|The recent disaster in Japan makes me think about my priorities. I spend so much of my time focusing on the mechanics of building my businessthat I can forget that there’s a bigger picture here.At the global level, I believe we each have a mission to help each other through life, to grow to our fullest potential, and to create a world in which everyone has value.
For me personally, I translate this to my own spiritual, physical and intellectual development, and bringing my talents in coaching to help people fulfill their personal mission – whatever that might be. In the context of companies, I help businesses to succeed and thrive because that’s one of the ways we build a healthy society.
But it’s really difficult to know what to do about world disasters. Sure, I can contribute some money to a relief fund somewhere, and that might make me feel better for a little while. And let’s not minimize that – money can be REALLY helpful for people who have been wiped out by a disaster.
The question is this: Do I have a larger contribution to make? I suppose I could become part of a Red Cross relief team or something, but I don’t see any reason why I have particular gifts to help there.
I’ve decided instead that my most valuable impact is to help create a society where people are watching out and caring for each other. I do have some skills here, when I combine together my spiritual journey with my development as a business and personal coach.
How’s that going to happen? I don’t know – I pay attention to the interactions I have with people around me, but it seems like there might be something more important lurking around the corner. It’s part of my journey.
So what about your own life? What’s the larger contribution you’re called to make – to your family, to your village, to society? To the planet?
|Carl Dierschow is a Certified Small Fish Business Coach and author of the career management guide, Mondays Stink! 23 Secrets to Rediscover Delight and Fulfillment in Your Work. He is a career coach for those going through interesting transitions, and works with small business owners who need to create breakthroughs in achieving their business goals. Find out more at www.Dierschow.com and www.SmallFish.us.If you are interested in individual career coaching, group coaching, or other resources which might help you with difficult choices, please contact Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
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