Designing Your Ideal Profession/Work
Living consistent with your purpose, how could you express it through your ideal profession/work over the next year? five years? ten years? This is a great opportunity to evaluate how you use your work-related time, and then create what you really want.
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that adults spend over 50% of their waking time working or in work-related activities. This includes running a business, gainful employment, homemaking, volunteering, and pursuing your profession through education.
People spend much of their time at work being unhappy and unfulfilled. According to reports by Business Insider from various sources:
• The average person spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime;
• 80% of people are dissatisfied with their jobs;
• 25% of employees say work is their main source of stress and 40% say their job is, “very or extremely stressful.”
Doing work that is fulfilling and rewarding can contribute to happiness, contentment, and the experience of inner peace. Marsha Sinetar presents a philosophy that inspired me in creating my ideal career, in her book, Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow (Dell Publishing, 1987).
Keeping my declared purpose in mind—I inspire and empower myself and others to live extraordinary lives overflowing with love, adventure, passion, and joy—and answering the questions below, I realized that although I chose a career that called to me and I love the work I do, something was missing. I used this exercise to authentically design my ideal profession.
· Do I enjoy what I’m doing now?
· What do I really love doing?
· How do I want to make a difference?
· How do I want to express my natural talents and skills?
· What work environment do I want (e.g., employed/self-employed, work alone/on a team, work indoors/outdoors)?
My Ideal Profession/Work
I am joyfully and gratefully making a huge difference in the lives of others, fulfilling my purpose—I inspire and empower myself and others to live extraordinary lives overflowing with love, adventure, passion, and joy!
I am a best-selling author, speaker, transformational healer, and coach in high demand for my expertise and wisdom. I am thriving in my business, Center for Extraordinary Outcomes, which is dedicated to the expansion of people’s greatness and their capacity to manifest a life they love! I have the profound joy to be a part of the miracles they create.
Many people seek out my intuitive skills and talents to access their innate wisdom in order to identify, clear, and heal the unconscious patterns that hold them back from having what they want in life. Through my ability to listen powerfully, be fully present and non-judgmental, my clients feel safe during sessions to enter the alpha state of consciousness where deep healing and transformation occur.
From my ideal home overlooking the ocean, I serve three clients per day, three days a week; I lead one repatterning group each month; and have the profound pleasure to conduct three transformational workshops per year to enthusiastic participants; all coordinated by my fabulous support team that serves my every need and are at my beck and call, allowing me to focus on making a difference without distraction. This ideal schedule affords me the luxury of traveling one week each month, with my Beloved Bernie, for fun and adventure.
My Extraordinary Outcomes Publishing company also has an awesome team of experts facilitating the process—from manuscript to print—with ease and grace. The question, what would love do right now, posed in my first best-selling book, goes viral—impacting people globally. I am sought after for radio and TV interviews, speaking engagements, and book signings. Every year I write and publish another best-seller, which Oprah eagerly reads and endorses to her book club members.
Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 10 in my Amazon #1 best-selling book, What Would Love Do Right Now? A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life.
Victoria Benoit, M.C.
Healer, Speaker, Bestselling Author