I’ve discovered an interesting fact after years of helping others find their contribution: Not everyone can relate to the idea of having a passion.
And it’s not because they aren’t interested in living with a higher sense of joy and aliveness.
It’s mostly because we use different words to describe our experiences…
…and words, at times, can be an obstacle.
That reminds me of my first Continue reading
Back then in 2002 I was working as a Building Engineer.
After all I had spent to get there: the long years, tons of personal effort and money into getting my credentials to become what is officially know in my country as “Techincal Architect in Building Execution”, or what most people know as Building Engineer, I wasn’t feeling happy.
Everyone around me thought I was living the dream, but honestly, it was all just a facade.
I was feeling very miserable, knowing I was comprimising a huge part of who I was just to Continue reading
When you were a child you knew exactly what you loved to do.
Back then, if you had a typical, regular childhood, you could easily get lost in any activity that drew your attention. You could explore any path that fascinated you. For some time, you could be, well… just YOU.
No guilt. No shame. No shoulds.
But trying to do what you love as an adult, it’s Continue reading
When dealing with matters that affect our future, happiness and safety, (and making a career change will influence those three) our rational minds tend to go into overdrive.
The mind, in its attempt to make things safer for us, can easily over complicate things.
We do that by asking the wrong questions, questions that will keep us stuck in analysis paralysis. I know that’s typically true for me.
There are 3 questions in particular that need some tweaking Continue reading
Many people have a simplistic idea about what finding their path really means.
But as I mentioned in The 3 paths of Purpose, we are really walking 3 different paths at the same time:
-The path of congruency
-The path of growth and
-the path of contribution.
In this interview Oprah asks Caroline Myss how can anyone know when they are on the right path. And to me, what Caroline is describing here is the Path of Congruency.
I’ll let Caroline explain, in this short video, what walking the path of congruency looks like Continue reading
There is an interesting fact about elderly people.
If you ask them what knowledge they’d love to pass onto younger generations, most of them would say some version of:
“Life is short. So find something you really care about, and focus wholeheartedly on it.”
“Spend more time with the people you love, and don’t take disagreements with them too seriously.” Or…
”Love is all that matters, so find something you love doing and be with those you love”
Maybe that is the best possible definition of life purpose: To do what you love and be with those you love.
And yet, most of us want to find a purpose that is much more specific than that: Continue reading
If you’ve ever felt trapped in a soulless job, (you may be in that very same situation right now), you belong to a growing number of people who share the dream of living a meaningful life of freedom, passion and contribution.
And yet, you may still be stuck because you lack clarity about what that thing you’d love to do really is. Or you already have an idea, even if still is a bit vague, but you are paralized by doubts and concerns about the question: “If I follow my dream, will I still be able to pay my bills?”
If you are in any of these two situations, where do you start?
In the previous article the number one mistake people make when searching for their purpose I talked about why so many people have a hard time finding their purpose.
(If you still haven’t read it, I encourage you to go read that one first so this article makes more sense to you.)
I also mentioned that your purpose is much more richer and complex than you ever imagined. In fact, the way I see your purpose, or every body else’s purpose, is by looking at it as a 3 fold path. 3 Paths you walk in Continue reading