Feel On Purpose!
Find Your Unique Gifts!
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
~ Mark Twain
- Are you enjoying your job, your business?
- Are you spending at least most of your time doing things you enjoy in your work?
- Could your staff, team, partners use a big boost to get re-energized and back working on purpose?
- Are you saying YES to jobs when what you want to do is say NO?
- Are you dreading going to work…dreading facing your business…disconnected from anything that is meaningful to you in your work?
- Are you checking your soul at the door?
- Are you more than who shows up at work everyday?
- Are you trying to build a network marketing team and failing?
- Are you trying to figure out what you’ll do in retirement?
“Is this it for my life?”
This doesn’t need to be a question that you keep asking yourself over and over again.
I feel lost. I don’t feel energized or excited by my work anymore! I’d rather stick needles in my eyes then pick up the phone to recruit business. I’m bored at work. I’m frustrated. I don’t feel on purpose. I don’t even know what my purpose is. Do I have one?
So many people just endure their work. They find something that they think they might like, they check out the pay to see if the money will be enough for them. They’re happy for a while. It’s new, interesting, exciting and then just like some relationships…when the newness wears off and the reality of the situation becomes clear, it doesn’t always look and feel so exciting anymore.
Perhaps you chose your line of work with a dream of making a difference. You became educated in a field you thought would provide you with a great job or opportunity. Maybe you’ve been really good at what you do and yet something feels like it’s missing.
You’re reading books, going to workshops, trying to find something that will give you back that spark, that excitement and yet you can’t seem to find it.
Instead you could ask yourself this question:
How can I use my gifts at work so I can enjoy my time there?
Here’s what I’ve discovered that changed my life when it came to my work, my business and my life in general.
It doesn’t matter how good I am at doing something and it doesn’t matter how much I get paid to do something. If I don’t like doing it even if I’m good at it, it’ll start to suck the life out of me.
I was a nurse for 30 years. I was a really good nurse. I loved the interactions with my patients… that doesn’t mean I loved all the chores I had to do .. all the wounds I had to care for, all the messes I cleaned up. Heck, I’m someone who can’t stand the sight of blood on TV. However my love of the patient helped me push past that. I also loved working as part of a team, so my motivation to contribute to the team pushed me through some of the tasks I didn’t like to do. I wasn’t always using my gifts however, the work was meaningful to me.
There was a period of time in my nursing career when I was not at all energized, when I used to cry going home and dread going to work. That was when I was working in ICU and didn’t have much interactions with patients. They were on life support or unconscious and the families were only allowed at the bedside for very short times.
That job required organization, focus, math, technical knowledge of machines and a huge amount of critical thinking on the spot. I could do it and I was good at it however it didn’t energize me. We worked at the bedside alone. One nurse, one patient. There wasn’t a lot of time to interact with other staff except at breaks. I didn’t feel like I was as much a part of a team approach. My gifts were not activated there, but my skills were and my talents were and my experience allowed me to do an excellent job. The job itself in ICU wasn’t as meaningful to me as some of the other nursing jobs I had done.
Then I discovered the magic formula and the missing piece.
Then everything changed. Everything! And for the better.
I learned there was a formula that I needed to apply when it came to my work. I needed to be using my gifts to feel energized, effective, on purpose and alive AND I needed to be using my gifts in a way that was meaningful to me. I also realized that I needed to stop trying to find my purpose and instead start to do the things that would make me feel on purpose right now in the work that I was doing.
…and then my mission was born.
My mission is to ensure that everyone who wants to be happy in their work, in their retirement, in their volunteer time have access to the tools that can ensure this happens.
It’s also why I created a program so you can become a Certified Guide and do what I do, so more and more people can help others be happy in their lives.
When your gifts plus a need in the world cross, therein lies your vocation – Aristotle
Once you discover what your Sacred Gifts are you will know how to choose to do what really makes you feel happy and fulfilled which means that you will:
- No longer have to say YES when you mean NO
- Be happier
- Have clarity about what you really want
- Know which direction to take in your work life
- Feel a sense of peace at work by ensuring you are using your gifts
- Stop feeling guilty about NOT doing things that make you unhappy
- Release judgment about yourself and others so you can have more fulfilling relationships at work and at home
- Understand yourself and your co-workers and business partners better
- Let go of unrealistic expectations
- Feel more connected to your work and choose work more connected to you
- Know you can make money and do what makes you feel fulfilled
“I specialize in helping you identify your Sacred Gifts and to connect those gifts to what is meaningful to you.” ~ Monique MacDonald, Shift Disturber
My clear simple step-by-step system will help you identify what your gifts are and how to use them in your everyday life to feel on purpose, full of life and happy!
Don’t spend another day being tired and frustrated. Don’t spend another minute blaming your boss because you aren’t happy. Don’t spend another second putting your time and energy into things that aren’t totally meaningful to you.
Quitting your job isn’t always the answer…
You have the answer available right here and now. Discover what your gifts are and start using them in your life. You never know how long your life will be. Don’t waste another minute of it.