The Price of Living for Saturday (plus a special offer!)

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Peaceful retirement

Do you live for Saturdays?

Do you live for the days when you’re not at work?

If so, that’s a clear sign that you’re not fulfilled by the work you do.

So many people live by going through the motions on Monday through Friday wishing that time away just waiting for Saturdays or, even worse retirement.

If you work for 50 years before you retire you will have wished nearly 33 years of your life away. And if you retire at 68 and live to be 85 that’s not much living is it?

That’s an astonishing amount of time to wish away, don’t you think? There is a better way.

Do you work you love and stop wishing time away

The way to finding work you love entails some nitty gritty work but in the long run it’s worth it. Find out what you love doing and figure out a way to make a living doing it.

The are ways to take what you have spent years mastering because you love it and use all that stored knowledge to make a living at it. People are hungry to learn what you have devoted 20 – 30 years to master.

Do you think you are the only one with a burning passion about say, photography, knitting, building furniture, permaculture or whatever you can think of? No, of course not. But you ARE the one who has devoted 20 -30 years learning everything there is to know about it. That gives you a marketable skill you can monetize.

What if you don’t know what you love?

There are ways to solve that problem too. What I have found from working with many clients is that they always know. Deep down they’ve heard their intuition whispering in their ear.  But they’ve buried this knowledge out of fear of what others might say or insecurities about their own worthiness to act upon it.

Your true calling is not hiding from you

Here’s an easy tip to find your calling: If you ask the people who know you best, “What do you think I’m passionate about and really good at?’ they’ll spit it right out. It’s that obvious to everybody but you!

How long will you wait?

How much time will you let pass before you act upon your calling? I can tell you from my own experience waiting for years or decades to do something about it is downright painful.

Take back your power and stop living for Saturday

Start now. Tomorrow is too late.

Here’s how to start looking forward to each and every day:

1. Take assessment. What you have become a self-taught expert in that people would pay you to learn in a short amount of time what it took you 20-30 years to learn? Make a list of these self-acquired talents now.

2. Eliminate the ones that do not light you up. Quick! Cross them right off – no second guessing yourself.

3. How many talents that you love are you left with? Make a nice new list of the ones that are left.

4. Review the new short list. Are these talents related? Can you find some way to weave them together? If so do that now. If you are only left with one that makes it even easier.

5. Brainstorm on the result. Take this expertise that people would pay you for to learn and start brainstorming ways that you can begin doing just that!

Special Offer: Impress me with your passion! If you’re ready to make big changes to your life leave me a comment below. Describe your expertise and what you plan to do about it. One commenter will win a 1/2 hour of free coaching with me. Learn more.

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  1. sahitha yelamanchili

    I think this article is true for people who start to feel unfulfilled or unhappy with their work but some people are equally happy doing the same kind of work. They may not be too passionate about their work but they may be okay with it and enjoy the perks it brings like a hefty paycheck. Of course, money allows people to have fun like travelling.

    I know many people who are in the same line of work as me who are okay with their jobs( they aren’t unhappy or suffering)and enjoy the perks it brings.

    So one has to say that it was me who was different and being different probably caused a lot of suffering to me. I hated going to work and could not see the point in all of that. Had I been like other people, I would have had a life which was relatively even-keeled without huge ups and downs. Am I not right?

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    • Hi Sahitha,
      Yes, you’re right. Each of us is different and has different needs. Some people are fine going to work and happy just to get a paycheck and receive the benefits. Others like you feel there is something more they ought to be doing. Keep searching until you find it!

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