Connecting Who YOU Are with What YOU Do, to find your Joy of Being
So how do you make the connection and find what you want to do?
Knowing and connecting your passion with your work is a good starting point. It is often said, if you find your passion and do it for your work, then you will love what you do. Knowing what your passions are, is knowing what you love doing. Doing the things you love will engage you in life and also in yourself. For me passion links to creativity. Perhaps being creative is a way to access your own passion?
Connecting heart and head and being able to be your authentic self at work, aligns your life values with your work.
Connecting what you love doing with your job, brings happiness and enables you to live your best life. This doesn’t mean you have to do what you love doing all the time, but it does mean if you know yourself well enough to know your strengths and can use them often in your work, you will enjoy your work more.
I believe it doesn't matter what kind on work you do in the world, but it does matter that your 'work' aligns with who you are, in order to bring you joy and happiness and be 'good work'.
People often ask the question “Do you live to work, or work to live?”
I love work and I am a ‘living to work’ kind of person and when people ask me how I get work/life balance, I say it’s not about work/life balance, it’s about WORK/LIFE JOY!
For me, this is being fun-employed - which also means having a JOB that is my JOY OF BEING.
For me JOY looks like this… inspiring people and watching them learning, sharing my knowledge, laughing, having fun, having enlightening conversations, learning, facilitating learning experiences, problem solving, being open to receiving, being productive, having freedom, leading a team respectfully with perception, being creative, having direction, using my strengths often, using my skills… FEELING ALIVE…
I feel alive when I am excited and challenged by my life and work.
The thing here is, you really can do whatever you want.
Your life. Your rules.
Remember, if you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got.
So go on think about it… What are you passionate about? What do you love doing? What makes you feel alive, excited and challenged in your work and brings you JOY? Is your JOB your Joy Of Being?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.