23-016 Decide #2

Continuing with Principle #3 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Decide what you want”, I set the intention today to ponder the question “What do I love to do?” He states: “What often stops people from expressing their true desire is they don’t think they can make a living doing what they love to do.” He suggests an exercise where you list 20 things you love to do and then think of ways you could make a living do some of those things.

Some of the things I love to do are obvious: anything mandala, arts, and/or crafts-related. Some ways I could make a living at it: sell my art/crafts, sell/license images on merchandise, teach others how to do it (right now I’m teaching mandala classes online via our local community college), create demo videos, create mandala coloring books, create oracle card decks, etc. Some of these ideas could take awhile before I would be able to make a living at it. Saying that makes me think that that may be a limiting belief I have. Why does it have to take awhile? We explore those in other chapters.

It’s an interesting exercise; I’ll continue to work on my list.

So how about you? What do you love to do? What possible ways could you think of to make a living from it?

“Do what you love.
Do what is important
to you and your family.
I just want to encourage people
to just go for it
and do what makes sense to you.”

— Chip Gaines

An Invitation

I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, weekmonthyear). If you’re interested in more of a self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”. You can download this mandala to color at MandalaoftheWeek.com.

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