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Live and Work on Purpose Newsletter July, 2008
Welcome to the July issue of the "Live and Work on Purpose Newsletter".
This month, we continue our theme of understanding and living God's special purpose and calling for your life. Last month, we discussed Step 1: Discerning and Discovering your unique life purpose. I hope you worked on Step 1 since our last newsletter and have begun to prayerfully consider what your gifts, talents and passions are as well as how they compare to the deep needs in your world and community. After keeping your journal and lists, did you find needs in your world and community that could be met by your gifts, talents, and passions? If you did, I would love to hear about it. Log onto my blog and tell us about it. You can find my blog at www.liveandworkonpurpose.blogspot.com.
In this issue, we will focus on Step 2: Your Life Purpose Foundation. Are you ready? Let's go!
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The Purpose Steps
Step 2: Your Life Purpose Foundation
What is my "Life Purpose Foundation"?
Imagine you are building a new home. Most likely, one of the first things you do is identify a floorplan, or blueprint, for the home you would like to build. As you identify the "right" blueprint, you would probably consider what your needs are (for example, how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need, how many square feet you would like, etc.). When it comes to building your life of purpose, your life vision (what we discussed in last month's newsletter) is your blueprint. Your life vision has taken into account what the needs of the world are, what your gifts and talents are, and what "could" and "should" be as you live the life God has created you to live. Do you have the blueprint? If so, we are about to start construction!
The first step in any good construction project is beginning with a firm, strong foundation on which to build the house. In co-creating (with God) the life He created you to lead, it's important to start with a strong foundation as well. I call this your "Life Purpose Foundation". It is the structural basis on which you build your exceptional life. Your life purpose foundation includes important life components such as:
A strong spiritual life
Good physical care
Mental and emotional health
Healthy and supportive relationships
It is critical that this strong foundation is in place before you start to execute the plan to live your life purpose.
Assessing and Planning Your "Life Purpose Foundation"
Just as a good builder will not take the foundation for granted, neither should you. It is well worth your time to take a good, long look at your foundation. Are the "basics" in your life taken care of? Are there things in your life that are stumbling blocks for you? Are there fundamental areas of your life you need to work on before embarking upon a bigger calling? These are the questions that are answered by assessing your foundation.
To assess your life purpose foundation, it is important to take a look at major areas of your life to identify the strengths and vulnerabilities of these basic, but big, components of your foundation. The areas I recommend you review are the ones I mentioned above; your spiritual, physical, mental, and relational life. As you look at each of these key areas, make a note of the specifics of these areas that are strong and the specific areas that need strengthening. Once this is complete, you will have a clear picture of what you might want to focus on strengthening before moving forward.
To help you assess your foundation, I have created a tool for you to use. It is available free of charge at my website. Click here to download the "Life Purpose Foundation Program" and start using it right away. (This link will take you to the Resource Portal of my site. The "Life Purpose Foundation Program" is located under the "Tools" section.) This program will not only help you assess vulnerabilities to your foundation but will provide an easy tool to help you plan and keep track of the improvements you want to make.
This Month's Fieldwork
This month, please consider focusing on your life purpose foundation. Use the tool I created for you to take the inventory of strengths and vulnerabilities in your own foundation. Then, create a plan to work on the areas the are not as strong in your life.
Next month (with our foundation firmly in place), we will begin the joyful work of creating and living God's purpose for our lives.
Will You Share?
I, along with our other readers, would love to hear what you are learning through this second step of your journey. Log onto www.liveandworkonpurpose.blogspot.com to share your discoveries with your fellow purpose-seekers. Or, go to my website and email me. I want to hear from you.
Tune into next month's "Live and Work on Purpose Newsletter" where we will begin Step 3.
Engaging the help of a life coach is a great way to take your life to the next level. Finding a Christian life coach is even greater; helping you take the steps to live the life GOD created you to live.
A good coach doesn't provide the answers but instead helps you with the process, helps you find the answers, stay focused, build a strategy, and will hold you accountable for making progress in your journey.
As a Christian life coach, I would enjoy the opportunity to discuss your life purpose with you. I offer a free 30-minute coaching session so that you can decide, for yourself, if coaching is for you. If you'd like to give it a try, visit my website at www.liveandworkonpurpose.com to schedule your free session.
Announcing my Life Purpose Teleclass
Several have asked about the potential of a teleclass in which we can join together to walk through the Life Purpose steps together, sharing our journey and learnings with each other.
Click here to send me an email to be placed on the list for my upcoming Life Purpose Teleclass. (If you do not have Outlook installed on your computer, you may send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org). I will contact you later with the dates and details. I hope you will join us.
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