Are you Doing Job’s job?

14th Dec 2009



Hello lovely people

I was reading about survivor’s guilt and the part it plays in redundancy.

Whenever people are made redundant, there are big newspaper headlines that tell about fear for those who are leaving. There is a lot of finger-pointing and blame for the management of the company.

Quite often the atmosphere in the company is one of palpable fear, and during the process there is a definite “us and them” culture where those that remain behind don’t speak to those that are leaving.

The people who are made redundant, often feel that they are “guilty” if something intangible. Once they lave left the company under these conditions, it could take ages for them to recover their self-confidence and pride in their abilities.

From my own experience, I know that redundancy can be a spiritual and very enriching experience.

I have learnt over the years that redundancy is the Universe’s way to give us a nudge when it is time to move on and we choose to cling to what is no longer relevant or required.

Job was a man who suffered a lot in his life. It is interesting that when we work as an employee, we refer to our labour as a “job”.

On the other hand, a self-employed person is known as an entrepreneur (meaning “founder”). What have they found? Their life purpose? Their destiny?

One of the most powerful ways to “find yourself” is to be made redundant. When you are selected for such an experience, you can spend much energy trying to find someone to blame, or you can embark on a journey of self-discovery and find your true self.

I have thought for years that I would like to look up the company director who made me redundant after I had implemented a big project successfully. I would like to give him a case of his favourite whiskey, because if he had ensured my job safety, I would have disappeared into the oblivion of permanent employment. I owe him a lot.

Please leave a comment if you feel inspired.

Love and Light
Elsabe

PS: I am a professional transition coach. I help individuals and businesses to achieve their personal and commercial objectives.

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How to Live an Authentic Life

7th Dec 2009



Hello lovely people

Frank Joseph said “Following a vocation, that inner call, is not self-indulgence or an excuse for laziness. Doing what one really wants to do is hard work, but it is self-fulfilling as nothing else can be. It is the ultimate key to personal happiness in the physical world.”

Most of us grow up believing that we have to work for another person. There is nothing wrong with that, as long as you live your life’s passion. It is possible to be a very competent employee and get great joy out of what you are doing.

But what if you do not live your life’s passion? What if you are one of the millions of people who get up every Monday morning and dread the week ahead because you anticipate so much stress?

If you are one of the people who spend all your energy on realizing someone else’s passion, then you are not living an authentic life. You are ignoring your inner voice and your passion.

If I ask what you would like to do with your life when you have all the time and money in the world and no restrictions, you will have an answer ready. We all know what we want to do “one day”.

But what if that is really your life’s dream? What if you spend most of your life dreaming and you only have a few years left for doing?

Oh, yes, I can hear you saying but what if I lose everything? What if it does not work out? What if I find that I was wrong?

Marianne Williamson said “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

So I ask you: what if you gain far more than you anticipate? What if you achieve your wildest dreams? What if you are challenged to achieve even more and to make an ever greater contribution to the world?

Living an authentic life means following your heart. Are you following your heart?

Please leave a comment if you feel inspired.

Love and Light
Elsabe

PS: I am a professional transition coach. I help individuals and businesses to achieve their personal and commercial objectives.

What is the one thing which is consuming all your energy at the moment?

Visit http://www.elsabesmit.com for a FREE new start audit and a FREE Food for Thought subscription.


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