Posts tagged January 2019
Why You Don't Have to Get Paid to Live Your Purpose

In today’s world, we’re blessed by the abundance of opportunities to “start over” by launching our own businesses, changing careers, etc.

But, not everyone wants, or can, make these drastic career changes!

As we approach 40 and cross into, what I call the midlife transition period, we start craving more from our lives and the desire to find our purpose takes root.

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Living a Fulfilling Life Leads to Your Purpose

As I’ve talked with women via my Coffee Chat project, I’ve discovered something...the more fulfilled a woman is in her life (family, friends, activities, job, etc.), the less of a quest she’s on to find her ‘purpose’ and the happier she is.

What an incredible discovery!

Some women are dying to figure out their ‘purpose, ’ and I think that’s a worthy exploration if that's you (I’ve been on it myself!).

But, it can be a lot easier to find things that fulfill you - even if your 'purpose' isn't tied to it - because, that alone, may be all you need to love your life fully.

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3 Practical Steps to Finding and Living Your Purpose

The idea of finding one’s purpose in life can feel daunting.  

  • How do I narrow down what I’m supposed to do with my life?

  • What if I get it wrong?

  • What if I don’t like this purpose 5, 10, 15 years from now?

  • What if my purpose means I have to change my life completely?

I get it: it feels scary to face the reality that the life you’ve created for yourself doesn’t quite fit anymore and things need to change.  

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Why we Crave “More” from Life after 40

One of the more baffling things we experience as we approach, or pass, our 40th birthdays is a growing desire for “more.”

A nagging desire takes hold and pulsates as we move about our all too familiar routine:  “There must be more to life than this…”

We’ve spent the better part of our adult lives creating a life that we thought we wanted, or that we felt we should; but now, that we’re living that life (or, aspects of that life), it doesn’t quite feel like enough.

What’s up with that?!

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