Your purpose is defined by your moment-to-moment actions

How often have you asked, “What is my greater purpose? What am I here to do?”

Consider this; life purpose does not have to be some grand vision, some over the top expression or some huge undertaking. It is, in fact, very simple.

A profound way to live your purpose is simply through the day-to-day actions you take that create the tapestry of your life.

It may, in fact, NOT be about a grand vision, but rather the little acts of kindness you express. All of which lead to the grand vision.

When we erroneously believe the only way we are living our purpose is to be doing things on a grand scale, we miss what is right in front of us. When we set our mind to living our purpose and accepting that we ARE our purpose, so much becomes clear and very simple.

An ancient Taoist master once said: “Nothing in the world is difficult for those who set their mind to it.”

In working with clients, I have often said, “The world is in a world of hurt and needs your wisdom and expression now more than ever.”

Our expression is in the willingness to not hold back that which we are here to do. It is in the way we treat our customers and clients. It is in the way we treat our vendors. It is in the willingness to do what we must to get our books written, our speeches presented, our products created. It is in the willingness to have integrity in all we do.

It is also in the way we treat the animals, our neighbors, homeless individuals, strangers we come in contact with and every creature we encounter.

How often do we mistakenly believe in order to make a difference we must do something grandiose? Because of this belief, many people miss the opportunity to consciously live their life purpose through the day-to-day actions they take.

Life purpose can simply be setting our mind with a focus on love, peace, community, all lives matter, unity, forgiveness and harmony and consciously choosing to express this in all we do.

The majority of people want to live in peace. The majority of people are confused and dismayed by what is currently occurring. The majority of people would help a stranger regardless of race, gender, sexuality, religion or what country they come from.

Let us remember that each one of us is the answer. Each one of use can lend an ear to someone who is in pain and needs to talk. Each one of us can give a hug of comfort. Each one of us can be kind to a stranger who needs a helping hand. Each one of us can walk in love rather than hate. Each one of use can be the answer.

Be the answer. Be the solution. Be the change.

Live your purpose with simplicity every moment of every day.






What is your calling?

It’s not uncommon to look at someone who seems to have it all together and compare our insides with their outsides.

Dig deeper and you may be surprised that even the most successful people deal with fear, doubt and uncertainty. The difference though, is they have a different way of handling situations.

Successful people can also have these universal questions come up:

  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here for?
  • What should I really be doing with my life?

Sure, not everyone goes through this, but it is a lot more common than most people realize.

A primary reason we doubt what we are doing, or even who we are, is not honoring our inner compass.

This happens in business all the time. It may seem easier to create a business around what is familiar because that's what one's background is about. Yet, this may not be what you are being called to do.

Getting to the place of honoring one’s truth and who we really are can be a painful journey. A primary reason is this flies in the face of conventional wisdom.

Additionally, it is not something a lot of people want to talk about. We’ve been taught to “look good at all costs.” Including the cost of our emotional, spiritual, and soul well-being.

What would life be like if you were truly honoring who you are and doing those things that brought you incredible fulfillment?

Finding the answer to this may take time. It doesn’t necessarily happen in one fell swoop. Nor is it a black and white, either/or situation. On your way to discovering your true calling it may be necessary to keep doing much of what you are currently doing, but it is also necessary to take some type of action toward what you believe you are called to do.

It’s also about trusting the process by not living in the past of “If only I would have done…..” or living in the future of, “What if this doesn’t work? What if I can’t make money at this? What if….?”

It may be that you will not make a living from your calling. It may be that by feeding your soul you will be more fulfilled in your business, thus finding a new definition of success.

The bottom line is this, life can be fulfilling and joyful or it can be miserable and empty based on the choices we make on a daily basis.

One of the most powerful ways to move into the space of fulfilling and joyful is to focus on what is working, what we have to be grateful for and the wonders of waking up each day with a blank slate of 24 hours to make choices, take actions and be fully present to the gift of possibility.

What will you do with your next 24 hours? How will you answer your calling? How will you serve those you are intended to serve at the highest level?



Life offers us many opportunities to dig deep and find meaning

The last couple of months have been challenging, yet, rewarding. During a time that personally my life transformed in a number of ways, I have also been involved in an amazing project that brought me much comfort and fulfillment.

Many months ago I got involved in a book project in which I was not only a contributing author, but also the marketing director.

Little did I know that when I first got involved in the project I would be going through much of what I have. Because of the way everything has unfolded, this book has taken on a deeper meaning to me.

Myself and 37 other men and women have contributed to one of the most inspirational books you will find. In my chapter, Second Chances, I share about my teen years in which I made some very poor choices that led me down a road with little choice but to either keep going like I was or make some much needed changes and turn my life around.

I also share about how making different choices gave me a second chance to have an amazing relationship with my father. Again, little did I know when I wrote my chapter how much it would mean by the time the book was published.

To read what I am referring to, check out my blog posting at:

I encourage you to get your own copy of this newly released book. It is a special book that will bring comfort during even the most challenging times in life.

How would you answer these 5 questions to bring Spirit in Your Business?

Over the last few weeks I have had a very unique opportunity to literally be still enough to evaluate various areas of my life. As you may recall, I had a minor accident that left me with a broken ankle.

Little did I realize the amount of adjusting it would take to do even the littlest things like prepare a simplest meal.

Additionally, I have not been able to work from my home based office, but rather from my living room couch and on a few occasions from bed. Doctors orders have been to be extremely still until the pain subsided.

This has forced me to shift my focus regardless of whether I wanted to or not. It’s amazing how many distractions there are in our day. When we are literally forced to “sit still” we see things from a completely different perspective. In many ways we have no choice but to take stock of various areas of our life.

One area I have been looking deeply at is my business. The following five questions came up:

  • Am I congruent with my deepest convictions?
  • Am I doing what I love?
  • Does my business have deep meaning to me?
  • Am I serving my customers to support their highest good?
  • Am I set up for ongoing prof

itability while maintaining a high level of integrity?

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