Mixing Spirituality, Lifestyle and Income
Earlier this year I attended the One World Everybody Eats Conference in Denver Colorado. I went with two others from Crescent City Cafe, along with 50 plus other people interested (or already doing) the pay-what-you-can cafe model.
If you have not heard of this, it is exactly what it sounds like. If you can pay for your meal, you do. If you cannot, you do not. Many of these cafes give the option of you giving your time.
One of the speakers, Robert Egger, talked about how times are changing. He spoke about the desire now among people to mix spirituality, lifestyle and income. As soon as he said it, I thought, “Yes!”
Can you imagine that? For so long, we have felt the need to separate our faith, making a difference in our community and where we make a living. Now, more and more people are wanting to integrate these.
It is not just in the nonprofit world either. A few weeks ago I was at Coaching With Excellence. There were quite a variety of coaches present. Many of them are looking to start a coaching business that provides for them, but that also makes a difference in the lives of others and incorporates their faith.
In all of these examples, people are including their faith and desire to help others into their work. Most of them are not desiring to only serve people in their faith community either. They want to add value to all people, while being authentic to who they are.
What about you? Does your work mix your spirituality, a lifestyle of service and provide financially for you and those you love? If not, go out and create the masterpiece you hear calling your name!