too late to be what you might have been. ~George Eliot
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