The Million Dollar Question

“Whatever you are by nature, keep to it. Never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will most definitely succeed.” –

So, the big question: What are you by nature?

What am I by nature? What IS my line of talent?

That question coupled with this thought:

“The pain isn’t being unable to finish. The pain is figuring out which project is worthy of being finished.” – Jonathan Fields

has been the bane of my existence.

Yes ladies and gentlemen, I’m back to square one – AGAIN.

But truth be told, I made the move to Arizona without actually researching the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism’s New Media program. I moved down as quickly as I did so that I could give myself the ASU opportunity, should I choose it. My job in Eau Claire was pathetic and I knew if I didn’t move in May, I wouldn’t be able to afford to move later. So now I’m down in Arizona working at a job I like that pays the bills, and have no idea which direction I want to move in career-wise.

Once again the Miami Ad School looks mighty tempting, and of course interior design came up as well. I’ve even checked out doing a community college programming degree so I could build and manipulate websites. I’ve thought about doing something in nutrition, fitness, and health – again. Where do I fit in? And WHY is this so hard for me?

Am I putting too much value on my career? Is that wrong? So many people just go into work for a paycheck. Are they happy? How can they be happy? I know that route’s not for me, but right now part of me wishes that it was.

What I want is to be a creative part of something bigger than myself. To be part of something that helps other people. And I immediately think of TOMS and One Day’s Wages. So, how do I add value, contribute, be remarkable? How do I live my dream career? What IS my dream career? Again, what IS my line of talent?

“Whatever you are by nature, keep to it. Never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will most definitely succeed.” –

By nature I am nice person. I am a person who likes to work with highly-competent people. I am a person who does best when her job gives back to the community and helps people improve their quality of life. I am a person who appreciates being recognized and rewarded for working diligently. Now, how do I translate that into a career that I love?

Oy. The million dollar question.



About Sara

Sara Hefty (B.B.A. and H.H.C.) teaches workaholic women how to have it all and flourish without burning out, binging or being spiteful. As an expert in transformational health coaching, she holds women accountable for letting go of unwanted weight, being brilliantly nourished, grounded in truth and feeling confident, happy and playful every single day.

As a woman with her own weight loss story, wide-ranging family heritage of cancer, and a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Sara’s appreciation for convenient nutrient-dense food, personal growth, inspiring design, financial responsibility, and social entrepreneurship led to her “Pursuit of Ownership: Health, Home, and Legacy” model of heart-on-fire-hot empowered living.

Sara is the founder of PROJECT LUX and She currently lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with her husband Brian and hound-dog Raja.