Blast Off! The Surefire Success Plan To Launch Your Dreams Into Reality:
Today’s guest post is from life and business coach Allison Maslan, whose new book Blast Off is launching soon.
I met Allison through her great online motivation and goal setting program Blaststation which I have just started using. I will be reviewing it next week, so look out for that.
Did you know that from age twenty-five to sixty-five, we spend 73,600 hours at our work? And that 87 percent of Americans dislike their jobs? That means that 87 percent of Americans spend 73,600 hours in their lifetime doing something they don’t like. What a massive loss that is! Because each part of our lives has an influence on every other part of our lives, this could make for a lot of unhappy people. Why is this? Could it be that so many people have settled because of fear or lack of direction when it comes to going after their dream career?
What is your purpose? Your destiny? Have you known for some time what you are meant to do for a career, but you just aren’t sure how to transfer it to real life? Are you still searching for that path you can call your very own? Everyone was blessed with certain gifts, talents and personality traits that can be transferred into a fulfilling, satisfying and financially prosperous line of work. Some people know from the get-go what they want to be when they grow up. Others, like me, find their purpose through an evolvement of life’s experiences and challenges. Either way, you come to find that it is perfectly right for you.
I truly believe that you have the full potential to pinpoint, develop and achieve your dream career. Yes, you! One of the things that really saddens me is when I see someone with such potential for greatness, who is not allowing themselves to step into it and fully own it. I can share with you the important do’s and don’ts and give you valuable tools and support; however, you need to be the one to take that first step.
As you set out to find your purpose, or first commit to living a life of purpose, what drives you may still feel a bit elusive. Many people have no idea if they have a real purpose on earth. Ask a friend randomly what their life purpose is, and they may take a long pause before answering, “Good question. I’m not sure.” Well, I’m here to tell you (and them) that you do have a purpose and it’s probably not as mysterious as you think. Most likely it’s right under your nose. Maybe your purpose is to feed hungry children, build a gigantic bridge, love your children, or just be in the moment. Your life purpose is most likely connected to the areas that create passion and meaning in your life. Here are some simple steps for accessing your life purpose.
· Get in touch with what really matters to you in the world and in your life. What do you get passionate talking about, reading or exploring? Before taking impulsive action steps toward a new career, business opportunity, or new relationship, ponder what gives you that inner surge of excitement. This could be the most important key for long-term staying power and success.
· Gather your thoughts and focus your energy toward these ideas. Find a way to involve yourself in this activity.
· Explore several possibilities before settling on one. However, if one really moves you, then go for it!
· Connect with other people on a regular basis who are passionate about these ideals or activities.
· See how you feel in this new arena. Does it stir your passionate energy? This is what we call “alignment,” or “being congruent.” When we are expressing our true inner thoughts, beliefs and ideals through external actions that match those thoughts, beliefs and ideals, we are operating in harmony rather than in conflict. The “practice-what-you-preach” philosophy.
· Not doing what you love could be very harmful to your health and your prosperity. Most people think that doing what you love is a luxury, so they settle for something they don’t enjoy. Someone who loves your career more than you do will no doubt perform the job better than you. This person will eventually be greatly rewarded because this work matters to them. Part of what you’ll get from being out of alignment in your work is dissatisfaction and burnout.
I know you can do it. After all, it’s your greatness I am talking about.
Allison Maslan, HHP, CCH is a homeopathic physician and the author of Blast Off! The Surefire Success Plan To Launch Your Dreams Into Reality. As a life and business coach, she helps people create a new business and the best chapter of their lives.
The exciting launch of the book Blast Off! The Surefire Success Plan To Launch Your Dreams Into Reality is coming Tuesday 19 January 2010. To find out how you can buy the book and receive over 20 beautiful mind-body-spirit gifts during the launch, go to www.myblastoff.com/booklaunch.
Suzie – thanks for this. Allison – what a fantastic and inspiring post.
I truly believe that when we follow our heart and our passion, the money, fame, fortune or whatever it is that we need to sustain our happiness and enhance our freedom will not be far behind!
It’s an uncertain step, and it’s a little scary, but taking that first step is starting on what will become the ultimate journey to our perfect life.
All the best
.-= Mike Shippey´s last blog ..Some Words About Action =-.
I klove Mike that you have mentionted the scarry bit- that’s what so often stops us- taking that first step into the unknown so often leads to joy happiness abundance and in 2010 $$$$ too
thanls for dropping by
Wow – great post to be reading exactly now! I love how the timing in the Universe is so perfect! Thank you for these wonderful words of wisdom! You have NO idea how I needed to read this today! THANK you!!!!!
I love ot when someone writes as you have, passion is so important
I told my dad this near the end of 2009. I keep telling him that my passion is to make money online, but he thinks I am crazy. I will continue to try hard and prosper in 2010 and beyond!
wishing you success in folowing your passion- hold the dream
Thanks Suzie and Allison for sharing these tips. 🙂 I agree, it is really important for a person to have passion for what he/she does for a living, since it’s such a waste of time and energy if he/she stays in a career that causes discontent.
It’s great that some people know exactly what they want, but others like myself, I guess you can call works in progress. 🙂 With the help of the tips above, hopefully we’ll get to discover our true purpose this 2010.
.-= Teresa´s last blog ..Resolutions Solutions =-.
I understand the works in progress we are all a work in progress all of the time. Sometimes we just take that work in progresss to out of our comfort zone and then change happens and we move forward
This is a great post! Finding out what you truly want to do and then setting out to do it is one of the hardest challenges. However, like the saying goes, if you find a job you love you will never work a day in your life!
How true, I have found that by getting really really clear on what I don’t want has helped me get clarity on what i do want 🙂 Watch for a post on changing direction
Excellent post and timing. I am midway through Gary Vaynerchuk’s book ‘Crush It’ which is a phenomenal read. It has gotten me to follow my passion FIRST, and all the other pieces start to fall into place. Makes the time spent creating content, etc. much more enjoyable!
This article is a fantastic tie-in to what I’m reading, and solidifies many of the same points (passion, connection). As the saying goes, ‘When you love what you do – you’ll never ‘work’ again.’
Best to you Suzie,
.-= Self Improvement Guy´s last blog ..3 Simple Time Management Tips to Supercharge Your Productivity =-.
Yes totally inspired by Gary Vee- have made a pic of him with the words have you crushed it today coming out of his mouth. I have just visited your blog and printed out the action sheet and laminated- I need that timer big time- I resist the plan…….
Excellent – glad I could give back something of value to you Suzie. I get so much from your content!
Best to you,
.-= Self Improvement Guy´s last blog ..Goal Setting and Gratitude =-.
Thanks Scott, that means a lot to me