The early days of searching to make my imprint on life started with a stint in the U.S. Marines, finishing graduate school, and spending a bit of time in the corporate world. However, I was still clueless, and had no sense of purpose. In my distress I adapted a thinking pattern that helped. It was: “Do what you love and the money will follow”, “above all, to thine own self be true”, and “follow your bliss”. I’m humbled and amazed how my life unfolded with a revamped philosophy of life. I never imagined that this September I would be celebrating 15 years of entrepreneurship, having trained over 2,000 new professional leaders and coaches. And last month I was in Spain walking a 200 mile pilgrimage, a dream and goal of mine that I’d had for 10 years. My encouragement as you’re reading this is to make a decision to live life blissfully.
Knowing your bliss is a wonderful thing, however there is a danger in knowing and that is in not following it. Experiencing bliss is a magnified innate state of fulfillment and heightened joy. It’s an assurance of belonging and it is never boring. It feels ever new and expansive. To know requires a process of soul searching and discovery where your happiness, sense of meaning, and truth converge. I believe the best leaders, teachers, coaches and Influencers of people are those that sought adventure and followed their bliss. Could becoming a certified professional coach help you to help others embrace their bliss? Check out our next coaching program and do some soul searching of your own.
-Carl Casanova, M.S.