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Over the weekend I had a chance to hang out with my (very awesome) parents. Josh and I took them to this little 1950’s style diner in Venice beach.
The kind of place with James Dean posters on the wall, where you can get a real chocolate ice cream soda and outstanding homemade apple pie.
My dad said, “Remember that time you called us crying because you wanted to quit your job on Wall Street, but you didn’t know what else you were supposed to do with your life? And remember what I told you? Doesn’t matter how long it takes. You got to find something you love. Look at you now…”Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need. - Frederick Buechner Click To Tweet
Yeah. I know that ‘find something you love’ may sound like trite advice, but I believe his words hold truth.
Because I knew in my heart that no matter what I wound up doing in my professional life, I’d work really, really hard to become the best I could be.
It made sense that if I was going to work that hard, I had to find something that really aligned with who I was as a human being.
I tried a bunch of different jobs, and hit a lot of dead-ish ends. But eventually, I was able to create my own “job” (so to speak) that I can honestly say, I love.
Now let’s be clear. Doing something I love doesn’t mean that I don’t have hard or frustrating days, or that every bit of my work feels like bliss. Because it does not.
But it does mean that I’ve finally identified my gifts and am doing my best to continue to build a life around sharing them.
If you’ve ever struggled to find your unique gifts and a way to share them in the world, this week’s MarieTV is for you.
Here’s a link to Now, Discover Your Strengths. There are many, many different versions and editions of this book. The link shared here is the version that I’ve read.
Also, you have to purchase a new copy of this book if you’d like the code to take the Strengths Finder test.
You can also just take the test here, though I strongly recommend reading the book as well. The supporting material really makes a difference in understanding how strengths work and how it relates to your entire life.
Now, I’d love to hear from you. Do you ever doubt that you have a special gift? Or if you’ve figured out what your gifts are, what helped?
Remember, thousands of bright and incredible souls come here each week for strategies, insight and inspiration. Your story may be exactly what someone else needs to hear right now to inspire them to find and use their gifts.
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Thank you, as always, for reading, watching and sharing your experience and insights with all of us. Your kindness, generosity and enthusiasm are a true blessing in my life, and the world.
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With so much love,