Soulful strut is that feeling you get when you do what you love. It’s that natural action your body takes when you are in your element. It’s something you get when you are following your passion in life.
In the past, I made decisions that my friends and family did not like. I knew that I had to be true to myself. My corporate job was the “make sense” thing to do, but for me I couldn’t play the game. I had a great, well-paying job, but every thought I had kept taking me back to dance.
You can’t be successful if you aren’t being true to yourself. Sure, you can make a lot of money – but if you are not in any way passionate about what you are doing, life is meaningless.
Get Your Soulful Strut!
It was fairly simple for me to change my life. I recognized that I wanted more than just a job. I didn’t like wearing skirts, heels and pearl earrings. I was bored sitting behind a desk and sitting in meetings.
I wanted what was in my soul.
To get your soulful strut, reconsider what you’re doing day-to-day. Periodically ask yourself, “Is what I’m doing right now this the best use of my time?”
When you lose your purpose, you lose yourself. It’s that simple. And you deserve to engage in your purpose.
It’s easy to get distracted and to waste time. Here are a few things to consider if you aren’t sure where you are headed or what you are going to do:
- Evaluate your skills and areas where you can improve
- Be grateful for what you have
- Appreciate your skills and talents
- Stand by your values and ethics
- Connect with like-minded and positive people
- INVEST IN YOURSELF
Investing in yourself is a very powerful wealth-building, life-changing concept.
Investing in you means adding new skills, making new friends, and exploring new ideas.
The benefits you gain will carry with you no matter where you go or what you do in life. Investing in yourself gives you options and opportunities to try new things and take intelligent risks.
Investing in yourself is more important than investing in your career.
YOU, not your career, provide value to yourself, your family and the world.
Time is your most valuable asset. You can make the biggest investment in yourself and connect with you soulful strut by using it wisely.
Think of your everyday life like a bank account. To get something out, you must invest wisely. That’s why all day, everyday no matter what I’m doing, I stop and ask myself,
“Is this the best use of my time?”
What about you? How do you maintain your soulful strut?
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