Exploring the Idea of Purpose

I decided to take this opportunity to talk to you a bit about why I’m blogging. In taking my certification courses to become a Purpose Coach, Happiness Coach and Life Coach, I was forced to evaluate WHY I was taking these courses. The Internet is filled with various tips and techniques to help you when you’re feeling stuck and I exhausted all of that. The coaching helped consolidate all I’d learned over the years.

I learned that my purpose is not in my day job. It’s a mixture of various interests and it changes over time. My purpose for quite awhile was to be the best mom I could be. In a year and a half, both my kids will have grown and flown. We live in a very small town. They don’t intend to return other than to visit. It’s not that I’m done being a mom, but that purpose has morphed into something else that I’m still navigating.

My purpose, now that I have more time on my hands, is to share and teach what I’ve been taught. I believe that is a great way to help make the world a better place. If people were content and fulfilling their own purpose, the world would be much happier and more peaceful. Courses, such as the ones I have created, pull together teachings and activities and make them available in one spot. There are many courses out there and I don’t think there can ever be enough. Each one calls to specific people.

I’m also continuing to learn and take courses. This is part of my purpose as well. The more I learn, the more I can share.

I’m curious what others are doing to find their purpose. Feel free to comment.

4 Steps to Goal Success

Here’s just a snippet of what you’ll learn in the Minddesign Program.  You only have a couple of days left to register and there are only a few spots left!

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Step 1: Know what you really want
~ Brainstorm all of your goals and dreams for your life, including the ones you usually don’t allow yourself to want. Include areas of your life such as relationships, career, travel, money, health, etc.
~ Narrow down what your goals are in the next year and pick 1 to 4 to focus on.
Step 2: Believe you can achieve it
~ Remind yourself of your past successes, achieved goals, and overcome challenges. Find the good that has always come out of every situation, even the painful ones.
~ Use positive affirmation statements to build your confidence. Make sure they are present tense (as if they’re already happening) and positive (focusing on what you want, not last of what you don’t want.)
Step 3: Create a concrete plan for success
~Ensure your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Framed.
~ Create a structured plan by brainstorming everything you will need to do between now and when you reach your goal. Then break it down into what you can accomplish in the coming month, and then further into what you will work on this week.
~ Create accountability for yourself through an accountability partner, group, or coach.
Step 4: Stay committed and motivated
~ Reflect on what activities you can do that get you into a motivated state (such as music, exercise, etc).
~ Reflect on what demotivates you the most, such as disorganization, conflict, negative people, etc.
~ Overcome procrastination by asking yourself how much pain you will cause yourself if you procrastinate and ultimately don’t achieve your goal. Then consider what pleasure you’ll receive if you stop procrastinating and get powerful moment moving toward your goal.