Archive for September 2011
I am sitting here at the ranch and like many throughout North America and Australia, I am listening to the constant news feeds about the major speech President Obama is going to make on job creation. Most everyone in the world knows that a healthy jobs environment in America is also healthier for many other parts of the world, as we are the ultimate consumers.
Not to be disrespectful to anyone who might be unemployed or the President of the United States, but this thought goes through the very core of my belief and being: Could this be a time when people have the opportunity to connect to their life purpose rather than chasing a job? Could this be the opportunity to pursue the purpose and dreams they have always really wanted? If the career path is not visible, is the life purpose path now more clear? Now, this message might not be for everyone but there are people who need the nudge and the
encouragement and you could provide that inspiration.
I received an email from Tina Gonda who said August was the all-time best volume month for her and her husband, Mark. Tina chose to follow her purpose and passion when she could have chosen to simply be employed, as she was facing some serious financial challenges when the economy collapsed in 2008. Instead she chose to help people enjoy a better quality of life with health from the inside out!!
Mike and Carisa Riedmiller continue to enrich their lives and the lives of many others as they have found their purpose and not a job. Mike walked away from a job that paid well over 150K a year to fulfill his purpose in helping people experience greater wellness and to help them discover the potential in creating wealth for their life purpose. Today he and Carisa are being rewarded far beyond what a job ever paid in money – with what money cannot buy!!
The point I am making is simply this: Your purpose will lead you to far greater success than a job will. You can find a way to exist, but finding a way to live the life of your dreams is through your purpose. Your latent talents and abilities (that you may not even know you have) are always connected to your life purpose and the contribution you will make to mankind.
I got an email yesterday inviting me to participate in the celebration of Dr. Martha M. Bigelow’s 90th birthday. Dr. Bigelow retired as the Director of the Michigan Historical Museum and now wants to concentrate on her TriVita business. Happy birthday, Dr. Bigelow, what an inspiration you are. A person who has vision, passion and purpose cannot be stopped no matter what their age.
I woke up this morning with this overwhelming wonderful feeling; I “get” to do what I desire and feel purposed to do, not what I have to do. I have the freedom to share wellness with anyone interested and soon, anywhere in the world. For example, yesterday it was a thrilling moment for me when I “got” to (not “had to”) give a case of Nopalea away to a woman who loves the outdoors. She manages a fishing club on a beautiful private lake on the edge of the mountains where I went to fish. She spoke of her aches and pains and how hard it is to be on the ski slopes now with her family. She said when you have experienced the wind in your face, it is hard to give up the slopes. I have hopes and prayers for her that Nopalea will bring about a reduction of the inflammation she is experiencing and that she will again be able to enjoy one of her passions with her family on the slopes.
You see, if I just had a CEO job, I would have missed the thrill of offering a product to a person seeking a better quality of life. That thrill is something money cannot buy or a job replace; it is the thrill of knowing I am living a life of purpose and being rewarded for doing so.
Don’t let the weight of the cares of this world rob you of the true quality of life you were destined to live. Do not give up no matter how hard it is, as there are unlimited resources for your life purpose.
Everyone have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend. I will post next Wednesday on the exciting growth we are experiencing and possibilities for the fall.