This is the first episode of 2019, and it comes with a disclaimer. This one might be a little weird. In fact, it could be the weirdest episode we’ve done yet! While the actual New Year only comes, well, once a year, these seven hopes should be with you every month of every year, starting right now. Listen to the full episode:
That you are awakened to purpose, and that you awake and arise to purposeful living
Purpose is a choice that we all make on a daily basis. Do we live for ourselves or for something larger? Living for yourself is a very small life. A year of purpose is lived 365 days a year, one day at a time.
That you live authentically, and that you live in authenticity
Poet E. E. Cummings has several quotes that Kevin shares which drive this hope home:
- “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
- “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”
- “We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
That you displace the limiting beliefs that hold you back
We all have limiting beliefs; some we are aware of and some we aren’t. Kevin invokes another poet, Marianne Williamson, and her work, “Our Greatest Fear.” In short, many of us aren’t really afraid of failing. What we’re really afraid of is being very successful. Instead, liberate others by liberating yourself.
That you ride the waves and make ripples
We did warn you this would be a little weird, but think about it. We’re all riding waves that began long ago, but are you aware that you’re making ripples that will one day become waves? Kevin shares some anecdotes you might be able to relate to about both waves and ripples.
That you will be present more often in the next 12 months
What’s the value of living in the now? It’s the only time we truly have. We might be blessed enough to live tomorrow, and that will be another ‘now,’ but it isn’t guaranteed, and it won’t be the same as THIS ‘now.’ You won’t have the same opportunities as you have in this ‘now.’
That you flourish and thrive in the next 12 months
You might think this is Pollyanna, airy-fairy, but if you want the truth, flourishing isn’t ‘fluffy.’ Instead, a state of flourishing is how we were created to live. This is how we express the great concept of ‘shalom.’ Kevin explains what it really means.
That you enjoy community
If you’ve listened to the podcast, there’s no doubt you’ve heard Kevin’s rallying cry: “Purpose thrives in community and starves in isolation.” Be intentional about who you surround yourself with, perhaps now more than ever before. Check out the Higher Purpose community on Facebook!
Transform YOUR Team!
If you’re a leader who is, or wants to be entrusted with the transformation of your team, join me and 6 other leaders for a year-long journey of transformation that will help you release your brilliance, and help others do the same. Email Kevin@Kevindmonroe.com to begin the application process.