From time to time, I answer reader questions that have been posted to me via the “Ask Andrrea” page! My thanks to Michaelle for the following question:
“I have been on a long path, but i am still searching for my life purpose, i know i am suppose to help people somehow, but i am not finding the way to make it happen, i have been chasing money most of my life, well i discovered the reason why not too long ago, my father told me to look for a job when i was 11 years old, and that i have learned enough. now that i realized that i was chasing money, i am still not able to make it, why not??? i feel that the entrepreneeur in me now really wants out, i am trying but i feel block, i really don’t know what to do next, any insight?”
Michaelle, thanks so much for your question!
Sometimes the matter of money actually blinds us to our Soul Purpose. In our hearts, we all know at least a small part of what we’re here to be and do – all of us have enough information to at least take ONE STEP towards doing our Purpose.
So separate the money from the question of Soul Purpose for a moment.
If you never had to make a dime, if money were not in the picture at all … what is the most fun, cool, enjoyable, juicy way you can imagine serving people?
You have a magical wand and can put yourself into any situation you want in which you’re serving others … what are you doing?
Sometimes it helps to imagine borrowing someone else’s life for a day … would you want to be Oprah for a day? Tony Robbins? Andrew Weill? Or even someone you know and admire personally, who’s not famous?
Remove money from the picture completely and be very honest with yourself. The answer may seem unrealistic and unattainable from where you are right now … and that’s okay.
Now that you have a general direction … all you need is ONE step into that direction. Because, really, all you can take is ONE step at a time. And while you may have NO idea at this point how you could ever make enough money at that thing you just came up with … that’s probably not the first step, anyway.
Sometimes we need a bit more education. Sometimes we need a simple way to just START. And since you have a history of “chasing money,” it’s probably a good idea to leave money out of the equation for just this first step.
Usually, what we don’t see immediately see is how we can ever replace income from our day job, or support ourselves … and that’s okay, too. Because a full-time income is probably ten or twenty steps further down the road, and we can’t see that far ahead yet! But we don’t really need to. All we need is to trust our Soul, and take one step.
You won’t get a guarantee beyond the desire that’s in your heart.
But if you take just that one step forward, the next step WILL reveal itself! That’s how we move into our Soul Purpose. One step at a time!
And if you’re looking for another resource, check out Your Purposeful Money Path!
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