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The Difference Between Purpose & Passion personal development purpose May 16, 2022

Purpose and passion are terms that are often conflated and used interchangeably.

That is unhealthy and dangerous.

Here are five distinctions I make in my work helping others define the difference only they can make (AKA "their purpose") and living more passionately.

  1. Purpose is your reason for...
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Dr. Kate Lyzenga-Dean tips from podcast guests May 13, 2022

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from a conversation with Dr. Kate Lyzenga-Dean founder of KLMD Wellness. Tune into the entire...

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Where the Art of Living Begins personal development purpose May 11, 2022

The art of living is the central concern of most ancient philosophical and spiritual traditions. 

And yet, we rarely discuss how to live a good life in our educational and occupational institutions.

Why is that?

I honestly don’t know. Yet, these questions have been my...

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Commencement on Purpose personal development purpose May 09, 2022

The local high school prom was last weekend here in Floyd, VA. That means commencement season is right around the corner.

Commencement is a fascinating word. It’s the day and ceremony marking the end of an academic journey, celebrated with speeches, awards, and certificates, and...

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"If the only thing that you're entitled to is that you will die..." purpose tips from podcast guests May 06, 2022

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes with a twist. This insight from a conversation I had with Meridith Grundei and Joseph Bennett on...

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The Purpose Paradox personal development purpose May 04, 2022

Do you know your life’s purpose?

If you answered, “No,” you’re not alone...

According to recent polls, only 25% of people in the United States have a clear sense of purpose and meaning in their lives.

57% are searching for greater purpose and meaning.

Purpose is how we...

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Emergence personal development May 02, 2022

As a coach, I hear the word "transformation" quite a bit. Maybe too much...

In Seth Godin's Akimbo Workshops, where I served as a head coach for four years, "transformative" is the number one word students use to describe their experience after completing a program.

"Transformative" is...

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Lindsay Recknell - "If it matters to you, it matters (full stop)." tips from podcast guests Apr 29, 2022

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from a conversation with Lindsay Recknell, Expert in Hope and founder of Mental Health in Minutes. Tune into...

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A Leader of Leaders personal development Apr 27, 2022

I believe that too often we conflate leadership with expertise and authority.

We assume others must have more knowledge and power than us and therefor look for leaders beyond ourselves and our circle.

But what do great leaders do, really?

A dictionary definition of...

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Clarifying Your Purpose personal development purpose Apr 25, 2022

Purpose is an evolving thing.

Just as you are a work in progress, the difference only you can make is something that is refined and iterated over time.

Here are 3 questions you can ask yourself daily to help you clarify and stay in your purpose and decide your next small, bold steps...

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"I think it's supposed to be fun." - Scott Perry podcast appearances tips from podcast guests Apr 22, 2022

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes with a twist. This insight from a conversation I had with Sha Sparks on her outstanding podcast, The Power of...

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Don't push the river. personal development Apr 20, 2022

I live very near the New River, which, ironic given its name, is one of the oldest rivers in the world. 

I visit it frequently.

One reason I love it is that it's a contrarian. It flows north instead of the usual south and crosses a mountain range rather than descending from one.

My wife and...

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