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Connecting Purpose to Everyday Tasks
By using a simple 6 layered frame, we can easily connect seemingly mundane tasks to our Purpose
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Without Clarity of Purpose and Values, you will forever be searching, wondering if you’ve found the thing, or if something better will come along. You’ll struggle with changes and find yourself returning to old ways when life circumstances change. You’ll waste your precious time and energy on things that are not essential.
Here is an inside look at how it works.
Clarity is one of the most important endeavors we can undertake as humans, as we discern how we want to live our lives, the types of people to surround ourselves with, and how to spend the precious time we have.
We have big questions that come up: “Why am I here?” “Why does this matter?” “What gives my life meaning?” or “What do I really want?”
How does clarifying Why I am here help me with my day-to-day priorities? I thought you would never ask 🙂
When we clarify our purpose, everything else can fall into place. When we pare things down from the big picture to simple tasks, seemingly unrelated parts of ourselves must come into contact.
I introduce to you, the 6 Levels of Clarity. Applying clarity at any level can ripple out to the surrounding levels.
This is a very basic introduction. This framework, in conjunction with my FREE guide to uncover and articulate your core values (How To Live Your Authentic Life), can make it clear what you care about the most.
From there, you can define goals which help you to embody and embed the core value into your life.
This is a simple look of how clarifying your Purpose and Values effortlessly clarifies goals, intentions, tasks, and priorities.
Think of these like Russian Nesting Dolls. Purpose on the outside, Priorities on the inside. They are all related together, and each is a portal to the next.
A Case Study
Let’s apply this to one of my clients in the last 8-week 1:1 Empower Your Purpose Intensive.
We dug into her stories, the highs and lows of her life, to find what she really cares about the most. We crafted the following Purpose Statement:
“I explore what it means and requires to connect to and empower my authentic self so that I can believe in and choose a peaceful, harmonious future.”
The process is fairly simple. We identified a series of met and unmet needs from the highs and lows of her life and then defined them in her words. Since these needs emerge from high or low points, it is safe to say they are important, as their presence or lack coincides with high or low points.
Once we had enough, we laid them out and started to group the needs together by answering the following question: Which of these are kind of like the other ones?
She had identified and defined needs like “power with one’s world”, “safety”, “self-connection”, “support”, and more as essential.
She defined support as “encouragement to be my authentic self”.
We combined all the needs into 2 groups that seemed similar for her, based upon mine and her observations. We then distilled the definitions into what was essential.
power with one’s world x2, boundaries/limits, self-protection, safety, transparency, acceptance, closeness, support
recognition and resilience, space to meet and advocate your needs
deep connection, resonance - trust, honesty,
encouragement to be my authentic self
peace, harmony, hope, acceptance
potential in the future that is greater than the present
a peaceful, harmonious future - calm connection true self, effortless flow
seeing and being seen, clarity, inclusion, sharing life’s joys, understanding
From there, I took a shot at her first purpose statement. After some tweaks, we ended up with: “I explore what it means and requires to connect to and empower my authentic self so that I can believe in and choose a peaceful, harmonious future.”
The next week, she came back and rightly asked, “Now, What do I do with this?”
We identified her 4 core values from the stories and from observation:
Typically, core values don’t quite get into the purpose statement.
These are the tools that she uses and will use to implement her purpose. So then I asked her, which of these tools is the most useful right now? Which would you like more of?
Amazing. Now we are starting to clarify a Goal: Be more creative. How often would you like to do this? Do creative work regularly, at least every other day.
Goals are the things we need to do or accomplish to believe that we embody a value. We look about a year out, and then we work backward.
And so I asked her, “What would you tell your friend if they told you they wanted to be more creative?” I frame the question this way because we give better advice to other people than we give to ourselves.
Her answer? “ Start with what feels good right now. Don’t focus on what looks good. Leave “shoulds” out. Don’t be critical, be in the creative process.”
How would one go about doing that? How do you know what feels good?
She said that coming back to the breath, using Healy frequencies, and journaling allows her to get out of the way of the creative process more consistently.
From there, we were able to craft an intention statement. A strategy for increasing the likelihood of following through on her stated goal:
“Breath, frequencies, or journaling daily clear my head and guide me into what feels good in my creative process. This clarifies my needs and nourishes my soul.”
This intention statement connects to practical and specific tasks that can help her clarify how she needs to prioritize her day in order to live in alignment with her purpose.
It has clarified action steps and gives her daily, even hourly direction. It connects to her goals, values, and purpose.
It articulates tasks that apply the most leverage. Things that, when you do them, you get more out of it than what you put in. During certain times, one practice may become easier for her than others, so she can still hold true to her advice: “Start with what feels good.”
It allows her to think about her life as an ongoing creative process and empowers her to think creatively about each day.
Priorities are best when they are singular. What is the priority? Remember, the goal is to do creative work, but most importantly, it is the value of the creative process that is the highest leverage.
So if she isn’t “feeling creative”, her best bet is to start with one of the practices she articulated and go from there.
Empower Your Purpose
So, these daily tasks actually become building blocks for your purpose. It Empowers Your Purpose, and you can see the connection that traces all the way back.
By clearly articulating this, you can allow your mind to organize it and use it to program your thought patterns.
Both the purpose and intention statements make for excellent affirmations or mantras.
What’s beautiful about purpose is that it is anchored in service. Purpose is something that is inherently of service to the world.
The best thing you can do for anyone is to live your purpose. By empowering your purpose, you empower the people around you.
I’m wrapping up enrollment on Monday for the next Empower Your Purpose Intensive. It’s ridiculously flexible and designed to work with any lifestyle.
If you’ve been working on yourself and want to take the guesswork out of Purpose, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to get in at 80% off.
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This program is perfect for those who want to understand themselves, why they are here, and their needs more deeply, and anyone who is eager to learn more about the Gene Keys, Human Design, Astrology, and any of the frames I talk about.