Making the Leap

Today is a very special day. Once every four years the Earth needs one extra day to finish it’s course around the sun and stay in alignment with the universe. (I feel like I could use an extra day every week.)

Leap Day is a perfect time to share a training I offered a couple years ago called, “Making the Leap from Surviving to Thriving; 3 Critical Steps to Shift from Your J.O.B. to Passion, Purpose and Prosperity.
That’s a mouth full, so I’ll break it down.

Making the Leap = BIG Change in your career. That could mean a change in course or simply a quantum leap in progress.
Surviving = Barely getting by or struggling to balance your time and energy.
Thriving = Abundance of Time, Money and Joy.
J.O.B. = Work to pay the bills
Passion, Purpose and Prosperity = Enjoyment, Meaning and Wealth
Wealth provides opportunity. Money is not good or bad. It magnifies what you already are. So if you are a greedy person, money will make you more greedy. If you are giving person, more money means more opportunity for you to give.

Owning your own home used to be the American dream, the symbol of freedom. The new symbol of freedom is entrepreneurship.

So, why it is important for you to follow your passion in your vocation?

During a Stanford commencement speech in June 2005, Steve Jobs said, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

Confucius was less wordy saying, “Chose a job you love and you will never work again.”

I believe there is an even more important reason to do what you love.
Joy is your compass to bliss. Following your passion leads to a path of purpose. Once you are on the path you know it. You may stumble or even wonder off, but you will find your way back.

Navigating your path is easier and more enjoyable with the right tools, a great strategy and a commitment to yourself.
Today I am going to share some great tools to get you started on your next great adventure. Here is the basic formula to create any change you desire. These are the fundamentals to “Make the Leap” in any area of your life.
STEP #1 = What is on the Other Side for You? Position (B)
STEP #2 = Where are You Now? Position (A)
STEP #3 = How do you get from A to B? (Strategy)
STEP #4 = Support and Accountability

This is really the essence of coaching, teaching and even healing, how do you get from where you are to where you want to be.

In the first step we investigate where you want to go.

Normally you might examine where you are first and once you have a clear understanding of your current situation, then look at your desired situation.

If you want better results than you’ve had in the past, it’s important to try a better approach. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is Einstein’s definition of insanity.

By starting where you are currently you may have a more limited perception of the possibilities. By focusing first on your desired vision you will have a greater perspective – allowing you to dream bigger.

To step out of your current situation into a bigger reality, it is important to start from a higher perspective of what is possible.

For this first step we will temporarily suspend disbelief and ignore how you will achieve your vision, but simply imagine what is possible. In upcoming blogs I we will address “how” to achieve your vision. For now we will look at “what” your BIG vision looks like. Before we dive into your big vision it is important to know your “big why.”

What is your motivation to change?

The only condition under which we can successfully create change is when the pain of change is out weighed by the pain of not changing.
What will your life look like in one year if you stay on your current path?
How wold you like your life to look?
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading”
―Lao Tzu

Knowing why you want change will also help you to clearly identify what you want the change to look like. If you are wanting more family time you will want to incorporate that into your vision.

My big turning point was the birth of my twins. When they were born I knew I had to follow my passion or I would teach my children to follow the same path of ignoring their passions out of fear of change.

After you clearly write your “Big Why,” you are ready to identify your “Purpose Sweet Spot” which will help you clarify your vision.