Sunday, December 06, 2009

Tip#310: Find Your Place In The World - Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Finding your place in the world can be a challenge. It may come easy to some or it may take years to achieve. Just remember somewhere deep down you already know your place in society.

I believe the recent business challenges I've been documenting about (see tip#308 and tip#309) are helping me define my place in the world. I have so many passions and ways to help others that I sometimes overload my ability to focus on my core purpose.

When you feel stuck in your life and career it is a sign that something within you needs to be examined. So despite my unease with the blocks I was facing I remained open to what I needed to learn.

The fact that I had multiple social media talks recently (see tip#307 and tip#308) was already a big sign that there was a need for my passion and skill sets for helping people connect and build their networks. I believe the universe is always guiding you to share your innate gifts and strengths.

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2009

The animated movie Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs celebrates the idea of sharing your gifts and finding your place in the world. The hero named Flint (Bill Hader) is a young inventor who has demonstrated his talent since he was a little child. You see how early failures caused him pain and frustration and yet he persevered with his passion for inventing.

There are many other positive and inspiring messages for kids and adults in this imaginative movie. For example, Flint was proud of being a nerd and later inspires the girl he likes, a TV reporter named Sam (Anna Faris) to return to her nerdy roots and be her authentic self.

And there is a message that childhood issues perceived as failures can end up becoming powerful solutions later in life. The movie shows that despite all the problems we face that it always works out in the end.

See the Evidence of Your Purpose

So if you are on a journey to find your place in the world remember that somewhere in your childhood and growing up were the evidence of your purpose, passions and your innate gifts and skill sets. You are already doing what you were born to do.

Just be open to how the universe is guiding and encouraging you to use the talents and skills you enjoy doing. The more conscious you are in the positive difference you are making with others the closer you get to KNOWING your place in the world!

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Anonymous said...


All I have to say is WOW! I am living through this right now....embracing my nerdy roots and all that was special when I was a child and teen. "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear". In the last month I've been both teacher and student and my life is shifting like tectonic plates and I feel like laughing. A giddy school girl laugh that is so freeing.

Thank you :) Josie

Head Health Nutter said...

What a magnificent post, Emmanuel, and I'm so happy you used this movie for your message! It was AWESOME and as multi-layered as an onion. :)

I like how you said, "I believe the universe is always guiding you to share your innate gifts and strengths."

To rediscover your place in the world, all you have to do is remain open and receptive to the needs of others. When you understand your value and then translate that into a solution for a challenge that people have, then you've got it!

And congrats, Josie, for shifting your world! It sounds as if you've hit the bulls eye! :)

Steph Miller

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Thanks Steph! Yes animated movies can be filled with so many inspiring messages.