Making Your Purpose Your Business, Step#2

Written by Heather J. Tait

Step#2 Getting From Point A to Point B

In my previous article, Step 1, we discussedrepparttar many responsibilities we have as mothers, wives, and business women. Your challenge forrepparttar 116942 month was to research where your passion lies. Based on your research you might have discovered that self investigation can lead us to two places; either we find out our answer or we realize we need to ask more questions to get that answer.

Finding your purpose takes great effort, but can be effortless all atrepparttar 116943 same time. It seems that once we begin pursuing that in which we were intended, everything falls into place. Butrepparttar 116944 matter we have to realize is that time plays a great role. Sometimes people are over night successes and others have to nurture their purpose for years to come. Keep in mind though, as long as you enjoy what it is you are pursuing andrepparttar 116945 motivation you have is strong, than that alone will sustain your ambition and provide your passion longevity.

Remember you are making a commitment to yourself. You should treat that commitmentrepparttar 116946 same way you would treat a marriage or devoted friendship. The key is to value yourselfrepparttar 116947 way you value others. Having a good attitude fromrepparttar 116948 very beginning can makerepparttar 116949 difference and not only affect your career, butrepparttar 116950 people around you. Self dedication does show andrepparttar 116951 commitment will be reflected in your professional life and relationships.

Assuming you now have a general idea of what you would like to do, now you need to visualize how to get from Point A, where you are now, to Point B, where you would like to be. Sometimes it is easier to set up a structure for your business if you look atrepparttar 116952 large picture of your purpose and where you intend to be inrepparttar 116953 future. Granted your ideas and goals change as you change, but your general purpose will usually remainrepparttar 116954 same, it just branches out.

Now that you have researched what you want to do, takerepparttar 116955 time to research what others in your area of interest have already done. Conducting market research will allow you to get a feel forrepparttar 116956 industry you are entering. It’s important to see what is out there. Look up trade journals and magazines. Really put some effort into getting involved with your career and learning about it. Every career has an abundant amount of resources available and a lot of that information is free. If you see a trade journal or magazine that you like, sign up for their newsletter. This will help keep you updated on industry events and trends.

Reading and researching can be one sided tasks. Sometimes it is easier to learn about your career by actually interacting with others inrepparttar 116957 field. This can be done on your own time instead of regular business hours thanks torepparttar 116958 internet. Now you can find chat groups, users groups, and forums and you are not limited by time zones or borders.

Making Your Purpose Your Business, Step#1

Written by Heather J. Tait

Step#1- Discovering Your Purpose

There is no such thing as a “small” job. Each function within our society aids our detailed technical lifestyles and well being. From a store clerk to a business executive, each position is an intricate part ofrepparttar matrix of our world. We rely on these functions without even realizing their value or contribution to our daily activity. Each person has there place and each person has their purpose. The key is discovering and takingrepparttar 116941 time to find out what exactly you are to contribute torepparttar 116942 world.

What is even more challenging is that often we are presented with serving multiple roles in our lives besides just our “purpose.” We are parents, workers, spouses, and children. All of which demand time and effort from our daily lives. What is important though is that we balance our time and our roles to nurture our purpose and inner abilities. It takes time and effort to discover your goals and ambitions, but it is a quest that need not go unnoticed.

A common excuse for not nurturing our talents is that we are too busy with other activities. When in actuality perhaps we have over extended our time and resources. Take a moment to sit down and note what in your life takes up your time. And then after you make that list, make a column and mark what is a priority, what really “has” to be done. Be sure to note how much personal time you get outside from all your other responsibilities. Start out small and see if you can allocate at least a half hour or an hour of your time a day devoted to yourself without interruptions. Use this time to evaluaterepparttar 116943 path of your life. Are you doing what you want to be doing right now? If yes, what could you do to further your progress? If no, what do you want to do?

Use free thinking in your evaluation. Free thinking means there are no limits. You can dream to be anything you want to be. Think about what you would like to do whether you were paid or not. Think about what makes you feel good as a person. Maybe you likerepparttar 116944 arts or maybe you like to work outside. Compare your aspirations with your current life situation. Are you close to your goals or are you far away?

Once you have addressed your aspirations, make notes in a special notebook dedicated to just you. It is great to see your ideas take formation when they hitrepparttar 116945 paper and also it is a great way to look at your progress on days where you may feel there is none. Plus you will need a notebook for further steps as well. Feel free to personalize this notebook and make it attractive for yourself.

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