Toward the end of my 30-year working career at Laidig Systems where I was heavily involved with leading the charge of sales and administration, this part of my journey started. Our products were mechanical systems that were (and still are) engineered and manufactured locally, and installed worldwide. I loved my career there and feel that I was very blessed to have had that opportunity.
As I began to approach retirement age, I began thinking more about what I would want to do with my newfound freedom. I realized that what I really loved about working at Laidig wasn’t so much the equipment. What I really enjoyed was working with the employees and helping them find their sweet spots where they could use their talents to flourish at work and in life.
So as people began asking what I was going to do in the future, it quickly became clear to me that I really desired to help others find purpose and joy in life. In a few years it led me to writing the book “Finding Purpose and Joy, It’s a Journey”. In doing that I had a life coach suggest that I really think hard about ‘living in alignment’ with my passions. So now as I mentor people and they in-turn mentor me, I am living a dream. Perhaps I should have pursued this earlier and probably would have if I wouldn’t have had appreciated my career so much.
So how about you? Are you living in alignment with what you are passionate about whether it is in work or through a hobby? If not, STOP AND THINK! What’s holding you back? Why not take a pause and re-evaluate your life? Why not realize that you still have the freedom and ability to re-write your future so that it’s filled with purpose and joy. If you don’t know how to start, please contact me. It would give me great joy to help stimulate your mind to forge a new and exciting future.