Ever feel like you have a higher purpose?
Something you’re meant to do with your life — a calling you’re destined to fulfill?
You’re not alone.
It’s no wonder so many of us feel like this. In this day and age, we’re constantly being fed the message that we must find our calling, our ultimate purpose.
From the philosophizing of public figures like Oprah, Steve Jobs, and Simon Sinek, to college ads, numerous religions, and a zillion online videos, TED talks, and articles…. (phew!), …
Someone emailed me recently and said:
“People say ‘do what you love and the rest will fall into place,’ but I don’t know what I love.”
My initial reaction was to cringe.
Whenever I hear the quote “do what you love and the money will follow,” or some variation of it, I can’t help but barf a little in my mouth. I think I get what Marsha Sinetar (who coined the phrase) was saying, but there’s so much wrong with this overly popular statement.
This quote is harmful because it either has people chasing a fairy tale dream that…
**This is a more personal post on the less conventional ways I’ve chosen to live my life — the challenges and the triumphs.**
It’s COVID and I can no longer wander.
I spent years building up my dream business, where I’m doing work I love and can live and work from anywhere.
I even ended a five-year relationship with an amazing person — whom I nearly got married to at several points throughout the relationship — because it eventually became clear we didn’t share the same goals and dreams for personal growth, independence, and a nomad lifestyle.
When COVID lockdowns…
Do you have the desire to contribute in a meaningful way to something greater than yourself?
Whether we know it or not — we all have a lot to give.
You might find yourself confused, however, because you don’t exactly what that is or what it looks like.
You may look around at other people and feel like they all have at least one or two things they’re super good at, but you, you're just kinda sorta good at a lot of things (or nothing)!!
Jack-of-all-trades master-of-none ring a bell??
Guess what? Lots of people feel this way. …
On a recent trip to Panama, my travel companion and I climbed up a volcano in the middle of the night that reached over 11,000 feet in height.
Rain was penetrating us from all sides, and the flimsy poncho I bought last minute was proving to be insufficient in the face of intense rain and wind. My tights were soaked, my head was cold, my hands were chilled, and I was nauseous and throwing up from alpine sickness.
At the summit, there was nothing to greet us other than more rain and wind — no sunrise was to be seen…
This article consists of 2 parts:
Perhaps you’ve heard that it’s not just blue collar jobs — like burger flipping at McDonald’s — that are likely to be threatened by automation and AI.
Lots of white collar jobs are arguably under threat as well, like lawyers, film stars, surgeons, and airline pilots.
If you’re considering a career change, it’s important to make sure the profession you’re moving into won’t be replaced by robots in the next 10–20 years.
I’m not here to tell you, “It’s ok, you’ll figure it out one day,” or “where you are is exactly where you’re meant to be” or “trust the process.”
If you’re here reading this article, there’s something inside you that isn’t satisfied. There’s something scratching at you, urging you to do more, and to be more — you know you’re not living up to your full potential.
The feeling of not knowing what to do with my life is very familiar. In fact, some might say “dissatisfaction” is my middle name. I’ve never been one to just settle for…