You have some idea that it would help you ground yourself during these tough times or that knowing your purpose will help you be more productive at work and creating a life that actually works you.
It sounds great.
But you also don't have much time, and purpose work can seem so heavy and serious that it always gets pushed down the todo list.
But you know that is something more.
I figured something out that makes purpose work fast, effective, and even a little fun.
How the process works:
This is what it means to Pruposefy Your Life.
What makes this fun and surprising is that while mastering your purpose is a life long journey, you can learn the foundation of this and start making use of your purpose in well under 2 hours.
Purpose work doesn't have to be complicated to be effective.
I took a part-time position in the communication department of a school district in Marin County. What was a part-time position has grown into a fulltime given the COVID-19 crisis. I'm now working with the administration and teachers on how to best support students and their families through these impossible times. It's amazing, meaningful and productive; and really challenging at the same time.
In working with Joey, I figured out that at my core, I stand for love. Clearly understanding this has been extremely helpful in navigating the various conversations with families, students, and staff. Everyone is coping with and reflecting on this situation differently, myself included. Now I can take a breath and think about that when I come from love, my conversations and thought processes have understanding and compassion. I feel grounded and am able to listen to others rather than becoming defensive or frustrated.
Finally and very importantly, it reminds me to love myself and stay connected to what matters most, which has been great since I'm getting pulled in so many different directions. We are all trying to do our best to help each other, the students and their families and it's really easy to forget to take care of ourselves. Understanding that I'm about love keeps me grounded.
- Michelle Idell Brake, Marin County Schools
For the past three years, I've been showing people how purpose is in the form of Love, Joy, Happiness and the like.
The power of this approach is showing up now. Thinking about a life altering purpose now is impossible give all that is going on. But with a little training you can bring Love or Joy or Happiness to any area of your life regardless of the circumstances.Learn How
Our purpose is about “Ease and Excitement” and focusing on that during these times has been really helpful. We continue to make our service as simple as possible which helps our clients and their clients. And we are exploring ways to serve new clients as they look for new approaches to connect with and serve their clients. These aren’t easy times but having our purpose in place helps us find things to be excited about and that feels like a win.
-Tota Mukherjee - CEO of Soldsie.com
My purpose, which is about people being great, has been helping me because I've been really sick. Not sure if I had the virus or not but I was out for a good week or so. And rather than trying to impress people, I just got real and authentic with them and let them know what was going on in my world.
The interesting part is that I got a huge response from that and now I'm helping my clients get creative in ways to generate income so they can pay their bills and mortgages. This is isn't easy but the more grounded I am in me, the better I feel at helping people. Which in turn helps me keep moving forward.
- Ted Prodromou - Author and Linkedin Coach
These are the types of things you get in you get clear on who you are and how to be more of it in your life.Get Started
Happiness is my thing and while I don’t think about it every day it definitely has been in my thoughts more since all this started. I’ve been thinking about how the small things make me happy and I’ve been slowing down and appreciating my day to day life.
And I started thinking about how I can bring some smiles and laughter to other people so I resurrected a puppet routine that I haven’t done in 20 years and started putting videos of me and Willy (my puppet) on Facebook. I’m not sure what will come of this but I know performing makes me happy and I’m hoping I can bring some happiness to families as they are stuck at home.