This is a photo of my sweet family at Snowshoe Ski Resort where we had an awesome ski adventure!
You may remember we had to reschedule a trip planned after Christmas when they shut down the slopes due to unseasonably warm temperatures. (You may also remember I ended up using that week for a monumental “Tidying Marathon” a la Marie Kondo!)
We were surprised and delighted that the only time we could have rescheduled turned out to be a weekend of epic snowfall (3 feet of fresh powder!!) on the East Coast! At times it felt like we were skiing in a snow globe! So fun!!
Of course, taking 5 days off right before the BIG launch of my new program, Find Your True Purpose Boot Camp, was not ideal, but it only confirmed how glad I am that I created a business that supports a lifestyle I absolutely love.
It’s times like these that I’m even MORE PASSIONATE (if that’s possible!!) that everyone create a life that supports them in doing their purpose-driven work AND STILL have plenty of time to care for themselves, connect deeply with the ones they love, and have plenty of adventures to boot!
If this sounds good to you too, be sure to tune in for my VERY SPECIAL master class on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
I’m answering ALL of the questions you had related to “the number one thing you’d like to know about finding your purpose” from the Find Your True Purpose survey you received back in December!
You can register here: https://staceycurnow.leadpages.co/live-your-purpose/
“It is only with one’s heart that one can see clearly,
what is essentially invisible to the eye.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Most of my coaching clients are in their late 40’s or in their 50’s and 60’s. One of their main worries is that it’s too late for them to find their purpose – the thing that would truly make them light up if they could do it.
They think, “If I haven’t found it yet, it means I’m not ever going to find it.”
Sometimes they look back and they see “missed” opportunities – steps that, if they had taken them would have put them on a different path and made all the difference in knowing their purpose and feeling happy – but more often they feel like they’ve always felt a lack of passion or purpose.
When they come to work with me they have a sense of “emotional mortality” – the realization that they’re not going to live forever – and they don’t want to be at the end of their life and wish they had challenged themselves more to do meaningful work.
Some even feel – for the first time – a burning desire to create work that’s their very own, and to use that work to leave a legacy.
Still they think that if they haven’t found their purpose, that means they probably won’t ever find it.
But not having found their purpose at whatever age – that’s not their real problem. Their real problem is a feeling of hopelessness.
And I understand, I really do. Most of us have been disappointed in life. We’ve had something that didn’t go like we planned or like we expected. We’ve laid plans – sometimes plans that we carried out for many years – only to find the results less than we’d hoped. And then our disappointment turns to doubt, which turns to worry, which turns to discouragement, insecurity, and guilt. Finally it calcifies into hopelessness.
But every time they think a thought like, “If I haven’t found my purpose yet, I probably will never find it,” they could choose to think another thought like, “I just haven’t found my purpose yet. All that means is that I wasn’t supposed to find it yet. But I know I’ll find it if I keep looking.”
Do you really think you’re too old to find it? Well, you don’t have to look very hard to find plenty of examples of people who found their purpose later in life. And I want them to be our models.
You’ve heard me talk a lot about Louise Hay – she was in her 40’s when she wrote You Can Heal Your Life – and now in her late 80’s, she’s still rocking her purpose.
Edwene Gaines was in her 50’s when she embarked on her purpose. She’s also in her 80’s now – and wrote her best-selling book The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, eleven years ago (in her 70’s!).
So are you really going to let your age or some “missed” opportunities be your excuse for not discovering and LIVING your purpose now and being happy?
If you want to stop making excuses and receive actionable next steps for finding your true purpose right now, I hope you’ll join me for my special master class on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. You can find out more and register, here: https://staceycurnow.leadpages.co/live-your-purpose/
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