The $50 Million Test
When I’m coaching my one on one clients, we go through an exercise together to find their heart’s dream. The dream that will give them the most fulfillment and purpose in their life. This is where your inner dream lives and makes you dig deep and not just focus on yourself, but others as well.
If you had $50 Million in your bank account right now, what would you be doing for free to serve others?
Wait…. serve others – what is that supposed to mean? I know what you’re thinking - Renea… if I had $50 Million I wouldn’t serve others – I would go on vacation!
ME TOO! However, when you truly love your life – you don’t need a life vacation. Eventually you would want to do something. You would pick up a hobby or whatever, but it would be something that you would want to spend your time on.
Also, to me, serving others means – how would you connect and help others? I fully believe that our purpose as human beings is to connect and help those around us. Those that are stuck in whatever they are struggling with, to let them know they don’t have to be alone if they choose.
So, I then ask again – What would you be doing right now to serve others if your bank account balance was $50,000,000.00?
With that exercise, you will find a hidden dream living in your heart of something that you will truly love doing and it will bring you fulfillment. As human beings, we are already wired to feel fulfilled when we help another. This also gives you the purpose behind the dream that you strive to achieve.
Fueling your purpose will give you that fire in your belly to get out of your own way and start taking action. Most people will put more effort into not disappointing others more than if they were just thinking of themselves. Why you ask? Because this pushes you to move out of your head and into your heart.
Your battles and journey fuel your determination and helping others fuels your purpose – then BAM you commit and go for it baby!
Does your $50 Million dollar test have to be like Mother Theresa to save the poor or some other life shattering revelation right now? Only if that’s what comes up for you. I’ve had a client that wanted to help peoples families and patients in their final moments of life. I’ve also had a client that was passionate about teaching others about the ocean and scuba diving so he opened his own scuba shop.
Whatever your dream and purpose comes from your $50 Million test – just go for it already! I know that it can be scary to put yourself out there and you may want to put it off until you are “ready” – that isn’t going to happen my friend.
“When it feels scary to jump, that’s exactly when you jump. Otherwise you end up staying in the same place your whole life.” – J. C. Chandor
Have faith in your own strength. Your battles have taught you so much if you have paid attention and learned the lessons. Have faith in your own wings to fly and believe in yourself that you can achieve your dream. You were given that dream for a reason – because you can bring it to life. You just need to have faith in yourself.
“When you look back at all the battles that you have been through and come out the other side - you truly can be amazed by your own strength. You are a WARRIOR.” – Renea Paulsen
Each day that is given to you is a gift that is worth more than $50 Million. Every day you get to get up and choose to treat it as a gift or a chore. To do something that you love or do something that you loathe. To use your time focusing on your problems or focusing on the solutions to get you to where you want to go in life. What an amazing gift of choice that we take for granted sometimes – to choose the life you want. Then commit to your purpose and as always – TAKE ACTION!
Life is What You Choose
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