Purpose-driven creative living is totally my jam.
So when Judith “Sympatexter” Peters issued a #BlogYourPurpose challenge, I had to see what it was all about. Luckily I now speak and read German, because that’s the language of the challenge, though she uses a lot of English phrases as well, as seen in it’s title. How fun is it that Germans enjoy peppering their speech with my mother tongue?
Although I’ve been blogging for a bit now, I am always keen to learn and found Peters’ challenge informative and motivating.
Purposeful Creative Living
The upshot is, it is valuable and impactful to express and live out our life’s purpose. We CAN create content, and ultimately a thriving life, that pours forth from our life’s Purpose.
Peters discussed the Japanese concept of Ikigai in relationship with Purpose, Lebenssinn or Bestimmung and offered valuable tips for new bloggers and folks who want to leave a legacy. These concepts are also related to Dharma in yoga philosophy, which I discussed in my Coming from Your Powerful Core blog.
Yes, given my passion for ontological coaching, growth, and mindfulness, I have indeed written about Purpose in previous articles such as Why Bother Distinguishing Your Why? 5 Tips for Purposeful Living, Inspiration, Meaning & Motivation and others listed below under Resources for Further Exploration.
Coaching to Distinguish Personal Purpose
In order to identify my Purpose, I worked with a coach and participated in Accomplishment Coaching’s ontological Coaches Training Program. Since then it has provided clarity in times of tumult and change, a lighthouse guiding my way, providing meaning and motivation. It’s been an honor to work with clients to unearth their own purpose and transform their lives.
I would be delighted to guide you through the process as well, please don’t hesitate to reach out for support in your pursuit of a meaningful life.
Blythe’s Purpose, Essence, Mission, & Vision
So what is my personal Purpose?
Essence: Buoyant, Creative, Curious, Love, Leader
Mission: Inspire, equip, and liberate dancers, creatives, & global citizens.
Vision: Support my community to live extraordinary lives and reach their potential through coaching, yoga, & dance education.
Visuals and other aids help me remember to stand in my Purpose daily, such as this dashboard/vision board that I created for my 2023 Bullet Journal and which I also shared on Instagram @ablythecoach:
Leaving a Legacy
Through various processes of distinguishment such as coaching, journaling, and articulating my professional aims, I have sought to encapsulate in powerful and inspiring words, the positive impact I hope to create in the world.
I can live this in real time every day by being my Purpose and Essence in the world, by acting as a catalyst for others’ transformation through coaching, mindful movement, and by other means.
A combination of timeless, circumstance-independent Purpose and Essence with my personal passions and curiosities such as ballet, dance, yoga, and coaching combine to enact my influence in the world.
May the North Star of my purpose lead all that I do, and ripple out through clients, students, collaborators and community across this beautiful earth and into the future. And may you be empowered by your own purpose to be and do what you are here for!
Questions for Reflection
- What is your Purpose?
- How do you stay present to your Purpose in challenging times?
- What are the next steps to live our your Purpose in the world and leave your legacy?
Resources for Further Exploration
- Why Bother Distinguishing Your Why? 5 Tips for Purposeful Living, Inspiration, Meaning & Motivation blog
- Say the Magic Words: Musings on Resonant Affirmations, Powerful Phrases, Prayers, Stands, & Mantra blog
- Getting Good and Grounded: Creating a Solid Foundation for Yoga, Dance, & Life blog
- Coming from Your Powerful Core: Calibrating a Centered State of Being for Yoga, Dance, & Life blog
- Orienting to Your Place, Purpose & Vision blog
- Standing in Beauty in 2023: Word / Intention of the Year blog
- Reflective Practice through Journaling in Dance, Yoga, & Life blog
- My Creative Morning Ritual blog
Let me know anytime I can be of service!
Blythe Stephens, MFA, Bliss Catalyst
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Creator of A Blythe Coach: dance through your difficulties
and take leaps of faith into a joyful, fulfilling life