What is your true purpose?
Posted by Arlene Somerton Smith
Has your love, support and friendship made a difference to others?
Are you good with how you will be remembered?
According to Paul Copcutt, those are the questions we should really be asking ourselves.
A few years ago I attended a workshop on “Personal Branding” at a Canadian Authors Association conference. I was so engaged by the insights and the authenticity of the workshop leader, Paul Copcutt, that I signed up for his e-newsletter. I have received useful advice from him over the years about networking, branding and achieving goals. A little over a year ago, I became one of the people who shared distantly in the story of his cancer journey.
Last week, he published an article entitled “Why cancer is an integral part of my personal brand.”
He found that when lives take an unexpected sharp turn as a result of cancer, people ask themselves the three questions above. When people asking those questions don’t like the answers they come up with, they know they have to make some changes.
Might be not a bad idea to ask those questions now instead of later, right?
As Paul says, if you are feeling unfulfilled, unsure, underappreciated, undervalued, even underwater, it might be a good idea to give your life a sharp turn that you direct for yourself.
About Arlene Somerton SmithWriter, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer
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