Last week I had the opportunity to preview a copy of “The Purpose Paradigm“, a new ebook by Laura Simms of CreateAsFolk.com. For those of you who may not know her, Laura is a champion for career-changing folks who are looking for a way to do purpose-driven work in the marketplace.
Laura and I do very similar work, and in fact, she helps me keep my own compass headed for true north when I tend to get a bit off course. Yup, even coaches need coaches.
Meaningful work, sharing your delightful, gifted, wonderful self with the world, is the thing my heart wants the most for you to have.
And there are some wonderful insights that Laura brings to the discussion of purposeful work that are really worth your time and investment.
I’ll give you a sneak peek, then invite you to hop on over to her site and pick up your own copy.
Understanding what led us to where we are is always helpful in figuring out how we’re going to move forward. This especially applies to choosing how we’re going to work in the the world.
Did you know that in the last several decades that the model for how we choose a career has evolved at least three times?
Well, it has.
And Laura walks you through each one, showing how they lead to where we are today. Knowing this will help you see why you keep getting close to doing meaningful work, but just keep coming up short.
There are lots of other practical and inspiring bits of brilliance in this book. Among them are nine characteristics Laura sees as part of any purpose-driven career. And she gives you a way to assess where you are in your own career. Purposeful? or in need of a shift?
I invite you to visit Laura’s site and check out “The Purpose Paradigm”. You can also see what others are saying about the book. There’s a new way to think about how we work in the world. There’s a paradigm shift in the making. It means doing work that is a part of your life, not separate from your life. It means that your work is an expression of who you are. It means you might not “get it right” in the first go-around, and that’s okay. Life is an ever-changing, organic process. Our work should be too.
I’m going to make a little confession: “The Purpose Paradigm” shook out some cobwebs in my own work attic. It was a reminder about why I’m so passionate about helping you craft a livelihood that’s creative and purposeful and profitable.
Remember, only you can do Your Work. As you make the shift to inspired work, you can help lead the way for others in your circle of influence. And that’s good for all of us.
Let me know what you think in the comments below.. Where are you on the road to purposeful, inspiring work? Just starting? Not sure where to start? Already there? I’d love to know.