We are celebrating something exciting today…
Today marks the 1-year anniversary of my book, You Deserve This Sh!t. I started writing this book when I was 24/25 years old. At the time, it was the scariest thing I’d ever done, but I am so grateful my journey led me there.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for supporting my work ❤️
If you have read the book, it would mean the world to me for you to share your experience in a written review on Amazon. (This link will take you directly to the review page. You’ll need to log in to your Amazon account first.)
If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, snag your copy today.
Question of the Week
Which sounds most like you? I will recommend a specific book based on your response. (Click your answer below.)
I’ll share the results in next Thursday’s newsletter. Check out the results from last week below!
One – last week’s results.
Last week, I asked you which you craved to find more, your purpose, or your passions.
57% of respondents said, “my purpose” while 43% said, “my passions.”
Before we dive in, I want to clear something up. Although a large part of our society uses purpose and passion interchangeably, they are not interchangeable. While your purpose is the reason for which you do something, your passions are the activities, hobbies, and ways you choose to spend your time to feel fulfilled.
Find Your Purpose
When it comes to finding your purpose, I’ve designed a framework I refer to as the Four Phases of Finding Your Purpose—self-exploration, core values, self-limiting beliefs, and life purpose statement. I actually wrote an entire book and created a structured workbook (coming soon) to help guide you through this process. However, for the time being, here’s a brief overview:
- Self-exploration: Learn more about yourself and create a deep connection with every edge of your character.
- Core values: Understand what you value to help you live fully aligned with a successful and meaningful life.
- Self-limiting beliefs: Identify and overcome negative self-limiting beliefs that hold you back from living the life you desire.
- Life purpose statement: Compound everything you learn into a one-sentence life purpose statement.
Find Your Passions
Seeking new experiences is at the core of finding your passions. It doesn’t happen by sitting and thinking about what you might love, it happens by trying new things that interest you and evaluating how each experience made you feel.
I encourage you to make a list of new activities or experiences that interest you. Then, challenge yourself to do at least two of those activities or experiences every month, or even better, one per week.
If you crave clarity, the biggest mistake you can make is avoiding learning more about yourself and becoming self-aware.
Start with a daily gratitude journaling practice to open the journey to understanding your truth.
Don’t be the person who talks about wanting to try something new but never actually tries it. Try it. If you love it, amazing. If you hate it, you never have to do it again.
It’s better to live knowing how something makes you feel than wondering.
Experience provides clarity.
Here’s a 4-for-1 on progress:
- Don’t look at how far you have to go, look at how far you’ve come.
- It’s not the fastest who wins but who slows down the least.
- Progress follows the compound effect: small things compound into greater things over time. You don’t need to make headline-breaking news, you just need to aim for 1% progress every day.
- As long as you’re making consistent progress, even if those are the smallest steps daily, you’ll look back 6, 12, 18 months from now and be impressed by how far you’ve come. Progress adds up quicker than you think.