Our careers are important to us. We identify ourselves, in part, based on what we do, where we work, and who we help. But we are so much more than our job title!
I recently heard a story where President Kennedy was visiting the NASA Space Center in 1962. He saw someone carrying a broom and stopped his tour to go over and talk to him. He said, “Hi! I’m Jack Kennedy. What are you doing?”. The janitor replied, “Well, Mr. President, I’m helping put a man on the moon.”
What if, instead of telling people our job title, we told people what we are paid to do?
How different would that conversation be?
Our purpose creates powerful results.
It doesn’t matter whether you are the CEO of a company or the janitor.
When you believe in the company’s mission, it becomes your own.
Our purpose combines what we love to do, what we are good at, what the world needs, and what we can get paid to do. Our purpose is at the intersection of our passion, mission, profession, and vocation. Yes, there are a lot of roads coming at each other, but that intersection is all about you, what you do, what you get paid to do, and why you do it.
That is your PURPOSE!
- Why are you passionate about your career?
- How do you demonstrate your mission each day?
- How have you professionally developed yourself recently to be good at what you do
- Why is your work needed?
- How can you monetize your passion, mission, profession, and vocation?
For me, I value my purpose and take great pride in what I do. I work with people who are passionate about their careers. They evaluate their impact and know what their purpose is. When our purpose isn’t satisfied, we start a conversation to see how we can create a greater connection between their work and their values which lead them to their next advancement opportunity. My clients desire to make a more significant impact on their organizations and their careers. If you would like to have a conversation about how you can create a more significant impact, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know I am living and honoring my purpose when I am speaking with a client and having a powerful coaching conversation to help them achieve their goals or gain clarity on an issue. I know what it feels like because when we finish that call, and I have served them fully as their coach, there is a sense of fulfillment and of honoring my purpose. For me, It’s one of the best feelings in the world!