Monday morning – the moment many dread as they head to their job wishing for a longer weekend. I am blessed to be able to work from home and make my own hours. I have been working with a coach and an amazing group of women doing “31days & 31 ways to Jumpstart Your Abundance”. My second go around and new things are coming to light.
We have been talking a lot about core values and our core desires. Maybe it is the MS and memory issues or maybe it is the inner gremlins who take joy in squashing my hopes and dreams but this is a struggle for me. Whatever the reason, I’m sure I’m not alone.
Let’s take a minute to focus on our life – our definition of success, and how we can find purpose, fulfilment, and joy by letting the things which truly matter guide us. I know a heavy topic for a Monday morning but give it a try!
How many of you struggle with the noise, and “norms” of society which make it difficult to stay connected to your core desires.
I have been trying to focus on my core desires in my work and my life. These are the things which help me to focus on how I will prioritize and spend my days, how I define success, and how I will show up in my life. Here is what I came up with:
I never thought much about being financially independent. It was always about paying the bills and having “things”. As I have gotten older, health challenges have come to light, I want to feel stable, secure, self-sufficient, and be independent financially. It goes beyond wanting a roof over my head (hubby takes care of all the household stuff) and food on the table. I want to feel happy and at peace by making mindful, intentional, and responsible decisions when it comes to finances, and by showing up wholeheartedly for my business too. It means paying off credit card debt. This is such a huge change for me from just “winging it”.
Emotional & physical well-being
Living with a chronic health condition has taught me to pay more attention to my health and well-being. I can’t change the struggles my health issues sometimes cause, but I can control how I get through them. Feeling emotionally and physically healthy is something I have been prioritizing in my life this year. I try to honor the needs of my health in my business, and how I support my health in the lifestyle choices too.
Living & telling my truth
I struggle so much with accepting who I am, yet, I am willing to share my strength, hopes and experiences with everyone. I continue to work on accepting who I am – the good, the bad and the ugly. I am learning to embrace my strengths and weaknesses. In my business, I want to inspire others never letting pride or fear hold me back from showing up, supporting and encouraging others.
I crave meaningful and joyful work. I long to make a difference and am always searching for my true purpose. It isn’t about the money I make, it is about what the money can do to make a difference. I love when customers feel comfortable enough to share their story, their fears, their joys, and their desires with me. My heart swells with joy, when I see someone smile who is struggling. I want to honor this desire by never losing sight of what matters most to me in my work, and never letting money be bigger than the “why” behind what I do.
To be of service
Whether it’s in my business, in my relationship, friendships, and with my family, or how I contribute to the world, I always want to be the positive in the lives of those around me. Yes, I want to live a joyful and fulfilling life, BUT I don’t want to always be looking at my own needs.
I long to feel connected to what matters most to me, to the people in my life who I love and adore, to my business and the work I do. I try to stay aligned with my core values, desires, and intentions, by carving out time for my favorite people, by interacting in and engaging with the world around me, and by getting outside of my comfort zone. YIKES! A tough one but so important in staying connected with the world to find ways I can play a small but positive part in it.
What are you core desires in your work and your life? What are they and are you honoring them in your work and daily life? Share with us….
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!