Greetings Beautiful Souls,
Years ago, I was working at a 9-5 that I really disliked. Although I was making very good money, I knew that there was something missing. Then one day I picked up a book by Alan Cohen called Why Your Life Sucks (I know, hilarious title) and after reading that book my life was never the same. Among many fascinating topics, the book talks about getting out of jobs we dislike and following our passion. Everything in the book made sense to me so I decided I wanted to be a life-coach and inspirational speaker. I quit my job, started my coaching business and never looked back.
Are you at a job that you really don’t care for? Do you know what your true life calling is but you are too afraid to pursue it? Scared of failing? Years ago I literally jumped off a cliff and had no idea whether I would succeed or not. If I told you that everything worked our perfectly from day one I would be lying to you. I went from making great money to making no money and I had plenty of stressful times and often wondered when it would “pay off”.
They say “winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit”. I did not quit and today I have a very successful coaching business and my job mainly consists of leading events and spiritual retreats in Beverly Hills, Ojai and Italy. Not a bad gig, eh?
We live in a society that believes work is for the safe paycheck and that we could not possibly make a living off of what we would truly love to do. That to me is nonsense! There is a reason why you are passionate about certain things. What are you really good at that you truly enjoy doing? I believe we are not here to simply waste oxygen; we all have a calling. There is something you can do, that no one else in this world can do exactly the way you can; and the world is waiting for you to do it! Do not worry about “how”; our mind is great at getting in our way. Simply trust that there is a reason why you are so incredibly passionate about something and go for it! Once I truly started trusting and stopped worrying about the “how”, doors started to magically open for me. Opportunities came out of nowhere. It was miraculous. Never underestimate the power of faith.
Now, I am not suggesting you do what I did and just quit your job. But how about starting with baby steps? What can you do now that can help you get closer to living your life’s purpose? Perhaps some research, sending a particular email or making a phone call? If you just spend 30 minutes a day working towards your goal, can you imagine where you will be in 6 months? A year? All you need is discipline. In order to have discipline you must have a clear goal in mind. What kept me going was the thought of being my own boss, making a difference in people’s lives, and taking people on transformational journeys to places I loved around the world. So basically, all you have to do is shut-off the TV at night and work on building the life you were meant to live. The life you deserve.
You see, what you don’t want is to be 80 years old, sitting on a rocking chair wondering “what if?” You want to be 80 years old, sitting on a rocking chair looking back at your life and saying “hell yeah!”
I will leave you with a beautiful quote from my mentor, Alan Cohen “You cannot do, what you were meant to do, by continuing to do, what you were not meant to do.”
I believe in YOU!
Sending you lots of love and positive energy,
Connie Costa is a Writer, Inspirational Speaker & Life-Coach
She leads transformational events and retreats in Beverly Hills, Ojai & Italy