Even though we did the interview as an exclusive bonus for our e-course I just cannot keep the gold to myself! I feel so high on life right now because what Misty spoke about really validated everything I had been thinking… So I am sorry if I ramble!
The big theme that came across in our talk is that we all have many passions, but they are NOT our purpose. Our purpose is something bigger, an underlying value or mission. Our passions may be interests or hobbies, things that we do in order to reach our purpose but they are not the purpose itself.
This was a bit of an ah ha moment for me as I am THAT person that tries everything….
Well, not everything, but a lot of stuff. I am always striving for more looking for that purpose. I have always felt like I am destined for something more but a bit unsure of what that actually is. It has only been recently that I am starting to live my purpose. This is my purpose, talking to you lovely mummas, helping you on your journey and helping you find the joy in life and in motherhood!
It occurred to me that all the things I have done or tried in the past have been passions of mine and have lead to my purpose but are not the actual purpose itself.
Is this starting to make sense? I hope so!
For example, I am a massive breastfeeding advocate. But breastfeeding isn’t my purpose. My purpose is bigger than that. Educating mums on the importance breastfeeding is part of the puzzle of course, along with many, many other components!
The next big breakthrough I had from our conversation was about personality traits. Obviously we are all different but really learning about yourself and knowing your strengths and weaknesses can be a really powerful tool. I know it has been for me!
I used to fight this internal battle all the time, being unhappy with myself and almost ashamed of what I thought were my negative traits.
Once I accepted the person I was I could truly surrender to my strengths and weaknesses. Now I am proud of my strengths and my weaknesses, although I am working on them I can kind of laugh off as I know they are a part of who I am!
Misty recommends doing this personality test and wow! This was a huge eye opener for me too! It was like it knew me 100% and really made me feel happy about the person I am. The first step in loving ourselves is really getting to know who we are and we know that we have to love ourselves before we can fully love others.
To give you some insight on the type of person I am, my result come back as a mediator. What this means is that I am a true idealist,
“always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, Mediators have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the Mediator personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.”
It is really good to know that people with my personality type will often run out of steam if spread to thinly and become overwhelmed by all the bad in the world that they can’t fix. This is a common occurrence for me so knowing that it is normal and just part of who I am makes it a lot easier to surrender to it!
Even as I write this I know it is not what I had planned to be doing, I get kind of side tracked and have to do things as I have the inspiration. I just go with the flow and accept it rather than working to a schedule because it’s part of what makes me me, going with my intuition is how I work best!
Enough about me though!
I really encourage you to do the test and dig a little deeper into your personality. It can be so freeing to finally be happy with the person you are! It also means that if there are things you not happy with you can easily pinpoint them and work on them!
We would love to hear what your personality type is and if you’ve learnt anything about yourself or had any big “Oooooh right” moments like I did! Maybe you got the mediator personality type too!
If you would like to listen to the whole conversation and be a part of our Mindful Mums Project we would truly love to have you! Together, we will be digging deep, searching for more and planning for the future to help us find true joy and happiness. Because that’s what we all want right?
We have limited spots available and start on Monday the 24th so time is running out and we would hate for you to miss out! If you have read all the way to here it is a sign that something I have said resonates with you and the next step is connecting with us further!
I am looking forward to seeing you on Monday!