Sometimes people seem to get divine downloads. Last week I wrote about one from my son. This week’s comes from my ten-year-old daughter.
One day she came up with the concept of “LoveJobs”. According to her, everyone has at least one. (It sounded to me like this is her version of purpose or destiny). She soon started identifying the LoveJobs of each of her loved ones. She said mine are to “be a mom” and “help people find their way in the world.”
I am a mom, that’s for sure. And as a coach, I do help people find their way in the world. But lately I’ve had the feeling I could be doing that in other ways too, and I’m curious to explore how. It’s made me wonder, while I’m pursuing this path of coaching, whether there’s another path that would capitalize on my brilliance but head in a different direction. What if your brilliance train is riding on track 3 but your destiny is at the end of track 7?
For example, I’ve been intrigued by the possibility of becoming a hospital chaplain one day. I’ve done some research and I know that practically it’s just not a lifestyle I can take on while I’m a single mom with kids living at home. For now, I can consider how to bring the energy of a hospital chaplain to my current work as a mom and personal coach. I can continue to show up, with full presence, for my clients and loved ones as they face stressful situations. I can also help them find the inner and interpersonal messages that they most want to communicate.
On any track, I can continue to be inspired by Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce. (Hint: it’s all about authenticity in your career). I will keep connecting, sharing, and telling my truth. When the timing is right, the answers will come.
What’s your LoveJob? Share it in the comments below.
My daughter and I share an unusual ability to feel others’ true potential. I find I can see it for others even when they can’t see it for themselves. Looking for your LoveJob, even if you’re not quite ready to take it on? Let’s talk.