Want to know How To Bring fun, Focus and Fulfillment to your work and life?
The internet and, most recently, the “Great Recession” and the 10,000 plus Baby Boomers turning 60 per day has resulted in an exponential increase of home based small businesses.
Unfortunately, too many of these new business owners also are finding that working for themselves isn’t as rewarding or fulfilling as it could be.
Here’s one proven process for How To Bring Fun, Focus and Fulfillment To Your Work and Life. (This also works if you’re employed by someone else)
Have your values and vision shape your business.
All too often, entrepreneurs are pulled into a new business venture because of the promise or opportunity of large profits. Don’t get me wrong. I am all about making “profitable” money from your business.
Unfortunately, many people are still allowing the “almighty dollar” to shape their businesses, and then wondering why they aren’t happy or satisfied with their work.
“Do what you love and the money will follow” has been said dozens of different ways over the years. It dates back at least to the time of Confucius who said, “Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.”
As the new minister replied when his congregation asked why he was repeating the same sermon over and over: “Well, as soon as you start living this first message, we’ll go on to the next one.”
How do you go about finding that place? Start with a little reflection. The following simple process will get you started in “Priming the Passion Pump” for:
How To Bring fun, Focus and Fulfillment To Your Work and Life
1. What do you love to do?
Look at times in your life when you were most alive, excited, in love with life. What were you doing during those moments? Who were you with? Ask people who know you when they’ve noticed you most alive and enthusiastic. For what are you “the go to person”? What part of a book store of magazine counter most attracts you?
2. What kind of people bring out the best in you?
Answer this both specifically (as in the specific people you love to be with) and in general (as in the types of people you enjoy). What are some of the things you could do in your life that would give you the opportunity to spend more time with these people?
3. If money, time, energy, and talent were unlimited, what would you do with your life and who would you be?
Is it difficult to imagine any particular one of these being unlimited? If this happens, what will you do to let go of the judgment accompanying the limitation?
4. What values are most important to you?
It’s important to distinguish between the values that you think you should feel are important, and the ones you choose of your own free will.
This will get you started on finding the deep joy inside you that will bring much more fun, focus and fulfillment to any venture you take on; business, relationship or otherwise.
The secret to creating a business, a career, a life both nurturing to the soul as well as to the pocket book is, as theologian Frederick Buechner said, “Find where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet. There you will find a job, a career, a business, and a life worth living.”
In another post I will offer tips on how to find a “deep hunger” business niche that is right for you