Discover How to Live Your Life On Purpose

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage”. – Anais Nin

People who know their purpose, know who they are, where they are going, and why they are doing it.

They’re living life free from doubt and lack of clarity about where their life is going.

They know why they are on the planet and what their gifts and talents are. They are on a path that leads to success, meaning and happiness.

But for many of us, we’re stopped cold from fear and excuses, never knowing what our purpose is or how to discover how to begin living on purpose.

  • “I can’t make time for this. My family needs all my attention.”
  • “I’ll feel guilty honoring my own dreams and doing something for myself.”
  • “I should just make do with what I have in my life. Who am I to want more for my life?”
  • “People will think I’m crazy for doing this.”

If you are willing to discover how to live on purpose your intentions, your goals and your overall vision for your life will dramatically change. This is how I can help you.

Start by taking the Free Life Purpose Self-Assessment Quiz to get you started on your path to freedom.

Unleash the Power of Your True Purpose!

As a life coach and life purpose facilitator, I speak daily with people who are unhappy, unfulfilled, and clearly not living the full, abundant life they desire and deserve. When asked, what is keeping them from living the life they envision, they tell me:

“I don’t have time to pursue my purpose”; “I don’t know how to find my passion or purpose”; “I’ll have my life after the kids are grown” or “When I retire, then I’ll be able to really live my life.”

Does this sound like you?

You may be thinking, “But Joyce, how can I summon my courage to transform my life, to let go of all I know and trust the unknown, when everything in my life is falling apart?

Sound familiar? It should, because our excuses can sabotage our best intentions. To these excuses, I always reply, “THIS is the time for you to live your purpose! Stop delaying your dreams! There is only now! There is only this moment from which your present and your future can emerge.”

I would say, this is exactly the right time to step into your power.

The next five blogs will go into detail on how I decided it was time for me to make change. I will present the step by step process that helped me to live more on purpose.

Before you start your inquiry to find your purpose you must be able to muster up the Courage to tell yourself the truth. My truth was I was very tired of living my precious life in ways that did not support me in my highest potential to serve the world and to offer my unique gifts and talents.

What is your truth?

Catch me next week.

Peace and Love,

Do you have a life vision that is guided by your highest purpose?

 “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements”  ~ Napoleon Hill

We are all born with a life purpose, unique gifts and talents. Most of us never question our purpose. We don’t spend the time to go deeper into our inner self to ask the questions that will start to reveal the answers to: Why am I here? What is my deeper work in the world? What is trying to come forth in my life? How do I lead and serve other people?

Our purpose is the reason we are alive. It is not our job, a role, a title, or our company.

Purpose is a deeper knowing inside of us that encourages us to answer that most important question who we are, why we are here and what are we here to do. It is a source of deep vitality and vision. It is the rocket fuel that will get you up every day and keep you focused on your true north path. 

Mark Twain says “the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

Why is purpose important for you personally and for your life vision?

You would not set out on a sailing voyage without a plan or direction for where you are going and why you are sailing there. If you do, eventually you will end of somewhere you may not want to be and along the way your journey can get really turbulent.

According to Harvard Business Review, there is an explosion of interest from small business owners, coaches, entrepreneurs and leaders in corporations pursuing their purpose. Why have some corporations started to support people in finding and living their own individual purpose?

Whether you are an entrepreneur with a startup or the CEO of a major Fortune 500 company, a nurse practitioner, a manager of a spa, an organic farmer, a professor of nursing, or a software developer you will benefit from having clarity about your life purpose and how your purpose aligns with your business vision.

  • It is the very essence of what will guide you through the extremely turbulent time in the world today and it will help anchor you in the up and down times in your personal life that include health, relationship, financial and spiritual crisis.
  • It will help you stay focused on your dream for your life, career, or business, why you started your business and what you want to bring into the world. 
  • If you have no purpose you can quickly become burned-out, disillusioned, and unable to stay focus on sustaining your goals.

Doctors have found that people who have a purpose are less prone to disease. Psychologists describe it as the pathway to well-being. Business experts say it is the key to exceptional performance.

Without a purpose you may make money but you will not stay around long without an authentic, valuable mission, product or service that improves the quality of other’s lives.

If you would like to chat and get clarity on what you want for your life and how you might get there e-mail me at jjdillon@mindspring.com to schedule a time. I will get back with you within 24 hours. Joyce Dillon, 404-881-1322.

The Top 3 Blogs For 2016

 

In looking back over 2016, I have written numerous blogs on life purpose, fully living, sabotage, perfection, meaningful work and many more. I have included resources and steps to help you make change and have answered your most pressing concerns about your fears, doubts, challenges, and deepest desires.

The key topics I see emerging from this list of the most widely read posts are:

  1. How to find and live your life purpose.
  2. How to deal with negative beliefs and thoughts.
  3. What is my calling?
  4. How to integrate creativity in my busy life?

Below are the top 3 most read posts in 2016. I am digging deeper this year in supporting people to take the chance to live more fully from their true authentic, courageous, wild self.

Are You Living Your One Previous Life?

Life today is clearly more stressful, complicated and unpredictable than it has ever been.

As a result, many of us are tired, worried, stressed and depleted of our life energy. Many people are experiencing some kind of concern about, health, emotional issues or relationships.

Read More

 

3 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Success

Let’s assume that you’ve identified your true purpose in life and you’re on your way to actualizing it. And then you fall off track. You realize that you have started to sabotage reaching your goals.

Read More

 

Is your Life Trying to Get Your Attention to Live More on Purpose?

Stress and burnout are common terms we hear and use today. But what are those feelings really trying to tell us?

Is something out of kilter or do you find less joy and meaning in your job or business? Are you just going through the motions of something that once excited and motivated you? 

Read More

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Peace and Love

Joyce

Are You Living Your One Previous Life?

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Life today is clearly more stressful, complicated and unpredictable than it has ever been.

As a result, many of us are tired, worried, stressed and depleted of our life energy. Many people are experiencing some kind of concern about, health, emotional issues or relationships.

Frequently, when I speak with a new client, I hear many of the same concerns such as, “I am so exhausted, I can’t make it through the day.” “I am tired of the life I am living”

Does this sound like your life? You are just going through life in a mindless way, only to realize one day that you are faced with divorce, have a health issue, or over your head in debt.

I have found that many people continue to struggle to maintain a lifestyle that is no longer life-sustaining.

We rarely stop our daily grind long enough to be mindful of our life and what is happening around us. Often people purchase more “things” which they think will help them manage or enjoy their already over-extended lifestyle.

It seems to me that we have allowed ourselves to be hypnotized and seduced by the media, financial institutions, celebrities and political leaders who want to control our lives and our beliefs. If we believe the world is falling apart, that belief takes away our power. However, we have choices in how we decide to believe: are we going to create a new world, or are we going to struggle through this one to our death?

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We have forgotten who we truly are!

Take off the mask and look at the truth of your life and the world around you. We are all divine souls and we have the choice to live our lives as we choose. The divine gave us free will, emotions and the ability to choose. It may seem that you don’t have a choice anymore, but you do.

As an entrepreneur who has been running my own coaching, training, and retreat business for 25 years, I know firsthand how exhausting it can be to keep all the “balls in the air.” 

Several years ago, I made a decision to work more in my home office, decrease most of my unnecessary commitments, and also reduce activities such as networking, attending too many conferences and over-volunteering.

I released many people around me who were not honoring and supporting me in my personal and spiritual development.

I decided to spend more time with myself to meditate, write, walk, pray, and share the precious life I have left with friends who are awake and who have a high vibration for life. I also decided to engage in activism that can help change the world.

To make change requires you to get quiet and to have time to be introspective.

If we do not get quiet, we will never be able to ask ourselves the essential questions of life:  

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What do I deeply want for my life?

What is next in my life and what do I need to release to move into a vibration that will help me manifest the aspects of my life that I truly want?

During these times of turbulent change on the Earth, I highly recommend some of the following steps to help you energize, and reconnect to what is truly important in your life.

  • Stop telling your STORY! If you are still telling the same old story, you have not “let go” so you can heal your life. Instead of the story, ask yourself what you have learned from your life experience and what you need to release so you can move forward. Allow yourself to move through the resistance to hear the truth. 
  • Take a look at your relationships: they reflect your relationship with yourself. If you do not love yourself, you will have a void in your connection with your body, mind and spirit. If you want intimacy and deep love in your life, you must first love yourself. You will then draw in the vibration of a similar level of love from everyone around you.
  • Take your own power back by choosing not to be a victim. Do not listen to fearful thoughts from people around you or from the negative media. Most of the time the media does not know what is really happening in the world! Find sources that support and empower you to become powerful.
  • Be aware of the tricksters who present themselves as gurus, leaders or teachers, who attempt to take your power and control from you. These so-called teachers do not allow you to step into your power. You already have the God/goddess ability to know how to change and heal your life.
  • Clear and detox your body, mind, and spirit. Spend some time connecting with the Earth, place your feet on the Earth and allow the energy to move upward in your body and release the fear and negativity. Listen to music that has a high vibration. Sounds can help clear and rebalance your cells. Go to www.Tom Kenyon.com for free downloads.

3 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Success

Stop Sabotaging Your Success

Let’s assume that you’ve identified your true purpose in life and you’re on your way to actualizing it. And then you fall off track. You realize that you have started to sabotage reaching your goals.

Perhaps you’re not keeping up with writing your blog. Perhaps you’re procrastinating on starting an important new project. Maybe you’re not getting regular exercise or losing those extra 20 pounds. Or you’re becoming stressed out or feeling guilty about time away from family. Why?

Here are a few ways to get motivated to get back on track.

Believe You Will Succeed
Many of us lack the confidence we need to pursue our dreams. We tend to doubt ourselves. We can be so afraid of failing that we unconsciously sabotage our success. We all fail at something, but failure is the best way in the world to learn to develop stamina and resilience. Louise Hay, motivational author, says to tell yourself every morning, “I am successful, I am confident, I am supported by people who desire to work with me.”

Surround Yourself with Successful People
It is important to surround yourself with positive thinking people—friends and co-workers who are emotionally and spiritually grounded and making a difference in the world. People who support your dreams and help you find ways to manifest your business or career. Your dreams are fragile. Be careful who you share you deepest desires with.

Align Your Thoughts with Your Goals
Our thoughts and feelings are alive. They are energy, just like everything else in the world. If you are having a hard time manifesting what you deeply desire for your life, it could be because you are struck in an old belief about yourself.

Changing this belief is a critical step in learning to align your thoughts with your life vision or goals. If you want to be successful in your business or in any area of your life you must be aware of your emotions and thoughts. Write down your goals and see them as already happening.

How Can We Avoid Self-sabotage?

Cultivating mindful awareness of our behavior is key to avoiding the pitfalls of self-sabotage. The steps involved are the same as those I teach in my coaching on finding one’s true purpose:

  • Meditate and reflect. Get quiet and connect to the present moment. Acknowledge the critical inner voice whispering in your ear, telling you that you can’t succeed.
  • Sit with a journal or piece of paper. Ask yourself: “What did I do/not do to defeat my progress towards my goal?
  • Pay attention! Over time, the deep reasons behind your self-doubt will be revealed. The truth might at first make you anxious because it means challenging deeply engrained, old and familiar attitudes that we’ve long held about ourselves.

Change Can Be Hard – Don’t Tough it Out Alone

Exploring old, unproductive, limiting thought patterns and changing them can be difficult. And our tendency to back-slide on the best of intentions is pernicious. I can help you take control by helping you develop a Life Purpose Action Plan to move you forward faster. Once you identify and process the root cause of your fear, and learn how to manage it, the self-sabotaging behavior will stop.

 

Why Is It So Important To Discover Your Purpose?

“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements” ~ Napoleon Hill

We are all born with a life purpose, unique gifts and talents. Most of us never question our purpose.

We don’t spend the time to go deeper into our inner self to ask the questions that will start to reveal the answers to: Why am I here? What is my deeper work in the world? How do I lead and serve other people?

Our purpose is the reason we are alive. It is not our job, a role, a title, or our company.

Purpose is a deeper knowing inside of us that encourages us to answer that most important question who we are, why we are here and what are we here to do.

It is a source of deep vitality and vision. It is the rocket fuel that will get you up every day and keep you focused on your true north path.

According to Harvard Business Review, there is an explosion of interest from small business owners and leaders in corporations pursing their purpose.

Why is purpose important for your personal development and for your business vision?

Doctors have found that people who have a purpose are less prone to disease. Psychologists describe it as the pathway to well-being. Business experts say it is the key to exceptional performance.

Whether you are an entrepreneur with a startup or the CEO of a major Fortune 500 company, a nurse practitioner, a manager of a spa, an organic farmer, a professor of nursing, or a soft wear developer you will benefit from having clarity about your purpose and or business vision for your life.

Get started today. Get Your Complimentary Strategy Session.

It is the very essence of what will guide you through the extremely turbulent time in the world today and it will help anchor you in the up and down times in your personal life that include health, relationship, financial and spiritual crisis.

It will help you stay focused on your dream for your business, why you started your business and what you want to bring into the world. If you have no purpose you can quickly become burned-out, disillusioned, and unable to stay focus on sustaining your goals.

Without a purpose you may make money but you will not stay around long without an authentic, valuable product or service that improves the quality of other’s lives.

I have found that the critical factor for my life and for my client’s success is to have a purposeful vision that is guided by your highest calling.

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Seven Proven Stress – Busters That Work

Stress builds up throughout the day. However, there are many ways to slow down or interrupt the mind’s programmed response to stress. Any activity that allows you to relax and refocus your awareness instead of reacting to the situation will ultimately give you some recovery time.

Take 5-10 minutes to practice a stress-buster relief technique, so you can relieve pent-up anxiety and experience amazing beneficial outcomes. Many of these techniques can be done when tension strikes at your desk, in a meeting, in your car, at lunch, in the bank or sitting in the airport. So take a deep breath… and begin!

 

Is your Life Trying to Get Your Attention to Live More on Purpose?

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Stress and burnout are common terms we hear and use today. But what are those feelings really trying to tell us?

Is something out of kilter or do you find less joy and meaning in your job or business? Are you just going through the motions of something that once excited and motivated you?

From my own personal experiences and those of my clients, it was a feeling often equated to stress or burnout that turned out to be a wake-up call from inside that we were off-course in our life purpose.

Many people decide on a career path when they are young – in high school or college – or have it thrust upon them by their parents’ desire to see their child prosper in their adult life. Or they may have started a business with much enthusiasm and energy.

Then years later, they begin to feel disenchanted with the career choice or find their business is not giving them the satisfaction it once did.

This is a very uncomfortable and difficult place to be in. After all, there was much effort and expense getting to where you are today. And it is hard to think of abandoning or giving up on something you once wanted or seem destined to achieve.

But, this is one of many course corrections to be made in life.

If you are feeling disengaged or burned out, it is a sign to get back in touch with your true self.

So how does a professional, business owner, or entrepreneur figure out what is next on their journey?

I have found that the answers are inside each person if they are willing to give themselves the time and quiet to find their true self.

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For business or professional people, to help make the time and quiet for clarity and then take action towards your life purpose, a coach with experience in both life purpose and business can make it easier to reach the point where you are living in the moment and enjoying your vocation and your life more fully.

For business people, the steps needed may mean a major career change, a rebranding or a reinvention. Or it may mean starting a new business or expanding your current business.

In any case, having someone coach, or mentor you and hold you accountable to yourself in prioritizing and acting on the steps needed to succeed is critical.

So if you are feeling stuck or out of kilter with yourself and your career or business, you may be feeling stress or burnout. And this may be your inner self struggling to clue you in on needed changes. Visit http://joycedillon.com/life-and-passion-quiz for a quiz about your life and passion.

It may be the easiest step you take to get motivated, excited and satisfied with your life again.

Is the Life or Business You Are Living The Life You Desire?

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As I travel to engage in conferences or coach entrepreneurs, teach life purpose classes or facilitate painting retreats, people consistently ask me the same question: “Joyce, how do I discover my purpose in life?”

Right now, millions of people are experiencing a yearning and desire to awaken to their unique gifts and talents, offer them in service to the world, and to enjoy a life of abundance and fulfillment as a result.

So why is living a life of meaning and purpose so elusive? It is because our current social system does not support us to live “on purpose” but rather to live “in survival mode.”

This is why many people feel trapped in a dull, daily routine which drains their life energy. They may also be plagued by stress, and wracked with anxiety and fear. Others are frantically “chasing the buck” and/or consumed with their lust for power and possessions.

However, many others may already enjoy freedom, the fruit of their prosperity generated from their business, but even such freedom does not quench their thirst for true and rich meaning in their life.

One of life’s great fulfillments is achieving true inner and outer purpose.

As we know, it is not always easy to find and live your life purpose! While this reflection work cannot be fully accomplished during a single session or a weekend retreat, it is a great place to start this process.

So how and where do you start?

The process begins with becoming self-aware, then accepting a high level of responsibility for your life. Next, you can learn how to remove the blocks and beliefs that keep you from realizing your true potential.

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Getting Clear on a New Path

The first step is to get quiet and get connected to the present moment. You must release your concerns regarding your past and your future. Meditation and quiet reflection are essential tools you’ll use on this journey of self-discovery.

Sit with a journal or piece of paper. Ask yourself: “What is trying to come forth in my life? What is my inner purpose for my life? What is my greater calling?”

Keep meditating and asking these questions.

Pay attention! Over time, your purpose will be revealed through the type of information, events and opportunities which come into your life.

Sarah’s Search to Reveal Her Life Purpose

Sarah, a divorce attorney, consulted me to help her break through her unhappiness within her current legal career. She wanted to start a business that was in alignment with her desire to empower women to use their gifts to enjoy a more meaningful life.

We started by examining Sarah’s life for common threads and major themes. Together, we identified her core, lifelong strengths, values, and passions that energized her and brought her joy.

As a result of this work together, Sarah started a non-profit organization which empowers women around the world to build small businesses which support themselves and their families. Sarah is now enjoying a more meaningful and purposeful life!

Getting Support

Like Sarah, most people find this process challenging to do alone. That’s why I recommend you share this experience with a small group of like-minded individuals, or have a “Finding Your Life Purpose” session that I offer.

Take Action NOW!

Ready to find and live your life purpose? Then take the first step by signing up for a complimentary Find Your Life Purpose session. Together, we will take the next steps!