“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
– Maya Angelo
I just got back from the amazing Thrive Live Event in Los Angeles with women (and some men too) entrepreneurs who are spreading their special brand of magic and enriching the lives of many people through their business.
This was such a fantastic opportunity, and to top if off, my generous mentor, Ali Brown, invited me to attend a private one day mastermind meeting with 12 extraordinary women. The list included the who’s who of very successful women thought leaders, NY Times best selling authors, and business savvy CEO women entrepreneurs who are changing the world by doing what they love and realizing their personal mission. I’m happy to say that Feminine Power is very much alive and thriving!
There were so many take-aways for me throughout the three days. The one that I’d like to share with you is about knowing and truly understanding our “greater why”. Do you know what your greater why is? What is the “why” for what you do in your career or business?
First of all this is not a question that we readily ask ourselves as we go about our daily lives as we honor and fulfill our commitments, or for some, it may feel more like an obligation.
Yet it is so important because knowing our greater why acts as an anchor to understandinng our fundamental motivation for doing what we do. More importantly, it also acts as an achor for our personal mission in life.
Your personal mission is like your “goal with a soul” . It is your foundation. Once your foundation is solid, then you can build anything on top.
If you are an entrepreneur, or aspiring to be one, your personal mission will act as the entire foundation for your business. Thus, it is so important to know your personal mission. Perhaps it is about being of service to others, or relieving stress and anxiety, or perhaps it is about sharing love and building meaningful relationships.
Likewise for those of you who are in the midst of your career, it is equally important to know your greater why and your personal mission so that you can better align it with your career focus and path.
Whatever the case for you, if you are feeling a disconnect between your greater why and your career or business, that’s a very good indication that you may need to assess your greater why and tap into and align with your personal mission.
Here’s the bottom line, You Deserve Live the Life You Love. And knowing your greater why and personal mission, is vital.