My life purpose
My life purpose both excites and scares me.
If I’m honest, I feel a little vulnerable just to share it.
You see, over the years my life purpose has grown. It used to be and feel small, humble and perhaps even a little fluffy.
Today it has become a monster, a creature (ha my autocorrect changed it to that from creator!) from the deep, that will eventually create a new world.
I’m embarrassed because I imagine people reading about my life purpose, and laughing, saying either; who does he think he is to even think he could do something that big?”
Or, "he’ll never do that..”
I cringe at that prospect but I’m well prepared for it. You see my inner critic has been saying the same to me for years.
To find your life purpose you’re going to have to face such fears, doubts and insecurities a thousand times and then some. So here’s one more from me.
The 4 key iterations of my life purpose
This is how my purpose has developed and grown over the last decade. I've listed them in chronological order and number 4 is the latest iteration that I am working with.
1. To stand tall and proud in my light and to radiate love and light around the world.
2. To help a million people change their lives.
3. To help and inspire 100 million people and give them belief, hope and all the tools they need to change their lives and the world.
4. To bring life purpose into the minds and hearts of mankind. To create a new world with life purpose at its centre.
Why does life purpose grow?
As you can see there’s a clear progression in each of these iterations. That’s how true life purpose always works but why?
To answer that I’d like to tell you a short story.
I once went on a road trip to Las Vegas with friends.
We arrived very late, were ravenously hungry and couldn’t find anywhere open in our area still serving food. Finally, we found a steakhouse.
When the food came the plate was piled high with admittedly amazing looking vegetables and a huge juicy steak that hung over each side of the plate.
I took one look at it and found that my hunger had disappeared and that I was unable to even attempt to eat it.
In exactly the same way, had I been given the latest iteration of my life purpose upfront I would probably never have started or done anything about it at all. It would’ve been too much for me.
So, the Universe gives you your life purpose in bite-sized amounts that stretch you each time. Each time, I am triggered and feel daunted. Each time, I have to go away, work through my fears and doubts and then take whatever actions are needed. Time and time again. Each iteration took as long as it needed to but generally I’d work on them for 1.5 to 3 years each.
Yes, this is definitely a long-term venture.
When I was able to fulfil that purpose, not necessarily, in fact rarely, having fully accomplished it, I was given a new, bigger iteration.
Every time a new version lands it feels exciting, a little overwhelming and requires a lot of emotional and practical work for me to get to a place where I feel capable and strong enough to do it.
What I had to do to fulfil just one iteration of my life purpose
When I received the first iteration of my life purpose, I just knew what I had to do.
It was to stand tall and proud in my light and to spread light and love around the world.
To me it was pretty clear what that meant. I needed to overcome my not inconsiderable fear of public speaking. After all, how else could I stand tall and spread light around the world?
I joined Toastmasters, the amazing public speaking organisation, and forced myself to stand up and speak each time I went.
As I went up the stairs to deliver my first full speech I felt like I was going up to the gallows but I persisted.
Each time I went I worked through all my fears and doubts about it. It was uncomfortable and hideous but I did it.
Now I actually enjoy public speaking much more. Sometimes, when it’s over, I even love it.
I worked on that as the core issue and challenge to overcome for around two years. At that point, I had done enough and felt I was able to fulfil that 1st iteration of my life purpose.
Shortly, after the second iteration dropped in to confirm that.
All of that prepared me for the next iteration which was much bigger.
Other than sit quietly in a dark room as people read this, there’s a good to-do list.
Just by following my life purpose I’m always building stronger internal foundations. They’re essential to be able to create something big and enduring.
The next stage is to do a lot more videos, get more media exposure, PR and start to do more public speaking.
My life purpose book will be published once the numbers and audience are larger. That’s really exciting as its a new medium and has the potential to reach a new audience.
As it stands, follower numbers are only just starting to grow.
One of my key challenges for a long time was breaking through a fear of being fully seen.
Having worked through that it’s time to put myself out there and to take the next step.
To create a new world with life purpose at its centre is still a little daunting to say the least.
I’m taking one practical step at a time or I’m clearing my fears and doubts. Often it’s the latter but that’s ok.
Sharing all of this with you now is another big step forward. My intention and hope is to inform you and inspire some to embark upon their own life purpose journey.
Two things are clear to me:
* I can't do all of this by myself
* It's not about me
To deliver this it's going to require a giant collective effort delivered by hundreds, if not thousands, of people around the world. It will require help and input of all kinds, from all kinds of people.
I trust that the right people will show up when they're meant to.
I call upon those people of goodwill who feel called to aid us in our purpose to come forward.
Together let's create a new world based upon life purpose.
We're particularly interested to hear from..
I'm particularly interested in connecting with like-minded people in the following kinds of area:
*Brands interested in partnering
*Other life purpose coaches and teachers
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Get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.
And finally, if you're potentially interested in either group or 121 coaching to help you find and live your life purpose once and for all, please get in touch, I'd love to help.
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