I was recently interviewed for a story called Meaning is the New Money, featured in the May 2012 issue of Women’s Health magazine. The story is about socially responsible entrepreneurs who have created successful businesses. Several inspiring leaders were featured in this story. After reading the piece, I realized that we all have one key thing in common: passion. I believe that if you want to build a successful business based on service, you must be fiercely passionate about your work.
In my twelve years as an entrepreneur I’ve come to realize that without my deep passion and desire to serve I never would’ve been able to accomplish what I have. A powerful force has been working through me for more than a decade to achieve much success and create a full-on movement through books, talks, social media and more.
This force I speak of is within us all–we just have to allow it to come forth.
Today I am intensely passionate about a new topic: helping you awaken to your own passion to create a career that is socially responsible and immensely fulfilling. We all have the power to do this. We just have to release all that blocks us from believing we can. Jump-start your own shift with these key principles for getting paid for your passion and stepping into your soul-centered career.
The Principles for Passion
One: Be Moved by Your Mission
I was recently asked how I created a successful career at such a young age. I responded, “I don’t remember. It’s as if I’ve been awake in a dream.” This involuntary response is a sure sign that I stepped away from the how and centered into allow. When we’re inspired by our work, an invisible creative force takes over. Call it God, call it the Universe, call it spirit, call it whatever you wish. This energy force leads us to learning opportunities, supportive people, and miraculous guidance that navigates our career path.
When we invite this presence into our career, we allow inspiration to lead the way. Tap into what inspires you most. Then allow that inspiration to take over your consciousness and show you where to go what to do and how to serve. This spiritual intervention happens to us all in unique ways. Some people quit their job out of the blue because an inner voice leads them in a new direction. Others intuitively know they have to create a side business that eventually becomes a career. The question is not, “How do I get there?” Rather, ask, “What am I passionate about?” Focus on that passion and trust the Universe will lead the way.
Two: Focus on the WE, Not the ME
I built my business as a spiritual teacher, author and speaker because of my deep desire to create community and engage the masses in a transformational conversation. My focus on how I can serve others is what has helped my business most. I believe that my readers, lecture audiences and even my Twitter followers can feel my deep desire to serve the larger WE rather than serve my ego’s ME ME ME. I have learned that the best way for me to lead is to guide others to lead one another. Whatever your mission may be, be sure to focus on empowering the WE.
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