On my own coaching journey started back in 2011 - I was at such a point of confusion in my life I didn't feel able to answer the fundamental question "What brings you joy". My coach gave me an exercise to do to help me answer that question and in doing so help define my purpose.
When I first did the exercise I was still a little disappointed as it didn't give me an answer to the question I thought I wanted to answer at that time which was all about what kind of job I should be doing that would make me happy. In reality the answer I gave back in 2011 makes so much more sense now.
I am so excited to share with you all now that my purpose really is to inspire others. To let you know that you can make a choice to let go of worry, anxiety, stress and confusion at any point, where ever you are on your journey. Once you discover your purpose you can apply that purpose to whatever it is that lets you achieve that way of being.
If your purpose is to live a joyful and happy life, helping others and you focus on that you will then see and take or create the opportunities to live that way of life. If you are looking for joy - you will find it in everything you do. It is about your state of mind and your ability to chose what you focus on. The picture at the top of this blog was taken by my local river. I walk the river often because I love it but that particular day the sunlight through the trees and the reflection in the water stopped me in my tracks and really made me feel so joyful I wanted to capture it.
Today my day started unusually early at 5am as my 5 month old puppy was very ill. I willingly got up to care for him, and clean up because he gives me joy. Being awake (and joyfully so) early also gave me the opportunity to listen to Tony Robbins and then be inspired to write,
If you too would like some help with your Life Purpose why not try out the same exercise by clicking on the link below. If you would like to find out more about your purpose, why not connect with me on one of my complementary 'How to Live a Life you Love' 60 minute sessions. You can find our more here.