What would you do for free?
Let’s say money wasn’t an issue, and you wanted to work because many of us enjoy working. When you love it, what would you do for free? I often thought about that, and I wasn’t sure, but I know that I came to the reality that I wanted to help people. I would help people for free because that feels good.
When I first found the job that I would do for free, I could not believe it. I was like, “Wow, I didn’t know this type of job existed.” And that was helping people use plant-based nutrition to heal themselves or prevent illnesses. That I would do for free, and it turns out, I already was.
So when I saw the job, I was like, this is incredible. So one of the things that I help people with is to think about what you would do for free? And then maybe start doing it. That’s how I got started because I was so overjoyed and just amazed at how I could use diet and the power of intention and meditation to heal myself that I couldn’t keep it to myself. I wanted to share it with absolutely everybody.
So I started doing that, and then people started asking me to speak, and people started asking me to coach them. And I was doing all that for free. I began at churches and organizations, and then one-on-one. And then I said, “I think I could probably make a living doing this.”
The first step was I got a job in this field, and then I thought, I could do this on my own. I could teach people on my own and do it my flavor, my way. And eventually, that’s what I did. I jumped out there by myself doing what I was already doing for free because I loved it so much.
When I’m getting paid for it, it doesn’t feel like work because it is my love. It is my joy. So I don’t ever feel like, “Oh, I’ve got to go to work today,” because I love what I’m doing.
So one of the things you can do to figure out what you would do for free is to start doing some things you’ve never done before. Start doing some things that make you feel good that you volunteer. I did that many times when I took time off to connect with myself.
I started volunteering and renovating homes in groups, similar to what Habitat for Humanity tries to accomplish. I wanted to explore different paths to see what is it that I love? And doing those things, and then it just came to me. And so switching out of a career or lifestyle doesn’t have to be that hard.
You can ease your way into it by just exploring and having fun. And then the answer to how to making that fun into a living will come to you. You don’t have to figure it out all at once, get your feet wet and start doing it, and watch how easy your new life is created because you’re having fun, and you love it. And then what you do, what you love, and what you get paid for eventually become the same thing. And that is awesome.
Let me help you get out of the life you created.
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