And I thought that was a really excellent question we can all apply not just to work, but to our life: “Is the life you are building big enough to engage and express who you are?”
Yes, I have been building my life over the last few years to include many things I love: Dancing jazz, tap, and hip hop to express who I am, performing on stage to take on different characters and share my joy, traveling to discover new areas, having a puppy to share my love with, taking pictures to capture and share the beauty all around us, leading workshops and coaching people who are committed to personal growth, and being able to share all of this with my wonderful boyfriend.
However, as I think about the question, there are more parts of me that want expression. I want to sing more and act more to express myself in different ways. I want to have more humor in my life and laugh more. I want to create more customized personal growth experiences for people, like retreats and year-long programs to impact their lives more. I want to work with like-minded people more (one thing I miss about working in a corporation is being on the same team with others and working toward a common goal).
The great thing is that once we know what we really want more of, we can go out and create it for ourselves!
Is the life you are building big enough to engage and express who you are?
What is your heart telling you? What part of you wants more expression? What ideas hold the most excitement for you?
Pick an area and do something that brings you more joy, excitement or fulfillment. You really deserve it! And by doing so, you can share your happy energy with others!
It can be just a small step: For example, I just joined Instagram and am finding new joy in sharing more pictures with others.
Or a bigger one: I really do want to organize a retreat for women to take care of themselves and rejuvenate.
What’s your next step? =)
Manuela helps professional women reduce their stress and regain balance, so they can lead more enjoyable lives. You can visit Manuela’s Website for Professional Life Coaching and Personal Growth Workshops.