How to choose a fulfilling career
As many of you know Steve Pavlina spoke at Awaken The Rebel Live this year and his topic was 4D Careers. Everyone loved his talk because he really simplified this idea of how to choose a fulfilling career. He broke it down into four parts: Mind, Body, Spirit & Heart.
Here is what these categories mean:
Mind: Skill level in your chosen trade (this can improve over time)
Body: How much money you are making
Heart: How much you enjoy what you are doing on a daily basis
Spirit: How much you feel you are helping others or contributing to the world through what you do
When you have a career that fulfills all of these categories then you have a very FULFILLING career. This is definitely something worth striving for because without it there will be a lingering emptiness that you just can’t shake. That’s why so many people come to me for advice on this very topic.
The trap is when people choose something that fulfills only the Mind & Body category. There are MANY MANY professionals out there making gads of money, and who are great at what they do but they are completely unfulfilled, miserable, and just don’t know what to do about it.
A lot of people wonder what area they should lead with when choosing a fulfilling career, and I’ll tell you this. It’s definitely not money, it’s definitely not skill, and surprisingly it’s not even spirit. It’s HEART. When you love doing something there is an endless wellspring of motivation to pull from so you will never feel stuck or disengaged in it. As you continue doing what you love to do, you will become great at it (mind), you will inevitably make money at it (body), and you can find ways to ensure you are helping people with it (spirit).
So there you have it people, the way to choose a fulfilling career is to lead with the heart. So ask yourself, what do you love to do? Where in your life do you light up the most? I remember how much I used to light up when I did stand up comedy which is what made me realize that I liked to speak in front of groups of people. It just wasn’t fulfilling that spirit side of me so I shifted into what I am doing now instead.
So no matter how cliche it is to say “Follow your heart,” I am saying it anyway 😉
Rebels don’t adhere to those kinds of rules…they do what’s best for them and the greater good. Booyah.