Ever since I graduated from law school and began my 6-figure paycheck, big law firm job only to find out it wasn’t at all what I thought it was going to be, I’ve been asking “what’s my purpose? Why am I here? What is this all about?”
Within recent months, it has all started to become more clear than ever before.
I recently began working with Tim Kelley, author of the book “True Purpose”. What’s interesting is I thought I had already found my life purpose and was doing it.
And yet, I felt drawn to Tim’s work. What I now see is that his work is taking me to another, much deeper level of my purpose.
I can now see that every single thing that has ever happened in my life, both those things I deemed to be “good” and those things I deemed to be “bad”, all happened to prepare me to fulfill my purpose as I now understand it in this moment.
Suddenly, it all makes sense.
There was a part of me that always knew this day was coming and I would occasionally catch enough of a glimpse of the future to know it was possible that one day I would really and truly get how everything fit together.
I’m grateful that it’s finally here.
Years of frustration, wonder, worry, uncertainty and fear have evaporated. There are still threads left, but 90% of the concern has disappeared from my awareness.
Ok, so now I’m going to tell you what I now understand to be my purpose, even though I feel slightly embarrassed when I write it out like this.
I am here to shine the light into the dark corners of your business and your life with absolute and total love, acceptance and support.
I make the hard things easier.
Specifically, at this moment in time, I am focusing this purpose around business by helping people take a look at the things we all avoid because they are hard - the difficult conversations, the business of your business, the financials, the legal stuff, the employee stuff, the partnership stuff, the pending business break-up.
You know, the hard parts of being a business owner. The stuff I can’t stand either. Office politics, drama, conflict. Ick.
I take the ick out and help you to discover how whatever is happening in your business is your greatest opportunity for growth.
You really want to be a conscious business owner? For real?
Then, you’ve got to open your eyes, wake up to the truth. Shine the light into the darkness. The part you’ve been avoiding because it’s too hard, painful, difficult, embarrassing, shameful, guilt-ful, to look at.
When you are willing to open your eyes and shine the light into the dark corners, you will naturally run your business from a more expanded and enlightened perspective.
It’s hard to be enlightened and aware with your eyes closed and the lights off, right?
Decisions become much easier. You no longer worry about getting taken advantage of or what’s real and what’s not. When you can see, you know.
Boundaries are easily established and conflicts are handled with an open heart.
Wow, it feels great to finally get all this. These, of course, are my personal greatest life lessons so far.
6 years ago, I was attending a workshop held by one of my early coaches. Scott had brought in a purpose expert named Kevin M McCarthy, author of the On Purpose Person. And he walked us through a process to help us discover our own purpose.
What came through to me back then made no sense in the context of my life at the time. I had just started my own law firm. I was committed to being a lawyer. Helping my clients. Making a difference in their lives.
But, when I did Ken’s process, I discovered my purpose was to “Shine the Light?!?” Huh?
I was a lawyer. I didn’t know how to shine no stinkin’ light. What was I supposed to do with that? Shine the light?!? Um, ok.
But, there was a part of me that knew that was it and one day I’d figure out what it meant.
For the past 6 years, I’ve continued to put one foot in front of the other, learning how to move with my energy and get out of my own way. It’s been a learning process for sure. But, each step fo the way I trusted that if I just kept asking the right questions and moving forward, I’d one day get it.
And now I do.
Are you ready to know it too? I know you are. And you know you want it.
To begin, start to ask yourself what you’ve been avoiding. What are the conversations you’ve had in your head, but you have held back from having with the person they really need to be with? What are the things you know you need to do in your business, but haven’t done because they seem too hard?
Make a list of those things. Bring them to awareness. That’s all you have to do now. It’s the first step and in some ways the most difficult.