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Quote of the Week: Career is what you’re paid for. Calling is what you’re made for. Ed Young

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Adam Leipzig, Calling, Career, Career Exploration Workshop, Ed Young, Interest Inventory | 0 comments

Quote: Career is what you are paid for. Calling is what you are made for. Ed Young

Your career is what you do to earn money. Your calling is the reason you were made. Its your purpose. If you didn’t happen to catch the video of the week last week, Adam Leipzig discussed how to find your life purpose in 5 minutes. So because I am a big fan of finding purpose, here are the 5 questions to ask yourself to identify your purpose.

  1. Who are you?

  2. What do you do? What is the one thing right now you feel supremely qualified to teach others?

  3. Who do you do it for?

  4. What those people want and need?

  5. How will they change as a result?

Did you answer them? Good. Now how does your purpose apply to your career? Do you need to follow a different career path to fulfill your purpose? If you need help identifying different career options try an interest inventory or a career exploration workshop. But the most important thing you can do is take action. Begin to move towards your calling. Things may not happen overnight. But nothing will change unless you initiate change.
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Quote of the Week: There is no greater tragedy than a life that is lived without purpose. Ed Young

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Ed Young, Life, Purpose, Tragedy | 0 comments

There is no greater tragedy than a life that is lived without purpose.  Ed Young

Purpose – The reason for which something is created.

For awhile, I worked in nursing homes. I had countless clients, most of whom were well past the age of 75. I listened to many stories. But the ones I found the most heartbreaking were the ones from people who had not found their true purpose in life. Or if they found their purpose, squandered it.

One of my clients I remember vividly is Mr. Jones*. He was a handsome man in his day. He was also athletic and talented. But he was a bit of a ne’er do well. He spent more time in jail than out. He had plenty of potential and boatloads of squandered opportunities. But more importantly, he coasted through life, no direction, no purpose. Mr. Jones died a few months after I met him. But I would often sit and wonder what he could he have accomplished had he found his true calling and followed it. I wondered that about many of my former patients. Years before I started working in the nursing homes, I used to wonder about my own purpose. I worked for years in the IT industry, but I hated it. I didn’t feel like I was making a difference. So I changed course.

Do you feel this way? Do you feel like you are drifting along in life with no direction? Are you still trying to figure out your purpose? Are you scared that you are wasting your life? Then take action today. Figure out your true path in life. But you don’t have to go it alone. If you want to get out of that rut you’re in, contact me today for a free coaching session. Let’s get you on the right path today.

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