“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” – Woodrow Wilson
The best way I know to follow the former president’s advice is to make a life, as well as a living. Making a life is when you invest in all the important aspects of living, that includes having an income, while embracing what feeds your soul, enriches your experience, nurtures your ability to mature and cultivate wisdom, makes you smile, laugh, and cry. Making a living is just that, earning an income that supports your ability to feed, shelter and cloth yourself and perhaps those you care for too. Both are important, but in this fast paced world we live in today, it is easy to be swept up making a living and forget to make a life.
I want for you, for all people, to uncover the joy of your heart and soul and bring that forward so that it is the true north for all you do. Pay attention, so that when the “hummingbirds” in life -those tiny miracles and brilliant insights that you might miss if you don’t pay attention- come to you, you can revel in the pleasure of small moments with a sense of wonder.
I have yet to meet the person who wants the only thing written on their gravestone to say, “he/she was a fine worker”. But I have met plenty of people who get snared by always doing the “right thing” rather than the best things. You do the right things because you want to create a good life for yourself, your family and community.
What might getting the right things done, so you can “make a life” that enriches you and the world, look like? What you would be doing differently? What would you keep the same? How would you think, act and speak? How close are you now to your “making a life”?
So many of my clients struggle with these types of questions. I want to help you start to answer these questions quickly and with as much grace as possible. My program, The 90 Day Fast Track, is designed to help you begin to master the art of making a life and a living. Want to learn more? Let’s get started with a 15 minute virtual coffee chat on my website deanstorercoaching.youcanbook.me
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