Are you doing Monday on purpose?Nov 03, 2021
I spent two-and-a-half years wandering around the wilderness trying to figure out Creative on Purpose's "what's it for" and "who's it for." I spun endless cycles on ideas and projects that took a lot of time and effort to create.
These efforts received zero engagement and traction with the audience I thought would benefit. Ugh!
Things shifted when I dialed in my vision and mission and created small viable offers for a specific audience who shared my values and needed my offer to enhance their lives.*
But things really started happening when I did two things.
- Stopped adding things to my to-do list and put all but one thing on a stop-doing list.
- Began each week with a Monday on Purpose exercise.
I began every week with two statements.
- Reflection - "What did I learn or accomplish last week?"
- Intention - "What aim or aspiration am I setting for this week?"
Difference-makers like us have big, bold, audacious dreams we're pursuing. But when we keep our focus and attention too far ahead, it can be easy to put things off or hide in the enormity of the change we seek to make.
A stop-doing list and a weekly habit of reflection and intention setting sharpen the focus and provide more urgency to lean in and do the work daily.
Of course, it's rewarding to live every day on purpose. A Monday on Purpose practice helps set the tone and encourage you to get to the real work.
Are you starting your week on purpose?
*A complete process for dialing in your vision, mission, goals, strategy, and tactics is available in The Process: How to Get Work Worth Doing Done. The Creative on Purpose Handbook shares a process for defining the difference only you can make and deliver it successfully. You can pick up a complimentary copy of each when you enroll in a free 14-day trial of the Difference-Maker Community, where we gather for a Monday on Purpose call weekly.
Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.
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