OptionB unlearning to learn to learn-So Chris Wakeford “how in heavens can I set sail on the course I love?.”

Love What I Do and Do What I Love is what I will teach and practice……so thank you.
Work can be a drudge or a dream—or anything in between. Like everything
else in my life, I determine exactly what it’s going to be.
If I’m waking up each morning on fire, feeling called to great service and
devoted to an inspiring purpose, vision, and mission, I feel
as if my work isn’t work at all: It’s a kind of play, with monetary benefits. On
the other hand, if I turn back the covers each morning and groan,
“Oh man, I wish I could just stay in bed,” and dread my
whatever hours I feel I have to work, then surely I feel that my life
is a “burden” and a “necessary evil.”
On the continuum of “job satisfaction” that employers seem to always be trying
to measure and employees are always hoping to max out, there’s a level at which some people feel a mystical draw to serve in a particular way. People have told me they feel that this is what they were meant to do, and this particular profession is their raison d’être—their purpose here on Earth. These people tell me they also have all kinds of ups and downs in their work: They perceive “successes” and “failures,” feel “happy” and “sad,” experience “contentment” and “frustration,” and so on—just like everyone else. Having a job “I  love,” doesn’t exempt me from the human experience, of course. The difference is that those when I feel I am called to my work  like what the  Buddhists tell me is the “right livelihood”—I get to live in such a way that benefits both myself and others.
This is the kind of experience yet I love t which I call my ‘me in me’ vocation  or ‘me in me calling’.
The 1996 book by James Hillman, The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling, puts forth a theory that you simply need to pay attention to your young life in order to spot early rumblings of your calling, even if it wasn’t in full voice yet. He recounts how both famous people and average folk experience the call. For example, actress and singer Judy Garland received her first accolades for an impromptu performance at two years old. She had watched another young girl’s solo and had been transfixed by the sight of it. According to her sister’s account, Judy (born Frances Gumm) turned to her father then and pleaded, “Can I do that, Daddy?” He encouraged her, and the next chance she had, the toddler stepped onstage and belted out her version of “Jingle Bells,” to which the crowd roared in approval. She started singing again, louder this time, and the crowd responded in kind. Eventually, her father had to pull her off stage.Hillman observes: “Garland of the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall was already there in two-year-old Baby Gumm.”
That’s a pretty dramatic, clear-cut example. But a sense of calling isn’t limited to those who hear it strongly right from the start. Sometimes you have to look for subtler clues: The child who referred to pill bugs, lizards, and caterpillars she’d collected as “my little friends” might be called to veterinary medicine; the one who lost herself in books might find her vocation in writing, and so on.
My calling can be amplified by applying some time and attention to what I feel rather than how I think. If Im not already feeling “called” to what I do, I get to look at other areas of my life, both at the present time and in the past, when I’ve felt uplifted and inspired in some way by something.
So what happened if after looking back and looking around myself, I don’t get to see a pattern yet? What if I can’t identify the times in my past when I’ve felt as if I was in my element, doing what you were meant to do? Here’s a great reminder to myself today.
Show my self the money.
I aways start with the question: If I were to give myself $5 million right now, what would I do with your life? Be honest. What makes your heart beat faster? What brings a tear to your eye?
Ultimately, this exercise is about being true to myself. A business is like a body: It gives me signs and symptoms to help me guide me to my inner truth. If my current position, profession, or line of business feels “dysfunctional” or “diseased,” I take this as a clear signal that it’s time to reconnect with the truth of who I really am. What a treasure it is inside, for me to be able to read those signs and symptoms and take action! Just as in my physical body, my business, my relationships, my social network—anywhere I engage with the world—gives you feedback to be true to the me in me. The universe operates as a matrix, trying to lead me to authenticity and love.Always.


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