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A Handful of Things I’ve Learnt About This Whole Thing Finding Thing Along the Way

I have the honour of being a guest over at Tanya Geisler’s place today as part of her Thing Finding Thursday feature, but of course, just as I was finishing up my Thing Finding story I found I had a few more things I wanted to say about it. So go on over to Tanya’s site, read the story, and then come back here and read this follow up to find out the things I’ve figured out along the way on my journey from there to here.

  • My Thing, my purpose, isn’t the bull’s eye at the center of a dart board, it’s the whole friggin’ board and the bull’s eye doesn’t have the highest points anyway.
  • Jobs change, living my purpose doesn’t mean I have to pick a job that I’ll do for the next 20-40 years. I’ll keep my Thing – always my thing – but the vehicle it is expressed through is no big thing (I’ve been a Writer, a Receptionist, a Teacher, a Preacher, a Retailer, a Coach, a Tarot Reader, and a Chinese Face Reader, but my Thing has never changed).
  • Things don’t change, but our understanding of them (how to define and apply them) frequently does. Your thing is inside you (it is) but it may still be in embryo form. Be with it. Be open to it. It will come out and it will grow, expand, focus and narrow as you move deeper and deeper into it.
  • You don’t have to get it just perfect the first time.
  • You can’t logic or reason your way to your Thing. You are more than likely to trip over it, do a facepalm when you see it, collect it through a series of tiny revelations. But never find it with list making and practical conclusions.
  • Just because you can’t define your thing doesn’t mean you aren’t doing it right now!
  • Your ideas are so much narrower than the options your Thing will open for you if you let it (most kids think they want to be ballerinas and firefighters not Face Readers – your Thing makes almost anything possible).
  • The greatest joy and success belongs to people who carve out their own jobs (to suit their thing rather than cramming their thing into a good job idea.)
  • You have a Thing that is the perfect complete expression of your Self – you really do.
  • And really, it’s the journey (the searching and working it out) that counts!

    I’d love to hear what you’ve learned on your journey toward your own Thing: Go!


    p.s. Forget Winter ~ Summer is coming. Summer of Money, that is. It'll be about money, but really, it will be about so much more than money!

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1 Leah { 01.06.12 at 9:58 am }

I’ve been thinking about tuning into you thing….and how your services are just a vehicle to help you get there for the past month or so as I have been designing my Unfurl Your Freak Flag Sessions.
Mine is we are here to be fully self expressed- and when you live from this place you open up the way for your ever abundant flow.
As entrepreneurs, it’s so helpful to be tuned into what our “thing” is so we can hang it out there and give people a reason to rally around what we offer.
When it comes down to it- what we stand for (our thing) is really why people buy from us and become loyal fans. The resonate with what we are all about and our services are the way we help them get there.

Thanks for giving us a behind the scenes peek at your process!

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