Podcast Title: Finding (and Doing) What you Love to Do
Podcast Series: The Maven’s Keys to Financial Contentment
The Maven’s Keys to Financial Contentment is my idea that true financial contentment can be found when an overlap of money and beliefs occur. Many people ask the question of how to be “financially content” and this is a discussion to uncover those answers.
So last week we discussed what real or true financial contentment is and I broached a subject that I feel obligated to unpack just a bit. Because in order to have this true financial contentment that we are speaking about, you have spend your time doing what you love to do. Many of us can push past what we desire to do out of obligation to others. But to be truly financially content, your resources (time, talent and treasure) have to be in alignment with what you believe. This all starts with finding and doing what you love to do.
As children we are dreamers, but we begin to dream less as “reality” sets in as an adult. But our dreams are the basis for finding what will motivate you towards a particular goal. This inevitably leads us on a path to finding and doing what we love to do. So how can we get it back to dreaming? Because we have to start dreaming again. We have to stop letting the “status-quo” dominate what we think and feel and ultimately end up doing. Finding and doing what you love to do starts in your heart–not your head. Here’s a little formula on how to move forward:
1) Find a Problem: What problem do you or you feel people have that you have an answer to?
2) Make it a Passion: Think about whether you would solve that problem even if you weren’t compensated (if not, go back and start over)
3) Make it about People: Then think about 10-15 people you’ve encountered in discussing this problem and/or provided a solution to them. Are they influential? (e.g. Do they have others that they talk about this problem to?)
4) Make a Process: Think about how you could organize your life to deliver these discussions/solutions on an ongoing basis to those people and what it would take in time & effort.