Ten Words (That Changed My Life)

PLEASE READ: I decided to give myself a fresh start. Read more about that here.

Ten Words

I’m not a huge reader, and I never have been. In fact, I can count the number of books I’ve read over the past few years on one hand.

This isn’t something I’m particular proud to admit to you, especially since I consider myself a creative and intellectual guy.

I suppose this is what happens to a person who works online and is heavily involved in social media. It’s hard to find time for that kinda thing.

Nonetheless, there comes a time when I feel the urge to read, and it usually takes place when I’m in the process of traveling.

Unexpected Gifts

Last Wednesday I spent some time with Allison and Darrell Vesterfelt and mentioned they gave me a copy of her book, Packing Light.

I typically don’t go looking for these kind of things, so I had a feeling that this was something I was ultimately meant to read.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the book as I’ve related to her journey on so many levels — but yesterday afternoon at 37,000 feet in the air, my life changed.

I came across ten words, and things for me will never be the same.

Where your passion meets their need, that is your calling.

Now these might not be as impactful to you as they are to me, but if you know what I’ve been going through this year you’d definitely understand.

Receiving Clarity

When I started clearing house here on my blog (the shift from business content to personal content) I really had no idea why I was doing it.

For some reason, things just weren’t feeling right.

I knew that I wanted to start writing personally, which I’ve done and am thrilled about. Sure there’s been some consequences, but I’m ok with that.

I’ve learned a couple of things along the way:

1. I love to write. Always have, and the fire has been rekindled.
2. I love to help and encourage people.
3. I love being creative. And that includes my site design.

As I started opening up on my blog, I noticed a resonance in the comments of “me too” and “I’m glad I’m not the only one.”

At first this was something that I acknowledged, but didn’t particularly give much thought to. However, over the last 30 days of my life, there’s been a stirring in my heart to look deeper into it.

Yesterday, those ten words provided clarity in a way I couldn’t imagine.

Where your passion meets their need, that is your calling.

Everything is starting to make sense to me now, and there’s a very clear path that I feel I’m supposed to take with all of this.

The Book

You may have seen something I posted on Instagram about killing time at an airport, and that wasn’t something that I was joking about.

To be honest, I don’t know where writing a book fits into my plans, but all I know is that I want to follow the call.

What I do know is that it’s my book and about my life. I’m not sure if it will take two weeks to write or two years to write.

If it turns out that somewhere along the way it gets published and read by many, that’d be great. But if it doesn’t, and is simply something that stays online, I’d still be pleased.

This is all about a revelation and knowing that an area of my life that I’m extremely passionate about has an audience. There are people in need who I feel I’m supposed to reach by my writing.

And if that area includes you, welcome to our journey …