Discover the work you were Born To Do
9 Signposts to find your calling, purpose and meaning in your work, business and leadership
“There is work you were Born To Do, and when you discover it, you set yourself on an evolutionary path that can lead you to a deep sense of joy.”
Nick Williams, author of 14 books including the best-selling The Work We Were Born To Do
- Is there a work inside you that wants to come out into the world?
- Do you want to know how to discover the work you were Born To Do?
- Do you feel like it is time for you to shift from a career or job to what you were Born To Do?
- Do you feel you had a calling but never quite found it?
- Are you ready to blaze a new trail and path in your work and leadership?
- Do you feel you want to evolve but are not sure what questions to even ask?
- Are you experiencing resistance in moving forward in your work?
Then this programme can help you.
We each have something we were Born To Do
My belief is that the work you were Born To Do was born with you, it’s innate and remains within you now. Part of you already knows what your calling is and always has done, and always will do. It wants to get your attention and remind you of your purpose and get you living it, because it’s what will make you truly happy.
Personally, I do believe that each of us are born with a unique calling and a sense of purpose, we each have unique gifts and capabilities. We are happy when we get to express our unique gifts and play to our strengths, and when there is a sense of inspiration about the work we do.
Yet so many of us never even get exposed to the idea that there was something we were born to do, so we never even look for it. We makes ourselves employable and hireable, but aren’t necessarily following our own sense of joy. Consequently, our best gifts and talents may never get to be expressed, much of our best music stays inside us. I think that’s a great shame. We rob ourselves and we rob the world.
The outcomes of the programme:
I have designed this programme to help you with the following:
- To inspire the belief that is there is something you were Born To Do
- To think of work and earning your living in a more inspiring and life affirming way
- To believe that work can be the expression of the best of you, your strengths and your unique brilliance
- The nine major signposts that you can use to discover the work you were Born To Do
- To help you understand your resistance to the process of discovering what you were Born To Do
- To coach yourself powerfully in the process of discovery
- To see the generosity and benefit to others of living what you were Born To Do
And what I have created will help you with these outcomes for a minimal investment of your time, energy and money.
My own journey to discover what I was Born To Do
I spent the first 28 years of my life doing work that I felt I should do, or ought to do, and that I hoped would make me happy. In parallel, I was trying to figure out what I was on earth to do, but secretly wondering if I was fooling myself with a romantic notion of a calling or a vocation. By my late 20’s, I had got to a stage in my life where I had figured out that I wasn’t on earth to sell expensive computers to Japanese and other foreign banks in the City. That was the easier part. So, then, what was I on earth to do? How did I even go about figuring it out?
Then in 1986, I had a pivotal moment, an epiphany moment, when I realised, “This is it, this what I am on earth to do!” it was the moment when my life changed trajectory, slowly, but tangibly. Three years later I plucked up the courage to quit my job to follow what I knew I was Born To Do.
I have had many ups and downs along the way, but three decades on from my epiphany moment, my life has been transformed in many ways. I have now written 14 books, created many programmes, been invited to speak in seventeen countries, worked with many household name companies, and been a friend and mentor to many leaders in their field.
And one of my greatest joys is having helped thousands of other people discover and live out what they were Born To Do.
So I have designed this programme to help you with the very first piece of the jigsaw – how it is you even go about discovering, or remembering, what you were Born To Do is. Or maybe you want to help someone around you that you care about find what they were Born To Do.
Having navigated this territory myself and helped thousands of other people navigate it, I have picked up a number of clues, seen patterns reveal themselves, and created a map.
“What you were Born To Do may be a job, a career or your own business, and it could be work that you create yourself and bring into the world.”
Who have I designed this for?
I designed this programme for you because you:
- Have run out of energy for your current chapter of work or career
- Sense that there is a lot more inside yourself waiting for you to express
- Are at a career crossroads
- Are seeking renewed inspiration in what you are doing
- Are either employed or self-employed
- Are ready for a chapter of your Self-leadership
- Are ready to play a bigger game
- You want to help someone else discover what they were born to do
How long will the programme take you to go through?
Having spoken around the world on this subject now for over 20 years, I realise that one of the questions I get asked most often is this: But how do I discover what I was born to do? How do I even begin the process?
I have designed this programme to help however deep you are ready to dive. There are four levels to the programme, you can immerse yourself to the depth that you need at the moment.
First level – There are 11 videos that lay out the ‘9 Signposts’ with an introduction and conclusion – this will take around 45 minutes of your time and allow you significant insights and lay out the discovery territory
Second Level – “Self-coaching and application of the ‘9 Signposts’. ” There are PDF’s which expand each signpost and offer you ways to coach yourself. Each PDF takes around 5 minutes to read application and the self-coaching questions can take 10 minutes to answer.
Third Level – You can understand the whole territory, both your calling and the work you were Born To Do in greater depth, there is also an audio recording of a 70-minute talk where I go into greater depth with all the signposts. I also cover other key elements like being a renaissance soul, which is the possibility of having multiple passions and interests.
Fourth Level – If you are ready for a deep immersion, you will also have access to electronic versions of two of my bestselling books. The first is an abridged version of my original best-selling book called The 12 Principles of The Work You Were Born To Do. The second is Please Quote Me! Volume 4, which contains many of my favourite thoughts on callings. You can read these at your leisure.
Bonus – My own story
Finally, included is the story of the day I discovered what I was born to do in 1986 in Cirencester in the UK which will only take you a few moments to read.
Why do I care about this so much?
The more people that are discovering what they were Born To Do and sharing their innate gifts and talents, the brighter the world is. If everyone in the world right now unwrapped all of their innate gifts and talents, we would turn this world around easily. I want to play whatever part I can in helping people remember what they were Born To Do and to bless the world with their unique talents and gifts.
“So many people live off the bounty of you living what you were Born To Do.”