Everyone has a Joyful Genius - that work that you love to do and are naturally talented at. It's just that it can sometimes be far from clear what it is, and how to get paid handsomely for doing it.
Having been through the challenges of leaving a good corporate job, I understand the concerns faced by experts in their field when they feel that setting up on their own is the only way to be able to do things as well as they know they could be done.
In 2003 I was stuck in a job I hated, that was making me physically and mentally ill, where I had no alignment with what my bosses wanted me to do for them – and to clients! I felt that I had no purpose in life – I was just drifting along, dead inside, hoping that somehow it would all come right.
Eventually it got so bad that I could hardly eat properly, I was dreading every day in the office, I felt like thumping my boss most of the time. I had to get out of there. So I took redundancy, to get back to a life with a purpose.
And I soon found myself back in a similar position – in 2006 the job was better, the boss was a bit less of a bully, I was even driving a nicer car. But I was still floundering, asking myself is this is all there is?
That’s when I started to apply the fundamental principles that I include in all my coaching programmes (or 'adventures' as I prefer to call them!) - and now I’ve never been happier …
In all honesty, it’s not been an easy ride. I’ve made plenty of mistakes along the way, spent silly amounts of money (just ask the financial controller!) on stuff that just didn’t work, or I didn’t put it into practice. And I lost my way a few times too – lost my focus on the real purpose of my life - using my Joyful Genius.
If you are an expert in your field and frustrated by knowing that there is a better way to do things, let's find your Joyful Genius and get you making the difference you know you can be.