Have you ever wanted to find your passion or manifest your dream job? As a life coach, this is something I get asked about a lot.
In this episode, I share the story of how I discovered my passion, and changed careers from lawyer to life coach and writer. I highlight some of the mindset and manifestation principles that supported me in making this transition.
Whether you are seeking a career change, or simply seeking more, my intention for this episode is to give you some insight and inspiration for making a change in your life and co-creating your wildest dreams.
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Some of the things covered include:
- How we can conform to the societal definition of success.
- Who are you NOT to follow your heart and shine?
- How going on a first date inspired me to find my passion.
- The importance of asking better questions in your life.
- Getting in touch with your vision, values or why.
- Asking for guidance from your higher self or inner wisdom.
- Taking inspired action and meeting the Universe halfway.
- Upgrading your mindset and vibration to match your dreams.
I started my career in the corporate world as a lawyer, not because I was particularly passionate about it, but because I was driven by conformity, the status quo, and the societal definition of success.
It reminds me of this quote by Steve Jobs: “When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money… Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it.”
Deep down, I wanted to be a writer, creative and philosopher, but I couldn’t comprehend that it was possible for me. I thought: Who am I to do that? Who am I to have that?
Now I know the truth: Who are you not to do that? Who are you NOT to shine?
Your gifts and passions are not random. Your calling is yours for a reason. You are worthy of your authentic desires.
One evening, I went on my first date with my now-husband, to a cosy underground pizza bar. He asked me about my career and why I chose my profession; what I loved about it. I confessed that I had a feeling deep down that I was meant for more.
The conversation inspired me start exploring my passions, dream career and contribution.
While many things contributed to my clarity and career change, I want to share with you 3 principles that you can use to find your passion and make a change in your life.
1. Get clear on your truth and vision.
I used to make decisions based on what I thought I should be doing, and what other people might think. So I started to ask better questions to get me in touch with my unique truth and authenticity, such as:
What are my gifts? What am I passionate about or what excites me? What do I value or what means something to me? How can I be of service or what does the Universe want to express through me? How do I want to feel, and what kind of woman do I want to be?
I also asked for guidance from my higher self or the Universe. We can allow in divine guidancde, inspiration and synchroncity as we co-create our calling and dreams. Our job is to get in touch with our intuition, follow our nudges and have faith.
2. Take baby steps in the direction of your dreams.
I was willing to meet the Universe halfway and do my part to create a new career. I started exploring, creating and playing more.
For example, I did volunteer work as a social media manager, took up journalism for a female entrerepnuer website, got a coach, and started taking courses and networking with amazing women who were following their passions.
I started a blog and connected with people around the world. I met a life coach at a Halloween party. I discovered my passion for helping people to live their best lives. So I got my coaching qualification and started building a side hustle.
When you take scary imperfect inspired action, you discover more clarity and confidence. The dots start to connect. There is a famous saying that when you take one step towards your dreams, the Universe takes a thousand steps on your behalf.
3. Become a vibrational match to your desires.
I started to embody the version of me who already had the reality that I wanted to create. Who was already living with passion and purpose, sharing her gifts, and being creative. I started to think, dress and act like her.
I would also use manifestation principles, like reprogramming my beliefs, visualising my dreams, and journalling about my ideal day. I also made an effort to enjoy the journey, because the energy we bring into this moment shapes the next moment.
So many of us wait for our dreams to come true in order to feel abundant, successful, loved or enough. But the truth is you have to embody the energy or vibration of your desires, in order to co-create them with more ease and grace.
Know that you are allowed to evolve and reinvent yourself. Our soul is constantly expanding so it will always desire more, have new ideas, create and adventure and learn and love.
You can sense when you are in alignment with your truth or your best self. When you make a shift towards living authentically, it becomes your anchor or guidance as you evolve into higher expressions and contributions and projects and dreams.
I will leave you with another quote by Steve Jobs which is perfect for this topic of conversation: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary”.
I hope this episode provides you with insights or inspiration to find your passion and manifest your career change or dreams.
p.s. Are you tired of living on autopilot? Do you have a feeling there could be MORE to life? Are you confused about your purpose or how to actually make your goals and dreams happen? Want to upgrade your mindset and design a life you love? Check out my best-selling online courses and coaching programs.