Getting Organised for Purpose

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Getting Organised for Purpose

I started out in this work with one simple trait… Being organised.

It’s a super power really. If you can keep things in good order, you’ve won a lot of the battle.

Being organised frees up your mind to focus on the task at hand. Knowing where all of your important information is stored, saves you time when you need it. If you can take this a step further and figure out what kind of information you need, you’re winning.

Here are a few ways to get yourself organised.

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Why Purpose Is Important

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So some of you may know me by now. I’m a coach, martial arts teacher and group facilitator with a background in traditional and social business. These days I spend my time supporting individuals to live purpose-driven lives that improve their own circumstances as well as the lives of those around them.
 
I do this work because, having been through some deep personal challenges, witnessing both the great and the desperate parts of humanity, I recognised some deep Truths about life. Those include that we are all unique, that the only constant is change and that peace and harmony are entirely possible, given the correct conditions.

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What is “Purpose”?

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What is “Purpose”?

First of all I need to draw attention to the fact that this word is thrown around an awful lot, particularly in coaching circles. If I didn’t believe in the central importance of this concept, I would have thrown it out by now as I am averse to band-waggoning and the exaggeration and misappropriation of language.

However, this term – “Purpose” – is one that cannot be easily replaced.

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What makes my work different?

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I’m asked regularly what makes my work different. Some have told me it’s because I cut straight to the truth of things. Others feel accepted – warts and all. Still others seem to find me a useful sounding board for their ideas and challenges.

I suppose the combination of all of that is important. I am able to be forthright in challenging people, but it doesn’t come from a shaming place, rather it comes from an encouraging and supportive place.

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3 Rules for Building Your Business and Helping More People

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"All I want to do is help people!”

Setting up a business is a big task that most people don’t fully prepare themselves for. The health and wellbeing market is booming right now, but that still doesn’t ensure success. Things like marketing, strategy, customer service and finance are all important things to consider.

But often for socially-conscious entrepreneurs (like you and I), we don’t like to deal with this stuff. We just want to help people. It’s a beautiful ideal, but no matter how much we rely on grace, flow and spirit to deliver results for us, we never get very far without engaging the other half of life – structure and order in a grounded and focused way.

HOWEVER, you needn’t be depressed by the idea of it. There are actually only a few things you need to do in order to have a well-functioning business, without needing to juggle it all continuously.

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5 Best Practices for a Life of Peace and Productivity

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We all want to be better at what we do for a living. Especially when the quality of our work DIRECTLY influences how much money we make. So for entrepreneurs, it really is not an option to be neglectful of working habits.

Some of the below may seem excessively orderly to you and you may be right about that, but don’t fret, these are IDEALS. What do I mean by that? Well, we should always be striving to learn and develop ourselves, and a big part of that is improving the efficiency and effectiveness (the definition of skill) of HOW we work, as well as WHAT work we’re doing.

People who get to the top of their game are skillful in mind-blowing ways, constantly tweaking their habits. So in this article we have some habits that (when adhered to fully) almost guarantee success in your work. However, you’re not going to get there overnight. So breathe a sigh of relief. Aaaah.

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5 Tips for Exiting the Rat Race: Part 1

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 I often get outside in the morning to practice my martial arts in a local park. It’s a great way to start the day, getting my blood pumping and oxygen flowing, which leaves me feeling great. So when I move from the park into the streets for my walk home, I am super aware of the contrast in state between myself and most of the people I pass.

I imagine there are many of you who wake in the morning to that feeling of dread about the day ahead. Head hanging. Escaping into Facebook on the bus or in a co-workers car.

Well, I’m here to tell you that it DOES NOT need to be that way. And to be even more challenging, it is your choice to remain in such a situation. You CAN change your circumstances if you want to enough.

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