“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.”
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Living on Purpose supports people going through major transition in their lives and helps them to navigate change successfully and find new direction, meaning and purpose.
With a range of personal development programmes - mentoring, teaching, coaching and spiritual direction services - Living on Purpose offers practical and spiritual guidance during times of intense personal change.
If you find yourself here … You may be seeking help as you go through a ‘re-invention’ of who you are following a particular life event or ‘wake-up call’ – redundancy, bereavement, illness, significant birthdays, relationship changes.
Alternatively, the need for transition may come from a general feeling that your current life is no longer ‘working’ and you feel it is no longer a ‘good fit’ for who you are now and who you want to be.
Consider the following statements …
“I’m successful in my career, but I can’t help thinking ‘is this it’?”
“I have a good life – I’m healthy and have a great family – but there still seems to be something missing. I’m not certain I’m on the right track doing the job that I do now”
“I love what I do, but cannot see how what I do really makes a difference”
“Just lately, I’ve been thinking about why I’m here and whether there is something else I really should be doing”
“Living with illness has provided me with the chance to reflect and to really look at my life and whether I want to be doing what I do now this time next year”
“I feel like my priorities are all wrong and I’m not making a difference (to the world)”
“Others admire me and the work I do, but I feel like a fraud and at some point someone is going to find out”
If any of the above sound familiar, you are not alone.
Many successful people reach a stage in their lives where they have all of the things they imagined would make them happy in the future – money, career, family – yet somehow do not feel complete.
What they do next varies. Some have what is popularly called a “mid-life crisis”, making drastic changes to their career, marriage or lifestyle. Some ignore their doubts until a major external crisis such as bereavement or illness forces them to take notice. Others take a quieter approach, learning more about what they really want from life and going through gradual transitions towards finding true meaning and purpose in their lives.
No matter how we get there, the end result is the same: we realise that true fulfilment and meaning can only be reached by stepping outside our lives as they are, and finding a purpose greater than ourselves.
What would it be like if you could move your personal roadblocks aside and embrace change?
Anyone who has been through significant life transitions will tell you that the way is strewn with many obstacles and false leads. I know this both from my own personal experience and my time helping others as a successful ‘corporate warrior’, and later as an ordained minister.
One of the most important lessons I have learned facing these challenges is the value of having someone else there to guide you through. Re-evaluating your life and making major changes can be a very lonely time, but it does not need to be.
I believe deeply that having an experienced steady guide to help you through can both ease the process and make it more meaningful and successful. Please consider my service offerings in light of this.
More information on these can be found on my What I Offer page.