What’s your life purpose? How to discover it and build your life around it.
Whether you’re embarking on a self-discovery journey or simply dissatisfied with your daily life this is something worth investigating for sure.
From a spiritual point of view, your life purpose is to evolve by going through all your life (or lives, if like me you believe in reincarnation) experiences. I always say that Planet Earth is a school and we’re the pupils. Another key factor to live a purposeful life is finding out who you really are and have the courage to be that person.
Knowing what your purpose is very important to be able to Create The Life you want
The majority of people though see their life purpose as a “calling” and most of the times want to tie that to a career path or job.
This is one way to go about it, but not the only one and you shouldn’t worry if your life purpose (or what you think it may be) doesn’t seem to be related to your profession. Neither should you try to turn it into one at all costs. Life purpose and occupation may coincide, but as with everything in life it’s not a rule.
For example, you may have always loved animals more than anything else and felt called to protect them and therefore decided to become a veterinarian; alternatively, despite your strong bond with them you may have chosen a totally different career and be a lawyer, or an accountant and yet devote all your spare time and resources into fostering dogs.
Not only your life purpose is unique to you but is also entirely your choice how you choose to embrace it and embody it. Nobody can or should tell you what to do with your life or what makes you happy.
Does discovering your life purpose mean finding out what makes you happy and do that?
Yes and no.
To give you a better answer let’s look at the many different ways in which you can uncover your life purpose.
Know what you stand for
What causes do you believe in?
What do you actively do to support them?
What would you risk your reputation for?
Answering these simple questions could already help you identify some of your core values and highlight what truly matters to you.
Some people find purpose in a cause and devote themselves to it.
You may have the desire to fight for human or animal rights, protect the environment or raise awareness around a sensitive topic.
Fighting for what you believe in is a very noble way to live life and will definitely fill you with purpose and passion.
Do you yearn for more purpose and joy in your life?
Then check out my online course “Create The Life You Want”
What you’re passionate about is not random
Speaking of passion, think about what you do in your spare time.
How do you relax and unwind?
What’s that one activity you immerse yourself into to the point of losing track of time?
What are you an “expert” in? (friends and family come to you for advice on that).
The things you’re passionate about are not random and can shed a light on what your life purpose may be. If you’re truly passionate about something you know exactly what I’m talking about and It shouldn’t be hard to answer these questions. If it is, you may want to look at how you spend your free time and try and do more of what you say you love.
Keep in mind that what you post or like on social media or what you talk about but never really do it’s not your real “passion” or hobby.
The image you like to project onto others or the things you like to believe about yourself are not the same as what you actually do every day.
Strengths and talents may hold the clue
What are some of your best skills?
What do you always get complimented on?
What are your best achievements?
What you’re good at can also be the clue to finding your own path.
We may not always be good at what we love (think of how many people love to sing or play football but aren’t talented enough to do it professionally), but it’s almost impossible to find someone who’s exceptionally good at something yet doesn’t like doing it!
I believe we do a disservice to ourselves and the world if we don’t share our gifts with others and I can assure you that EVERYONE has talents, all we need to do is uncover them.
Uncovering your strengths and talents may not always be easy on your own, especially if you’re still young or haven’t received any valuable feedbacks.
Think about your struggles
What are the biggest challenges you had to face in your life?
How did you overcome them?
What did you learn from that?
Fighting a battle against an illness, growing up in a difficult environment (country or family), dealing with major setbacks or unfair treatments are just a few examples of what life can throw at us. Overcoming your own personal challenges strengthens your character and may drive you to help others in the same condition. Your struggles can influence your choice of career or inspire you to create a product or service to solve a specific problem you faced.
Going through times right now?
Watch this video to shift your perspective!
Finding your life purpose and the courage to embrace it can be a lifelong quest, but I can assure you that it’s worth it.
Even if you’ll never really find it (or recognize it!), the search itself will give you meaning and will by default keep you growing and learning.
As with all the journeys, in the end, it’s not the destination that matters the most, but all that you experience while trying to get there.
Should you need someone to guide you through this wonderful journey, here’s how I can do it.
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This is what some of my clients say about me. Thank you!
My (first) round of sessions with her has just come to an end: during these 5 months we’ve worked together on different matters. She’s guided me to ask myself the right questions to get clear on my goals; she’s helped me challenge some of my personal traits that often contribute to unvoluntarily sabotage my own plans and she’s supported me during the darkest moments of my life changing project.
Chiara is the perfect life coach: kind and sweet, yet motivating and energetic. With every word she said and every piece of advice she gave me I felt the immense passion she has for her job, her committment to satisfy her “clients” and a real desire to see them succeed.
I’m sure this will only be a break and that we’ll see each other again very soon.”
“Chiara supported me with kindness, listening and passion.She’s always been available, even in between sessions. Thank you for everything!”
Going on a coaching path with Chiara was incredibly stimulating and regenerating in a delicate phase of my professional life in which I had to question my work and redefine my future career goals. Chiara’s uniqueness as a coach, in addition to being extremely professional, lies in her extraordinary empathy and her ability to establish a relationship of trust with her clients. Chiara is a coach and an authentic professional and was able to transmit passion, courage and motivation to me thanks to a pragmatic approach, focused on practical steps that are never an end in themselves. Thanks to her, I had the opportunity to focus on my future professional goals and create a plan for their effective realization. Chiara has always been genuinely interested in my growth and has really helped me understand how to be a resource for myself and not an obstacle. His questions opened me to new ideas and perspectives and charged me with a new creative energy.
I would recommend Chiara as a coach to acquaintances and not just for the uniqueness of her approach, empathic and authentic, and her genuine interest in the personal fulfillment of her clients, qualities that are difficult to find in such fast professional contexts in which the human aspect is relational often takes a back seat. Heartfelt thanks Chiara for this journey and for opening my eyes.
“Working with Chiara has been a revealing experience. I had the chance to uncover sides of myself I had never considered before and I also worked on my own potential, which I had been unable to recognize, because I was clouded by negative thoughts.
I never felt judged, and I could talk freely about what was making feel confused. Chiara was also very patient and available even in between sessions if I wanted to reach out to her. Something worth noting is her flexible approach, meaning that she was able to understand what I needed in each moment and therefore to adapt to it.
When I started the sessions, I was deeply confused about various aspects of my life. The first goal was getting some clarity, then we started working towards the goals that emerged during the sessions. I’m glad I manage to unravel those intricated thoughts that had been with me for a while and I also feel full of energy, because I have goals to achieve.
I definitely recommend Chiara, simply because I got so many benefits, some of which become evident even at the end of the program. “
“Working with Chiara has been a stimulating and enriching experience. Chiara has been a valuable ally during a transition, fully present even in between sessions.
I really appreciated being able to work on what was coming up in the moment, without forcing things, yet remaining goal oriented.
As a result of working with Chiara I gained a clearer perspective over what I was going through and what I had to let go; I took a break, processed the end of a phase in my life and started over with renewed awareness.
Chiara is open and transparent, she helped me see things from a distance and explore what needed to be healed. Anyone would benefit from working with her and I highly recommend her to all those who tend to challenge themselves. Coaching is for you if you want to take your own personal development to a new level.”
“Chiara is a truly exceptional coach!
Working with her feels like sitting with a good friend and having a heart- felt conversation.
She helped me prepare for my TEDx talk and better understand my “why”.
After each session, I not only got valuable takeaways, but also felt uplifted and motivated to take concrete actions.
Her questions opened my eyes to new possibilities and ideas and her guidance and feedbacks helped me structure my TEDx talk into an informative, inspiring and entertaining narrative.
I’ve already recommended Chiara to my friends, because even in this global economy world, it’s hard to find a good coach, who genuinely cares about you and seeks to provide values before
“Chiara holds a warm, welcoming presence. She has a lovely smile and clean energy.
I appreciated how she was responsive to what came up for me in each session.
She always held up a supportive space for me to process my emotions and find my own answers, without pressuring me with an agenda or goals. This made feel safe and helped me open up.
Definitely recommend Chiara, she’s a lovely coach!”
“When I worked with Chiara I felt relaxed, open to talk, it felt as if we had known each other for
a long time!
I liked her energy, so friendly, so calm, so supportive and her voice and smile too!
Thanks to her coaching I solved some personal and professional issues, I gained a lot of insights
and above all, I feel like I gained a friend and coach I can go back to anytime in my life.
Of course I recommend her! Always and to everybody!”
“Working with Chiara was very pleasant, she’s very kind and helpful.
I liked her professional style, the way she related to me, how she truly helps with your personal growth without being intrusive, the way she’s able to take you to your final goal by asking you the right questions.
Thanks to her coaching, I learnt to organize my workday more efficiently, optimizing the way I use the available time.
I’ve become more aware of my own professional skills and abilities, which led me to be more self-reliant and independent and I learnt to work in a goal-oriented way. Being coached by Chiara was really helpful to me, so I definitely recommend her because I know she can help anyone else reaching their goals.”
“My experience with Chiara was great!
She’s able to create a very nice atmosphere where you feel so well and at ease!
She’s a very good listener and she asks you these very powerful questions that help you get unstuck and move on in a positive way.
Working with Chiara made me feel much better, I gained more clarity on what I had to do next and how I could do it, which led me to “feel” and then reach my goals.
I definitely recommend her!”