Hello SOTGC community,
Have you ever wondered why you get up every day and do what you do? What propels you to jump out of bed every morning instead of shutting off the alarm clock and covering your head up with the covers?
You might be thinking … well I have to get up for my family and life responsibilities.
I hear ya, but I’m not talking about that.
What I AM talking about is this ….
What drives you to head down the hallway to your home office or to jump in the car to wade through the endless traffic jams, only to be welcomed to your job with a pile of messages and people waiting for your arrival to get their twenty questions answered.
Welcome to the office!
Sometimes … the endless responsibilities of keeping a business going or your career rising ahead can soon bring with it a feeling of … it’s just another day in the life of a busy entrepreneur or rising corporate star.
Leaving you wondering … is this what I signed up for? A business that feels like a job or a corporate position that feels draining to the soul.
It can be easy to slip into the “I’m just on auto-pilot” mode, while you go through the motions just to collect a paycheck.
If you find yourself feeling like this, then spend some time reflecting on your greater purpose in life, business, and career.
Ask yourself … why did you start your business or why did you choose the career path you’re on?
Let’s face it, starting a business isn’t the easiest thing on earth to do. It makes you face a lot of your self-imposed fears. It’s been said that entrepreneurship is the best self-development course available.
For me …
When I’m having one of those days where I’m wondering what the hell am I’m doing … I just remind myself of my greater purpose and that is … at the end of the day … my business is about helping women entrepreneurs become rock stars in life and business, while also inspiring young girls, that they too, can be an entrepreneur. Just thinking about my greater purpose keeps me pumped up and excited to keep rising up and stepping through my fears.
For those of you in corporate …
It could be thinking about the impact your position has on your community as a whole. For example, maybe your position requires you to streamline every operation in your company, resulting in a well-oiled machine that in turn saves money while creating jobs in the company. So even though you’re sitting in your corner office, you actually have a huge impact on people’s lives by helping to create new jobs. And that … can make those twenty questions you’re greeted with pretty exciting because it’s all part of your greater purpose.
So, the next time you’re feeling a little burnt out, think about your greater purpose and the impact it’s making on other people.
To your success!
P.S. There’s an epidemic going around. It’s one of the most common forms of self-induced suffering. It can rob you of your business and career. Learn more in this week’s episode of Julie Barnes Live TV. Click HERE to watch.
Tip of the week …
Live with your greater purpose in mind.