Meditating on your purpose, is it a baby boomer thing?
Am I the only one that has awakened one day and asked the question “are you living your life’s dream or nightmare”?
Thinking back when I turned thirty-five my whole life seemed to be for nothing. My kids were half grown, no satisfying career in sight and my marriage was rocky at best. Have you ever found yourself in a situation or thought like that?
It seems after talking with some friends all of us go through this at some time in our life. Men often times manifest these thoughts in actions called a mid-life crisis. Women go inward and wonder what has happened to those dreams they once had of that fairy tale marriage and dream home. Am I striking a cord with any of you?
Through various personal growth seminars I realized that life in itself is a journey it’s not a destination. Many of us baby-boomers look back at our lives and wonder what was it all for, how did we end up here…this isn’t how I thought it would be when I was twenty-something.
Would you like to know where I found the answer to that question; that ever nagging notion that our life’s dream is a goner and the nightmare is our reality? Let me share part of my journey, the part where I found the answer to a happier ending than living a nightmare. Are you game?
It’s okay to think and figure out who you are
Thinking back on my life years ago when I was just starting my first network marketing business I was not a nice person. The fiery grandma you see today is due to the heat and pressure of my journey. Has it always been fun? Absolutely NOT! It has been worth it. Believe it or not your journey may look or feel very similar.
As human beings we are naturally selfish. It takes time to learn how to find the gems inside of us that are meant to be shared with others. Have you ever stopped and really wondered what you have to share with others what are you naturally good at? Part of the journey helped me to find those gifts buried deep inside.
Personalities are funny creatures and we can not force them to be something they are not…for good reason. We are designed by a perfect Creator who made us to be one individual, each unique. There is only one you and one me. You can not possibly duplicate me and likewise I can not duplicate you. We all need to be ourselves.
Once we find out what we are good at it’s time to use that gift to help others. Some of us are great coaches who lead others to serve businesses in social media. Others are great at masterminding and coordinating the team to achieve group goals. Imagine if we all were good at the same thing, how boring would that be?
There is another group that is phenomenal when it comes to building relationships with others that’s where I found my strength. Do you know how many years that strength was pushed down and to the back burner? No wonder success was so far out of reach.
Once you get a firm hold on the person you are, what your gift is and how you are going to use it in your life…GO DO IT!
Learning how to identify your market is as simple as developing relationships with others who are like you. Listen to what they talk about, get excited about and want for themselves.
Find a business that you like, a product you can share from your heart and trust. When you talk about something without thinking about it, when it has become a part of your daily life…that is when you go all in, build a business around that using your gift and start living your life’s dream not the nightmare of yesteryear.
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Carla Gardiner is known as "THE Fiery Grandma" because she found new energy, endurance and youth. Her passion and purpose lies with baby boomer trends, the people she works with daily; aging men, women, moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas who want to feel better, have more energy and have fun like they did when they were twenty-something. Join her for more energy, fun and profits.