Recently I showed my 12 year old daughter some feedback I had from a lovely lady I’ve been working with. It mentioned how she’d embraced the work we’d been doing together & how it had helped her with a presentation that she was recently asked to do. Also, how the work had helped her to realise her true potential with what she was doing & what she was offering in her chosen marketplace.
My daughter looked at me & as a little tear eased out of the corner of my eye, I could see the look on her face as she ‘got what dad does’ when he’s off doing his work. I then calmly said to her “This is what I do, this is the positive impact it can have on people’s lives & this is why I absolutely love it”. The pride that came over me was immense.
To me it was another sign that I am fulfilling my purpose to help others become better versions of themselves. That moment when it’s been edified that what you are doing really is changing lives for the better, not just in respect to improving business practices, but getting to the heart of what is to be ‘us’ in all that we do. For me, my work is all about ‘the people’, I believe that if you focus on ‘your people’ & what’s best for them, then the rest will usually take care of itself.
What’s really important in this example is how the person that you’re working with embraces all the lessons. Now in this instance Jill was awesome, she not only wanted to learn, but equally so, implemented what we worked on together. So many say they’ll do it, but then get distracted, but not Jill, she saw it through & the positive results are evident across all areas of her life. Jill, it’s been a pleasure to work with you & thank you for what you said.
My daughter finally knows that my ramblings do make sense (most of the time) & that they have a long lasting, beneficial impact on other’s lives. I ask you now “Is what you’re doing fulfilling your purpose?” If not, is it time for a change?