By living a life of passion and purpose you can move from desperation to joy … from confusion to clarity … from dissatisfaction to fulfilment. By flourishing as a person, you will enrich your life. I want to encourage you to think about what you truly want in this lifetime and then provide you with the tools and accountability to move towards that.
I believe health equals freedom. I believe relationships equal fulfilment. I believe a satisfying career and financial abundance create options and allow us to experience all the beauty this world has to offer.
I believe you need to determine your top values and live in line with those. Values are a lens through which we see the world and a filter through which we can make decisions. We will always have challenges in life, but if we are living in alignment with our values, they aren’t challenges at all—they are steps along the journey to fulfilment.
My mission in life is to help people flourish. I believe the best way to be happy and fulfilled is to grow. I believe the fastest way to grow is to be pushed and held accountable to your dreams. I believe the smartest way to get outside your comfort zone is to do so with help from a caring, passionate mentor who has been there and done it all before. I am here to push you and support you.
I am here to hold your hand and kick your butt. I have reached a point in my life where I would rather help other people experience more abundance, joy, and beauty in their lives than seek more for myself. The irony is that the more people I help, the more satisfied I become.
There was a time in my own life when I had achieved what many people perceived to be success. However, I felt hollow inside. I searched for solutions and ran into obstacles multiple times. I realised I was doing well financially, but I wasn’t feeling fulfilled. I knew I had done well in business, but I wasn’t feeling what I thought I’d feel as a result of my accomplishments.
I saw I was in great shape, but my relationship wasn’t where I wanted it to be. I looked like I was living the high life, but I had financial issues nobody knew about. In short, I was out of balance. I was unaware of my core values and my purpose on this earth. I sensed I wasn’t alone, and I went on a mission to find clarity and experience as much joy, abundance, and beauty as I could generate—for myself and the people I loved and cared about.
I became determined to create opportunities for people and provide them with the means and the accountability to live epic lives. That is why I wrote this book.
There is a Japanese concept called “ikigai”, which loosely translates to “a reason for being”. The word refers to having a meaningful direction or purpose in life, constituting the sense of one’s life being made worthwhile, with actions taken towards achieving one’s “ikigai” resulting in satisfaction and a sense of meaning to life. (Wikipedia)
The best way to live a life of purpose is to identify your values and passions. I believe that passion, contribution, and self-awareness are the keys to a beautiful life. You simply cannot go through life without identifying these critical components to fulfilment. Some of these tasks can seem overwhelming, and you might not know where to start, but just start! Do something! There is no right and wrong. You don’t have to show anyone. And what I find is that once you start, you get thinking, then you get immersed, then you get creative, and then the way forward appears.
I believe feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, and boredom, and even depression and anxiety stem from not living a life you love. That sounds simple, but have you ever seen someone who is so clear on what they want from life, and pursuing it voraciously, looking dejected? There is so much juice that can be squeezed from this life. Don’t worry for one second about failure! Winners know that there is no failure – it isn’t about winning or losing, succeeding or failing…there’s only success and learning.
I promise you won’t regret it. I’m part realist, part idealist, and entirely passionate to make things happen.! I believe that too many people are not living fulfilling lives and it’s just not good enough. If you want to open your eyes and learn a whole lot about yourself, take the first steps towards designing your dream life.
I love this story! the cleaner at the hospital had the same sense of ownership and pride in what he does as the doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff!
So, what is the first step? It could be any one of a number of things, such as:
- Do the goal setting exercises in the previous chapter
- Create a vision for your life following the steps in the previous chapter
- Book a call with me
- Do the Create a Vision for Your Life online program which can be found at inlifecoaching.com.au
- Have a crack at identifying your top 6 personal core values and ask yourself whether the way you spend your time reflects those
- Ask yourself how you could spend more time living in line with the values you listed in the point above
I do this work because I love it. I wake up excited every day. I want the same for you.