What Should I do With My Life?

What Should I Do With My Life?

This is type of question that never gets old. It’s a question that arises sometimes every day or every decade. But when it comes up, it can feel like the most insurmountable question on the planet.

Whether it’s about your career, your mission, your higher purpose… Whether you are just launching your business or at the top of your field and are ready for the next challenge.

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There are so many contradictory suggestions out there.

  1.  Follow your passion
  2.  Don’t follow your passion.
  3.  Trust the process

The feeling of not knowing “what to do with my life” is not only daunting and overwhelming. It’s annoying.

We all want to have a clear idea of what to do next. Well…I don’t want to burst your bubble, and say there is no one right answer. The answer is different for everyone. Just like some people do really well on the Keto diet, some do better on Weight Watchers. Everyone is different.

What everyone who is asking that question does have in common; you are frustrated and confused. I’ve been there.

Take it from a person who has asked this question many times. I now consider myself the queen of re-invention. It’s been partly out of necessity and partly out of the thirst for new experiences and challenges.

I’m the type of person that is always questioning things…wanting to find a deeper meaning. I’m not one to just accept things the way they are presented. I need to change everything, make it my own. My clothes, my home, I modify almost everything and put my personal spin on it.

If your like me, here are some steps you can take until the day you open that fortune cookie with the perfect answer.

Explore and then fine tune

Sometimes we just need a place to start. If you have a tendency to ask the bigger question “What should I do with my life”, you may also be the waiting for the perfect fit before you begin to make changes.

Waiting and hoping is one strategy. Another is to begin to explore. That might look like doing informational interviews. While I was in the process of growing my business and career, one strategy that proved pivotal, was contacting people who were in the field that I was interested. I found people generally very helpful and willing to talk about their experiences, especially in the business realm.

Information interviews can be done for both business and personal passion projects.

You can start out by asking for a short conversation with a few core questions you had in mind.

Tap into what makes you feel alive

Life is precious. You get to choose what to do with your life. You also choose how you define your values which is the first step to choosing what to do.
Our values are what’s most important to you in your life. Some of my core values are: love, connection, freedom, movement and getting to the heart of the matter. Whether you have one core value or multiple, anything and everything you need to do to answer that burning question of what to do with your life, is based on your values.

It’s hard to get what you want out of life if you don’t know what it is you want.

Tapping into what makes you feel alive will help you create a vision of where you want your life and business to go.

Understanding your beliefs

Beliefs have a profound effect on your behavior and your decision making. Your beliefs are the control center of your life. It’s critical to understand your beliefs before you begin to start thinking about what you want.

Your thoughts effect your decisions, your decisions effect your behavior and your behavior directly controls the outcome of your life.

Are you living with F.E.A.R (False Evidence Appearing Real)? This is a big one.
Fear is a your biggest sabator, it’s also your biggest teacher.

Choosing empowering beliefs that put you in control, not your fear, will give you the best chance at success and answering that BIG question of what to do with your life.

Make space for the answer to show up

“In stillness, I find my true self”. This is a quote from Deepok Chopra on one of my favorite audio recordings of his. There is truth here.  You just need some quiet time to quiet your mind and body. Sometimes a long walk with fresh air, will give great insight as well. Whatever form you choose to take some quiet time, turn off all electronics and make sure family, friends and children know your busy and sit in stillness. Nothing to do, or accomplish or figure out. The answers may come quicker than you imagined.

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

Most people lack a support system to help navigate the overwhelming maze of being an entrepreneur, business owning a business owner struggling to move forward and worried about your future.

It takes courage to ask this very big question. If you are reading this, you have found yourself in a transition or change. Maybe you are starting or upgrading your business, or taking the leap to self-employment or changing careers. These are transitional times.

Sign up for a free 30 minute session with me to help clear out the old and bring in the new, successful you. Discover what’s holding you back and gain that powerful clarity you’re hungry for.

Jacqueline Neuwirth is a Co-Active Life Coach with a focus on Love & Relationship Coaching, and Career & Business Coaching for clients ready to accelerate success in their professional and personal lives.

Through her 25-year history as a designer, entrepreneur and visionary, Jacqueline has led clients through the labyrinth of real-life struggles with practical, deliberate and concrete tools to reach goals that align with both their souls desire and their financial target.

She draws on many facets of human development that are often at the root of frustration, burnout and stress to help clients tap into their heart and authentic self to get unstuck, out of overwhelm to create a business and life they love.

If you’re ready for this kind of support in your life, schedule with Jacqueline today to find out how to get clear, get confident and get going on creating  a future you love!