Over the past 10 years there has been something of a renaissance in the business world around the idea of purpose.
People are less and less content doing work they don’t find meaningful. The value being placed on the contributions made to the world, as well as emotional and spiritual wellbeing is on the rise. You can see this across industries, countries, generations, and politics – and it is truly a wonderful thing. Humans were meant to have purpose in their lives, and with this idea becoming more mainstream, more and more people are able to take the risks and do the personal exploration that is vital for happier lives and healthier communities.There is a purpose revolution happening.Click To Tweet
This is why I’m launching the Higher Purpose Podcast, where we will explore meaning and purpose together, and with industry leaders who are living and working purposefully.
One of the themes that we are going to be returning to again and again is the idea of the 7 people who enter your life and make a huge impact on your journey to finding your purpose.
There are certain people who you will meet in your life, who are going to make a huge difference for you in different ways. They will impact how you think and feel, and what you do.
These people may appear once in a lifetime, or regularly. They may be in your life for a long time, or for only a brief window – no matter what kind of relationship you have with them – they are going to matter.
Here’s a quick list of the roles these people play in your life.
- Awakener – who alerts you to your purpose
- Doubter – who questions your worth
- Encourager – who encourages and has confidence in you
- Hero – who inspires and models greatness
- Mentor – who you have a close and trusting relationship with
- Critic – who thwarts your progress
- Ally – who supports and helps you
Even though some of these people can cause you pain – they are ALL instructive and necessary to help you connect with your purpose. For those that bring you comfort and joy – tell them! Listen to the episode, download the worksheet by subscribing below and most importantly – tell the people who have affected you (positively) that they have done so.
Most of us never realize that while other people have this kind of impact on us – we play the same roles for others. Discovering that you have been a Mentor, or Encourager, or Awakener can be a rare and precious gift. Be generous with it.
Reach out in whatever way feels comfortable to you- and if that way is Twitter (because public accolades never hurt anyone!) please use the Hashtag #7people and mention me as well, if space allows (@Kevin_Monroe). I’d love to know who these people are in your life and join you in celebrating them.
Please also take a moment to head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. If you like it, then giving us a rating and a review will be very helpful.
I would also like to invite you to become a member of The Higher Purpose Community on Facebook where we’re going to be having weekly discussions every Thursday about purpose, following each of the podcast episodes as they are released.
Here’s what we’re going to be talking about this week:
I’m shamelessly asking you to do quite a lot of things, aren’t I?
There’s a good reason for that.
This is a new project that I am very excited about, and feel it is going to be a powerful tool for learning, connecting, and growing as individuals and as a community. In the early days of a new podcast launch, having as many people listening, downloading, sharing, and reviewing the podcast will make a huge difference in how it’s received – and how many MORE people are able to find it, and join us together in this journey.
More than that, and more than anything else – I want to hear from you – by whichever method suits you the most! Please like, share, subscribe, or all of the above – and I’ll be back next week with an enlightening conversation I had with Mark Timm, CEO of Ziglar Family and Cottage Garden Inc. We’re going to be talking about how what works in a business can and SHOULD work in a family.