Tired of approaches to purpose that are ‘lovely but useless’?

Tired of approaches to purpose that are ‘lovely but useless’?

Most people I meet are rightfully tired of approaches to purpose that are ‘lovely but useless’ — that skim the surface and lack the depth needed for startling recognition. Many struggle when success no longer satisfies and they don’t know what’s needed to live life...
Crafting motivation

Crafting motivation

What motivations? There are all sorts of different theories about motivation. In essence, one body of research talks about intrinsic and extrinsic motivators — activity and outcome based. Another body of research talks about personal and social motivators. I’ve...
One thing and another

One thing and another

It’s one thing to say they don’t get it. It’s another to admit I haven’t given them a way they can. It’s one thing to say they’re not open. It’s another to see how I close them down. It’s one thing to say I’m being myself....
Noise?

Noise?

We each have our gifts to share. They’re part of who we are and the way our lives are shaped. They’re our power to transform—ourselves and others. We are not our gender, sexuality, race, beliefs, language, hair coverage, parental status, belt size, psychology,...
Which category are you?

Which category are you?

Humanising isn’t objectifying. Treating you as a human is not the same as treating you as an object. Who you are as a person is not the same as any labels that describe you. Honouring your humanity is not the same as categorising things about you. Specific isn’t...
The same, uniquely

The same, uniquely

Why life on purpose? I wrote the book, Life on Purpose, because of the understandable and natural misunderstanding around our life’s work, the suffering that I saw many people experience around feeling misaligned with that, and the joy and fulfilment that can...

Acknowledgement

Here’s a great and entertaining TED video by behavioural economist Dan Ariely. Though his talk is about motivation in the context of workplace relationships, his points are just as applicable for our personal relationships. Fact is, it doesn’t matter...
When your one thing is all three

When your one thing is all three

Different aspects Most approaches to the question to ones ‘life purpose’ tend to assume it’s one of three things: You just need to use your primary talents You just need to do what really matters You just need to do what makes a difference to others...
Why it’s meaningless without meaning

Why it’s meaningless without meaning

What meaning? Without meaning, it’s meaningless. If what we’re doing seems devoid of what’s important for us, it’ll seem meaningless. I’ve had several jobs that seemed meaningless for me, though at the time I could not articulate why. For...

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