Finding your purpose doesn’t require a 3-day fasting exercise in a Tibetan cave. Though that experience seems quite interesting, finding your purpose can be as simple as looking in the mirror.
What was that one thing that you didn’t know how to do, that you finally figured out? Maybe it’s not even something that you are good at, perhaps it’s just something that you know really well (ya know – they say, “those who can’t do, teach.”)
Let’s say that there was a time in your life that you hit rock bottom and never thought you would see the light. You went through a huge transformation and now your on top of the world. What do you think your purpose is?
Did you finally find god, but it took a lot of questions and struggle to get there?
We are here. On this earth. To help others. That is our purpose.
Can we have many purposes? I do. Can our purpose change as we grow? Mine has (many times).
Ask yourself, “How can I help people by using the gifts I have been given, or the knowledge that I have?” What are people always asking of you? Are you the one they call to help organize? Are you the one they call to help fix their car? Are they asking you how to put an outfit together? Are you the one they call for cooking advice?
Every successful business that exists today solves a problem for someone. Everyone who has found their purpose, has found it by helping others with what they already found a solution for.
What is something that you struggled with big time that now your really good at because someone helped you out? It’s time to pay it forward!
Can business and purpose align? Absolutely. Does your purpose HAVE to align with your career? Not really. You can fulfill your purpose at anytime. It doesn’t have to be your 9-5. Sometimes when we are lucky, our purpose consumes us so much, and provides financial opportunity that we are forced to quit our day job. If this doesn’t happen for you, that is ok too, just focus right now on what you can do to help people. What brings joy to your heart? What is it that you become so consumed with, that you cant focus on anything else? That. That is your purpose.
Just because someone else may get more attention for their purpose, does not mean that yours is any less valuable. You don’t have to be Oprah to make a big impact. Sometimes it can be as simple as teaching women how to apply makeup.