What is your purpose in life?
What is your purpose in life is a loaded question to me and many like me. Growing up in a poor blue-collar class home, my only purpose was to grow up and get out of the house. You know, do what you want. I don’t think I really had a purpose until I had children. Your entire world is consumed with taking care of them.
I met a new neighbor and she always talked about her “degree”. I didn’t have one. She always talked about how lucky I was to stay home, and she had to work. I loved having the opportunity to stay at home with my boys and visit with other stay home mommies, but I did want to talk about other things besides runny noses and endless laundry. Every few months I would take a temporary day assignment doing office work. It felt good to get out of the house, talk about business, and make some money. Many of my mommy friends were into couponing to make money and I was not. Couponing was paperwork and I was not a fan of paperwork.
Finding Your Purpose ~~
Fast forward to my boys growing up. I started a business as a home organizer. My husband said to me, “You don’t need to work”. “I’ve been laid off”, I replied. “What do you mean?” was his response. “The boys have grown up and I need something to do” was my answer to him. He meant I didn’t need to make money and for me it was finding purpose in life. Making money was kind of cool, but I knew in my heart it was more than that.
I was having the best time organizing clients, attending galas and meetings, and being a guest on several talk shows. Something in my life was missing and one day working with a client I knew what my purpose was. It has been a journey working with business coaches and mentors and dealing with my own challenging and ever-changing life path. For me it is how I minister to and encourage women. Organizing and speaking to large groups is my opportunity to live out my purpose and make a difference in the lives of others.
I challenge you to take 15 – 30 minutes once a week to have quiet time. Find that space that makes you feel restful and start to journal. Write down all the good things that have happened to you, the things you have experience with, and if money was not an option what would like to do. If you feel stuck, email me, I’d love to help you find your purpose and your keys and that other shoe you may have lost. Hugs
Lisa Giesler, Professional Organizer, Speaker, Author of Uncluttered :Discovering Strength and Purpose in the Chaos of Life. On Amazon