We are often drawn to our work because it has meaning for us. We are somehow connected to the real meaning of what we do. If you are able to figure that out and use it as a yard stick for measuring the work you do, the decisions you make and the energy you invest, you will be a step ahead of most of your peers.
My purpose is to grow emerging leaders in organizations so that both the individual and the organization are more connected thus doing more Great work. It is why I coach, why I speak and why I write. I do my work to make a difference to the upcoming leaders of our organizations so they can lead more balanced lives and be connected to their families at the same time as working hard in an organization to make a difference.
Being connected to that purpose helps me to stay on track. A few months back, I took on the opportunity to teach the Parenting After Separation Course. The first month in, I knew I'd learned something big. I wasn't passionate about the project. It was growing parents, something very important to me, but not truly my core purpose. And so while it is extremely valuable work, I knew I needed to pass the project on to someone who was much more passionate than I. This gives the project a lead that is fully invest in it. It then frees up my time to do the work I am meant to do, Grow Great Leaders!
This summer I was fortunate to spend a week at the lake developing my Growing Great Leaders course. I enjoyed making some video blogs while I was there. Below find my video on finding your core purpose. Then try to figure out what your core purpose is.
Here is a formula to help you.
To Add a verb. What do you want to do?
What? or Who? Who do you want to have an impact on?
How? What? or Why What difference will it make? In what way?
Here is my core purpose statement
Emerging Leaders who make real differences in their organization and the world
I connect them to themselves, their families and their world, so that they may do the Great Work they were meant to do.
Here's Wal-Mart’s, just so you have something to compare it to.
To give ordinary fold the chance to buy the same things as rich people.
What's your core purpose statement?
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