It’s not usual for people to have a clearly defined sense of their life’s calling so don’t worry if you haven’t quite discovered what yours is yet.
I experienced this in a job a few years ago. I was starting to feel restless. My full-time position didn’t excite or stimulate me anymore and it didn’t help that I wasn’t getting along well with my boss either.
I decided I needed financial and professional independence and to do the kind of work that was aligned with the things I loved and valued as an individual.
I felt that going my own way to set up my own business was the best way to accomplish those goals…on my terms.
If you want more clarity on what your life’s calling is and how to combine it with starting a business of your own…
The following 2 tips could help you get started.
1. Make Lists
Lists can help you organise your ideas and answer tough questions that need to be asked to discover your calling and your purpose in life. Dedicate time to sitting down, doing a bit of brainstorming and soul searching and record the results of your session.
Start by making 3 separate lists.
a) Create a list of things you enjoy doing. Record everything. Even if an idea sounds ridiculous and lacking in business potential. Many of these seemingly ridiculous, impossible ideas could potentially be refined and transformed into a solid business plan later on.
b) Create a second list of activities you enjoy so much you’d be willing to do them for free. Don’t think about the money, focus on what makes you happy.
c) And lastly, make a list of things you can’t live without (have fun with this : )).
Once you’re done, take some time to carefully compare your lists. Do any similarities/patterns emerge? These similarities and patterns could be the emerging ‘blueprint’ of your life’s true calling and also what your ideal life could look like.
By thinking it and simply writing it down, you’ve made the reality of it happening much more tangible than you could ever imagine!
2. Give it time
Don’t worry if your life’s calling appears vague or too abstract to transform into a solid, practical business plan. Over-analysing will do little to clarify things at this stage.
Give yourself time. Allow the idea to evolve at its own pace. Soon, you’ll be able to understand what you’re meant to do.
Your life’s calling could be complex and difficult to define at first but this is perfectly natural; the pieces may need to slowly come together so that eventually your purpose becomes clear. See this diagram below.
The most important thing is to make sure the concepts and activities in your lists give you a feeling of self-fulfilment and get you excited.
If you’re going to set up your own business trust me, it’s better to build it around things you’re interested in and passionate about.
You’re going to need a lot of stamina and energy to see it through and that can only be sustained long-term if you’re doing something you genuinely love and believe in.
My name is Mark.
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