• Elisabeth Hancock

Have you found your purpose yet?

Updated: Oct 16, 2020

I first learnt about 'purpose' when doing my Degree and then my MA in people development decades ago and I was instantly hooked. It made SO much sense.

Since then one of my greatest passions has been helping other people to find their purpose or true calling in life. Recently though I have noticed that 'finding your purpose' has been getting bad press. So, imagine how elated I was to discover that the latest neuroscience is showing that finding your true calling may not be an accidental thing at all but comes from following certain practices...And It all starts by accessing deep parts of your mind.

For my part, I don't think it's finding your 'purpose' that's the problem I think it's that many of us expect to find these things in a week and it doesn't always happen like that. I mean it can. Some of my clients find theirs in one session but others don't and there are so many other variables to consider. The thing is that you don't need to know your purpose or true calling to grow a successful business but you will probably get to a point where you need more meaning. Certainly if you want to energetically grow your business we need to find your vision, purpose and passions. Which is another way of saying that we need to find out what makes you tick. What you want from your life and what you want to be remembered for doing. Making meaning out of your life means finding answers about you and to find any information about ourselves we have to go inwards. Depending on what sort of life you have had some of us have to dive down very deep, which can take time. 

Finding our purpose or true calling in life is a process, and like everything needs reviewing constantly. If you find your true calling in your 20's by the time you reach your 40's it will often have evolved and changed shape and may even look completely different, but the 'bones' are usually the same. My purpose has evolved too and whereas in my 20's I knew I wanted to help people to reach their full potential (and thus moved into HR) now it's more about connecting business owners to their soul, but it all feels like the same thing to me, just on a deeper level. 

If you are feeling despondent or finding it stressful trying to find more meaning in your life then just remember these three things:-

  1. Who am I and why am I here are two of the most searched for terms on Google so you are not alone.

  2. Think back to the latest neuroscience which says it may even involve certain steps, which you have to go through in order to come out the other side. 

  3. Just keep working on yourself and be patient; it's a process and it will come in time but you may not have taken all the steps yet.

I cannot say this enough times but life is for living and enjoying yourself and this is the most important thing for you. You deserve to be happy and achieve those long held dreams of yours, and you will, but there is more to life than work, and as John Lennon says "life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans".

If you are feeling tired go and rest. If you are feeling sad then go and find your joy (read My Story on how I got myself back to happy) and if business is feeling like wading through mud backwards then why not book an energetic check up and let's get you back in line with your business and life.

For now, focus on finding daily meaning and trust that the answers will come when you are ready, and as long as you are working on your mind, and diving down deep enough, they will. 

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