728. Expert Interview: Is Your Greatest Act of Service Doing What You Love?
“It took me about a year of waking up feeling extremely burned out, but confused, too. I made a very big decision and I decided to sell that company and I moved forward. And my decision was that, as I move forward, I will make sure that whatever I do following, and for the rest of my life, will be something that I am absolutely in love with.”
Erica Ormsby is a wellness and business entrepreneur. Her book, “I AM Happy. Healthy. Free” is an international best-seller in seven countries in four self-help categories. She combines ancient wisdom, leading-edge science and life experience to elevate joy in humanity and inspire possibility and personal empowerment. She challenges readers to reach their highest potential, in mind, body — and in business. Erica has created and sold several successful companies. She’s the founder and CEO of Erica Ormsby International as well as Soaring Mastermind. Her flagship course, Powerful YOU Master Program, empowers people to awaken their power within and live their purpose while having fun and not losing themselves along the way.
Is Your Greatest Act of Service Doing What You Love?
“This idea of doing what you love can end up being your greatest act of service. It pulls doing what you love from this place of ‘it would just be really fun if I got to do that’ or ‘it could be a hobby’ to actually being the strongest stance you could possibly take in your life, and enabling you to be and do your greatest work.”
Why Is This Important?
“One of the number one causes of burnout in the workplace has been discovered to be cognitive dissonance. Simply put, what we’re saying and doing on the outside isn’t matching how we’re truly feeling and what we’re truly thinking on the inside. If we’re thinking and saying and doing a lot of things we actually aren’t in alignment with ourselves internally, our stress levels increase, and as our stress increases, our body starts breaking down. That’s where you’ll see a decrease in health and an increase in anxiety and depression. Plus, it limits our ability to connect with other people on a level that feels fulfilling and satisfying. It affects every area. It has a huge impact.”
What Are the Key Lessons Learned Here?
“What if doing what we love is our greatest act of service to the world — to our families, to humanity and to ourselves? When we give our self the opportunity to take a breath and honor what and who we are on a different level, our ability to create goes through the roof. And when we do this, our happiness goes up, our bodies literally start working better, things start shifting when our stress goes down. When we look at it like that, all of a sudden we start realizing that, ‘Wow. Then it is my responsibility, and it is a great act of service if I make sure that I align with my truest nature and do something that I love. It is not being selfish. And it can be self-less.’”
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