28 Feb Why We Need to Daydream
Tell me where your mind wanders when you daydream and I’ll tell you why those dreams are specific to you.
What you want to do for a living and are naturally interested in and yes, passionate about, is what surfaces when you’re allowed to daydream. In fact, daydreaming is where the mind wanders for peace and rest and can be similar to what the mind may do during mediation.
There is a lot of talk these days about finding your passion and then making money actually doing this thing that makes your skin get goose bumps, your stomach get butterflies, your overall self get giddy.
Is it a fantasy? Or do people really get paid for doing what it is that makes them feel like they can leap a tall building in a single bound? I’ll tell you from experience, you can. You really can get paid to do what I call Your Life’s Work.
If you’re not sure what that is, it can seem huge and different. Like, what does that mean? Do your passion? I’ve had people say to me for instance, “I’m working as a Financial Planner in a Bank. I know this is not what I want to do for the rest of my life. How do I find what it is that I do want? I don’t have the energy or resources to go back to school full time.”
The answer about how to get there is not always so drastically far from what you are doing. Sometimes you can chalk up a job not working to circumstance—an environment that’s not ideal, or not in the right field, but working toward something like a value or for a mission that is the right thing for you can be closer to the right gig.
One woman I work with went from working in a financial planning role at a large bank, to teaching others how to bring in money for their own personal business and doing it in a way that teaches people how to grow and sustain the financials of a business.
This is really important stuff for new and seasoned business owners alike. It wasn’t a complete stretch from what she was doing before at the bank, but the thought process seemed light years forward. The shift we took to get her from the bank to her teaching classes was not hard. The steps involved in the mindset getting from one point to another were tremendous.
The process of finding your own personal passion can be daunting. Some people aren’t sure they want the information once they have it, because then, each moment they know that there is something else out there that is better, something promising intriguing and joyous – and they aren’t doing it—well, they know that they are missing out.
What if you didn’t need to be wondering what you are meant to be doing with your life? You took the guesswork out? Then would you stop daydreaming?
My answer is this: Once you know what your life’s work is, you may not daydream more, but you’ll daydream even better and more purposefully. Daydreaming is a way to commune with your soul.
Let’s figure this out together. Join me. Book 30 minutes on my calendar and let’s get to business.