By: Bec Robertson
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
“What would you do if you had a million dollars?”. This is a very common question in coaching circles. Designed to get people to focus on their passion and what they want to do with their lives, if money was no object.
I actually think it distracts people from the real question. Which is “what would you do if you didn’t have a million dollars?”. I love this question because it gets people to focus on the tools that they have available to them for FREE or at little cost. Our passion shouldn’t require extensive funds to make it happen. We shouldn’t need a million dollars to ‘make it’.
It is very focusing to ponder – “I don’t have a million dollars, what skills could I utilise to build something from scratch?”. This gets you really focused on what you are good at. It gets you thinking creatively about where your energy is best devoted.
The answer to your true calling does not lie outside you, in the bank or with someone else. It lies with you. This is very empowering because it forces you to get really clear. On exactly what you want in your life, what you can create from scratch and how you can dream a bigger dream.
Money is important. Yes. But your true calling doesn’t expect you to WOO it with money. In fact, if you need to start splashing cash around to achieve your dreams, it might be that you are using that money to fulfil material dreams but not spiritual/soul based dreams.
We need both material dreams (3D physical realm) AND spiritual/soul dreams (5D higher consciousness realm). In yoga, we would call these the root chakra (physical, grounding, safety, security, food, comfort, warmth) and the crown chakra (spiritual connection, soul fulfilment, higher self, pathway to source).
If we have disharmony in either our material dreams or our spiritual dreams, it will show up in our life. Too much focus on either will take us out of alignment and manifest in things like money issues, compulsive spending, scarcity mentality, health issues, anxiety, greed, addiction, depression, attachment etc.
We need harmony between the material and the spiritual. The question “”What would you do if you had a million dollars?”, puts too much focus on the material. The neutral question is – “I don’t have a million dollars, what skills could I utilise to build something from scratch?”. This brings us in harmony between the material and spiritual. Calling into being something from the ethereal world and making it concrete in the physical world.
I leave you with that question today – “I don’t have a million dollars, what skills could I utilise to build something from scratch?”. This is where the answer to your true calling lies.