Learn about your strengths, as a first step to discovering your Calling.
My article, “Are you being Called?” in Challenge Online, especially for those who may not leave their jobs but still want greater meaning in their work.
Here’s a short video clip of a Singaporean who found his Calling.
Watch this inspiring and short video of someone who expresses who he is even in what we’d call a “mundane’ job: The Simple Truth of Service
Movies to Help You Find Your Calling (Scroll down the page)
Read The North Star by Peter Reynolds online.
Read An Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton online.
Read Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus.
Read Whistle While You Work by Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro.
Read Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life by Gregg Levoy
Read autobiographies of people whose Calling inspires you. Here’s one I recommend: The Wheel of Life by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Get up close with people who have found their Calling and ask questions! :)
If you’d like me to run workshops on discovering your Calling for your community or friends, please contact me at vadivu[at]joyworks.sg.
Related – Resources: Courage, Discover Your Strengths
I asked SBS to pass this personal message to one of their drivers.
When someone does something you appreciate, tell their boss! :) Leave a legacy of gratitude and appreciation.
Here’s a catchy video, “Truth Happens” on the inevitability of some changes despite the initial resistance they face…built on Gandhi’s quote:
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.
What do you know in your heart as good, true and coming from Love, which is ready to be unleashed into the world, despite the resistance it may attract?
(Thanks to Doug O’Loughlin for sending on the video!)
I like to receive positive feedback when I have done a good job. If you do too, can we give to others what we want ourselves?
Did a waiter/someone in the service line serve you well? Why not fill out a feedback form with some positive feedback and spread some happiness? Or drop a quick note to the company? There’s certainly a time to point out poor service constructively but how could we shift more attention to what we want more of?
Father Bruno Saint Girons and I filled out the above feedback form together at a cafe. He said Alex, the waiter, gave him a big smile after reading the feedback. :) I asked him about gratitude in the Catholic faith and he said “Eucharist” which is the word they use for the mass means “thanksgiving” in Greek. He encourages people to give thanks in their prayers. What does your faith say about gratitude and how do you practise it everyday?
We don’t have to die to leave our legacy. We leave it everyday in many ways, which impact others. What is your legacy when you leave a place?