We all need a paycheck to provide for ourselves and our families, but who says that paycheck can’t come from something you’re passionate about and love doing? Take your passion and make it happen. Why? Because that’s what brings you money! I cannot tell you how many times I’ve witnessed this: real people chasing real dreams and finding real wealth. It’s not only possible, it’s really doable!
You don’t need to stay stuck in a career you don’t love to make money. In fact, staying in a place you feel unfulfilled is limiting you from reaching your full potential.
Find Your Passion
When you’re spending all your time working at a job that you don’t like or love, it disconnects you from your authentic self. It disconnects you from your heart, which will only leave you miles down the road with that boss you don’t like, coworkers you don’t like, missing the pay raises you want, and not getting the bonuses you want. On top of all that, life ends up being a bit more of a struggle overall, both inside and outside of work.
This is all because you’re investing your time and energy into something that doesn’t align with who you are, what you like, or what you want. What we really need to do is reconnect you with your heart and with your passion.
So, what are you passionate about?
A lot of people respond to this like, “Well, Julie, I need a paycheck to pay my bills.” And I get that. I truly get it. It can be scary to chase passions when all your life you’ve been taught to chase the paycheck first.
But there are many different seasons of life, and as we go through each of these seasons, sometimes there are different things that make us tick. There are different things that make us giggle in each season… so what is it for you, in this season? Why can’t that turn into a paycheck for you, or at least help your career be more fulfilling?
The older we get, the more we tend to get in tune with what’s really true for us from an authentic self. But sometimes we have to make room for ourselves to discover what’s true for us. We have to give ourselves the space to dream, otherwise we’ll stay stuck in the places we don’t love for all our remaining seasons.
Let Your Freak Flag Fly
You can learn what feeds your soul and learn how to get paid for doing it. People everywhere who have careers in alignment with their soul’s purpose are earning large salaries, getting bonuses despite the economy, and loving every minute of their season. It’s time for you to love according to your authentic self: find what you love and are good at, then do it better than anyone else!
As I always say, let your freak flag fly and be in tune with that passion because that will align everything else in your life.