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Posts from the ‘Purpose/Meaning’ Category

Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure, and the drive to keep creating

Elizabeth Gilbert was once an “unpublished diner waitress,” devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.

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Volunteering: New Ways To Do Good

11 ways to use your skills to do good.

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And, in timely fashion, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is currently promoting their Ultimate Moments Campaign – where you can win a volunteer vacation to Thailand.

For more information on Volunteering In Thailand.

I’ll be writing more about my recent volunteering experiences in Australia.

Want To Help Solve The World’s Problems?

Echoing Green is an organization named after a William Blake poem about creating a better world.  The business is based on a venture capital investment model repurposed to drive social change. It’s fellowship programs provide seed funding to social entrepreneurs launching bold new organizations to generate positive systemic change.

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Pale Blue Dot

This cartoon continues on with this week’s theme of life purpose or finding meaning in life. I think you will find it relevant, and it certainly helps to put everything into better perspective.

Pale Blue Dot

4 Questions To Stop Asking Yourself

I recently read this article written by Deepak Chopra and was inspired. In it he talks about the importance of developing our mind to become our ally, and to not let it overwhelm us as our enemy.  In everyday life almost all our suffering is related to our thoughts.  So many of us obsess and worry needlessly. A mentor of mine once told me that worrying is praying for what you don’t want to happen – I like that idea, it’s very true.

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10 Extraordinary People And Their Lessons For Success

Inspiring tips from inspiring people.

10 Extraordinary People

Having Trouble Finding Your Life Purpose?

Today I want to talk about a topic that I am passionate about – helping people find their true calling. I truly believe that we are all unique and that we all have our own unique contribution to make on this amazing planet. Some of us find this calling easily, while others struggle to discover it. If you are struggling to find your own unique purpose then I hope that one of these fabulous goodies will help you onto the path of your own unique destiny.

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More ‘Follow Your Bliss’ Inspiration

Another inspiring cartoon from Zen Pencils – Check it out here.

Use Your Uniqueness to Make a Difference

This guy is mega inspiring. You may have seen him before – his name is Nick Vujicic, and he has no arms and no legs. Every time I see him in action he totally blows me away. Even though he has such a huge disability he is happy and living a fulfilled life.

If you’ve ever felt sorry for yourself, or, if you’ve thought that life has been treating you badly, then this little clip might just make you rethink your attitude.

Take Nick’s example and use your own uniqueness to make a difference!

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You’re Not The Only One Dreaming Of Quitting The Corporate World To Follow More Creative Pursuits

Forty percent of employed Americans would like to leave their desk jobs, according to the first-ever Creative Jobs Report published this week. The study, which was commissioned by online education network Creative Live, revealed that 41 million employed Americans would even be willing to take a pay cut for a more creative job.

Quitting the Corporate World