If you've ever set your sights on something you really want, like a new job, a loving relationship, a healthy body, or financial freedom, it's most likely that you've found yourself feeling stuck at one point.
Last week, I touched on this point during the start of our Finding Your Right Work class. When you're stuck, it's not a good feeling...especially if you've been feeling stuck for months, or even years.
One of the most challenging things about being stuck is feeling like there's no way out. So what do you do?
First, I encourage you to breathe, and be assured that there is a way forward. Next, take a step back to look at the big picture. How you do that is by asking this simple but deep laser-focused question:
Why is this a deep question? Because asking yourself this question brings an awareness to your mind of the barriers in your way.
When I work with clients one-on-one, I not only ask them this question once, but I keep asking it over and over again until we exhaust their answers. You see, theres' usually more than one thing getting in your way. When you start laying it all out, you begin to see what your next steps are.
For example, one client answered the question by saying that what was stopping her was that she wasn't clear where she was headed, that she didn't know what kind of job she really wanted. After she realized this, she knew that her next step was to explore her interests and skills, and to figure out where she wanted to be of service.
So here's your coaching question for the week:
Take some time to answer this question over and over again until you can't think of any more answers. And here's a bonus tip: Have a friend ask you this question over and over. There's something about having someone else asking you this question that evokes even more answers than you might have imagined.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Leave a comment and we can start a discussion.
One of the biggest beliefs that keep people stuck in their jobs is the idea that your job is your Source. What does this mean?
The belief that your job is your Source is the idea that your job is your lifeline to your income and your identity. You think that you can't ever leave your job because you won't be able to survive. Or you accept a certain level of pay because that's all your Source is willing to give you.
But the truth is your job is not your Source. Your Source is your Source.
What do I mean when I use the word Source? Your Source is whatever you call that greater power in your life, whether you call it God, Spirit, the Divine, the Great Universe, the Mystery. Whatever word, image or feeling you use, that is your Source.
Your Source is what supplies you, nourishes you, encourages you, leads you.
Your job, then, is only a vehicle, a pathway for Source to provide for you. AND....Your job is a vehicle, a pathway through which you allow Source to express through you!
When you realize that your job is not your Source, you can start to see the many ways that your Source provides for you. Think of the many ways that you have been provided for, and not just in terms of actual money. Think of times when friend paid for a cup of coffee, or when someone gave you a comforting smile, or when you got the perfect advice just at the right time.
Think also of the ways that you have given these same gifts to other people...when you bought a friend a cup of tea, or when you gave someone a hug, or when you offered a listening ear to someone in need.
We live in a reciprocal universe where Source is always actively expressing through its givingness...giving and receiving through you and others in countless ways.
When you open your awareness to the infinite possibilities that Source gives, you're automatically led to a simple response...and that's one of gratitude.
So here's your coaching exercise for today:
If you're feeling stuck in some part of your life and want to experience greater clarity and guidance, I'd like to offer you a 40 minute Free Clarity Session with Prayer. I'm offering a limited number of these as a way of allowing Source to express through me and making sure you get the support you need. Click here to request your Free Clarity Session with Prayer.
And if you're looking for help with your career and right livelihood, my 5-week virtual Mastermind Circle and class on Finding Your Right Work begins this Thursday, October 23. Click here to read more about Finding Your Right Work.
I'd love to hear the ways that you notice your Source provides for you. Leave a comment and share. This will help others be inspired by what you notice!
For the past few days, I've been on the phone talking with clients and doing lots of one-on-one interviews with people who really want to move out of their current job and to do work that makes their hearts sing. I've been doing this to gather research for my new program that starts next week called "Finding Your Right Work."
After a while of sharing with me what they don't like about their jobs or how they'd really wish they could be doing something else, I ask them the magic question:
For a lot of them, this question stuns them. They become quiet. Many times, they answer, "I don't know."
After helping people for years on this issue of finding your right work, I've found that one of the biggest obstacles to people really going for their dreams, fully living their purpose and finding their right work is that it comes down to core beliefs.
I dig into this magic question until we uncover some of the core beliefs that keep them in their job. Here are some of the top core beliefs I've run across over and over again:
A lot of people don't know that these core beliefs are operating in their psyche. It actually stops them from even considering any other options to their work.
This is why I've designed the "Finding Your Right Work" 5-week program to first address and uncover your underlying core beliefs.
In Week 1, participants go through an exercise where you look at over 60 core beliefs to see if any of these limiting ideas are operating in your life. You might not be aware that you have some old tapes playing in your head about what you think work should be.
This process that I've developed has given clients some big "a-ha's" about work they didn't even realize they believed. Once you get clear on your core beliefs, you can make a choice of whether or not they ultimately serve you.
Identifying and uprooting beliefs that don't serve you is like weeding a garden. You have to clear out the things that stop the garden of your life from flourishing.
For the other weeks of the program, we focus on getting clear on what makes your heart sing, and planting new seeds and beliefs that support your intention to do work that you love.
If you want to uproot some weeds in your garden, and start the path to finding your right work, check out the program.
The program starts next Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 7 PM to 8:15 PM, and runs for 5 weeks. It's a virtual program, meaning that you get to participate on the phone from the comfort of your home.
Here's to living your life with purpose and passion!
Yesterday, I thought about who I would have to become if I decided to give away a million dollars. Yup, you heard that right. Give away a million dollars.
You see, my business coach recently came back from an invite-only gathering of women who have committed to personally give away a million dollars to an important cause.
If you decided to give away a million dollars, who would you have to become?
As I thought about this question, some other questions came up for me:
The more I thought about this question of giving away a million dollars, the more I realized that this question asks us to think about ourselves in a much bigger way. In other words, there is no room for playing small with this kind of question.
A million dollars might be a lot to think about giving away. But I bet there probably is some cause near and dear to your heart that, if you could, you would give as much as you could.
So let me ask you these questions:
I'm asking you this not as some random exercise. I'm really asking you to think about this because I believe that we all can be more intentional in using our financial resources for a greater good.
I encourage you to take some time to listen to your heart and to dream bigger. I believe you can change the world. How are you being called to show up?
Let me know what this brings up for you. Feel free to post a comment below. Here's to becoming an intentional powerhouse of good!
Joselito is a spiritual life coach helping people create a purposeful, spiritual path to career and financial freedom.
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