The Path to Purpose (My Story)
I am known for sharing stories from my life with clients. This has always been important to me because in doing so I provide important insights and perspectives for their own progress and success. The story I tell the most is the one about how I “found” my purpose. As I focus on motivations and passions fueling purpose with my networks this week, I thought it worthwhile to share this story with you today.
See, I’ve always been quite annoying – ask my mother! Raising a child with an insatiable curiosity and unnerving need to share what she’s learned must have been especially fun! Oh, the things I got into – Mom taught me to have confidence, so there was nothing I felt I couldn’t learn about or learn to do.
It was never lost on me that passion connected to feelings like purpose to ideals – passion and purpose were MY thing, I was just too young to know.
These rumblings of motivation and passion speak to sparks of purpose. They are easy to overlook; in this process, don’t be sheepish or modest about YOU – it all counts!
As I got older, I realized that if I focused my motivations on things that fueled productive passions, that I’d have a better chance at living the life I envisioned.
It took another decade to learn how to focus my motivations.
Although it took another few years my epiphany came when I realized what I had learned during that decade:
It takes time to determine your purpose because it is born of your path and journey.
A guru can guide you through things to consider and pay attention to on your path, yet no one can decide your purpose or passions for you. Our motivations can be externally-influenced, yet we get to prioritize what ends up motivating us whether from nurture or nature.
My path and my journey led me to redefining my company and my brand in 2015 so that I could empower others by sharing what I know and have access to. While taking care of myself and my family, running PLHB, building my coaching business, and being the friend and community member that I am, I focus on living what I know today as my professional purpose: to diversify approaches and innovate solutions to cross-functional issues.
Ebony L. Green is a certified coach who is the creator and founder of the Desire Choose Act™ signature series of coaching & training programs that help you own, celebrate, and monetize your difference.
#CoachEbonySays: I specialize in connecting people with their Whole A.S.S.™ Authentic Self. I want you to stop being ashy out here in your life - personally and professionally. I am here so you can REALLY start securing the bag of self-love, self-care, and self-shine!
If you are ready to start stepping into the shoes of your desired Future Self, schedule your free consultation today!
I love and am quite obsessed with the cycle of learning, applying, and teaching. This blog is my place to exercise this passion while fulfilling my purpose to activate knowing and choice.