March 6, 2015 10:03 AM
Lifehacker had an article yesterday on finding what truly motivates us and it listed three key traits:
- You look forward to doing it
- You feel energized while doing it
- When you talk about it later, you light up
Which got me thinking: What motivates me? What do I love to do?
Using the above list, I came up with the following (in no particular order):
- Communing with Her
- Being in Nature
- Connecting one-on-one with authentic spiritual seekers
- Magical connections (ie: Casino, Sad Man, …)
- Coding new software (for my own projects, not freelance)
- Writing (short stuff)
- Effortless Flowing
Combining one’s passion with income streams seems to me to be the ideal way of making a living. I’ve often told those who are concerned for my finances that I’m not lazy, I’m simply not interested in finding a job just to survive. I am quite open to creating income streams that support my passions—that I feel are in harmony with my nature.
As a number of readers have suggested (and #5 above supports this), one option which would still allow for a nomadic lifestyle (#3, #4) is paid coaching/guidance.
Probably the biggest hinderance to many income streams is #9—Effortless Flowing. If I have to try—if I have to put clunky effort into something—then I’m not interested (ie: Try to find a client, try to market my works, try to convince, …).
I’m OK with these restrictions. Living in flowing harmony with Life is far more important to me than any mental fears.
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