Wounded from Work? Find Your Passion

Eva Gregory’s article Coming from Love

heart.jpginspired me. It is a poignant and timely reminder of how important it is to love yourself enough to find meaningful work, whether you’re an entrepreneur or in an organization with others.

Are you one of the “wounded from work”– so bored you can hardly stand it or working so many hours you don’t have a life? Sure, you’re making lots of good money but are you also asking yourself every day “what’s it all for?” and not finding a satisfactory answer?

If you can relate to the pain of working in an environment or a job that doesn’t resonate with who you are or is draining you rather than providing a healthy challenge and a fulfilling lifestyle, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to do some exploring to find your passion:

  • Take some time to evaluate how well your work life fits with your purpose.
  • What are your goals?
  • Devise a strategy to reclaim the joy you want and need but give away every day by doing work that is nowhere near making your heart sing.

I’m always amazed when my clients who want a career change discover their authentic motivator — that force that drives them, that when they align with it, work and life become more effortless and more fulfilling. There is an “ah-ha” moment when they acknowledge that somewhere, sometime, they knew they were supposed to be a ______ (fill in the blank) instead of what they’re doing now.

No doubt about it, exploring your true purpose and aligning with your authentic work takes courage. Sometimes it requires giving up what is safe and comfortable to walk into the unknown.  Ah .. but the rewards of finding work that truly resonates with who you are, that makes your heart sing every day, that uplifts instead of drains … now that is heaven, and most who take the journey find it well worth it.

To discover your authentic work that resonates with who you are and brings you more satisfaction and fulfillment in life, contact me for a complimentary consultation during the month of February. We explore how you can take the steps to re-claim passion in your work and your life.

If you found your true calling and are loving it or, if this piece inspired you in some way to find the work you love, I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment. 

Linda L. Hardenstein, MPA, PCC, specializes in helping executives and professionals find work that resonates with who they so they can experience greater ease, success and fulfillment in their work and life.