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Not another 'find-your-purpose' post

You probably have read countless topics on finding your purpose and creating a vision for your own life. I have read many of these as well. We know all of it, in theory, but it is a much more difficult thing to put it to practice.

I have not always paid attention to my own life. It is only in the last several years that I started to think about how I got to where I am now. Did I stumble on this life that I am in now? When I left university, I left with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. Not an easy feat to say the least. Looking back at some of my work in university (don't ask me how I still have them), I amuse myself at what I used to know! I've always done well at school and in university, but I never really found the passion for building things in the garage, as most successful engineers do.

Over the years, my career evolved from engineering and information technology, systems integration and all things related to technology, and I find myself now passionate about coaching and consulting with businesses and entrepreneurs on how they can achieve their goals of being successful in their businesses. Over the last few years, I have focused on serving businesses and entrepreneurs with developing their strategies, building up a team, transforming cultures and organizations. Was this transition and evolution by design, or did I merely stumble to it?

I don't have answer to my own question. Thinking back, however, there's always been a still, small voice nudging me toward certain directions. Sometimes I do not know exactly what they lead to, and at times, I trip myself along the way. As cliched as it sounds, I've always found fulfillment when I am able to help others reach their goals. My purpose became clearer when I started venturing into the world of entrepreneurship, coaching and consulting. I found myself even more fulfilled now than ever, having the opportunity to serve and support entrepreneurs reach their highest potential.

The point of this post is to ask yourself some of these questions. Some people are able to find their purpose from a very young age, while others may take a little while longer. There's nothing wrong with that.

Maybe some starting point is to ask yourself some of these questions:

  1. What do I want to be remembered for?

  2. How much money is enough? What purpose can I fulfill with the excess money?

  3. How am I feeling about my career now? Where do I see my career in 24 months?

If you are able to take a few minutes today to ponder on these questions, I am very sure it will help you to at least guide you in your way to finding your purpose in this life.

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