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Reframing Purpose

This week we explore Purpose.

We’re sure you’d agree it has become a buzzword today; everyone seems to talk about being purposeful and meaningful. It looks like without one; you’re not living life in a meaningful way? Well, let me dismantle that belief.

Purpose undoubtedly is a crucial piece of what we call your compass. An internal navigation system that allows you to lead your life in intentional ways, at the source of it is Purpose.

Today people use Purpose to explain ‘what they do. Need proof, try having multiple conversations with people and ask them what they believe their Purpose is. We’ve done so, and here are examples of what has been said before:

  1. Bringing businesses together
  2. Making bespoke water-tight contracts possible for companies.
  3. Knowing your home is in good hands
  4. Restoring faith in marketing, one client at a time
  5. Getting you noticed on the internet
  6. Helping you communicate effectively to your target audience

Even the famous Simons Sinek’s Golden Circle, presented in one of his most influential videos, misinterprets it as Purpose.

Let me ask, “when was the last time you questioned a business’s purpose before purchasing its products?” was that a qualifier to your decision-making? Perhaps not in such a direct way.

What perhaps helped you make a decision was the values the company expressed. The impact within you can be so fast that you’re unaware of it. Expressed through their actions and behaviour.

A ‘why’ is a reason.

Why do you do it? -> What are the ‘reasons’ behind what you do? -> What is the decisive reason you do what you do?

Here are examples reasons, though you may have many of your own:

  • I believe that life needs this type of change
  • I want to be able to make my family happy
  • I want to live longer to see my children get married
  • I’ve always been like this; I MUST make the change
  • I know I’m meant for more

 

So what is a Purpose?

It has enabled you to do what you do—allowing you to overcome the hurdles. It gave you powerful reasons [why’s] to accomplish what you are here to do.

Here is what we define Purpose to be:

Purpose is who you are without thinking.

It creates more focus on the world around you, allowing you to make more informed decisions in your life.

You are your Purpose and to lean into it, you must be active in doing something that fulfils you; only then can you say you are purposeful in what you do.

Here is a snippet of a Purpose workshop and the effects of forming realisations of who you are; we did it with an incredible person, Selma Makuiii; take a listen.

Are you looking to Find Purpose? Here’s how we can help; Find Purpose.

Champions, stay purposeful by taking action in what brings you the most fulfilment.

Anks Patel

Peoplepreneur® – Life & Mindset Coach

Stay Fulfilled.

If there is value here for you, I'm sure someone else could benefit too, please contribute it forward. I appreciate you!

Your True Villain

It’s the one question I have always thought about. Was it that we weren’t good enough, clever or smart enough, gifted enough, lucky enough, having the right environment, the right people around us? All are valid contributors but not the sole reason.

We are in control of what enters and sticks.

We all have challenges, obstacles, problems, difficulties, issues, disconnections, frustrations, misalignments, fear, a lack of confidence, or whatever it is that is stopping us. If something is affecting you, it’s not because something is wrong on the outside; it’s what’s happening inside. You see, a top-level orchestrator within you has power over you, your true villain!

The Villain – ‘Lack of Direction’

‘Direction’ sits in your decisions, choices, behaviour, action, movement, thoughts, application, and speech. Taking control over how you progress in your life, business, career, or even in a job is a matter of controlling the directions we give ourselves. With the proper directives, we can avoid results that do not work in our favour.

Anything that is not empowering you is a directive that needs to be readdressed. They can reside in your beliefs, values, thoughts, clarity, awareness, and understanding, knowledge.

Check out this basic illustration:

When we are genuinely congruent within ourselves (top section), we can make informed decisions about our future, down to daily choices and actions (bottom section).

You see, there is a reaction to every action we take; think of it as a feedback loop that either takes you towards or away from achieving what you wanted. For many people knowing what they are aiming for is not yet defined, or it’s for a short-term win.

The trouble here is that staying in a mindset of short term will keep you constantly questioning the wrong things, we need to reframe that.

We believe that addressing the villain and defining what sets those directives up is the beginning journey to an intentional life, what we determine to be a personal compass. An internal navigation system directs our life’s what, where, how and why.

I will dive into what this looks like in the paid membership in the coming weeks for those looking for a deeper understanding.

As Peoplepreneur® grows, I will update you on how we are shaping this into a live group programme but in the meantime, I want you to think over the following:

 

Where are your efforts propelling you towards?

From working at a job to earn money, building a business, spending time with a friend, speaking on stage, traveling to another country, whatever it may be, where are you taking yourself? Get clear on it.

You see, investing your time and committing yourself to something should bring you joy not only for passion but because it is an intentional step closer to your end goal.

Direct your life.

Anks Patel

Peoplepreneur® – Life & Mindset Coach

Stay Fulfilled.

If there is value here for you, I'm sure someone else could benefit too, please contribute it forward. I appreciate you!