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Will "Jesus: The Man and His Work" Help You Find Your Purpose?

In a survey I conducted, a reader wrote:

"Hi Tony -

I've been struggling all my working life. And was even taught by my father to do what I love and the money will follow. But my problem is that I don't even know what I would LOVE to do. I don't know my passion. And that of course makes it difficult to do it.

There are things I'm passionate about, like animal rights, human rights, justice, clean healthy food. But those are things I tend to get angry about because we all know the state of affairs when it comes to those subjects. I can't seem to channel the anger into something constructive. I've also had some other interests but most of them end up as simply dabbling in them. I've never truly immersed myself in anything. There are also those things that I've started then lost interest in almost immediately.

I started to work on affiliate marketing, in products that look good and I know I would try if I could. But the problem is, I don't have personal experience with the products, so for me, it's difficult to write about them as a marketer. (I'm not a marketer/salesperson by nature) unless it's something I've tried, love and believe in. Plus, I feel dishonest by marketing these products. I know that one solution is to buy the product then market it if I like it. But I'm not in a financial position to do that. Do you have any insight on this??

I've been wanting to read Jesus: The Man and his Work for a long time. Do you think this book will help me in this particular category?

Thanks."

Okay, four things here. First of all, in reference to:

"... do what I love and the money will follow."

With no disrespect meant to your father or anyone else who's ever uttered those words, I don't completely buy into that. I know lots of folks who do what they love, and they're dead broke. On the other hand, I know plenty of others who absolutely abhor what they do, yet they do extremely well financially.

Now, that being said, let's take a look at what Wallace D. Wattles had to say about the subject. In his book The Personal Power Course, on the subject of creating wealth, he wrote:

"... you must know what you want to do. First, choose your business. Choose the one that seems most in line with your tastes, and which will require the use of your strongest faculties. Select for your life work the thing you most WANT to do. Do not become possessed by the idea that you must be fixed by circumstances in some business or profession which you do not like, and barred out from the one which you WOULD like. Even though you are making money, you are not successful so long as you are doing something you do not like to do, and not doing the thing you want to do. The man who feels that he is misplaced is neither wealthy nor successful. Perhaps the most essential part of wealth-culture consists in finding the place where you will be happy in your work. If you are not happy in your work, you are a slave."

Therein lies the truth of the matter.

Second, in reference to:

"... I don't even know what I would LOVE to do. I don't know my passion. And that of course makes it difficult to do it."

Based on what Mr. Wattles wrote and my own personal experience, I don't think it's absolutely necessary to love what you do or that you need to be passionate about it to create wealth in your life. I think you just need to like what you do. Might it be a plus if you love it or you're passionate about it? It might. However, if you just like it and it doesn't detract from your happiness, I think that's enough.

Again:

"Perhaps the most essential part of wealth-culture consists in finding the place where you will be happy in your work. If you are not happy in your work, you are a slave."

Notice that Mr. Wattles didn't write that you need to be ecstatic about it, just happy.

Third, in reference to:

"I started to work on affiliate marketing, in products that look good and I know I would try if I could. But the problem is, I don't have personal experience with the products, so for me, it's difficult to write about them as a marketer. (I'm not a marketer/salesperson by nature) unless it's something I've tried, love and believe in. Plus, I feel dishonest by marketing these products. I know that one solution is to buy the product then market it if I like it. But I'm not in a financial position to do that. Do you have any insight on this??"

You're thinking is pretty much on target there.

Here are two things to read that I think will answer your question and help you in this regard, both of which you'll find right here on my blog:

1. The first is my answer to a reader's question in a post titled "Can You Make a Decent Living Working with Affiliate Programs?". Click or tap the link below to read it.

Click or tap here to read my "Can You Make a Decent Living Working with Affiliate Programs?" post.

2. The other is an article I wrote a while back that I updated and added here titled "The #1 Best Business to Get into if You Want to Get Rich". Click or tap the link below to read it.

Click or tap here to read my "The #1 Best Business to Get into if You Want to Get Rich" article.

Fourth and finally, in reference to what I think is your primary question:

"I've been wanting to read Jesus: The Man and his Work for a long time. Do you think this book will help me in this particular category?"

Jesus: The Man and His Work by Wallace D. Wattles is a great book, and one that I suggest you read. In fact, it's one that I make a point of rereading, along with its companion volume, A New Christ by Wallace D. Wattles, at least once a year, usually in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, I don't think it will help you find your purpose. Maybe it will, but I don't think so.

Instead, what I suggest you read for that is a book I wrote not too long ago titled the Wallace D. Wattles Purpose Discovery Guide. In it, you'll find a number of exercises that will help you find your "thing", as I like to call it. Click or tap the link below to get your copy today.

Click or tap here to get the Wallace D. Wattles Purpose Discovery Guide on Amazon Kindle.

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Tip: Repeat the exercises in the Wallace D. Wattles Purpose Discovery Guide several times over several weeks, more if necessary. At some point in doing so, you'll begin to notice a common thread running through them that will lead you to the answer you're looking for.

Related Pages:

A New Christ by Wallace D. Wattles

Jesus: The Man and His Work by Wallace D. Wattles

The #1 Best Business to Get into if You Want to Get Rich

The Personal Power Course by Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles Purpose Discovery Guide

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Can You Make a Decent Living Working with Affiliate Programs?

How Do You Find Your Life Purpose?

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