Defining What You Are All About – Finding Your THING

By Elizabeth Summers / November 24, 2017 / No comments
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I find it hard to believe that God would give someone a talent for shaking her assets in the manner some music video girls do, but then again they do it so well that it’s hard to argue against that being their talent. It’s quite something watching someone do what they appear to have been born to do, whatever it may be and fortunately for some people in this world they seem to have successfully found a way to monetise their talents.

I truly believe the pursuit of a monetisation channel to attach to one’s God-given talent should be a lifelong commitment – a commitment that many people give up on way too quickly. Sometimes it’s by no fault of their own since society seems to have a scripted role for everyone, but unfortunately for every one of those roles, there are many men and women.

So how do you go about breaking out of that mould then and going along on your path to defining what you’re all about? How do you go about finding your thing?

Subtract the money factor for a second

I know, I know – this is definitely as impractical as it suggests, but it’s every bit as important to the cause if you are to find yourself in a place that you really enjoy being in, career-wise. There are few feelings in this life that are better than feeling like you belong exactly where you are and the path to that wonderland starts with taking off your practicality hat for just a second.

So what you need to do is forget all about money and think about the one thing (or a few things) you would spend your days doing if you had all the money in the world. I’m not talking about things that purely involve spending money, like going shopping or anything of that sort. The novelty of going out shopping for example would wear off, in any case, a few months after you won the lottery or anything like that, so think about what you would be drawn to doing naturally. Say you find peace and solace in yoga or meditation, have you ever thought about turning that into a career perhaps? There are yoga teacher training chicago courses that may suit you, as well as constant study to elevate your expertise to new levels. What if you could combine that calmness of yoga with your actual career? Hopefully, that opens your mind up to what is out there and what you can achieve.

Now put your practical hat back on

I purposely left it hanging with the “finding your passion” step because I’ll revisit that later when everything comes together to make sense, but the next step is indeed to put your practicality hat back on. You now have to think about what path your existing career has led you down or indeed just think about what the opportunities you’re presented with have in store for you.

Furthermore, you have to think about the little things as well, the logistics of following your passion. If you want to be a writer, you may have to start out by working in a marketing firm to support yourself. If you want to be a musician, you may need to invest in musical equipment or AI music video creation tools until you can land a deal with a record label. These are practical elements you have to consider when thinking about following your dream.

Now take these practical aspects and…

Bring these two considerations together

This is how the likes of legal professionals like Joshua Goldstein come into being, that is killing it in an industry that many people might otherwise find hard to believe one could be passionate about. As is the case with this leading immigration lawyer, it’s a matter of meeting your practical career prospects with your one true passion. It’s up to you to find the link and you don’t even have to look too hard to actually find it.

Goldstein is simply a legal professional whose passion for making a difference in people’s lives led him to a career in immigration law, with his passion for making a difference in his immediate community favouring a stable and solid family life in particular.