This is the first in our Profiles of Purpose series where we talk to people who are doing an amazing job of living, working, and serving on purpose. Jackie Brewton was one of the first people that popped into Kevin’s mind. She has made her purpose serving children and teens to dream bigger, bring them hope, and empower them to do more. And she realized that it all started with parents.
Listen to the full episode:
- Jackie shares how she realized that the best place to start in changing kids’ lives is with the parents. Her mission, her purpose has evolved especially in the last year.
- Jackie worked for a large corporation for many years, and she even knew that that wasn’t her purpose. She shares the story of when she told her boss that exact thing, and that she never intended to stay at the corporation. Even after 18 years.
- The Path was a book that began to change Jackie’s life. It challenged her to write a vision of what her perfect life looked like. When she did, it became a light that got her through the next 3 years until she could begin work to make it a reality. Jackie shares what she wrote.
- How often do you accidentally say something that makes you realize you’re waiting for some outside force to make a change before you take hold of your life and your destiny? Jackie shares her own version of realizing she was holding out for no good reason.
- You know how failure feels when it happens? Jackie’s reason for leaving her job, one she enjoyed, failed. The non-profit never was funded. But she stayed true to the mission, and her purpose manifested elsewhere. Jackie and Kevin discuss how that has played out in her life.
- Success is when you add value to your own life. Significance is when you add value to all the lives around you. Write that down somewhere. Live it!
This episode was the first in our Profile of Purpose series, where we’re talking to people who are doing an amazing job of living, working or serving on purpose – if you know someone who would make a great profile of purpose, I’d love for you to email me at Kevin@Kevindmonroe.com.