I just couldn’t imagine it happening to me…and that pissed me off.
For my whole life, I knew that I would do something great.
But, something weird was happening…
I wasn’t doing it.
It wasn’t that I couldn’t… because I knew that I could.
It wasn’t that I didn’t want it bad enough… because I did.
I was scared.
I had no idea what I was afraid of… but I was afraid enough to stay where I was.
So, I stayed stuck there making between $500K and $700K a year.
I had a lot of nice stuff… far more than most of my friends.
But, I wasn’t happy.
And, I knew that I wouldn’t be happy if this was all I did.
I wanted to do more than make money. I wanted to do work that people considered exceptional and unique. I wanted to be known as someone who was really making a difference with my life.
But, as it was right now, nobody was going to remember me.
In the beginning, the money meant something. The house, the cars, the watches… I liked this story of success. But, then I realized that money really isn’t that hard to make and that lots of people make great money. I also realized that if I died, clients would just find someone else to help them.
So, what had I actually done?… If I could be that easily replaced… was I really doing anything important?
For some people, the money would be enough. But, it wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to do something that people talked about. I wanted to be missed when I was gone.
It was scary at first. I thought that finding my purpose would cause me to stop making money. I believed that shifting my focus to monetizing my unique abilities would make me “less successful.”
Want to hear the crazy part? Business doubled. Referrals doubled. I was on the map in the biggest way possible. AND… I loved my job. For the first time I actually loved who I was and the person I was becoming (for someone like me, loving myself was a challenge).
I share this story with you because I want you to know that finding your purpose will not only lead to the career of your dreams… but will make you a ton of money too.