I recently sat down with author and Soul Purpose coach, Derick Van Ness to talk about his new book Finding Your Purpose. Derick shares his purpose story as well as tackles some of the biggest questions that you have about Soul Purpose. Questions like: What are some things that I can do to help me with the discovery process? What is the difference between roles and purpose? Derick also has a couple of goodies that he is giving away. He has his free Soul Purpose training and he also has a free coaching session available to my listeners and readers. Check out the insightful interview and I welcome any comments
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. ~Henry Ford It’s been a little bit since I talked about roles and purpose but after seeing ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 series “Broke” I knew it was time to cover this topic again. Broke is essentially about athletes who have made a considerable amount of money and then lost it all through bad investments, bad spending habits, a poor mentality and trying to take care of too many people. Shortly after their career is over, they have
“In Africa there is a concept known as Ubuntu – the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievements of others.” — Nelson Mandela I Am Because We Are As your business grows and you start achieving a certain level of success, at some point, you are going to have a team that helps you keep your business moving forward. For some business owners, running and managing a team is a liability. For others, they thrive in a team environment. Ubuntu and Its’ Role
What do you stand for? When was the last time you asked yourself that question? That question is relevant for you, your business or any other organization you are involved in. When I talk about standing for something, I am talking about taking a stand but what I am really talking about is clarity. Having clarity, particularly as a new business owner, is critical. Without clarity you lack the ability to properly position the way that you create value for the world and solve problems. One asset that clarity gives you is the ability to differentiate yourself. Whether you are a business owner or an employee of a company, you
What we are motivated by is a topic of conversation that has been discussed in conjunction with work for years. In his latest book, Drive, Daniel Pink has laid out some compelling information about what actually motivates us. Pink has identified three key motivators for people: Autonomy- It turns out we humans like to have a little freedom with the kind of work we do and when we do it. There are real life examples of how this has worked for Best Buy and Google. Mastery- When we are working we want to feel like we are working on things that are important and that enhance our skills. Being put
When it comes to life, a lot of have a set of things that we are doing and things that we wish we were doing. How do you eliminate more of the things that you just do and do more of the things that you love to do? It’s time to embrace your passion. Here’s how you can start. If you tell certain people that they can do what they love to do and still get paid doing it, those people would tell you that you are crazy or dumb or both. I have personally received my share of raised eyebrows and chuckles at the notion. In fact, you
We have talked a lot over the past few days about whether you should be in business for yourself or should you own your own business. For most I will say that the best way to go is going to be in running your own business. The ability to create and maximize your potential is just too great. Why am I such a fan? Everyone on this planet no doubt has God-given gifts and talents that when given the proper space and attention to flourish will be more successful than every would be working within someone else’s vision. Your ability to create value for others is the #1 reason why
Here it is the new logo with the new podcast. Enjoy the first installment and please let me know what you think. The podcast will be weekly for now and may shift to daily as time goes on. I may get adventurous and throw in some videocasting but to quote the wise man “Frank The Tank”, I don’t know if I’ll have time. Check it out!