Most of us do great at our Corporate jobs. But at some point we start to question where all of it is going. Fear not. There are many just like you who are awakening to their gifts and strive for a deeper sense of satisfaction in the midst of a fast-paced career. The fast pace obviously outstrips the time they need to allow their newfound gifts and interests to set in, which is why some of us may be feeling like we no longer belong where we are.
There are some benefits of staying where you are. Here are some ideas on what you can do to start aligning yourself to your gifts and make the best out of your corporate career for as long as it serves your highest good.
1. Accept who you are and the world around you
Recognize the events and people that have lead to the need for a deeper sense of satisfaction. Reflect and identify the positives and negatives in this journey. Your work and the stuff you do have not changed. All that will come as you continue to evolve based on the decisions that you take from this point on. For now, your workplace is a potential playground to manifest your new energy. You may find opportunities to pursue deeper meaning at your workspace in new initiatives or thought leadership. You are not there to change anyone else. You are there because your choice of being where you are helped you evolve to who you are. If you were not there, you may not have realised this.
2. Pay attention to the new things
Start to pay attention to the people that you are spending more time with and those you want to spend less time with. Spot the articles and blogs that you are spending more time on. See if you are taking photos of things that you were never interested in before. The creative and conscious world will beckon you and new ideas will come forward, in their own time. You are now part of the wider picture, working with the universe, and its ability to manifest what is needed for when it is needed. Until then, you need to nurture who you are.
3. The desire for wanderlust
It is likely you are having a desire for wanderlust. You have this need to just escape for a while, travel the world, bump into interesting, like-minded people on the journey and hopefully discover more about your new state of being. Taking some time off is definitely a good idea, but do not expect any extended time off to miraculously solve anything. New adventures and experiences can be found at your doorstep. Get to meet new people in the arena of the new interests you may now have. And get physically active to keep your body and brain at optimum.
4. Handle the need to hide who you are
This one is tough. You may be getting bored of the lunch conversation around you. You may fear that if you start speaking about your new interests that your colleagues might reject you. Test the grounds slowly. Be honest about how you introduce it. If it feels like everyone has become silent, that’s fine. Start a new topic. People are so consumed with their lives that they would have forgotten what you said very quickly. The upside is that you might come across someone who is actually part of your tribe. Never for a moment feel that you have been rejected. Know that your tribe exists and your adventure is in finding them
5. Aim for balance.
Competition for the sake of self-preservation will no longer nourish you. Competition to achieve the highest good is what you seek. Your workplace may be rife with work place politics and other stuff that you no longer identify with. This environment exists to inspire you to learn your true strengths. If you cannot improve the conditions, then maybe you are better off at another place that works better with your values system. Think from a place of wisdom and self-love as opposed to fear.
You will have a deep desire for knowledge. Feed it. Collate the various books, blog and other tips that come your way and devour them. To develop new ideas, you need to widen your horizon. Go with your gut on what you should be reading. Spend that time alone with you, your book and your highest good working together, even for a few hours a week.
7. Find Your tribe
Do not doubt yourself. Look for the nearest Conscious and Creative communities around you. Assess if they fit with your values and interests. It’s great having like-minded people to grow with. And whilst settling into who you are, continue to flourish at your job as best as you can. Yes you may have a gnawing feeling that you will not be there much longer but be grateful for the role it played in your awakening.
The journey just gets more exciting from here! Strap up, learn to identify and follow your intuition to move closer to who you truly are.