Biz Wiz: Stepping Up and Out on Your Purpose

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There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not asked, “How do I know I am living my purpose?”  I believe that we live our purpose in all we do.  If you haven't found your purpose yet, I suggest you start looking for clues in your life and by asking this question, “How may I be of service?”

When you are prompted from deep within to do something, do not waste time wondering why you should do it, or if you should do it, or when you should do it. Simply take immediate action and Do It™, and count not the cost. You may not even see the outcome of that action immediately but you can rest assured that you will at the right time.

I asked myself, “How may I be of service?” as I was flipping through Oprah Magazine a few months ago.  I was stopped cold on a page on a contest from "Crocs Cares-- 100 women to give 100 pairs of shoes through a nonprofit." They asked, “How could you use these shoes to give back to a charity in your community?”

I was hit by a complete "KNOWing" that I was to propose to give out these shoes to 100 amazing women each supporting a different cause through the Nonprofit Sector Foundation (NSF).  The words for an email flowed through my fingers as I submitted what I envisioned this award standing for:

Stepping in to your Shoes of Purpose and Walking for Good Awards Recipients are women who:

  • Step up and step out on what they believe!
  • See that something needs done and they do it!
  • They are smart and creative!
  • Use their heads and their hearts in tandem!
  • They give and give and give!
  • They need to be valued and appreciated!

I saw the call to action and got a strong feeling on what to propose and went for it.  It has been months since the proposal and last week we were told “you won!”  Impossible odds; yet it happened.  Now, we can recognize 100 women stepping up to their purpose and for the steps they take to make their communities and world a better place.  I know that running this program is part of my purpose.  Now, what small step can you take to your purpose?

Your Assignment on your quest to know and live your purpose:

Spend some time "listening" for the whisper of your calling.  When you have a clear KNOWing to take an action-- DO IT!  Ask daily, “how may I be of service?” and have the courage to hear the answer and simply act.

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