Yes, a true calling can change and you can have many callings throughout your life.
You are a spectacularly unique individual and you were meant to enjoy and be rewarded for your distinctiveness.
My experience as a true calling coach has shown me that if your business is not aligned with your calling at some point you’ll begin to resist it. Resistance is a terrible growth strategy.A true calling based business is a business aligned with and built on a foundation of who you are as an individual founder and what you are able to imagine creating.
A true calling based business is a business aligned with and built on a foundation of who you are as an individual founder and what you are able to imagine creating.
Elements describing who you are: core values, strengths, environments, personality traits and inner wisdom.
Elements influencing what you can imagine: vision, transition requirements, desires, and fears.
A true calling based business is one that is ideally aligned with each of these elements but the most powerful of all is your core values.
One way to know if your true calling is really true
Looking at the alignment between your business and your individual core values is the single most accurate way to determine if you are truly working a calling.
I’m not referring to what is normally called a value. Core values are not moral or social values like integrity and respect. These are more accurately standards that we want to hold dear.
Core values are also not what drives us or motivate us. Core values are not desires like freedom.
I believe that Thomas Leonard’s definition is the most accurate.
Values are activities, preferences, or behaviors that you are naturally drawn to. Values are you. If there is a natural and uncomplicated pull, it’s probably a value.
Just make sure that you don’t confuse wants or needs with values. Leonard further explains.
Needs are resources, people, feelings, situations or environments that you must have in order to be your best. There’s a sense of urgency with needs. Wants are what you enjoy having. Values fulfill you; wants provide gratification.
You can’t choose the wrong business if it’s clearly aligned with each of your four values. For example, these are mine: to Pioneer, to Inspire, to Encourage and to Rally.
Can you see how supportive these values are for my calling as a professional coach?
Are you curious about discovering your four core values?
If so and you’d like an opportunity to reveal them respond to this post and tell me why.