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Hi, I’m Elaina and I want to help you live life on your terms, find a career you love, and travel as often as you want. These are the best years of your life and you deserve to be FREE! 

 

I’ve lived, worked, and traveled to more than 60 countries, including some pretty off-the-beaten path destinations like Mongolia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Paraguay. I lived out of a suitcase as a full-time nomad for 5.5 years, ever since leaving my management consulting gig in New York in 2013. You can read my full story here. I’m now living my dream, settled in Bali, Indonesia, fully independent and working happily on projects that support my deepest passion! 

 

What makes my story unique is that I’ve traveled AND built a professional career, working for companies like IBM and Uber over the years. I’ve also spent long stretches of time freelancing and traveling adventurously through South America, Asia, and Africa. I now make my living helping others break out of ordinary living and get clear on their mission in life. I get paid to help people MANIFEST THEIR DREAMS like I did — how cool is that?  

 

I write about self-development, digital nomadism, charting unconventional life paths, finding jobs overseas, pursuing long-term travel, and living purposefully in a fast-paced, confusing world. There’s simply no one-size-fits-all model for creating a life you love. I’ve always done things a bit differently and I think there are SO many feasible ways for people to live “off the beaten path”. I hope my blog lets you see what’s both possible and practical.  

 

I started this blog because I want to help you find an exciting career, travel the world, break the norms, and develop yourself both personally and professionally. Drop me a line at elaina@lifebefore30.com or apply to work with me directly! 

Why You Always Have A Purpose — Even In Your State of Confusion

Posted on December 3rd, 2018

 

Somewhere deep within you, you have a message etched on your soul. And the work of your human life is to remove the blinders and see clearly what the message is — and deliver it to the world. That is your purpose.

 

For some people, it takes an entire lifetime to realize there’s even a message at all, while others are born connected, intuitively understanding their purpose in the world. For the former, their challenge is to develop the inner vision to see who they really are; for the latter, the challenge is to find the courage to actually bring their gifts forth.

 

Regardless of your particular state on the matter, the planet today is ringing out with the piercing screams of souls that demand to be seen in their full light, hearts that demand to be opened to allow the full potential of their gifts to be unleashed.

 

We are innately seekers, spiritual beings in human bodies. For thousands of years, our ancestors on every continent have been wrestling with the timeless questions, the timeless awareness of the mystery we are born into: Where did I come from? Who am I? What am I supposed to do here? Where am I going? Is there a point to all this?

 

Somehow, deep down, we know that just being alive is fulfilling our purpose, and understanding the meaning in being without doing is a sacred rite of passage.

 

Yet we also now that there is a doing that makes the being worthwhile, and learning to embody this truth is another passage of awakening. We know we’re not just here for ourselves (the being part), we’re here for each other (the doing part).

 

This inherent awareness of a purpose, a calling to do something while we’re busy being perfect anyway, is both the beauty and pain of our existence.

 

As adults in modern society, we find ourselves either crying at our inability to know what it is or crying at the world for seemingly stacking all odds against us to be able to live in our truth and serve the planet. Money, fear, pointless jobs, family pressure, the shoulds and musts, the ego, the separation. It’s so hard to see clearly. It’s so hard to act in alignment with our spirit.

 

The good news is, you’re always on purpose. You’re always exactly where you’re supposed to be, right on time, right on purpose.

 

If you’ve taken the time to listen to yourself and to see clearly within, you’ve decoded the divine message. You know what you need to do. Your purpose is to act on it with everything you’ve got. Channeling every resource — time, money, and energy — into bringing it forth in service of the well-being of yourself and every person your life touches.

 

If you’re hearing the cry of your soul but find yourself spinning in circles, driven insane by the profound understanding that something is there — But what? What am I supposed to be doing? — then the good news is, you’re also right on time, right on purpose.

 

Until further notice, the purpose of your life is to figure out the purpose of your life.

 

Because it’s life or death. You’ll go insane if you don’t heed the call, so run for your life! Run to sanity. Run to the place where you can hear yourself think again. Because you are a supremely intelligent being who knows who you really are. You just need the time and space to remember why you came here.

 

Then, the purpose of your life is to deliver that work for the well-being of others and to cultivate love, connection, health, truth, authenticity, and harmony on this planet. If what you’ve found doesn’t fit into one of those categories, it’s probably not your true purpose.

 

You’ll know once you’ve found it because you’ll become unstoppable. Your life will naturally re-organize itself around your mission and you’ll be supported with the resources — time, money, and energy — to carry it out. Your intuitive intelligence will fire up into high gear. Teachers and angels will show up, synchronicities will unfold, and you’ll feel like you’re flowing in the current of life.

 

Until then, the purpose of your life is to figure out the purpose of your life.

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Hi, I’m Elaina and I want to help you live life on your terms, find a career you love, and travel as often as you want. These are the best years of your life and you deserve to be FREE! 

 

I’ve lived, worked, and traveled to more than 60 countries, including some pretty off-the-beaten path destinations like Mongolia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Paraguay. I lived out of a suitcase as a full-time nomad for 5.5 years, ever since leaving my management consulting gig in New York in 2013. You can read my full story here. I’m now living my dream, settled in Bali, Indonesia, fully independent and working happily on projects that support my deepest passion! 

 

What makes my story unique is that I’ve traveled AND built a professional career, working for companies like IBM and Uber over the years. I’ve also spent long stretches of time freelancing and traveling adventurously through South America, Asia, and Africa. I now make my living helping others break out of ordinary living and get clear on their mission in life. I get paid to help people MANIFEST THEIR DREAMS like I did — how cool is that?  

 

I write about self-development, digital nomadism, charting unconventional life paths, finding jobs overseas, pursuing long-term travel, and living purposefully in a fast-paced, confusing world. There’s simply no one-size-fits-all model for creating a life you love. I’ve always done things a bit differently and I think there are SO many feasible ways for people to live “off the beaten path”. I hope my blog lets you see what’s both possible and practical.  

 

I started this blog because I want to help you find an exciting career, travel the world, break the norms, and develop yourself both personally and professionally. Drop me a line at elaina@lifebefore30.com or apply to work with me directly! 

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I work with extraordinary, brave, and self-inquiring souls who are ready to do the inner work required to launch them into the next huge chapter of their life. I work with people who are willing and ready to wake up and become more alive and aligned than ever before! 

 

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