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Soulful leaders want a career that is inspired by their purpose.
To solve this challenge, they often go into business for themselves.
Unfortunately, they rarely answer the two most important questions all self-employed people must ask if they want to create a fulfilling career and lifestyle.
And this lack of exploration keeps them stuck in a business model that does not work.
There is a better way, and in this article I’m going to reveal the two most important questions you can ask yourself that will help create a lifestyle you love and a lucrative career that is inspired by your purpose.
The two questions you must answer …
The fastest, easiest way to create soulful self-employment you LOVE is to know exactly what you want to create and why you want to create it.
When you know in detail what you want, you plant in your psyche a clear image of what you desire, and you immediately start to think of ways you can create it.
But this is only part of the magic that transpires when you get clear about your goals.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “You make a decision and the Universe conspires to make it happen.”
In other words, the more clarity you have about what you want, the easier it is to create it because you know what to do AND because the universe will help you do it.
Additionally, when you know why you want to create something, you connect your emotional desires to your goals and this gives you the motivation you need to make it happen.
To illustrate my point, imagine you desire a $100,000 annual income, but you don’t really explore it much further than that, and you certainly don’t know WHY you want it, other than it sounds like a good idea because that’s what every body else is doing.
You then set your rate to $100/hour, but you don’t know how many clients you need a year to earn six figures. Nor are you motivated to figure it out because you haven’t connected with why it’s important.
Instead, you just hope you get clients. You hope you get income. And maybe you send a Facebook announcement letting people know you’re open for business. Then you wait.
And you wonder why you don’t have any clients …
But on the rare occasion that this plan does work and you find yourself earning $100,000 a year by offering $100/hour sessions, you’re likely to feel burned out because it takes an extraordinary amount of energy to create this sort of income in this manner.
When this happens, you wake up one day and realize you got what you wanted, but it’s not at all what you really hoped for.
You wanted to love your work, not feel stressed out. You wanted to feel joy, not frustration. Now what do you do?
There is a better way.
Start by answering the “what” and the “why.”
The truth is, when you what you desire, not just in terms of income, but also in terms of lifestyle, then you can more easily create a fulfilling life and career.
Will it always be exactly what you desire? Probably not But, you have a better chance of realigning with your goals when you know what they are.
For instance, if you know you desire a joyful lifestyle and a career that is inspired by your purpose, and you also want to be in tune with nature while experiencing inner peace and generating a 6-figure income, then you have more information and you can start to work out exactly how you can make it happen.
When you take it a step further and answer WHY you want it, you connect with the emotion behind it and you give yourself the motivational oomph you need to ensure it happens.
As a result, it’s much easier to make decisions that help you manifest your goals.
It’s easier to move beyond your comfort zone.
It’s easier to get unstuck.
And you are more likely to be proactive and manifest your dreams quickly.
The truth is, when you know “what” and “why”, magic can happen.
What is the best way to connect with the “what” and “why”?
At any time you can sit down and flesh out what you want and why you want it. It can be an ongoing process.
But, if you want to work with the flow of nature in order to activate the creative process of the universe, take some time during the new moon to explore your what’s and why’s.
The new moon is a period of new beginnings and when you connect with the phases of the moon and the rhythms of nature, you connect with the natural flow of the universe that is conspiring to help you.
One way to do this is to create a New Moon Manifestation Collage Altar. Simply cut and paste images that represent the objects, beliefs and ways of being you desire to create.
On the back of the collage, you can write in detail what you want and why you want it. Be specific and connect with the emotion behind each thing on your list.
Then every morning and every night, for 5-minutes each, read over your list and internalize what you’re saying. Feel the emotion behind it. Feel the reasons “why” everything is important to you.
Let it be a mindful practice and a quiet time of reflection.
You can take it a step further by creating an action plan to help you turn those things into reality. Look at each item and think of 1-3 things you can do to create it. Then do it or be it!
To help you get started, you can use my new moon manifestation altar template. Simply print it out, on card stock if you have it, and glue images to it. Then post it to the Facebook page if you want to share.