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7 Tips To Finding Your Calling

by bevbarnes on February 29, 2012

This week, Career Coach, Alison Elissa interviewed me and we came up with 7 Tips to Finding your Calling.   Our discussion was so much fun that I decided to post it here.  I think you might find it helpful.  You can download our 40 minute interview here.  I can talk about this topic for hours so you are lucky I only went on for 40 minutes and that Alison successfully kept me on track!

You can download a PDF, 7 tips to Finding your Calling here.

If you know what your true calling is, what is your best tip for others looking for theirs?  Let me know on the blog!  If you don’t know what your calling is, what is your biggest obstacle?  I love your comments, so post them here on the blog.


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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Pete March 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm


Something that held me back for a long time was trying to actually find my true calling. Sometimes, what you really want to do just hasn’t been invented yet. So there’s no way you can have a ‘vision’ and head for it.

I discovered it was much better to have an idea of which direction in life felt most authentic, and follow that. Then re-evalutate and change heading.

This way, you get to your best destination, even when you don’t know what it is to start with!

Best wishes



Bev Barnes March 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Hi Pete. You are ABSOLUTELY right. Sometimes the “trying to find it” is the biggest obstacle. When I was a young Life Coaches didn’t exist. Finding your calling is about following the path the fills you with the most joy, feels more like who you really are. We aren’t taught to do that in school, so many people think that there must some other more complicated process. But there isn’t. Thanks for sharing Pete.


Alison Elissa Horner March 2, 2012 at 12:21 am

To echo Pete and you, Bev,- One of my favorite quotes is from Marie Forleo. She says “Clarity comes through engagement, not thought.” Trying to think your way to your calling is less effective than taking some actions and then revising course according to how those experiences sit with you. Lovely to chat with you Bev!


Victoria Crowe March 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I knew my true calling was to help others and be a part of something big. I faced many challenges in my path. With education and 5 beautiful children, I have succeeded and surpassed my desires into a wonderful fulfilling career. I try to motivate others that are feeling lost. When I discuss my past and how i got to this future…there has to be a goal(s). To reach them and have made new ones, just as i have!

i could still use some coaching though 😀


Bev Barnes March 3, 2012 at 12:39 am

Hi Vicky. I’m really happy for you. It sounds like you are great at motivating others that are where you used to be. I think everyone needs coaching 🙂 If you do at any time, just get it touch!


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