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Have You Found Your Real Calling?
Yeah. Real Calling.
Your Real Calling.
If you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, take a couple seconds to complete this quick quiz:
If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, congratulations! There’s a good chance that you have achieved what the Buddhist’s call “Right Livelihood.”
If you haven’t yet found the work you were meant to do, keep reading. You’re about to Find Your Calling – and when you find that calling that is uniquely yours, your life will be transformed. Guaranteed.
“The way to find out about your happiness,” said renowned mythology scholar Joseph Campbell, “is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy – not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy.”
Read that paragraph again. It’s awesome.
Now ask yourself how you feel each day as you get ready for work. It probably sounds something like this.
Your alarm clock buzzes you awake. You drag yourself out of bed, dreading another day at a job that’s high on stress and short on satisfaction.
I guess what I’m asking you is this:
Because when you really love your work you greet the day like this:
You don’t need an alarm clock because you can’t wait to get out of bed and dive into another workday where your work feels more like play.
Maybe you think it’s too late. Maybe you believe that you’ve somehow missed your Calling and that… well… you’re not getting any younger.
Nonsense. The 19th century writer George Eliot got it right when she said, “You’re never too old to be what you might have been.”
Beverly Goodman Park from Northampton, Massachusetts is a perfect example of what I’m talking about:
Beverly was close to 60 when her marriage ended. At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Beverly decided to pursue a long-held dream of becoming an attorney. A lot of people told her she was too old. Undaunted, Beverly went to law school while working full-time, passed the bar exam, and at 61, landed a job at a law firm, explaining, “I thought this age stuff was baloney.”
So, as you see, just because you’re all grown up, it doesn’t mean you can’t find your own life mission and live it.
But this leads me to my next question…
When you discover your Calling, you may find your life taking you in unexpected directions.
So here’s your million-dollar question:
Do you believe you were put on this earth to sit in commuter traffic, to suffer through the performance evaluations and reorganizations, to have to answer to a boss that is well… you know….
Were you really created to spend your life having the Sunday night blues?
Or Do You Believe, As I Do, That You Were Put Here to Follow a Calling That Is Uniquely Yours?
If the idea of loving what you do appeals to you, the way I see it… here are your options: You can keep plodding along week after week hoping that inspiration will somehow, someway suddenly strike and – in a flash – your calling will be revealed.
Or, you can make a promise to yourself right here, right now to take the first bold step on behalf of your dreams.
This is where Changing Course comes in….
By the way, in case you don’t know me, I’m Valerie Young, the “Dreamer in Residence” here at Changing Course. It’s been nine years since I abandoned my corporate cubicle and my 90-mile-day commute to launch Changing Course.
Today I am doing work and living a life I love. And I want you to too.
That’s why I went out and pooled together some of the best and the brightest career change experts around to create It’s Never Too Late to Find Your Calling.
Experts like Barbara Sher, Barbara Winter, Patrick Combs, and Nicholas Lore, have generously allowed me to share with you excerpts, exercises, and techniques from their thought-provoking books. Through their collective wisdom, experience, and know-how you’ll get to benefit from their step-by-step approach to uncovering your gifts, your passion, your real calling.
Simply stated, It’s Never Too Late to Find Your Calling will help you discover the work you were born to do.
Barbara Sher, author of five best-selling books including I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was explores the notion that “Life isn’t short… it’s wide.” This is where you find out why all those people who insist that you have to settle on just one calling don’t know what they’re talking about! Instead Barbara will show you how you can have them all!
Barbara’s sage and easy to follow advice makes It’s Never Too Late to Find Your Calling an unexpected treasure. But that’s just the beginning. Seminar leader, enthusiastic advocate of self-bossing, and author of Making a Living Without a Job, Barbara Winter shares her winning ways for finding your lost passion. And later she tells you the one thing you absolutely MUST focus on if you want to Find Your Calling.
So I went out and found even MORE experts, perspectives, and voices. People like…
Popular speaker and author Patrick Combs will share his “Super-Simple, Unique & Weird Job Idea Generator.” Use it and you’ll never even think about taking another “McJob” again!
Author and teacher Barbara Blossom’s practical essay, “How to Redesign Your Life One Step at a Time” reveals every step she took to find her calling – and how you can too.
Naturally you’ll hear from me too. I’ll share my “10 Ways to Hear Your Calling.” With so many strategies to draw from you’ll quickly see just how easy it can be to tap into even long-forgotten passions.
And if you worry that the thing you most love to do won’t pay the bills, think again! Once you discover the utterly liberating concept of multiple streams of income you’ll realize that more is possible than you ever imagined. Plus I’ll show you how one income-generating idea leads to another!
It’s Never Too Late to Find Your Calling is so jammed-pack full of immediately useful information that it’s almost impossible to pass on to you the essence of this unique manual on one simple web page.
Order your fully downloadable eBook now for just $19.95 and instantly discover for yourself that It’s Never Too Late to Find Your Calling
I decided to take the Work @ What You Love Workshop and also work one-on-one with Valerie. The workshop explored so many unusual and unexpected solutions to my specific questions. I made so many new connections to what clearly works for me in crea...