The world is full of people working jobs that they neither like nor consider valuable. They work them because they feel that they need to, or that they are stuck in a field chosen when they were young. Sadly, many of these people feel no connection or sense of enjoyment at work— almost as if they are living a lie. It is my goal to help them find their truth.
In order to live your truth, you need to understand three basic concepts: profit, purpose, and passion. Each of these items is important is important in its own right, but together they create a unified sense of mastery over your profession.
Defining profit, purpose, and passion.
Profit – This is term is relatively self-explanatory. It’s what makes you money. If something is bringing in cash or supporting you financially, then it’s profitable.
Purpose – The term purpose has several different meanings in everyday life but, in this case, it refers to what you are good at. If you are naturally good at something, if you feel like you were born to do it because you’re that good at it, then that is your purpose.
Passion – Your passion is what you love. It is the the thing that makes you happy. I don’t mean your children or your husband. Your passion is something that you do that brings you joy.
Now, a lot of people get by in life by choosing one or combining two of these things and calling it a day. Those people aren’t living their truth. They are merely surviving. Here’s why.
- If you are good at what you do and you make money doing it, but it isn’t what you love, then you’re bored. If you combine purpose and profit but not passion, you get boredom.
- If you are good at what you do and you absolutely love doing it, but it doesn’t make you any money, then you’re broke. You cannot sustain yourself on purpose and passion alone.
- If you make money doing what you love, but you aren’t necessarily good at it, then doing that thing becomes more difficult. You might start to feel like you’re missing out on your greater purpose
It is only when we can combine passion and purpose and profit that we are able to realize our truth. When all three of these concepts align in your day, in your life, or in your business, you will be happier than you have ever been. You will be living your truth!