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Keep the Channel Open

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I’m an entrepreneur as the primary goal. I have started and run several businesses, and as I look back, I think the most important aspect in financial and personal success is awareness of purpose and the capacity to stay open […]

I’m an entrepreneur as the primary goal. I have started and run several businesses, and as I look back, I think the most important aspect in financial and personal success is awareness of purpose and the capacity to stay open to it.

Many years ago I was a participant in a workshop. At the end, leading the way took us by using a well guided relaxation in which we asked ourselves, “What is my purpose for doing the work I do, in my relationships, and for being alive in this time and place Ankara kanal aƧma? inch

The word ‘connection’ sprang up in my mind, and it felt right. My work then and now is helping people manage conflict with power and grace, and about removing the barriers to connection. Outside of work, as well, I like my actions to reflect this purpose. And once the word came up in the relaxation all those years ago, it gave a name to something I already recognized.

My work is still about connection. On rough days, knowing this keeps me going. On good days, when life flows, it is reaffirmed. It doesn’t matter whether it makes sense to anyone else. Living is about connection.

What about you? What purpose underlies your work and your life? Is it Creativity? Compassion? Diversity? Empowerment? Relationship? Health? Beauty? Spirituality? Love? These concepts occur as i think of friends and colleagues and their work in the world.

Like peeling an onion, the external layers your work are the activities we engage in. Each layer moves us closer to a central purpose that is behind the time and effort we expend, and behind the gratitude with which we celebrate our success.

So take some time today to give yourself a great gift. Close your eyes, relax, and ask your inner wisdom what your work is really about. Then keep that in front of you as a beacon. Refine it, nurture it, and hold it close at hand. This is essentially what all us is called to do — to explore and to discover our fundamental motivation, not just occasionally but every day, and with every decision. You’ll rediscover, reinvent and revitalize your work, moment to moment. And you’ll have fun doing it. I wish you good energy.