Purpose in Tough Conversations

Uncategorized Mar 07, 2018

Recently, I saw a friend that had posted something that was degrading towards a minority community of people. I have called him out for derogatory comments before but I always just ended up angry and felt not very effective in my delivery. But this time I actually knew a bit more about him. For all that says, he is actually about people feeling loved and supported (his words).

When I saw him I said "I saw the post and I know you are about people being loved and supported and I don't think that did either of those for that group of people and their families." He was surprised but we ended up having a long conversation about what he meant. 

At one point he said "well how am I supposed to post anything?".

Took me a couple seconds to respond but then I said "well maybe that is the point. Because you are about people being love and supported you don't get to just post anything. You have to take a moment and explain what you are thinking so they know where you are coming from."

I'm...

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Reason #47 why label your purpose up in conversation

Uncategorized Mar 01, 2018

Reason 47 why we need to be bringing up our purpose in conversations - because labeling your purpose helps the other person understand the energy he/she is experiencing but can't quite figure out.

You may be about joy or happiness or transforming the world but that won't be exactly clear to the person if you don't label it. Then what happens is as you speak that the person feels that energy and tries to figure it out (aka "where is this person coming from?").

But since what he can't quite put a finger on it doubts creep in about you, your energy and then probably himself (as things often return to ourselves of course).

But if you say "I am about this" or "My purpose is..." then you are bringing clarity to what he is feeling. That will put his wondering mind to rest and allow him to hear what you are saying.

This is really important for people that have just discovered their own purpose. Of course you are present to it and you think everyone can see it. But they don't - especially...

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Let your purpose shine through

Uncategorized Feb 27, 2018

Pulling together quotes on purpose and re-read Marianne Williamson's "Our deepest fear..." quote for the first time since I really got clear on my purpose (helping people see the greatness in themselves and others). The last part jumped out at me:

"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

To me this says that the more we share our purpose the more we give others the freedom to embrace their own. Goes with Brene Brown's work about the power of vulnerability. The more we share our purpose (and take actions consistent with it) we are showing people that it's possible to step past their own fears and to share who they really are.

Each of us is amazing and unique in our own way and have a much greater impact than we know (my videos prove that). So I know I sound crazy when I talk about the power of sharing your purpose in everyday language but when...

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