Are you wondering how to find your purpose?
“The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder—a waif, a nothing, a no man.”
– Thomas Carlyle
Perhaps you’ve been feeling tired, weighed down, or overwhelmed. Maybe you’ve been told that’s just life, that’s just the way it is, or that’s how it’s always been and/or always will be.
After all, we’re simply human / we live on Earth / [insert other lame excuses here].
“It is usually meaningless work, not overwork, that wears us down, saps our strength, and robs our joy.”
– Rick Warren
Deep down, you know there’s something more to life. There’s got to be something more than survival, stability, or even success. You crave significance.
But you’re already doing so much. How can you do less while achieving more?
Find your purpose and focus on what matters most.
When you find your purpose, you can:
In 2015, I went into business for myself and started freelancing as a virtual assistant for Silicon Valley executives.
I'm now an intuitive business coach helping spiritual entrepreneurs create more freedom in their lives.
So much has changed over the past few years, and it took asking myself the right questions to get to where I am now.
Here are five essential questions to ask yourself to gain clarity in your business. These journal prompts can help you whether you're just starting a business or you're an experienced entrepreneur looking to reignite your spark.
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This is not your superficial fluff. Who are you really?
Dig deep with this. If you're not sure, turn to your soul for answers. Your heart already knows.
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I struggled with self-acceptance for many years. I hadn’t learned to embrace my ethnicity, and as a result, I hadn’t fully accepted myself. How could I truly love other people if I didn’t even love myself?
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“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Harry S. Truman
During my freshman year in college, the Arizona Star called and asked me if I wanted to subscribe to their newspaper.
“I’m a college student. I don’t read,” I answered before hanging up the phone.
What I meant to say is that I don’t read for fun. Over ten years later, that’s still true. I don’t read for fun. I read to learn.
That wasn’t always the case. When I was growing up, I read a lot, and mostly for pleasure. As soon as I could talk, I was constantly bugging my mom to read with me, and by kindergarten, I was reading chapter books. During the summer our local library ran a reading program for kids, complete with milestones and prizes. The go-getter that I was, I always won all of the prizes long before the program ended. Throughout elementary and middle school, I carried at least one or two books with me at all times. Reading was a...
Confession: I'm an introvert and I don't make friends very easily.
I work from home and could easily spend all day in my pajamas without speaking to a soul. However, I don't want to be a recluse, so I've been making a conscious effort to meet new people and make new friends.
The problem is that new friends come with new opportunities, and new opportunities often mean new challenges.
If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you. -Fred DeVito
A challenge recently arose when my new friend messaged me out of the blue.
"Want to come with me to this next Saturday?" she asked. She sent me the link to a personal development workshop being hosted at a local yoga studio.
I scanned the description. Journaling? Mantras? Meditation? Count me in!
But then I read the part about trusting. Community. Partnered exercises. Group activities. All of my least favorite things.
My insides curdled.
I was the girl who avoided eye contact and crossed the street so I wouldn't...
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After working customer service and retail for several years, the word "business" left a bad taste in my mouth. The Go-Giver opened up my eyes to the possibilities of what business can (and should) be like. This book seriously changed my life and was a major catalyst in my decision to become an entrepreneur. I recommend it to everyone I meet who's a business owner, and even some people who aren't.
I'm not a naturally thankful person. I have to consciously work to have and express gratitude. Here are some of the ways I've learned how to be more grateful.
In 1936, Dale Carnegie published his famous self-help book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. His advice, “Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain,” is one of the keys to cultivating a grateful heart. After all, we can’t be practicing an attitude of gratitude if we’re criticizing, condemning, or complaining.
“Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.”
– Dale Carnegie
One of my mentors took this a step further, with what he calls the “6 C’s.”
The first time I heard this, I felt so convicted.
I was doing all of these.
It was no wonder I was miserable!
How could I overcome my weaknesses and create a more joyful life?
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I've personally had great success using positive affirmations to alleviate anxiety and depression, cope with stress and chronic illness, and overall maintain a positive attitude and outlook on life.
What’s important to know about affirmations is that there’s no one-size-fits-all mantra out there. Additionally, there’s no right or wrong way to use them. Positive affirmations aren’t about “doing it right” or “doing it enough,” but about using a tool...
Self-care is the practice of taking action to preserve and improve your own health. Creating an effective self-care practice involves taking an active role in protecting your own well-being and happiness, particularly during periods of stress.
Nope! Self-care isn't selfish at all. In fact, self-care comes first.
Keep reading to learn how you can incorporate self-care into your daily routine.
"Holistic" gets a bad reputation for being mystical or mysterious. Really, it's just an all-encompassing approach for viewing health and wellness. Holistic health is based on the understanding that each area of our life is connected to each other.
Holistic self-care includes adding value to each area of your life:
Consistently adding value to each area of your life is not only the foundation of a healthy, holistic self-care...