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Where the Art of Living REALLY Begins art of encore living personal development purpose May 23, 2022

The art of living—what does that mean to you?*

What it means to live well and how one does it are central preoccupations of most ancient philosophical and spiritual disciplines.

Despite the lack of a definitive answer, we don't talk much about the art of living well these days. Why is...

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What Purpose Isn't personal development purpose May 18, 2022

For those who seek to make a difference, purpose is crucial.

And yet...

It is a term that is often confused or conflated with other ideas like vision, mission, or goal. I teased apart the difference between purpose and passion already. Here's my current attempt to do the same with these...

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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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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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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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How to Find Your Purpose personal development purpose Apr 16, 2022

Why is purpose (AKA “the difference only you can make”) so elusive? A big part of the challenge is the misconceptions about where purpose resides.

Maybe you’ve been told that your purpose is “out there,” and you need to go find it? Or perhaps you were told it’s...

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What is purpose? personal development purpose Apr 13, 2022

Who are you?

Why are you here?

Where are you going?

How do you engage with the world?

What is your reason for being?

These are questions about purpose. Your purpose. Your reason for being.


Defining and refining your purpose builds identity, forges meaning, and creates common cause...

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Where do purpose and passion reside? personal development purpose Apr 09, 2022

Many of us have been told, “find your passion and purpose.” But have you been shown how to find your passion and purpose?

 

Where do purpose and passion reside?

 

Are they “out there” for you to discover and exploit? Or are they inside you to be...

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Who is purpose for? personal development purpose Apr 02, 2022

If you're satisfied with the status quo (internal and external), finding, defining, and leveraging your purpose is probably not of much interest or use.

 

The roadmap provided by our educational and occupational systems is seductive—do what you're told (and what everyone else is...

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