Every week someone shares with me me that they want a more fulfilling life.
It's something we all want - a life that is more that just okay, one that fills us up with joy, meaning and purpose.
'How can my life be more fulfilling?' can be an overwhelming and paralysing thought - it feels so big and nebulous - but there is always one surefire way (among many) to create more fulfilment.
An inspiring way to find greater fulfilment is to contribute to making a better world.
It's my belief, that when we look underneath our desires, they commonly come back to being of service to others and improving the world around us - whether that is through art, play, work, social connection, giving money or time, supporting sustainable energy or any vast number of avenues.
One of the most profound exercises we did on my Melbourne Weekend Retreat, was to help attendees work out where to put their energies to make their lives more fulfilling - making their mark and changing the world, Conscious Ambition style!
When you have a big heart, it can be so hard to know where to place your time, energy and money to make the world better - there are almost limitless ways to contribute, which can leave us doing not much at all or not enough to be satisfying.
During the retreat, it was extraordinarily moving to hear participants talk about what they wanted to do, after they worked out how to uncover it.
There was such power to their realisations and such connection to their souls - a recipe for great fulfilment.
My question to you is this: Do you know how you want to make the world better?
Yes? Then seize the day - don't wait to feel ready or qualified - make your mark in any way you can, no matter how small. It ALL matters.
Not sure? Are there too many options and too many thoughts holding you back (I don't have enough time, I can't make enough of a difference and so on?).
I've been coaching myself into making more of a difference in the world too.
I often felt paralysed into inaction and ended up mostly donating to whoever asked me at the time, which was useful but unsatisfying.
Once I worked out how to pick my causes (which aren't set in stone), I could then choose to contribute in a way that felt light, fun and worthwhile.
It turns out that what's calling me right now is to help women who've had awful injuries from childbirth to live normal lives again, instead of being social outcasts just because of their poverty and lack of health care services.
I'm raising money for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) to do these life changing surgeries and I want to do this whilst having fun AND supporting you all to make your mark and make a difference with Conscious Ambition.
My first Set Me Free Fun-draiser!
That's why I'm hosting a fabulous afternoon tea for Hamlin Fistula in Brunswick, Melbourne at Rogue District on Sunday the 6th August (2.30-4.30pm). We are going to eat, drink and be merry, and I am going to coach you all on how to work out where to focus your energies in making the world a better place = having a more fulfilling life!
Buying a ticket means you will also be in the draw to win a Dee Street course - the BEST dance classes around Melbourne with a fusion of African, hip hop and other fabulous grooves.
Meet great people, enjoy great food and coffee and get ready to make your mark on this crazy fabulous world we are in!