Archives for Life Purpose
Three Exercises for Finding Your Purpose in Life
Ya Gotta Do What Ya Gotta Do
…there are people who try to look as if they are doing a good and thorough job, and then there are the people who actually damn well do it, for its own sake.” ~ John D. MacDonald If you haven’t figured it out by now from wandering around my website, I used to work in the Engineering and Construction industry. One time years ago, I was asked to come in on a weekend to help prepare for a Monday morning proposal presentation to a client. It needed to get done for preliminary review by the executive team. I worked all day
Big Why, Integrity, and Showing Up.
Designing Your Sexy Second Act Means Saying “I Can! I Will!”
Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.–Jackie Joyner-Kersee There are so many thoughts running around in my head after watching Diana Nyad achieve her lifelong dream – on her FIFTH try – to be the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida outside of a shark tank. I love that every time she failed she checked in with herself to ask “Do I want this? Can I do this?” And I love that her heart said “I Can! I Will!” It would seem that the last question on her mind was whether or not
Your Purpose is Greater Aliveness!
Pain is the clarion of aliveness trumpeting that you are living in the marvelous tender cause of life! ~ Bryant McGill Do you ever wonder about what your purpose is? Does it give you a headache when you think about it? It used to be that way for me too. What if discovering your purpose isn’t as hard as you think. I love this quote from the teachings of Werner Erhard: “When you get rid of the blocks, what you have is aliveness, and when the blocks are gone, purpose emerges. There is no use searching externally for purpose, or
Why Celebrate Your Breakdowns?
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis. ~ Martha Beck How would you think about your life and world events differently if you saw breakdowns as worthy of celebration rather than something to be feared, distrusted or avoided? Okay, it’s true. It’s hard to celebrate something that doesn’t FEEL good. If they did they wouldn’t be called “breakdowns”. And when you’re in the middle of one it’s hard to see beyond it to the gift it has in store for you.
The Long and Winding Road
There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. ~ Christopher Morley When I was unexpectedly laid off my corporate job, the route to my future was FAR from planned out. I had to start where I was with what I had… A LOT of uncertainty A passion for coaching An idea that I wanted to make a living helping people like me who were going through an unanticipated career transition. Beyond that, I didn’t have a clue how to get started. It’s been a long and winding road. I’ve come to appreciate
Let’s Get Real – What’s Your Excuse?
If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place. – Orison Swett Marden A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about how excuses act as a crutch that gets in the way of going after dreams that matter. Now I’ve come across a video that made me take another look at the high cost of excuses. The video offers a rather harsh “GET REAL” look at excuses people make up to avoid going after GREAT CAREERS
Want an Encore Career? Tap Into Your Core Genius!
In most cases, your core genius is directly tied to your passions and life purpose. ~Jack Canfield Many people come into career and life coaching thinking that coaching will “fix” something they feel is “broken” in their lives or about them. At the same time, they feel anxious that whatever it is they’ve decided is “broken” may not be “fixable”. What I love best about career and life coaching is helping clients give up the notion that anything about them is “broken”. Instead, they get breathing room to absorb and appreciate their uniqueness. Seeing clients relax into accepting and falling in love with
How to Break Out of the Rut of Same Old Thinking!
“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” ~Tina Turner It’s challenging to create a Fresh Start when you are bogged down by the same old ways of thinking. Did you know that, depending on the source, research indicates that humans think somewhere between 60,000 and 90,000 thoughts each day? That’s a LOT of thinking! The problem with that much thinking is that we think the same old