Life is too short and precious to spend it in soul-sucking jobs, or a business that drags you down, or splutters in fits and starts, like the engine of an old car on a bitterly cold, snowy morning. Even the words job, business or work can sound dry. I prefer to focus on creating a dream career, that encompasses passion, purpose and a way of life that is filled with ease and joy.
Such a grand vision sounds pie in the sky, but if we don’t expand our minds to imagine what we would love to experience, we will never get close to the rich, fulfilling life we could actually enjoy.
A dream career is a creative process. Let your dream be as big as it wants to be. Then grow yourself to match your dream.
Listen to your heart. Just below the surface, lie dreams, passions and deep desires that may have been buried under all the ways your mind has said “no, you can’t, it’s not possible and I don’t know how.”
A dream career can be your business or self employment transformed by weeding out shoulds, pushing and dead end roads. A dream career can be a job that you create, or an income generating project that fires you with a sense of purpose and excitement.
A dream career is about following your heart and an inner sense of calling, or digging deeper to find out what will truly light you up, whether that’s a business, job, your art, a passion project, or mixing up a few of these.
My coaching business is part of my dream career. My dreams include being a writer and author, weaving in world travel and exploring how I can do all this with ease. I have already experienced these dreams, except that I am currently a forthcoming author. I see how my life is spiraling into new heights of living the life of my dreams just because I know I’m not done yet.
Dreams manifest in waves. You need to commit to your dreams, show up, and surf the waves when nothing is showing on the horizon. You need to keep believing, even when you doubt yourself and wonder whether you’re crazy.
It’s worth summoning up courage in life. Then you really can experience the thrill of surfing and discovering there is so much more to you and life than you ever thought possible.
Nicola Walker has been an inner freedom coach and hypnotherapist for over 20 years, and is the creator of The Ease Experiment. Nicola supports people to create their unique dream career and live the life they long for with ease and joy. Her transformational approach combines conscious creation, mindset and inner guidance. Nicola is also trained as a WomanSpeak circle leader. She is the author of the forthcoming memoir and self help book, Joy in the Middle of the Mess: An Evolutionary Adventure on the Quest for Success. One of her greatest joys is to walk and hike in the hills and along the beautiful California beaches, near her home in the San Francisco Bay Area.