3 Beliefs & 6 Shortcuts To A Purpose Driven Life
When will you start living like your life is yours?
When will you start asking for and receiving the best?
When will you start believing that the dreams and visions in your heart are really yours to fulfill?
When will you stop selling your soul for money?
And I speak to me, probably much more than I speak to you!
3 Foundational Beliefs
These are some things I believe deep down inside and I am proving it each and every day of my life apart from the days when I give into fears and silliness regarding the calling on my life.
- I believe that I (and therefore, you) are designed to live in abundance — Whether that is wealth, fulfillment, happiness, love, success, everything.
- I believe that the reason why you have those dreams that keep niggling at you, is because you are exactly the person to make it happen…And do not think that your dreams are the same as anyone else’s because they are not. If you took the time to actually ask others what they dreamt about, you might be surprised to realize that on the surface, it kinda looks like yours but when you dig deeper, the way they want to fulfill it, is completely different from you.
- And I tell you this because you think that you are just the same as everyone else with dreams that are just too silly to make happen and it is not true. There is a design to this universe that you see and yet, you try to pretend you do not see that no 2 humans are made alike FOR A REASON!
- Another belief of mine is that when everyone starts to follow their particular bent then the world will start to work a lot better.There will be less talk of global warming because someone among us will have the solution…
- There will be less talk of world hunger because someone or someones among us will start the process of solving that as well…
- There will be less talk of any number of vices once we all step up to the plate of our calling and become the people we are designed to be on this day, in this time.
But you keep hiding.
You keep doubting yourself.
You keep thinking that there is something you are missing…
And there is not!
You are exactly who you need to be to make waves on the planet. And who cares what size waves they are, they are exactly the waves you need to be making.
So, I ask you…
When will you start paying attention to yourself?
When will you start acknowledging the passion within you to fulfill a particular calling?
When will you stop giving precedence to everyone’s agenda except yours?
When will we SEE YOU?
In my time as coach and regular person walking the earth, I have heard all kinds of dreams — From teaching people about the power of water to using music to heal people. From working with young fatherless people to help them see their self-worth… to working with entrepreneurs to get their business off the ground. People, being unique, come with dreams in all shapes and sizes FOR A REASON!
And that reason is to use them to impact the people around them and to change the world.
But then most people doubt themselves. Most people put roadblocks in their own path by telling themselves that it is impossible to do anything with their vision. They tell themselves that they have too many responsibilities to expect to be able to use their gifting and strength. And so these people get exactly what they expect to get — a ‘settled-for’ life that makes them vaguely unhappy.
A few, however, decide to dig in and claim the life they want. They, like me, decide that life is not worth living unless they live it on their own terms.
They decide to challenge themselves to create a life they actually adore…
They challenge themselves to find a way to take those dreams from being an internal hope and wish and instead turn it into an external reality.
They want more and they do whatever it takes to make it happen.
They create space in their already busy schedule to make it happen.
They do not give excuses about what they can or cannot do.
They decide to stay on the narrow path until they reach their goal of creating life, on their terms and changing the world one person at a time, their own way.
Are you one of us?
This path as I said already is the narrow path so it can be lonely…
It can be full of weeds because it is a path that no one has travelled before…
It can feel tough as you break through new ground…
People will call you selfish…
People will wonder why you do not settle for the 40 years and a little pension money…
YOU will wonder this sometimes as well…
And yet, something inside of you has woken up and you cannot shut it down ever again and so you keep moving…
You keep taking the next step…
You stop waiting for clarity, you trust that the next step will always appear at the exact right time for you…
Yes, you learn the foundations of building a movement or a business that creates wealth for you as well as allows you to act from a place of calling…
But the money is not the driving force, ever.
It is the internal drive inside of you that keeps you going when you feel tired, when you are ready to give up.
Again, I said it gets tough at times because honey, you like being wealthy as much as the next person and you fear that you are not allowed to create wealth from the vision you see in your mind’s eye.
But can I remind you that if you have been given a vision to fulfill, you will not be left without a way to take care of your practical, every day needs. And even more than that, you really can claim whatever experience of life you want.
So, if you choose to settle for living out your calling in poverty, then you can have that…
But you can equally choose to live out your calling in wealth, so why not choose wealth and stop talking nonsense about not being motivated by money? You will be working hard anyway so why not choose to attract every single thing you want? You can pick and choose so pick and choose what you want, rather than settling for what you think you are allowed to have.
So what is it that you are called to?
What makes you come alive?
THE 6 SHORTCUTS TO A PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE
1.Write that out
It may seem like the simplest thing to do and yet, it is like writing into existence everything that you want. It makes it come alive, you can write out the details and start to really see it in your mind’s eye. You can start to feel the emotions of it and you can revive your enthusiasm for it as you work it out.
And this is no time to give in to fear about it and try to limit it and make it tiny! OH NO! this is the time when you step up and own the gigantic dream you carry around in your heart. You acknowledge it and you say, “I am ready for this to now become my reality”
And then you get to work.
2.Stop following the path of least resistance
Don’t you understand yet that you are called to so much more than you realize? If it was to be found down the road to ease and comfort, you would have found it by now as well as every other dreamer out there.
No, your path is the narrow path. You are going through the eye of the needle and though it seems painful and impossible, what will happen is that you will have to strip off every unnecessary burden that you carry. All those weird emotions that keep dampening you down, all extraneous life experiences that are still attached to you. All of that will go and it will be just you that makes it to the other end and you will feel a whole lot lighter for it so it is well worth the effort you expend to make it so.
3. The Work Always Works
Too many dreamers remain dreamers because they do not get into action. You are different. You know and you no longer hide from the internal and the external work that must be done.
Internally, you forgive whoever needs to be forgiven. You stop looking for the approval of everyone and choose instead to serve the people you are called to (Not everyone, mind you! Just your people). You stop allowing fear to determine your future. You own your own power and you start to confidently speak your truth.
And we start to move to the external work, you speak your truth in blog posts, in the songs you feel called to write, in the books you put out. Even if it is a product you sell, you write out your truth first each day and whatever you feel your people need to hear and then you go on to write more strategic posts to get people over to look at your products.
Ultimately, you do the work and you do it until it takes.
4. You figure out what your people want
As you start to do the work of speaking your truth, you start to build an audience of people around you who want to hear what you have to say. You start to ask then what they want your help with. Some things, you can choose to help with. Other things, you may not want to — Remember you are no one’s lackey. So don’t get so desperate that you start offering things that do not align with your value system.
However, there is certainly an understand to be gained about your audience. The chances are that you are further down the road than they are and so you no longer speak exactly in their language so hear what they think they need and deliver it using their words, their tone so that it speaks directly to them. Let them start to think that you are in their heads as you use their words back at them.
Market your products as a solution to their problems. Find products that can help them. Figure out how what you offer can more closely align to what they want. Have your ears to the ground when it comes to your people. You want to understand what they want. There is nothing so frustrating as having a product that does not meet their acknowledged needs. The chances are that you do know better than your audience what they need but you have to come at it from the angle of what they WANT!
Find a way for that to line up. Expect it to take a lot of trial, error and tweaking and it may not even feel all that inspirational as you work out this bit. In fact some people watching you sort this side of things out may consider you mercenary and those closest to you will think that you are not mercenary enough. They do not understand the tight line you walk as you work out what you feel called to offer and what your people will buy.
It is a confusing time as you try to figure out exactly what it is that your people want to buy from you.
Do not give up though. Remember the work always works.
5. Get over your money fears
As you do this work, you may start to feel mercenary. And it may be hard to break that if you get to that place of DESPERATELY wanting things to work. So, check yourself. Note the resistance, question where it is all coming from. Note the desperation and find a way to relax.
What has made you think that it is unacceptable to be paid to live in your calling? Every holy man out there had to be funded by someone so why do you fear? Yes, trust that as you step into the work you are called to do, you will be looked after but do not be unwise and refuse to use your God-given brain to create channels for wealth to flow your way.
Realise that desperation does not sell so you do need to shed it as soon as possible. However, it is tough, I KNOW, to get past it when you really do need to make some money or you really do want to get ‘THERE’ now. You may dislike the job and be done with the nonsense of it all. Whatever it is, you have to find a way to make the work and the service more important than your need and that is a hard one to explain how to do.
Everyone I have spoken to about it and me included, we get to a point where we realize that all the striving, pushing, yelling is not helping anything and so, we make a point to relax and go with the flow, trust the process while staying active. We choose to keep showing up anyway and then it is as though a switch comes on and everything gets easier.
The work still needs to be done and yet, the results seems to flow a lot more easily. If I knew how to get you to that point sooner, I would because it can be a heart-breaking journey at times and yet the person you become in the process is well worth it.
So stay on course.
6. Stop listening to every cock and bull story out there
This is kind of the same as the point I made about the path of least resistance. But it deserves a point all its own. As I wrote this and thought of the next point, I popped over to Facebook (yep, got slightly distracted!) and I saw another one of those “this is how I went from a deep hole to massive success in three easy steps” type posts and I recognize that they pull you from every angle.
The ease of their seeming solutions draw you in. And I am here to pull you back on the path. All of that stuff delays you getting to the place you must get to in order to get the result. I will never lie and say that this path we have chosen is the easy path. It gets us awesome results but there will be times when it feels like they will NEVER come. And then you will scroll through your Facebook feed and you will see this wonder solution and the other wonder solution and you will pop off the narrow path to see if this broad path solution over here will work for you and nope, all it does is delay you and keep you away from your calling.
Whenever you feel tempted to click on one of those ads, resist! I get it, they are in business and they have to get the attention of their people any which way and so I do not begrudge them. You may be reading this because of one of my glossy ads! However, now that you are here and you have actually made it through this mammoth post, can I promise only this…
I will walk right by you if you want me to. But I will never take you away from the fire. It is the fire that refines you. It is the fire that reveals the true jewel inside of you. And so, honey you have to walk through the fire in order to live out your calling.
And if you do want me to help you stay on path… I have ONE space at the moment for a client to join me in the DM Platinum “Tap Into Your Calling” program… A 6 month program where you will
- Step firmly into the right path for you
- Shed the baggage that keeps you trapped on the broad road to nowhere
- Distill out the calling on your life
- Put solid practical plans in place to build your audience and start creating wealth
- Get past your fears and start taking bold action in the direction of your dreams
- No longer be alone in what some may think are your delusions of grandeur
- Create the space in your already busy schedule to tap fully into your calling
- Put marketing pieces in place
- Start building a solid foundation for your business, whether it is your ministry, music, books, products or service.
- Become a lot more powerful than you currently are
- Have a listening ear that will not judge you but will also not just tell you what you want to hear. There will be truth-telling and it may feel hard to listen to at times but you will KNOW that it is to take you to the next level.
This is intense work so don’t come expecting some magic button solution. Hopefully you realize there is no magic! There is just you working it out with me by your side to keep you on path and keep you aware that you are on the right path and it is not just a painful journey to nowhere.
I know I make it so attractive… NOT!
And yet, you already know it is a tough journey or else you would already be doing it, right?
And maybe you read this and it scares you silly — that is fine, you may not be ready yet. Honour your current position.
However, if there is a part of you that just KNOWS you are ready and done with procrastination, then PM me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rosemarynonnyknight) and I will be in touch to work something out with you.
Fight for, create the life you want.