(4 minute read)
Welcome to Day 8 of the “Twelve Days of Giving”! This read is a transcription from the Facebook LIVE that goes along with it found in The Prosperity Lounge on Facebook. Today the mission is simple: see where and how you’re earning, and if you’re as connected as you could be. The deeper the connection, the higher the capacity for earning and making the most significant impact in service. The direct route to long-term sustainable wealth is to align your purpose with your output (your work).
Huge note: you do want to be compensated for your working “acts of service” while living in alignment, so you can keep sharing your gifts and support yourself abundantly without living in scarcity! In Chiconomics I will go over value-pricing in detail.
To be authentically earning you don’t need to be “living your passion” necessarily. You can be working towards it. It takes life experience, blood, sweat, tears, figuring, understanding, vulnerability, strategy and stepping up & into a higher sense of self (and self-awareness) until we can really put our thumb on our gold.
With those who I best connect & grow with as professional service providers (including those who create the products I consider to die for and support), there’s usually a story or experience that has led this creator and service provider to where they are today. A why as to how they chose their path; a connection.
When you can feel the connection to the service you provide and career you step into, those receiving your service can feel this connection too. It’s an energy that ignites and binds. An energy that adds an unspoken layer to the situation that is necessary to take the experience to the next level. If you’re feeling disconnected, scan yourself back a decade, two or three, and ask yourself what experiences to date have led you to where you are today – spending enough of your waking hours earning an income.
I will note, there are two parts to income earning when you are not fully earning to your greatest capacity in alignment. 1) You need to keep the job that pays the bills until you can fully step into your connected career and earn in alignment, unless you want to be homeless. I am an advocate of selling the farm and taking MAJOR risk (I have my whole existence), though this is not what I recommend for the average individual. 2) You can start earning in alignment and be compensated during a transition period (shifting from what pays the bills and is less connected to what’s more connected and will someday take the #1 place of your income earning source). Speed the process up, work double time, go full force, though you must keep in mind the regular expenses you have still need to be paid.
Use these tips to help understand if you’re earning in alignment:
- Does your work feel like “work” or are you grateful to show up and fulfill your mission each day?
- Is the bulk of your income coming from your true and connected “purpose” or are you still banking some less connected income to help pay the bills?
- Are those you are serving giving you positive and constructive feedback; do they want to see you succeed?
- If your work of service would evaporate today, would anyone’s life be negatively impacted tomorrow?
If your work doesn’t feel like “work”, a healthy portion of your income is coming from your connected purpose & service, you’re receiving feedback and making an impact – then, you are earning in alignment.
Side note: you actually don’t need to be authentically earning! It’s not for everyone and I am certainly not suggesting you shift into that mode! My life changed dramatically for the better in all capacities when I shifted my stance. That said, you can still pour your heart & soul into your job and give the best of you while working under someone else, doing something you’re not completely connected to. It’s all about how you show up, and hopefully how you deliver and make others feel. Making a contribution is making a contribution at the end of the day.