Why I Wake Up Psyched Every Day!

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DEAR GABBY
Spirit Junkies!

I’m out with a new Dear Gabby video, and this one totally rocks. As you know, for the past decade I’ve been a motivational speaker and self-help book author. I wake up every day freaking thrilled to run to my computer and get to work. I am so psyched about my career because I let passion and purpose become my life’s work. And I believe we all have the power to turn our passion into our paycheck.


In this video I teach my 3 steps to doing just that

  1. Honor your effortless actions and what you do by choice
  2. Be willing to work for free — for a little while
  3. Energy flows where intention goes

If you too want to jump out of bed super psyched to get to work, then this video is for you.

Hold up, miracle worker! There’s one more video. Here I share my personal story of how I went from color-war captain to New York Times best-selling author. Check it out.

 

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    1. Thank you so much dear sister!
      As always ding dings my heart 🙂
      Any feedback on what I can do to make my kids holistic program generation gratitude go to the next level.
      I would be so so grateful.
      Shine on sister!

      With love and gratitude,
      elena sheehy
      generationgratitude.com

  1. Thank you for making me smile every day. You bring joy and inspiration to my life and to my little family and I simply couldn’t thank you enough. You are the bees knees!

  2. Hey Gabby, do you have any tips when looking for a job? How not to give up and not to get into a negative place? There are not so many possibilities in my field and in my country. Also it’s hard not to get disappointed when you get the answer no, or they assume for the position the person they knew before, or don’t reach out to you at all. I try to do my best, but all these negative emotions just grow over time. Thank you!

    1. say this prayer: “I am open to creative possibilities.” Make this your mantra. Say it daily… Do your best to avoid the story of, “there are no jobs in my country…” and continue to repeat your prayer. xoxo

    2. Hey Ju
      I am a career coach and would love to help! Gabby was write in saying the affirmations and also keeping away from negative talk of saying “it’s not out there” because it is there. Sometimes there will be thing in your personal brand – resume, linkedIn etc. that may not be selling exactly what they after…it is hard to know without knowing the industry. Try industry specific groups on linkedin or networking functions to connect with the right people. Contact managers in companies you want to work requesting informational interviews, that way you get a chance for more info and get in front of the right people! If you want to chat more head to my site. Good luck with it xx

  3. I live in Switzerland and 7:30 EST is too late for me. Will you offer a recorded session of this event? I’d love to see it. Thanks so much

  4. Gabby, did you ever receive any formal life-coaching certifications? How does one decide whether or not to go the “formal education” route when it comes to guiding others? Thanks!

  5. Hey Gabby,

    I love these steps-especially point 2 which is so important

    In the space of just under 5 months (with your guidance) I have made my passion into a paycheck! I have gone from Lawyer to jewellery designer with some huge shifts along the way.

    I dropped one of my first ever creations with you (the ‘Only Love is Real’) bangle at your London event. The company has come a long way since then, we now have a real (!) website, lovely customers and stock in yoga centres.

    If you would like any piece from http://www.rockandrawjewellery.com (following point 2-aka free of charge and with a bunch of gratitude). Drop me an email on lucy@rockandrawjewellery.com

    Love, light and gratitude

    Lucy

    x x x

  6. Thank you, Gabby. Just what I needed to hear today. A great reminder on how blessed I am to have a career that makes others (and myself) feel good. I am now excited to get to work this morning and SMILE at every co worker and client. And make someone’s day a little better. Sat Nam

  7. great advice on the video on “3 steps to turning your passing into your paycheck” I am getting ready to launch my name and my brand into an entirely different market and audience after years of success in another and there are times that I want to stay right where I am . this was a gentle message and reminder of what I need to remember. Thank you.

  8. Love this Vlog! I’m the author of three books and although it isn’t my primary source of income (yet!), it brings me great joy to dive into a new set of characters and be a part of their life for like, 50 or chapters:-) I remember when one former friend once commented on how I was a fool to continue on this path, since I was not making a substantial income. She’s no longer my friend and in fact, I kind of feel sorry for her because her single goal seemed to be on money and status. Just think, she didn’t even know about all the free blogs and articles that I wrote on the side! The point is that it takes time and practice to improve your art. With each book, I see a larger fan base, more followers on social media, more readers, more libraries with my books…and I appreciate and get excited over each and every one of these accomplishments..and the more I appreciate and show gratitude, the more comes my way! It’s wonderful and leaders like Gabby helped me to see this and for that, I am truly grateful.

  9. What I have always loved about you is your CLARITY.
    You have the unique ability to break anything down into clear, manageable steps.
    Thank you for your vision of us all living in our joy and being of service by sharing our gifts and what we love to do with the world!
    with love and in gratitude-
    Tara

  10. Hi Gabby,

    I followed those exact steps and created AMAZING change in my life – started a jewelry company with a social mission, invested my time, energy, love, money, effort into it, and did it for free for a year.
    In all this I havent been able to serve anybody.
    My goal was to start a positive change in lifes of women in my comunity (by creating quality jobs for them) and worldwide (by offering stunning handmade jewelry), but this didn’t happen. What am I missing???
    Thank you! Vesna

  11. Gabby,

    You have been such a powerful light source in my life – and I have recently witnessed many miracles, which I would have otherwise perceived as something negative. I’m ready to make the shift to make my passion my career – but I’m stuck in a place of fear as the training is really expensive, and I’m not confident enough in myself that I can get into the program (for M.A. in Counseling). Do you have any advice?

  12. Hi gabby, this video couldnt have come at a more perfect time! My question is, how do we not let the low vibrational, negativity, etc. Of our “day jobs” bring us down whe we’re building ourselves for passion job? Thank you <3

  13. Hi Gabby,
    I’ve read your books and loved the messages you’ve spread throughout the world. The last six months of my life have been very stressful and full of changes. Often I find myself thinking I am undeserving, talentless, or horribly enough, that I don’t matter. I know these things aren’t true, but my brain usually wins over my heart. I struggle to get moving during the day and disappoint not only myself, but my husband as well. I want to pursue my passions and make them my paycheck. But I can’t nail one down.
    Can you help me to feel inspired, to burst out of bed with energy, to be kind to myself?
    This video brought you back into my life and I’d like to restart the positive ideas you suggest. I’ve just lost my way..

    Brittany

  14. I misspelled light! Lol! My passion gabby) helping others with forgiveness! It blesses me in the process! Yaay????????????????

  15. Gabby,
    This video reignited my love for your message.
    The last six months of my life have been stressful and full of changes. While many have been positive, I find myself in a very negative state of mind. I can’t seem to find a focus and can’t shake these thoughts of not being good enough or that I simply don’t matter. I’d love nothing more that to be excited to wake up each day headed to a job I love and am good at. However, I feel like I’ve lost my way.
    Can you suggest anything to help me get out of this fog??

    With love,
    Britt

  16. ah Gab so much great content in this one again and this videos…. I can’t even! You’re so cute and they’re so pretty…. video goddess indeed!

  17. Gabby, you are on fire, girl:). And this was perfect for me today. I have worked with each tip and it is working. Yes, I continue to take my solo show, “Hot Mama Mahatma” out into the world…it is a spiritual, sexy comedy. And I did my first Hay House webinar this summer “Dancing with Desire”. While doing that, we did a call-in portion for the show, which I loved because I got to do spot coaching. I have been coaching for years and this made me serious. I signed on with a business coach, have been delivering rocking two hour, deep sessions while waiving my fee, and clients have now been clamoring to sign up…for money:). Everything you said on this video is spot on. Thanks for the constant enthusiasm you put out into the world. Karen@karenfitzgerald.tv

  18. I was also the leader of my Youth Group during my High School years and loved going to camp and retreats to lead others. I’ve never thought about that experience as being a bread crumb trail back to my joy…WOW! I’m loving these videos Gabby! I signed up for your training and can’t wait 🙂 Thank you!

  19. Hey Gabby,

    Firstly thanks for all your guidance & inspiration. It really pops in at so many ways at all times!

    I moved to London a little over a year ago from NZ. I already practice a lot of yoga & am looking to find my ‘replacement’ possie people to jam with in regular meditations, group coaching /support & lifestyle.

    Do you have any advice or recommendations for me?
    This is one area I have yet to fufil on the other side of the world.

    Thanks heaps! ????????????

  20. Hey Gabby,

    Firstly thanks for everything you gift the world. It’s truly beautiful & inspiring.

    I moved to London from NZ 1yr ago & am wondering if you have advice on where/who I can find my ‘replacement’ possie to jam out with for regular meditations & group coaching?

    Xx

  21. Thank you so much for this video! You`re grat! My problem is that I don`t know my real passion. It`s like I`m stuck or that there is always a barrier. For example, I think, I have a positive influence on other people They often tell me that I have a good vibrancy, but on the other side I`m kind of a nervous person that`s why steping on a stage wouldn`t be my thing, even if I like to. Fear often blocks me and that`s why I can`t say if something is really a passion or not. If it was really my passion it should be easier and without fear, right? Thank you very much for some advice! Best Sarah

  22. Thank you so much for this video! You`re great! My problem is that I don`t know my real passion. It`s like I`m stuck or that there is always a barrier. For example, I think, I have a positive influence on other people They often tell me that I have a good vibrancy, but on the other side I`m kind of a nervous person that`s why steping on a stage wouldn`t be my thing, even if I like to. Fear often blocks me and that`s why I can`t say if something is really a passion or not. If it was really my passion it should be easier and without fear, right? Thank you very much for some advice! Best Sarah

  23. Hi Gabby,

    I am stuck.
    I have been a professional singer for over 15 years.
    I used to live a very ego lead life: comparison, lack, jealously, I was never good enough… Typical diva, Blah blah. But on stage my ego gave me edge and gave me the confidence to do what I did.
    I gave up singing after a horrible time and have up for 6 years.
    I then discovered my new beautiful way of living (thanks to you!) and am I am happy beyond my wildest dreams!!
    I now sing as a backing vocalist in a sucssessful band but I’m so afraid of feeding my ego I have developed a slight stage fright and find it very hard to take the lead. (Don’t want that pesky ego thinking we’re buds again!)
    My question is: how do I get the confidence back to do something that typically needs the ego, makes my heart race, and makes me happy?
    How do I keep my ego at bay be the new me, and still perform?
    (By the way, Your my inspiration gabby you have changed my life beyond measure! THANK YOU! From my heart.

  24. Hi Gabby,
    You put a call out for any stylists to get in touch so in that capacity I wanted to get in touch to say you look absolutely fantastic as you are…… Have you ever thought of getting a bob? You’d look smokin’
    x

  25. Done done done… I resigned from my corporate Job yesterday and was guided to make this change which is long overdue. Time to back myself before I wreck myself ????????

  26. Done done done… I resigned from my corporate Job yesterday and was guided to make this change which is long overdue. Time to back myself before I wreck myself ????????

  27. Hi Gabby –

    Thank you for this video. I believe I’ve found my passion and have been blessed with an opportunity to hone my skills while also being paid to do so, until I feel confident enough to start my own business. I struggle with getting caught up in trying to learn it all at once, and in doing so I make myself nuts and snap at my coworkers often, which makes this passion feel more like intense stress. Any tips on how to remain in the passion and love of what I am doing?

  28. I am so inspired! I love your work and have started to tell everyone in my life about you. So I feel a little different because I work in a corporate job, and I LOVE it. I love being on highly competitive teams that are functioning and fun and making stuff happen, so I always thought that making my passion my life’s work would be hard because it would be near impossible to recreate my job on my own. But I found my passion over the past few weeks. I have become connected with the spirit and have become miracle minded and have an intense gratitude practice. Work was going great and I wasn’t expected anything, but almost exactly a month since I started my work on myself, I got the promotion of a lifetime, and I’m the youngest person ever in the role im moving into. And I found my passion- Miracles at the workplace. I think that this work could really revolutionize corporate environments at change the vibration of entire industries! I am so pumped.

  29. Hi Gabby! Thank you for this!! It’s exactly what I needed to shed some light on things. I’m hoping you can help me.

    I’m currently teaching kundalini yoga workshops, I’m writing my first book & contribute inspirational articles here & there. These are my passions.

    I’m blessed to have a nursing career that has afforded me the money needed for all of my training. But I’m so ready to move away from that career that takes up so much of my time & energy & I don’t exactly feel fulfilled as I do it. I know it’s serving financially at this point in time, but how do I begin to transition away from the safety net of that income to pursue more fully all of my passions of purpose?

    Much love,
    Jen

  30. Gabby,

    I try to randomly open miracles now once a day to see what message I need to hear that day.

    Thank you for this video. Your new home looks great. I definitely needed to hear this today. I could use some help: I currently work in IT full time and work with dogs/cats part time. I want to be thankful for what I do have.

    Working with animals is my true passion. It’s when I can be of service to others. My dream is to open up a doggie day care one day. How can I continue to be thankful for what I do have and yet plan for the future ?

    Thanks so much,
    Jackie

  31. Gabby-
    I know with every breath I take that I am destined to be a lightworker. Through loads of personal development and energy work I released trauma from my childhood (as many of us have 😉 ) and 20+ years of depression and anxiety naturally. I believe I went through lots of fire to come out on the “other side” the happiest, healthiest person I know, however I have never been able to get my thoughts or ideas together to create the “Delicious life” program that’s been in my head for 5 years. It is extremely disheartening but I truly do not want to give up because far too many women who need my message are waiting for me to get it together. Any ideas????

  32. What if you don’t have any passions or energy at all? At least it feels like that. At the moment, I can’t get myself to do anything. I have no energy, and even though I’m finding my my area of studies (I’m a first year undergraduate student) interesting, I have to struggle just to get me to do the weekly readings or whatever. How do I find my motivation? How do I know what I’m passionate about? I liked what you were saying about ‘effortless actions’, but it seems to me that everything in my life just sucks the energy out of me instead of provides me with some. Need all the help I can get, as you can probably guess. And I adore you for your wisdom, love and light!

  33. Hi Gabby,

    What a fabulous video, thank you for sharing! I’m at the beginning of that journey, the unmarked road as I call it – making my own path!

    My passion is writing and helping people with mental health issues. I took the very step you mention in your video! I’ve started a blog, https://theunmarkedroad.wordpress.com, and am giving help and support for free, whilst writing my first book. I love what I do, but am not yet ready to make it my career. Not earning money is scary!

    I am very lucky that when I lost my job in December, my fiancé agreed to let me do this full time. To really make a go of it. To break free from the chains that society likes to place us in.

    I would be truly honoured if you drop by my site and tell me what you think. I know you must have thousands of requests like this, but you have been such a driving force in me having the courage to make my passion my career; it really would be an amazing thing to me! Be gentle, it’s only been live for two months. 🙂

    Hope you’re having an amazing day.
    Dani xx

  34. Great video Gabby! I need to re-focus on what it is I do that I love naturally. In fact, I’ve been doing something all year that I love, for free, for others and didn’t even realize it. Your video called my attention to it. Thanks chica, that’s a start… What if a person just likes being a part of their family? Cooking for them, arranging travel to see one another and talking with them? How could that be a job?

  35. Thank you so much dear sister!
    As always ding dings my heart 🙂
    Any feedback on what I can do to make my kids holistic program generation gratitude go to the next level.
    I would be so so grateful.
    Shine on sister!

    With love and gratitude,
    elena sheehy
    generationgratitude.com

  36. This video made me cry but in a good way! I’m going though this exact thing right now. I started a business Notice Your Soul (check out my site!) and it’s what I love! I have built a solid career in finance but I have felt “off” for a long time – just as you felt. Thank you for the support. The timing of this video is perfect. Rianna

  37. Hey Gabby!

    Im stuck! I am 19 years old, and trying to get myself on a fulfilling life path and I keep finding that whatever path I start to travel on I quickly stumble off to something completely different because I find my energy through it and my passion for it is so short lived. I am all over the page. My greatest and most present fear is my future being so unknown.

    I can’t seem to pin point any effortful actions that I can act on, or find of anything Im “good at”. But I have this intense burning feeling that I KNOW that I want to run my own business, and I know that something really great is going to come and Im going to have this beautiful fulfilling life, ( I can just feel it ) I just cant seem to pin point what it is I DO and have enough passion to follow through with it. I have a really hard time committing myself to one path because I just feel as if I wont be making the right move or that I am not as passionate as I thought about it, and let others talk it down.

    I am currently going through May Cause Miracles for like the fourth time, and just bought your newest book Miracles Now, and both are my bibles, I worship them! I keep hoping that something in there will help me find my way but I am having a hard time picking out what really addresses my situation.

    I really hope, and I pray that you see this and can help me kickstart my career and life! You are SUCH an inspiration to me, and have done wonders for myself and many others out there. Keep doin what ya do!

    Much love,

    Rebecca

  38. Rebecca,
    First off, YOU ROCK! You’re 19 and already on this journey. OMG sister… You are my hero… Keep working your miracles and trust that the Universe is guiding you. There is magic in uncertainty… own it.
    sending you deep love. i hope you join me on the free training on april 6 http://www.spiritjunkies.com/free-training. xoox

  39. #deargabby
    thank you for your inspirational video on how to make your passions your paycheck.
    i am creating a movement for women to discover their inner voice. so many of us women not only have lost our voices but we were never taught to have one.
    i feel it deeply in my heart that this world needs the beauty of our feminine hearts. i need direction on how to go about creating this movement. trying to write a mission statement. the universe IS sending me the right people such as your video this morning. many blessings gabby for sharing you with us!
    sat nam

  40. Dear Gabby,
    I have been drawn to your work, love and light radiates through everything that you do. Thank you for positively impacting the world with your spirit. The topic of this vlog is so important. Our world needs more people to awaken to their passion and actively pursue that which excites the soul.

    For the last 7 years I have been working to make my passion my paycheck. I know that what I am doing is my life’s work, why I was placed on this planet at this time. I have not made a ton of money however, the impact has been huge. My goal is to wipe out global malnutrition which kills a child every 6 seconds. So far we have given 80 million servings of nutrition to 250,000 kids in 89 countries. We have a long way to go, each day we move closer to the goal. Giving children a foundation through education on nutrition, sustainability and loving them where they are has been a huge blessing. I know that we are changing the trajectory of the world and empowering the people in it to pay it forward.

    I listened to one of your talks a year ago and was inspired to take action. I began writing a book and diving deeper into my own blog and spreading this message of love. I honor the work you do and the way it ignites the passions in others to do what they are meant to while here. I just love you and send heart felt gratitute to you. I hope one day our paths cross.

    Blessings,
    Steph

  41. I’m currently in Marketing and I want to change careers and focus on College career counseling. I know I have to go back to school and get a masters, but I also want to gain some experience. What do you suggest I start doing? When it comes to counseling, it seems like I can’t get in the door unless I have some experience even if it’s working for free.

  42. Hi Gabby

    My spiritual path startet only in Nov 2014 and now Iam starting to get overwelmed with all my thoughts, creative ideas and signs. Yesterday I met you at your speaking event in Berlin and Iam blown away by you and everything that had happened and that I felt throughout the day.
    But it is so much to process. Would you please send me a prayer, that can help me to overcome the “Wildness” in my brain and the exhaustion?

  43. Hi Gabby,
    Thank you for spreading your love & light! You came to me & daughter this last Christmas: Miracles Now (book & CD), May Cause Miracles (CD). Have enjoyed your spirit.
    At 49 I have finally awaken the light within. This has come after many years of struggling with being physically/mentally abused as a child, Type I Diabetes, other immune problems & last year when a car lost control & physically hit me. The car pinned my leg under the engine while dragging me underneath the car down a snow/ice covered hill. This has left many physical/mental scars that I had just released from childhood. Don’t get me wrong, I am truly grateful for things I can do again like walk & drive. I was so excited going to Macy’s the other day to find some clothes after 17 months, only to be faced with how I looked in a full length mirror.
    My question is How do I overcome the physical look/movement of my body? So want to attend your “Amplify Your Intuition” Program at Kripalu but with hall bathrooms feel very uncomfortable others seeing any part of my body.
    Thank you! Again, much love and light upon you & your team. 😀

    1. Dear Joan,
      I resonate a lot with you.
      I actually can understand so much your fear of let others see a part of your body in hall bathrooms. I had the same feeling a long time ago. My leg is full of scars due to a cancer I had when I was 9 years old. I’m very conceited. So the time I needed to show my damaged leg to someone was so frightening. Now I’m starting to see my leg like a beautiful map of the world. The map of my story that is different to anybody else. Scars with different colors, textures, lengths… sometimes I like to feel myself like an adventurer of life and these are the marks that show that I have lived so many things already. Watching and seeing it with humor has helped me a lot. Hope it may also be helpful for you Send you love and light!! xoxoxo

  44. Hi Gabby,

    Thank you very much for this video, your wisdom, and your straightforward approach to this topic. You are right that this IS a very important and tough issue for many people, myself included. Having spent too many years waking up with little to look forward to, I am now exhausted and desperate to create a career that I love–one that is guided by spirit. My problem is that my interests are all over the place. Knowing where to focus my energy has always been a struggle as my attention quickly flutters from one flower to the next. This also means that I don’t have a reasonable amount of experience in any one field, so I constantly feel like I’m starting from scratch. I’m 30 now, and I’m ready to get serious. Please help! You’re an angel. Thank you for the great work that you do.

    -Caroline

    1. Lean towards joy and you will be led… Keep leaning into what brings you happiness and joy and more will unfold.

  45. Thanks Gabby!

    You’re such an inspiration.
    I like your clarity and your way of expression. You transmit me vitality, passion and love for everything you do. It’s so exiting to think and be able to see that there’s people like you who started building their own career and is actually living the life of their dreams or even a life better than they ever imagined. It gives me hope and example. In my case I’m still finding out what I really want to do in life. I’d like to feel magic in uncertainty but it actually piss me off sometimes. Any way I’ll try to think that the universe has my bag and sooner than later I’ll find my purpose. Once I got face to face with my true desires I wanna jump to them without fear!

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