Do you sometimes feel you have spent your entire life never understanding and realizing your life’s calling? You know, that “dream job” that meets not only for your practical needs, but also your soul-satisfying needs?
While some cynics may argue that a “dream job” is an impossibility, there are many individuals who are living proof that such is not the case. I know because I have attained my dream job. I have also coached others who have found theirs. Yes, even in these tough economic times, there are people who flourish in a job they can love while making a living.
I guess if it came easy – finding your life’s calling – there would be no cynics because it would be a universally accepted truth. But, as with all good things, determining what makes for a good career fit takes effort, time, patience, and personal courage. And of course it helps to have a bit of guidance along the way.
For help on your journey of self-discovery consider Dennis Stockdale’s new book Conversations from The Neighborhood Ice Cream Shop. Denny is a long-time friend; more than that, he is extremely perceptive about what really matters and clever enough to create memorable acronyms that serve as guideposts on your life’s calling journey.
Conversations is a self-help book that combines reflection with action, both necessary for you to succeed in your life’s calling quest. For example, Denny asks you to reflect on your Peak Experiences – to describe and evaluate them – and then use what you have learned as touchstones to reconnect with hope.
The book looks deceptively simple. If you are doing the reflections and exercises, it will likely be one of the most soul-searching activities you have done in quite a while. Better yet, gift it to a friend or relative who needs a heart-warming boost of support and encouragement!