The Best Business Leadership Book

               Quality thinking is essential for excellence in work and business. Quality thinking is impacted greatly by quality books and materials. I know there are brilliant, creative thought leaders out there, but even those on the far right end of the bell curve are impacted by quality books. I cannot tell you how much my life has been enriched and my understanding expanded and strengthened … [Read more...]

Purpose Indicator 3 – Strengths

             Another primary indicator of our purpose answers this question: What am I good at?   Many of us wish we had other strengths and abilities than the ones we have, but if God really designed us and placed us here according to His wisdom and love, then the abilities we have are the right ones.  Our purpose in life will be in alignment with the abilities we have been given.             No … [Read more...]

Purpose Indicator 2 – Passion

In The Passion Plan, psychologist Richard Chang describes passion as personal intensity.  He writes, “If you have passion for something it strikes a chord in you.  It heightens your awareness, engages your attention, and kindles excitement…Passion is empowering.  You may bludgeon it, suppress it, squash it, or lose sight of it, but it is a given, a constant.  Your passion is ready and willing to … [Read more...]

Purpose Indicators-Values

            Values can be defined as the main beliefs and concepts that govern how we think and act.  Everyone has them, whether they are conscious of them or not.  When we become aware of our values and our other primary purpose indicators we make great progress.  Expert performance author and coach, John Whitmore, said the first goal of his coaching is to bring awareness.               He found … [Read more...]

Primary Purpose Indicators

                To know what your purpose is or the purpose of your organization you need to work through your primary indicators, there are 4.  If needed, then work through secondary indicators.  Thankfully, there is more than one indicator of purpose.  The truth be told, when you try to get clear on your or your organization’s purpose, working through just one indicator can lead you in a wrong … [Read more...]

Discovering Your Purpose, Part V

It is a process, embrace it. There is more than one aspect of purpose, think comprehensively. There is a unique purpose for you, celebrate it. You need outside perspective, get it. Build on a big, broad foundation. Everything solid needs a foundation to stand on.  The bigger the building the deeper, broader, and stronger the foundation must be.  The bigger the tree, the deeper the roots need to … [Read more...]

Discovering Your Purpose-Part IV

                So far we’ve looked at 3 things you need to know about purpose discovery: It is a process, so embrace it. There is more than one aspect of life, so think comprehensively. Your path will be unique to you, so celebrate it. You will need outside input, so get it.  #4 is what we will cover today; getting help from other people.  As important as it is to be true to ourselves, to be … [Read more...]

Discovering Your Purpose-Part III

To find out what your life purpose is, there are several things you need to understand: It is a process, so embrace it. Think comprehensively, not just about 1 or 2 aspects of life. It will be unique to you, so celebrate it. You will need outside help.                    Why do you need outside help?  Can’t you just look within and know what is in your heart? Can’t you look at what’s going on … [Read more...]

Discovering Your Purpose – How it Works (Part II)

If you want to discover your life purpose, it will take some effort.  A few people say, “it just hit me one day” or “I’ve always known”.  I am happy for those people, but for the highest majority, we have to work at it.  Let me encourage you; it is worth it and you can find it.  God does not want His purpose for your life hidden.   He wants you to find out what it is and then live it.  In part I, … [Read more...]

Purpose-You Can Know the Meaning of Life

Life can be incredibly confusing. Especially in the west, there are so many options in most every area of engagement. Go to the store looking for something as simple as toothpaste and there is now an entire row of options. Who knew you could do so many different things with toothpaste. On the one hand, options are great because they give us freedom, choices, and force quality improvement by … [Read more...]