WHO ARE YOU?
(I want to apologize in advance for this post being all over the map, but I believe you'll find value buried here!)
Everyday, we wake up, go about our daily routine of getting ready. For many that could mean getting the kids ready for school, making lunches and breakfast, showers, reading the paper, coffee, prayer, meditation, etc. Once those are taken care of, many of us head off to work to deal with the daily grind. Today I asked myself a question: Is this what we were all made for? The grind? Before you start thinking that I hate work, let me clarify where I'm going with this post. I believe that we have all been put on this earth to fulfill a greater purpose than we sometimes realize. You possess certain talents and abilities that I don't, and vice versa. We each bring something to the table of this life, and that is where the idea of the Maven Workshop was born. The definition of a maven is: "(mÄ'vÉ™n) n. A person who has special knowledge or experience; an expert." That's you! You are an expert, you have special knowledge or experience, of something, and the world needs to hear your story! Even if you are an expert of failure, and haven't thrown in the towel, people need to hear how to be resilient and optimistic!
For many years I have hidden in the shadows and only helped a few people here and there, because I felt I "didn't know enough." Well guess what I found out? I know more than someone, and that someone needs to hear my story! Our world has become so disconnected, and wary of helping their neighbor, that we keep to ourselves, don't share, and end up living a semi-fulfilled life. Is that what you want? Is that what you believe you are here for? If so, then maybe this post isn't for you. If that's you, then I hope you will enjoy getting to the end of your life someday with a bunch of "I should haves," because that's what you will end up with if you don't live YOUR life to it's fullest potential.
Here's what I know. It's scary! It'll make a grown man paralyzed with fear to put himself out for public criticism. But here's what I've discovered when I personally have put ME aside, and thought about the other person. I add value to the world around me. I bring connection to the human spirit. THAT'S we were meant for! To build the human race, and not tear it down. You might say, "I don't have a world changing story, all I do well is cook, or sew, draw" Well someone out there needs your help. And now, with the ability to post a photo or video from your phone and post it for the world to see, FROM YOUR PHONE!?!?! There should be no excuses as to why this world is suffering the way it is.
There is a wealth of information inside everyone of us to help the next person, we just have to share it. In doing so, I believe that we will begin to live a life of passion and fulfillment because we are doing what we are passionate about, what we know about. And in the process, we are pushing the human race forward.
WHO ARE YOU? REALLY? Are you a cubicle dweller, satisfied to live your life behind the curtain? Or are you a maven with something to offer your fellow human being? I believe that you are a maven, placed here to help change the world. Let me help you find out how to get started on changing your world, fill out the form here, and let's get started!