3.21.16: Bring Your Gift to Life
This week's weekly mantra manifested from a lot of thoughts about purpose vs. passion and skills.
I had an epiphany last week.
Since I graduated college, I've had a difficult time finding "my place." Anyone who knows me well can attest that I have 100000 interests and passions. I love math, design, nutrition, business, marketing, fitness, cooking, human anatomy, professional development, school...I could go on and on.
I loved teaching high school math, but I felt trapped in a controlled environment.
I love teaching fitness classes, but hate the lack of freedom with a weekly scheduled class.
I love helping clients with nutrition, but there is something missing.
It used to bug the heck out of me that I went to school for 4 years to be a math teacher, 1 year to get my Master's in Business, 9 months to be an NTC, several hours & days to be certified as a fitness instructor...and I still felt lost.
What was I doing wrong?
But it all hit me this last week. Everything has been for such a bigger PURPOSE.
Each piece has uniquely contributed to who I have become.
My PURPOSE is teaching, educating, empowering, and inspiring.
The content changes...and that is OK.
The different content topics are all passions of mine.
I can't be upset with myself for who (& how) I am!
I am most passionate and alive when I am helping someone else discover something they did not know before.
I am most fulfilled when I am giving away knowledge I have to better someone else's life.
I don't have all of my answers to the many questions I'm always asking...but I know that keeping this PURPOSE at the core and the soul of any decision I make is going to lead me in the right direction.
I think connecting and teaching is a gift...I realize not everyone naturally has an ability to do so. And I value it.
I know I need to keep this gift in the forefront of how I conduct my business and what I share here. I hope it will only continue to make the content and experience better for you.
So take YOUR gift and breathe life into it this week. Make decisions and take steps that will allow your gift to shine and bring meaning into your life. <3
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