A little while ago I shared a video about a topic called the Blue Ocean Strategy, which in business is essentially about heading out into new territory where other people or businesses aren’t going, and using that new direction to create another path. Although that was talking more about my recent work at that time, I realized that much of my life I have been going against the grain in many ways rather than following along. Sometimes this has come back to bite me, but often it has served me well (even if it came in the form of learning something from the bite).
I think I have a natural tendency to question things, not so much from a purely skeptical side, but more so from a continual need to seek answers, solve problems or find resolution. Inquiry is a place of wonder for me.
Then, a couple of weeks ago I shared a video about an experience I had where I feel like I have now discovered my life’s purpose. It involved tears. It was like I struck the spiritual gold I had been searching for after decades of digging. I had been doing things close to this for a long time, but couldn’t really hone in on it until just recently. My purpose is to help people lead more fulfilling lives through growth, connection and overcoming struggles.
There were some comments and questions about what I meant. No, I’m not a life coach, though there is nothing wrong with that. I’m a personalized consultant who brings an outside perspective to helping address various situations – in life and in business.
This can be whatever it is for that person, as it is not about defining it for people, but to assist them in finding and strengthening those things for themselves. We all need a little assistance and direction at times.
Like many people, I used to measure success by how much money I made, how many goals I’ve accomplished or some similar thing. At other times I thought I had to give up my dreams of monetary rewards in order to help others. However, I now fully realize that my success is measured by me in terms of the quality of life I live and the relationships and experiences I have. This also means that I don’t have to give up financial goals to help people, or the other way around. I also don’t have to live up to someone else’s standards. It just means that my focus is very different and that I know that as long as I’m staying true to myself that the results will be happiness and fulfillment, which includes various forms of success.
If you’re wondering where you fit in and how to find fulfillment for yourself, maybe I can help. At the very least, we could connect and have a good conversation. I’d love to hear from you. You can also sign up for a free video in the top right corner of my site that can provide some immediate help.