Before there was The Intersection of Purpose and Now, there was an inspiring moment that I acted on…
…that’s what happens at the Intersection of Purpose and Now – external inspiration, leads to internal motivation, leads to intention and purpose, leads to action, leads to results.
I literally got off the phone about four years ago and got started. It wasn’t always The Intersection of Purpose and Now. For a day, it was Improving Quality of Life. The Intersection of Purpose and Now started gradually a few months later, including one of my favorite all-time posts, Why Fly?
Below is that very first post from December 2004, Living on Purpose, slightly edited. I think it’s fun and thought-provoking to read again. Maybe you will, too!
We Coach. You Get Results.
So i got off the phone with a coaching client — I call him Mike The Serial Entrepreneur — and I started my own blog. His productive rambling and eagerness for me to help him FOCUS to get what/where he wants…to become WHO he wants to BE – all inspiring me to start sharing my experience from the Coach’s side of things.
Most people I work with, 1on1, in groups, teams and even large orgs, want to go somewhere they have never been, you might say. I help them discover where they are now, to BEGIN, then where they want to go, as well as how to get there.
I know a guy who wanted to go to The Middle of Nowhere…he’s been there now.
Mike is creating an incredible new thing that brings the ol’ mom-n-pop neighborhood store to the 21st Century — Hey, if you’re going to shop the Net, why not still buy locally, right?
I’m blessed. I get to help people achieve more of their goals more often. It’s amazing…I get hired to help them build their business, become more successful ($$$ and time), experience what they want to experience, become who they want to become, get happy, contribute the value they want to contribute.
And yet the most common goals that really get people fired up about themselves are things like ‘becoming a better spouse’, ‘better parent’, ‘better friend’, ‘better Christian’, ‘better leader’ or cleaning the gutters, losing weight and reading more books. Yet, along the way they learn to master their daily, weekly, monthly, annual routines (the future belongs to those who create it) and before long they, too, know their Purpose (deeply), start living On Purpose and a Goal-Directed Life, and begin to achieve Their Wildest Dreams.
Want some? Hey, its for sale (www.pdncoach.com). For now, why don’t you just join me in my discussion. I look forward to your posts.
posted by The PDN Coach @ 2:47 PM, December 15, 2004