I remember about 10 years ago, seeing a book on a customer’s counter and asking them about it. Then, within a matter of two months that, book was everywhere. Churches were talking about it; bookstores had it on the front display. It triggered something inside of me to start looking to more self-improvement reading in my life.
At the time, after years of reading, I had taken a break from reading those kinds of books. I was so busy and I found myself telling others how there was no time for that. This book brought something back; it was a feeling like “you need to read this.”
If you are wondering, the book was The Purpose Driven Life. A minister from a church in California had written the book so that you and I could actually realize that we are here for a purpose. It took the ideas he was teaching in his church about what the purpose of his church and many churches should be. Then he took it to a personal level, moving from the church having a purpose to you having a purpose.
So I ask 10 years after that book came out, have you found your purpose? Have you read the book? You see while not everyone who reads will agree with the message taught in this book, you still better believe you are on this earth for a purpose.
For me it was a time I was building what would be my last car wash business. Just six years earlier, I was talking about how working and doing great things in life meant something to me. I was sure it had to be in the automotive business. But 10 years later I do not even own a car.
Many of you may still feel you know the direction you are supposed to be on in your life. Well you never know where it is until you get out and look to make sure.
So this week I want to look at some things that deal with your life purpose. How do you feel you are doing at getting done what you are meant to do on this earth? I feel there is so much more I need to get done. This summer I finished writing what will be my first print book, and I still spend time every day writing new ideas for books and programs.
You see, my purpose is ever growing and I am ever searching to keep in line to make sure my life is headed to help those I’m meant to help. So as we talk about purpose this week, I will be traveling again, out to see one of my mentors at another great RockStar Marketing Boot Camp. I will use this time to see if my purpose needs adjusting, to see if there are corrections needed to get my path to purpose back in alignment.
Come back each day this week to see the paths I have traveled over the past 10 years; to learn how seeking self improvement brought me to that place of development of my own message; how you also have music inside of you. I hope you have found it and you are getting ready to play so the world can hear.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream to love what you do and those that you share life with. Are you ready to go to the next level and become the RockStar in your world?