Following the joy

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.  ~Lucille Ball

This is such an exciting time for me.  In just 4 months I’ve launched a business, a website, began doing presentations, and taken on my first two clients.  Also, one of my business collaborators has traveled to the Central Kentucky area from France to help me with my launch of career workshops for women that she has developed called Esprit Seminars (you can check it out here!).  And, I share all of this to let you know that if I can make these kinds of changes to go for my dreams  – so can YOU!

But … back to my point … in addition to the insecurities and fears that crop up whenever we are trying something new (so lovely 😉 …) – there has been something else I’ve become extremely aware of on this journey of going for my dreams …

… it brings me incredible JOY!

After every presentation I walk around looking like a clown – with a huge smile plastered across my face, I just can’t STOP SMILING!  I am speaking to everyone I meet on the street, in restaurants, at the bank – making a connection and just sharing my happiness.

I realize that I feel so FULL, that my cup runneth over.  I want to give and pour out this incredible joy and happiness that I experience when I am actively doing what I love – inspiring others to live their best, most authentic life.  As women approach me after my presentations about how motivated they feel to make personal changes in their lives, or how they have had new questions emerge that they want to explore … my heart soars.  Like a daggone eagle – it soars.

“This is it.  This is what I was created to do,” I think to myself.  And, my heart is full of such gratitude to have found it.  To have finally found it.

Serving and supporting others on their journey to creating and living a deeply meaningful and authentic life gives me joy.

It is true for every one of us.  Following the joy is the key to finding our purpose.  I think it’s so beautiful that as human beings, once we find our way to make our best contribution to the world – two things happen: 1.  It makes the world a better place, 2.  It fills us with unspeakable joy.

Sooooo  – what kinds of things tend to lift your heart during your day to day living?  What makes you feel as though your cup runneth over?

Whatever it is, it is a piece of and a clue to – your joy.  Follow it – see where it takes you!

(then report back!  Dis-missed! ;))