If you’ve ever wondered why you are here, or where you are headed in life, then you understand why purpose is so important. Today, I am joined by Kevin Monroe. Kevin is a leadership consultant and executive coach. His mission? To help high achievers connect with their higher purpose. He also hosts the Higher Purpose podcast, which I definitely recommend.
I get the opportunity to ask Kevin some important questions like why is comparison such a trap for us, how knowing your purpose shapes implementation and achievement,
whether we can find purpose as we go, and how to develop it when there doesn’t seem to be anyone around to help.
Summary Of Key Takeaways:
- Clarity affords you the power and the courage to say “No.”
- Purpose paralysis will keep you from starting a journey because you don’t know, turn-by-turn, how to get to your destination.
- It’s hard to steer a parked car. Meditation and reflection are most helpful when coupled with action.
- You must distinguish between possibilities and opportunities. Investing in possibilities can prevent you from having the resources to address opportunities. Choose wisely!
- Surround yourself with people who can see your capabilities when all you can see are your limitations.
- Find a community, attach yourself to it, and begin serving!
- Every person has a gift that this world needs. Your gift makes room for you. Show up early, stay late, and be the best volunteer!
- Kevin’s insider tip: get to know an author by finding a passage that speaks to you and using the SHARE feature in the Kindle to let the author know what it meant to you. You will be surprised how many will respond.
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Great quotes from this episode:
“You are meant for more; don’t settle for less.” – Kevin Monroe
“Purpose thrives in community and starves in isolation.” – Kevin Monroe
Resources mentioned in this episode:
To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Braving the Wilderness by Dr. Brené Brown
Helping People Win at Work by Garry Ridge
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