Joy at the Core (The secret to career fulfillment)
A lot of people ask me: “how did you know what you wanted to do?” And more to the point, “how do I know what I really want, what brings me fulfillment?”
This is one of the toughest questions for many of us. We can DO very well. Give me a goal and I’ll figure out a way to get there with a plan, timeline, bullet points etc.
That’s not the point. The point is what do you want?
We think we SHOULD know and so we put all this pressure on ourselves. Then when it doesn’t appear, we give up.
My process was 100% unscientific, and long. Though now I have done itI can reverse engineer it for you, along with a huge dose of intuition and reading people.
I truly believe that following your joy is the key to finding the right fit and creating fulfillment.
The reason I focus 30% of my time on food is only partially because of how good it feels to get health issues like hormones, weight and hypertension sorted out. Feeling good for the next 40 years is well worth the investment. I absolutely want this for everyone, which is why I did a post MBA degree in nutrition.
But the real reason is that food is a daily pleasure, a practice of joy. If you are not there yet, it’s ok. You will get there.
Once joy became my experience (instead of fear, self judgment and anger), it led me to explore other sources of joy, which brought me to this work.
The more I explored, the more “right” it felt. Until I just had to do it. The fear of judgment and economic uncertainty melted. (More on that next time).
Show a little love and leave a comment below – what’s your joy?