“What were you put on Earth to do?” is one of the first questions I ask potential coaching clients. No matter what level of success they’ve already attained, I want to know how they define their life’s purpose. I’ve been amazed over the past few months at the number of times I’ve heard, “I’m not sure” from ambitious and accomplished professional women.
The most shocking response came from a top level marketing executive who told me, “I’m in a high paying career at the top of the corporate ladder. Yet, for some reason, and I’m not sure what it is, this is not the right place for me. I’m ready to make some changes, but I just don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing…I can’t answer this purpose question right now.”
Her response reminded me of a quote from Brian Tracy – “Many people scramble frantically to climb the ladder of success, only to find that it is leaning against the wrong building.”
You may find yourself in a similar situation . You’re making lots of money and doing something that you do well, but you know you’re not being true to yourself. It’s a horrible feeling to know that you are settling for less than God’s best for you.
I’ve been blessed to discover what I was created for. I live each day with passion, purpose and power – and I want the same for you. For the next few weeks, The Laser Coaching Moment will focus on helping you to discover and live in your purpose.
This week, I’d like for you to begin defining your life’s purpose. Use this Life Purpose Exercise from Jack Canfield’s Success Principles as a guide.
1.) List two of your unique personal qualities such as
“enthusiasm” and “creativity.”
2.) List one or two ways you enjoy expressing those qualities
when interacting with others, such as “to support” and ”
3.) Assume the world is perfect. Describe it as you see it – what are people doing, how are they interacting, what does it feel like?
4.) Combine your three answers above into a single statement such as: “My purpose is to use my creativity and enthusiasm to support and inspire others to freely express their talents in a harmonious and loving way.”
My challenge to you:
Take 30 minutes to complete the Life Purpose Exercise.
Get crystal clear about your purpose and begin to create a definite plan to live in that purpose with a Focus 40 Success Strategy session. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your session TODAY!
To your success,
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Benecia Ponder is a professional life coach and speaker. Her company, Benecia Ponder Coaching, is dedicated to helping you live life with greater levels of health, wealth, and happiness. If you want o find out how you can enjoy a more passionate, purposeful, and powerful life, visit www.beneciaponder.com.
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