July 21, 2013
Welcome to my blog! I am taking a gulp and making a commitment to write a monthly blog that will create value for its readers. I plan to offer a perspective and then provide readers with a do-it-yourself coaching activity. This month's topic is accessing your life's purpose.
ACCESSING YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE:
Have you thought lately about what makes your heart sing? Are you the person that you would like to be, offering your unique gifts to the world? When I ask these questions, automatically people think I am inviting them to consider changing jobs. Although some people may need to change jobs to fulfill their life's purpose, more often people can be more fully who they are and offer their unique gifts to the world right where they are! In fact, by identifying your values, accessing the voice within you that knows your strengths and your unique gifts, and by creating positive intention, you can more fully fulfill your life purpose wherever you are and whatever you are doing. When you make your implicit values explicit and weigh your actions by such values, you are living your life congruent with your life purpose. When you identify your strengths and contribute such strengths to whatever you are doing, you will do a better job, feel more fulfilled in your work, and set yourself up for the next stepping stone, whether it be within your current organization or somewhere else. When you are present in this very moment, not worrying about yesterday or tomorrow, you are your most empowered, best self!
DO-IT-YOURSELF COACHING: One way to access your values is to think about a time in your life that you are especially proud of. By analyzing the situation in detail, you can access what is especially meaningful for you and keep such values in your conscious mind as you go about your daily activities.
1. Write down all the details of the event and why that particular situation is memorable for you.
2. Consider what values were satisfied in that situation. For example, did you work really hard and finally succeed? Were you connected with others? Did you feel a sense of peace? Did you exceed what you thought were limitations?, etc, etc.
3. Make a list of the values that come to mind as you review the details of the situation. Values might include, but are not limited to:
|Achievement||Autonomy||Creativity||Collaboration||Efficiency||Financial gain||Family Friendship|
|Respect||Trust||Inner harmony Balance||Freedom||Etc.|
4. Focus on these values as you go about your day-to-day activities. Pay attention as your life subtly shifts and, if you enjoy journaling, write your observations down.To contact Common Ground: E-mail: RAmadei@aol.com; Phone: 303-604-1960.