Be Inspired

Provincially, nationally, and internationally February is a month to celebrate. Specific days, weeks, and the entire month are devoted to history and heritage; health and wellness; literacy; relationships; justice; technology; love; and family. The purpose of having recognized days, weeks, and months is to bring awareness and remembrance to causes, issues, and events. What causes, issues, and events drive you to live and work inspired? What is your purpose? Where do you direct your energy and attention?

Purpose and passion do not always neatly equate to a specific job title, occupation, or profession but they do provide us with the motivation to explore, experience, and engage in the world around us and help us connect to meaningful work.

  • What fires you up, propels you to action, or captivates your interest?
  • Where are you your most imaginative and creative?
  • How do you prefer to express your ideas?
  • When are you your finest and best?
  • On what can you expend endless energy?
  • Who do you delight in spending time with?

When faced with what I call ‘career crisis’ many individuals describe themselves as confused, uncertain, and anxious about their future. They seek answers to questions such as what job is the best job for me; what can I do with my particular education; and how can I transfer my skills into a new occupation or a different job? While these questions are certainly important questions from a practical perspective they rarely get to the source of the confusion, uncertainty, or anxiousness. Imagine having a job that more often than not does not feel like work! What would that look like? Confucius said it best: “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. Use the questions above as guide to start thinking about your life and work purpose. Envision all the different ways you can live your passion every day – at work, at home, and at play.

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”. ~ Brian Littrell

7 tips for living and working inspired:

  • Feel joy and express excitement
  • Try new things
  • Be attentive to your environment
  • Ask questions – lots and lots of questions
  • Forgive yourself
  • Expand your imagination
  • Share your gifts and talents

Make this month the month to start living the life you desire!

Do you want to live and work inspired?
Please feel free to contact Paula directly at or 780.589.2245 for a FREE 30 minute consultation.