This week’s question via the Soul Guidance Hub , comes from Jan Fletcher in the USA.
Question: I currently work full time, have an active membership in a non-profit and twice a month do classes for scrapbookers and cardmakers. I want to grow but with all of this find it very difficult to find time for anything. Where do I begin to sort through it all so I can make changes?
Tal's Guidance: Thanks for your question Jan. Since I’m not sure if you’re referring to growing your business or yourself (although they are always intertwined!), I will provide more of a generic answer that pertains to most anything we desire to shift in our business or life.
To begin, I hear you saying that you cannot find time for anything, and yet it is clear from your question that you are very busy doing MANY THINGS. So this brings me to wonder if the real issue here is a lack of focus and attention to those activities or qualities that really make your heart sing and your soul fulfilled.
So let me ask you a question. If you were living your most fulfilling life five years from today, what would it look like? What would you be doing? How would you be feeling? Where would you be living? Whom would you be spending your time with? In fact, I will invite you to write down what ONE DAY in your “ideal” life would look like. Go ahead and write down everything you would do from morning to evening.
Then, ask yourself what needs to shift or change in your life to make room for those activities and experiences right now? This may be a real eye opener for you in terms of shedding light on those activities you may need to let go of, shift or expand, if you are indeed committed to living the life you truly desire!
You see, even when you’re living your ‘ideal’ life, you will still be doing things! The question is, what things will you be doing and which part of you will be fueling those activities? Changing the things you spend time doing every day, changes everything! Also, when you’re fueled by a burning passion or purpose, even seemingly mundane activities take on a new light.
Ask yourself how you can begin shifting your focus and time to those activities that make your heart sing. And then take action accordingly. Taking action is key here. Clarity and intention, when coupled with action (and yes, small but steady action steps are extremely potent!) will result in the changes (and life!) you desire.
A few years ago, I made a decision to spend my life doing what I love and to live on purpose FULL TIME. Since I did not ‘come from money’ or have a passive stream of income then, I knew that 80% of my time is spent co-creating income. Since that was the case, it was clear to me that I would have to learn how to manifest income by focusing on what I love. At the time, I knew how to hold a job but nothing about how to turn my passion and purpose into gold. So I simply made a decision to begin carving out time everyday to bring me closer to my goal. I can happily say that I now live, ‘work’ and breathe my purpose. I spend a lot of time ‘doing things’, but the things I do bring me joy and uplift my spirit. In fact, I feel so on purpose that even if I had all the money in the world, I would continue doing it!
So you see Jan, it all begins by getting really clear about where we are heading, and then allowing that ‘destination’ to inform how we spend our time and where we place our focus. Commitment to our dream then becomes the vehicle that transports us all the way to the finish line!
Light ahead to living YOUR purpose-filled dreams!
P.S. Was this blog helpful to you? What did you learn? Did you have any epiphanies or gain any insights relative to your own business and life? Please do share your comments, epiphanies and personal experiences IN THE COMMENT BOX BELOW. I truly value hearing from you!