Why Doing What You Love should be a necessity not a luxury
Who has not been there – when things don’t work out the way we want them to, not enough clients book our sessions or buy our products – we: work harder, work longer hours, sleep less, worry more, advertise more, do yet another qualification …
I have certainly fallen into that trap many times. In fact, especially when I do something to purely improve my finances, it usually backfires.
So instead of doing more of what we already know … what if I told you that the most radical thing to improve your finances was to book yourself a holiday or spend more time on those things in life that you really enjoy?
In the words of Network Marketer Dr Sven Goebel, developer of the ‘Happiness Circle’: “Money is only ever a consequence of something. It is never an origin. You need to find out what makes people happy”.
And we all know Einstein’s quote: “We cannot solve problems with the same mind-set that created the problem in the first place. “
Only if you’re truly passionate about something can you become a thought leader
German Neurobiologist Gerald Hüther established that ‘the brain is a social construct’ and that, at any age, has got the capability and capacity of building new neural pathways. Under one condition: you must be passionate about the subject at hand.
Hüther writes that when we are passionate about something, hormone-like substances are being released which stimulate growth and reorganisation of synapses (nerve cell contacts and connections) in your brain.
To put it simply, only when you are passionate about something or ‘love what you do / do what you love’, will you be able to think outside the box and become a thought leader in your field, or change the way you do and think about things.
What better excuse to stop all the ‘shoulds’ and focus on what you really want!
From a spiritual perspective, the flow of money is represented by our circulatory system – the flow of blood through our bodies. And guess which organ pumps that blood around? …of course, the heart! So, the more you are willing and able to open to experiencing love in your life the more you will open up to allowing money in.
As we can see – it is almost vital for your income that you do what you love.
I am not saying you have to earn your income with the thing you’re enjoying most as a hobby. But it means that it is essential that you integrate into your life the things that you absolutely love to do. It rejuvenates you and it allows for new creativity, insights, ideas etc to be born.
First the pleasure – then the work.
Which great inventor has said: “I sat at my desk and thought really hard about getting inspiration and having an idea … and there it was!” ??
Again, Albert Einstein said: “I go to the place beyond mind and the insights happen from there.”
Thus, turning the common mind-set on its head ‘First the pleasure, then the work” the recognition is that we might want to try to put rejuvenation first.
What do you really love doing and how can you integrate it more into your life?
- If you had all the money in the world and didn’t need to work, what would you do with your time? What would you absolutely love to do?
- How have you integrated those activities into your life already?
- How can you integrate them on a day-2 day or weekly basis?