Your Life’s Work is the mission of your Soul in making a difference in life.

We all know people who are angels of mercy, like Mother Theresa. She has discovered and implemented her Life’s Work internationally. Or how about the president of the United States or other leadership position anywhere in the world? These leaders have found their Life’s Work within their own nation. Then there’s always the hospice volunteers, who have determined that their Life’s Work is to be shared within the community. What about the parent or parents who raise their children to be decent human beings and contributing members of society? These are all people who have discovered their Life’s Work and are sharing their God-given talents.

You have a Life’s Work, or Purpose and I’m going to show you right now how to find it. Keep in mind, these abilities all came into this lifetime with you. Your only job is only to uncover them and use them.

Ask yourself these three questions:

1. What has always captured and held my interest?
Nature? Family? Psychology? Intuition? Science? Writing? Expand this list and choose your top three interests. One of these three will be the MOST important to you. Write them all down, because although you will choose one favorite, the other two will eventually get attention sometime in your life.
2. What person have I always admired most? What was their primary value?
For example - Abraham Lincoln and honesty are synonymous. Bill and Melinda Gates - philanthropy (although the pathway to getting there was via the Microsoft computer industry). Madame Marie Curie - Learning was her way out of the Polish ghettos and she ultimately used her skills to help others through medicine.
3. What are my best and favorite three skills?
For example - One might say that Donald Trump’s best skill is building a fortune through real estate. The Dali Lama’s best skill would be peace. Or how about Oprah Winfrey? Her best skill is communication. Now you might be quite skilled at cooking, but if it’s not your favorite thing to do, don’t add it to your list. It’s got to be something that brings you great joy. Again, choose your very favorite skill and tuck the other two away for future use.

Now that you have become aware of your God-given talents which make up your personality you can set about finding a meaningful Life’s Work and begin fulfilling your destiny in life. The secret to uncovering your Life’s Work is to know your gifts and match them to a compatible career. Usually we do it the other way around - look for a job and hope we can fit the requirements.

Jami & John are two of the finest parents in the world and I don’t say that lightly. Their mission in life is to raise three children into adulthood who will be decent, hard-working and lawful, helpful citizens of the world. They’ve worked very hard making sure that each of the kids was held accountable for their actions. Trying, as all kids do, to push boundaries, these three children today know the difference between right and wrong and have made goals for themselves at a young age.

Because of parental supervision, the children, ages 13, 16 & 17 do not drink, drug or smoke. They have a bright future ahead and know that any addictions would prevent them from accomplishing their Life Works.

Thirteen-year-old Trevor is already headed into the design and construction industry and has known this was his work since he could barely walk. Sixteen-year-old Kelsey is interested in medicine and while she does not have a specific career in mind, she knows it will be in this industry. Seventeen-year-old Nick has just graduated high school and is headed for college to learn the pharmaceutical industry.

What this role model family can show us is that with a dream and help, we can achieve anything. These children are lucky, they have had the help of both parents all their lives. They’ve asked their parents lots of questions and together have explored online and through discussion their career possibilities. Mom and dad have helped them look at their skills, talents and values in order to find the work that will be most fulfilling.

But for those of us who do not have this kind of built-in support, it is important we find a mentor or a coach who can show us the way. With help, anything is possible and if this family can do it, so can yours!

For updates on how to find your best career/personality match go to Life's Work Career
For further information on the Spiritual application of this subject go to Applying Spiritual Principles

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Author's Bio: 

Certified Behavioral Therapist and Spiritual Career Counselor, Kathi Calahan is "The Idea Queen" and "Go-To Person" for solutions to your everyday problems. Using the principles of spirituality, she will help you find the work best suited to your personality and Soul's desire.

Her background includes teaching at two different California community colleges, a business representative at the Camp Verde Chamber of Commerce and for many years developed her spiritual side by working as a Professional Psychic.

Helping you discover your life's work is done through her company, Finding God, Practical & Spiritual Solutions to Everyday Problems.