There really is only two ways to really live your true life– do what you love or love what you do. It is your choice in every moment, every task, every day. I honestly believe everyone is intended to have a life of love. Anything less, is well, less than a true life. So what is the opposite of living your truth? That’s right – false… a false, fake life.
Many people have read the title of the popular book, 4-Hour Workweek, and thought “Yeah right, I could never have that.” Another group of people read it and totally missed the point, thinking they had to quit their job and become a blogger from some remote location. Let’s begin with the author’s definition of work. “Work is anything you either want to do less of or do solely for the financial benefit.” So, doing what you love and loving what you do is not work. If loving what you do and doing what you love is not work, then I am aiming for a 0-Hour Workweek.
One of the best compliments I ever received was when someone asked my husband what I was going to do, after retiring from my previous career (we’ll save that topic for another day). He replied, “Whatever she wants to do.” While that may at first sound a little flippant, the intention was very sincere. You see he was giving permission and support to do what I love, whatever was true to me.
For my current career, I have titled myself Life Entrepreneur and my goal is a 0-Hour Workweek. That’s right – my goal is to spend zero time doing anything I don’t want to do or anything for the sole purpose of monetary gain. You know what, I am quite successful at my new career. And I am recruiting others. As one friend told me, “I am so jealous” and I replied, “Don’t be jealous; join me.”
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. ~Wayne Dyer
I believe we are intended to have a life of love – loving what we do and doing what we love. I believe the shift in consciousness is our ticket to living a real life. This is the secret that I am shouting, we can choose to do what we love or love what we do. We can integrate our purpose with our everyday life experiences. I choose to clean my home with love and gratitude, knowing I am maintaining my blessings. I choose to volunteer at school, knowing I am instilling a love of learning. I choose to climb Kilimanjaro, knowing I am instilling a love of adventure. I choose to write this blog, knowing I am expanding love in this world. I am living my purpose every day with a 0-Hour Workweek. To consciously role model a life of love, gratitude, and integrity is how I offer my true self.
You can be a Life Entrepreneur too. The only prerequisite is to know your purpose. The second step is integration of purpose and life. The third is keeping the tools sharp and staying on target, evolving higher and greater, and empowering others. Maybe you would like to be a Life Entrepreneur and are struggling with either your life purpose or you know your purpose and struggle with how to integrate it with family and daily life.
What is stopping you from doing what you love and loving what you do? Fear keeps so many paralyzed in this false life. False, fake, fear…all these f words. The Fear Matrix is a debilitating, dis-empowering loop that can trap you and teach learned helplessness to your children. The only alternative to living a fake life is to live a true one.
I want my children to know a true life. My children are my greatest motivation for my career as a Life Entrepreneur. Because I want to offer my children a life of less fear and more love, I choose to role model these characteristics. My hope for them is life entrepreneurialism will be second nature. They will know no different. They will do what they love and love what they do.
Over the next few posts, I plan to diagram the anatomy of the Life Entrepreneur. I hope my energy and enthusiasm will be contagious and spark your flame for life also. There’s just one thing I can’t do for you. I cannot create your life purpose. You have to do the dirty work for yourself. You have to release yourself from the fears of yesterday and choose to love today. Then, we can go places. This is about to get good. I hope you are ready for an adventure.
4-Hour Workweek, Crush It, and Tribes, are all great adventure books for Life Entrepreneurs. However, these books begin at step 2, the integration. The Reader has to know his life purpose and they help spark the integration.
Cultivating a purposeful life,