Are you doing the work you are here on this planet to do?

If you’re a heart-centered fundraiser, you love working in the nonprofit world.  You love knowing that the work you do helps people and changes lives.  You love the warmth and satisfaction you feel in your heart at the end of a well-done day.

It can be easy to pour your whole heart and soul into your work because you care that much.

But sometimes, you can get out of alignment with that calling, or worse, resist it.

If you’re like me, you know what you’re supposed to be doing, but you either get distracted, get scared, or something gets in the way.

I read a great book recently that helped me get my feet firmly planted on the path of my calling.  The book is “Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work” by Tama Kieves.

In the book, Tama says “You’re meant to succeed in the work you love.”  What that means is that you’re not here just to do the work, but be successful in it.  You’re MEANT to do big things.

I think that I was created for exactly the work I do.  Both of my grandfathers were preachers.  My dad was very involved in community and charitable work.  It was inevitable for me to be a trainer and fundraising coach. And if that’s my gift, why not be the best trainer and fundraising coach I can be?  Why not help as many people as possible?

So how about you? How can you be the best ______ you can be? (Insert whatever you call yourself, but I’ll call you a heart-centered fundraiser!)

When I worked at the food bank, I knew that when I did my job well, people ate.  At the rescue mission, I knew that my success gave people a hot meal and a roof for a night.  What I did mattered.

It’s time for us to ALL step up to our calling and embrace it whole-heartedly.  No more hiding. No more fear.  Just playing full out.

Tama says “If you’re willing to leave the pack behind, you will come into an inspired power that will blow away your hesitations, your limits, and your training wheels.”  Can you imagine what it would feel like to have an inspired power fueling you?

Let’s try it and see. The world is full of hurting people who need what our nonprofits have to offer.