Wednesday, November 14, 2012
This is the easiest of the 5 steps.
Who doesn't understand START SOMETHING?
Once you have your purpose (VOICE) and people (TRIBE) in place to help push your purpose - it is only logical that you start doing something. Immediately.
There is really not much more to elaborate here.
Wanna be a motivational speaker? Schedule a talk.
Love baking and want to do it all the time? Offer to make treats for a party at work
Want to have a famous BBQ joint? Roast a pork butt for an event at your church
Want to help disadvantage youth? Mentor some one in the Boys and Girls club
Want to work with elderly retirees? Volunteer to run a games shift at a local nursing home
Do you smell what I'm cooking? This step is as little or as big as you make it.
In the book, I reference many things that I started. Some I'm still doing, others - not so much.
This step is really one of the most important you will take on the road to your life's work. You HAVE to start somewhere. Volunteering is a great way to start and animate your tribe to help you find opportunities that pay. And don't immediately think you can't ask for money for the things you start. Perhaps there is a budget at church for the meals they serve to volunteers. They were gonna spend it anyway - why not on you?
Plus the more your start, the more you learn and the quicker you can get to what you really need to be doing. Can't get there from an idea or a plan on paper.
You have to do something.
Read more about the journey to your life's work in the new book - buy it on Amazon following this link: From Here To There: 5 Steps To Doing Your Life's Work Every Day