I love that this was said…

“You cannot sell your soul, but you can sell your awareness of it.  You cannot perceive your soul (you can only know it), but you will not know it while you perceive something else as more valuable.”  from A Course In Miracles



What might you value more than happiness and fulfillment from your work?



The truth is happiness and fulfillment from our work is among the most important things we are here to experience – it is necessary for the growth, development and the lasting elevation of our consciousness.  Unlike conditional things like promotions, pay increases, vacations, alcohol, drugs, video games, shopping, music, etc. which only numbs our lower consciousness (the feelings produced by our ego such as shame, guilt, hopelessness, grief, fear, desire, anger, pride) or elevates our consciousness temporarily.  Remove the condition and there we are – our old selves pining for a sustainable source of higher personal power.



What are the reasons you stay – not in a job you don’t like – but in a belief that the job you are in isn’t likable – is beneath you – is too much/many ___________ (fill in the blank)?



A job is a job – it has no meaning but it does have true value.  The value it provides is the opportunity it gives you to be a part of something bigger.  Whether that’s an ability to serve a cause that matters to you, to provide for your family, or to enable you to affiliate with a community of people you care about learning from and giving to.



A job enables you to experience being assigned a slice of responsibility that is a part of a larger organization.  That slice of responsibility involves tasks – and tasks are not a part of you either – they don’t define you in any way.  What does define you is “your work” – which is what you do easily and can’t stop doing no matter what happens in your life for the people you impact in that job.  “Your work” is what you do that no one else who was in that job could bring to it – not in the way you could.

About Gina Calvano

Gina Calvano is a certified coach and Senior Professional in Human Resources, with over 20 years of experience as a talent management professional in both the private and non-profit sectors. With a unique approach, she combines her strategic corporate expertise and accreditations with metaphysics and transformational thinking which has resulted in people all over the world feeling good about themselves and connected to a sense of purpose.

She created the Success Readiness Bootcamp™, a step by step process that enables people to easily discover their unique talents and abilities and match them to majors, jobs, industries and leisure pursuits. Gina is also the co-author of Breakthrough! Inspirational Strategies for an Audaciously Authentic Life with NY Times Best Selling Authors Marci Shimoff, Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood and Powerful Connections Made Easy™ with Aprille Trupiano, and is currently working on her next book — Caged in My Cube: The Turnaround Guide For Loving The Job You Hate.

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