Go Solo Interview
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What's your business, and who are your customers?
At Inspired Purpose Coaching, we are on a mission to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change. We guide leaders who are ready to be elevated by clarifying their focus so they can transform thei…
Adopting a Fulfillment Mindset
"When you feel fulfilled, your world expands rather than constricts." – Marshall Goldsmith
Fulfillment has a few different meanings associated with it. Many people often think of inventory, logistics, and order fulfillment. Did the right thing go to the right place at the right time, and was everyone happy?
One of the other meanings that come to mind is far more challenging. It is a nebulously defined feeling of being satiated. The dictionary is the best place to start when something is hard t…
Fulfillment is not a Destination
I am about to make a very bold statement. We’ve all heard stories of how some random kid in elementary school one day declared during recess that they were going to be famous and then… actually went on to become famous.
Well, in the same spirit, my bold statement is that when it comes to adopting a fulfillment mindset, I’m going to be known as an expert. Not just amongst my peers. Not just in the US but globally.
How do I know this? Because fulfillment is the core theme of my personal journey.…
When is Autopilot a Bad Thing?
I recently laughed to myself about an old scene from the movie Airplane. At one point, they turn on the emergency autopilot, and a funny blow-up pilot with a hat ends up flying the plane. It had me thinking about the concept of autopilot in our lives and how it can help or hurt us.
Marshall Goldsmith, the top executive coach in the world, and Barack Obama both talk about how they put their daily wardrobe on autopilot. They both own multiple pairs of the same shirt and pants they wear every day.…
Finding Your Freedom
Would you like to hear the three questions to ask yourself to find freedom in your business?
In 2018, I chose to leave the corporate world. It was a huge expression of my commitment to personal freedom. And it was terrifying because I was leaving behind everything I knew. I was Christopher Columbus sailing off into a great mystery, trusting with all my heart that a whole new world was out there… somewhere. I knew that if I discovered this new world, I could chart the path for other people who w…
Kilimanjaro Reboot: Time to Climb the Next Mountain
"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes… including you." – Anne Lamott
I love this quote by the author Anne Lamott because it speaks to something profound.
From my own experience and the experience of the countless people I have worked with, we have to unplug from time to time to be at our best. Think about it. We wear ourselves out if we don't take breaks throughout our workday. We get fidgety, tense, and constricted. It starts to get harder to think clearly or f…
Don’t Forget the ABCs of a Fulfilling Life
“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” – William Arthur Ward
Have you ever watched a scene from a movie that stuck with you? In the film “Glengarry Glen Ross,” Alec Baldwin is a high-pressure, “motivational” trainer sent in to give a speech to a real estate sales team about the ABCs of selling, which in this case stands for “Always - Be - Closing.”
I like my own ABCs better. They stand for “Always - Be - Curious.”
Humans are creatures of habit, so it can be easy to get stuck in pa…
So… Tell Me About Yourself?
So… Tell Me About Yourself?
"A blank canvas is a playground for the imagination." – Marty Rubin
If you have sat through an interview or been to a networking event, you have heard this question before. It seems straightforward, but why do so many of us get tripped up by this question? I think it is because most of us don't like a blank canvas. A question like this is way too open, and it leaves so much up to creative expression.
Do they want to hear my life story or my job history? How much de…
Adjust the Settings on Your Equalizer
Do you remember the days of HiFi stereo equalizers?
Back when music was still on vinyl records or cassette tapes, there was something profoundly fulfilling about being able to adjust and control the quality of my own music.
I was passionate about Hendrix. Zeppelin. Otis Redding. The Clash. The Velvet Underground. At the time, this was music that brought my spirit alive. So, as a true audiophile, I had to make sure it sounded incredible. I had this expansive stereo control panel full of knobs a…
Running to Stand Still
One of my favorite bands when I was growing up was U2. I must have seen them live at least ten times over the years. I recently read the backstory to their song, “Running to Stand Still,” and was fascinated by what I found out.
Bono, the lead singer, asked his brother how his struggling business was going, and he replied, “It’s like running to stand still.” Interesting...
In business, we often work hard to get somewhere, only to find that we are just treading water and not really going anywher…