I love my job and am so grateful for that.
I watched this TED talk, about finding a job you love; not because I was looking for a new job but because,I was compelled to watch it. The title intrigued me and I got side tracked (as you do) after looking for a different talk, about jobs and work in Poland, which looked at the differences in culture and language. But this is what came up in the search.
I agree with it entirely, so I thought I would share it.
Anything is possible if you believe it!
My school reports made me think I was not much good and at writing especially. Because I believed what others thought and believed it was just how I was, so it was for years… Until I decided to do something about it.
Having run my own business for at least ten years and won two business awards, I began the think: ‘I can’t be as bad’!
I began to listen to how I thought of myself and saw an advert, about online courses, that mentioned not letting your gremlins get in your way and this was when I realised I was the only one stopping myself.
The things I conquered that I thought I could not do are:
- reading in public (speaking was never an issue but reading was horrible)
- writing a book. I am the author a book of English nursery rhymes which I translated into French, keeping the meaning, rhyme and the melody.
I am still on this journey as I am half way through a bilingual alphabet book and have started writing a health coaching book about stress relief. Watch this space!
Writing my first book also meant starting a second business where I read children’s stories in public. Challenging your beliefs makes all sorts of other things happen you couldn’t have even dreamt of.
I hope this talk inspires you to:
- do the things you love
- grow by challenging your beliefs about what you can’t do.
Let me know what beliefs you think are holding you back in the comments below.