Step 1: Build a Strong Foundation


Last week, I shared with you the 10 Principles behind Creating a Career (& Life) You Love.

This week, we’re talking about how you can actually make them a reality!

I encourage you to reflect, and follow along these next 4 weeks, as I share with you, in more depth, how to get to where you want to be!  If you’re new here, please join my community at the sign up form below and you’ll receive the next steps in your inbox.

There are so many different messages out there about how to live a successful life and how to get exactly what you want. And some of that stuff works, really well. But some of it really doesn’t; the advice can feel like pressure to become even more efficient at everything you’re already doing in order to add MORE to your life. Like adding more will magically get you what you want!? More is not the answer.

We don’t need more stress, what we do need is more clarity of purpose and a stronger foundation.

So let’s go dive through the messier stuff and get clear on who you are at your core, so we can build you that strong foundation. This will help you discern what’s a “heck yes!” and what’s a “hell no!” so you can gain more peace of mind and satisfaction with your life.

Remember, change takes time! It takes energy, focus and consistency, so be kind to yourself if you’re not feeling instantly better.

I invite you to ask yourself any or all of these questions - they may be tough, so take your time and maybe sit with them a few different times of day and see what you come up with!

  1. What do you believe to be your purpose on this planet? Your purpose does not have to be your job or even your volunteer work, it can be the way you carry out your life responsibilities. For instance, your purpose may be something more general:

    • To be kind, loving and compassionate in all of your interactions

    • To be a light in the world of so much darkness

    • To bring awareness and hope to people who may not see their potential

    • To be real and truthful about life experiences

    • It can be anything, so use the questions below to help you identify your purpose.

  2. What is “Your Why?” (i.e. why you do what you do, in work and in life?)

  3. What strengths, gifts & perspectives do you have?

  4. What do your friends tell you you’re really good at?

  5. If you had one year to live, what would you do with your life?

  6. What makes you uniquely you (you’re funny, empathetic, etc.. qualities that other people can have, but you feel are strongest for you)?

  7. What do you LOVE doing?

  8. What brings you the most JOY?

Once you feel clearer on your purpose and why you are here on this planet, start to think about the areas of your life that feel out of alignment with that purpose. What small steps can you take to move closer?

Questions/comments, feedback? I’d love to hear from you! Please email me at

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