#4: Purpose: My Purpose Pledge and Unlocking This Jet Fuel For Your Business
Let’s try this. Oh, good. Now I see the sun is up. Thank you so much for letting me. I think there was no sound. So let me start again. I hate Instagram. I was having a problem with sand on this side on my computer. So I’m going to start all over again with this. But I have a funny story that I was listening to the other day, and I want to share that with you guys that I read.
Actually, it’s a story that I read and this is how it goes. It’s about the power of purpose. And today I just want to talk about my purpose and what it is that you know I’ve found to be to really help when it comes to being its jet fuel for your business in that sense right.
The story goes that the loaded station wagon pulled into the only remaining campsite for children from the vehicle and began feverishly unloading gear and setting up the tent. The boys then rushed to gather firewood while the girls and their mother set up the camp stove and cooking utensils nearby. I just marveled at the, you know, the youngster Emmaville to the assets that there is some display of teamwork.
The father replied, I have a system. No one goes to the bathroom until the camp is set up. Talk about motivation. You know how it is after a long trip. And it’s like everybody’s going to the bathroom. You know, this is the part the purpose has in our lives. One thing that I have actually discovered of late is how I want to share with you guys.
My purpose today, by the way, is just some of the stories that I’ve been reading of late and some of the just the things that I’ve been learning on the show with me, because we all are purpose driven. I mean, think about it really, by the way, what is it that makes the difference between people who make an impact and those who don’t like?
Think of the names that you remember. You know, Mother Teresa, Wangari Maathai, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King. These are not people who are rich billionaires, you know, but there are people who gave of themselves from what they had. And it was truly amazing that the lives that they led had such an impact right.
So one thing that I’ve been learning, you know, we’ve been in the season as well of the Nobel Peace Prize and hearing about all these people nominated. But do you know there’s a lot of people that do not know this, that Nobel himself was the inventor of dynamite?
OK, and I also want to find his story. And really right now, he’s the inventor of dynamite. But when the story goes that his brother passed away and a French you know, newspaper mistakenly published his obituary rather than his brothers. And guess what it was titled is it the agent of the agent of death is dead right. And he was so appalled to discover that.
OK, so this is exactly what you know people thought of me because he invented dynamite. And it’s he realized he just decided that he wants to make a difference. He wants to do something different with his life. He wants to leave a different legacy. And he died eight months later. But really, what was it, eight years later? I had to confirm that. But he spent his remaining time, you know, putting together what we now know as the Nobel Peace Prize ok,
where he just bequeathed all his wealth to give in to this peace prize in order to help just the world promotion of peace.
You know, so it strikes me how we all want to leave a legacy. We all want to be remembered for something. We all want to, I mean, why is it that we wake up eight to five every day, go into work, whether then, of course, and then live. But we wake up eight to five every day. We’re going to work. We come back, we do the things that we normally do every single day. It’s, what, five days a week, four weeks a month, 12 months a year. It’s such an interesting thing. And I’m beginning to earn a living.
Why else do we do it? You know, even as all of us, everything we are God, we God has created us to desire purpose, to decide to make an impact, a desire to do something of meaning in the world that we live in. And one of the things that has really struck me, I don’t know, because I’ve seen this story going around.
There’s a story that’s been going around of, um, well, you’ve probably seen it in the newspapers of Charles Femi Ok, Charles Feeney. He’s the founder, co-founder, one of the partners of the I believe it’s called the duty free shoppers rights. Network that, you know, raised or rather had revenues in the billions over his lifetime. And he himself, as a paper that was worth, has been worth obviously over eight billion. And what he has done in his lifetime is give away all his wealth.
He’s a tale now, I must admit, when I watched this when I read this, I was tempted. I said badly, OK, so you’ve worked your whole life, you’ve worked hard, and you made it believe you work hard right. And then now you’re going to turn around and give it all away. It doesn’t make sense to me. Don’t get me wrong, I am. So for giving away our time, so we’re giving away oh, well, I spent my first three years as a career person in my career in giving away
my time, I was actually working in a ministry for those first three years working with young people.
Um, and, you know, it was just something about it that just felt amazing. You know, he has done this. He has given it away. Now, what about if we decided to give away
that well, just like he did here or not right.
Um, of course, as we are able to write. But what about if it wasn’t just the world we’re giving away? What about if it was our time? What about it was every single thing we did. We were giving it away. And this is what has been on my heart for months.
Just wow. You know what? There is more to life than this. And this is something that, um, it’s my purpose. I’m committing to just be able to do that in the businesses that I have is give, give, give, give of my time. Let me not wait until I’m on my deathbed, literally, you know, and encourage us to think about and think about that as well.
Why wait? I mean, just like investments, when you invest early, you make a return from what you’ve invested in because it’s that this is called compounding interest and then you start to give the more that you’re getting back in return. We don’t give up to get it’s outcome. It’s an output.
Oftentimes what we get back is that fulfillment is the purpose is actually there’s another thing I know that says he’s no fool who gives what he cannot keep to keep what he cannot lose
or actually who gives what he can do. Yeah, he’s no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. It’s a rough paraphrase. Paraphrasing if you if you all know, just put it in the commit right.
But it’s a really inspiring quote for me. And it’s just something that, uh, you know, if it’s if in any way, shape or form, this is something that just motivates you and makes you feel that you love to give in that way. You’d love to be a person whose business is motivated by every single day being able to contribute to eternity right.
By loving people, by showing them the love that you yourself have gotten from God. I’d be so happy to work with you. I’d be so happy to just really just change that narrative. But you know what? What we’re doing is we are building a kingdom.
We’re becoming millionaires, so billionaires, you know what I mean? We’re becoming people who are focused on the long term. We’re focused on eternity ultimately. Now, one thing I will say here and now is that when it comes to you when it comes to you knowing what you’re doing, the quickest recipe for disaster, by the way, is seriously just deciding, OK, you’re going to do what you’re doing. You’re just going to drive, drive, drive. You’re going to do it for the money. I know, because I’ve been there. I know a lot of us have been there. And when that happened, really, I panned out quick, fast, absolutely. Everything was driving OK. But another the other way to look at it is to look at it is something that you were doing because you have a purpose, because you are being faithful to the to the gift and the skill you’ve been given, because we’ve all been given a skill.
We’ve all been given a gift. OK, so that’s it for today is just to share that this went a bit longer than I thought, maybe because of the sound problem in the beginning. But I invite you to just reach out.
Let’s talk let’s discuss what that looks like for you in your life, being able to leave the lack of purpose that you decide being able to. And this is primarily in the area in their arena the vehicle that I’m choosing to live out. His purpose is, yes, you know, in life, but primarily through the vehicle of business. OK, so if you’d like to chat about that, just reach out to me the link. I will. I think I missed it.
Oh, I forgot to share a link to the consultingdigital.com/start OK, and choose what best describes you and then click through and I’ll tell you exactly how we can we can chat but let’s get on a talk and just discuss what it is that you want to achieve and how it is you can get the help to get there because our purpose is everything.
OK, thanks so much for giving me your evening or your morning or afternoon. Have a great one and be blessed.
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