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Guest blog GGS: What do I want to do with my life?
My friend Cindy is working on a book/web project called the Girl's Guide to Swagger, to teach girls around the world how to step into their awesomeness. When she started the book, she interviewed me. Now that some time has passed, I wanted to write about how I had evolved because of the confluence of a few events and the inspiration from a dear friend. I'm so blessed to be continuing a tradition of trying to empower young girls that started with my involvement in Girl Scouts and continues today through this work. Here's a taste of the blog post.
At the end of 2010, in the midst for trying to reframe my life's work, asking myself if I was actually doing what I REALLY wanted to be doing, I sat down for a couple of weeks and read. I read every book I could get my hands on that dealt with finding and then cultivating your true purpose. When I read everything the library had and everything I could get them to borrow from other libraries, I sat with it... and I started observing my life as if watching from the outside...
The lost, the found, and the connectors
One of the first things that I realized was that I was surrounded by one of two types of people: I called them "the lost" – people who had no idea what they were doing or why, and in vastly greater numbers in my case... "the found" – people who not only knew what they wanted but were voracious at going after it.
I realized too that I was "a connector" in the modern parlance – I had lots of connected friends and I put them together regularly to help them achieve goals. Wow. That was awesome. But was that all I was here for? Wasn't I supposed to be DOING something myself too? I had successfully built a network of "manifestors" but I myself wasn't one. Nor did I know how to become one...
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