Confident Woman e-zine Create the Life You Want to Live
October 2006

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Do you ever feel stuck or confused about what your next step is in your career, relationship or life? If you’re like many of us, this confusion and indecision can drain your energy and motivation. This month's article offers ideas to help you gain focus and clarity by exploring your life purpose.

To your health, happiness and success,

Amber

In this Issue
  • Book Endorsed by Green Apple Bookstore
  • 9 Ways to Explore Your Life Purpose
  • Success Stories
  • Thank You

  • 9 Ways to Explore Your Life Purpose

    Do you ever feel stuck or confused about what your next step is in your career, relationship or life? If you’re like many of us, this confusion and indecision can drain your energy and motivation. One way to gain focus and clarity is to explore your life purpose.

    According to Buckminster Fuller, a well-known inventor from the twentieth century, you can learn about your life purpose by exploring the life purpose of a honeybee:

    "It is possible, just possible, that the honeybee has a life purpose. What would that life purpose be? To pollinate plants, to keep life on earth going. We wouldn't exist if it wasn't for honeybees."

    "But do you think the honeybee gets up each morning and says to herself that she has to pollinate plants? No. She just has - what goal? To collect nectar to make honey."

    "In the case of the honeybee, it's the smaller goal of pollinating plants that has the much larger side effect and the real impact - the maintenance of life on earth."

    Following this theory, I invite you to take the emphasis off of discovering your life purpose – which can be daunting and overwhelming – and, instead, simply focus on getting into action with small goals and noticing what brings you joy. It's easy.

    Following are a few ideas to get you moving:

    1) Research local non-profit organizations and volunteer for one whose mission really inspires you
    2) Learn a new language, musical instrument or how to draw or paint
    3) Go to events where you meet people with similar interests
    4) Start a garden in your back yard or on a community plot
    5) Explore your ancestry and travel to track down your roots
    6) Teach a continuing education class on a subject in which you’re knowledgeable
    7) Attend conferences and seminars on topics that interest you
    8) Get involved with your child's school or team
    9) Train for an athletic race or join a sports team

    As you get into action, simply be aware of what you do best (your gifts, talents and skills) and explore with your coach what brings you joy, satisfaction and fulfillment. Chances are, they’re related.

    If you explore that which brings you joy, the universe will respond well. This doesn’t mean that all of your feedback will be positive. On the contrary, getting flak is a sure sign that you’re really exploring your life purpose and not sitting quietly on the side-lines. It's good to stir things up a bit.

    When you really commit to exploring your life purpose, eventually, you will find that you shine with an unmistakable light. Explore your light. Uncover your light. The more you truly explore that which brings you joy, the more focus and clarity you will have in your career, relationships and life.



    Amber Rosenberg is the principal of Pacific Life Coach, a life and business coaching company that guides entrepreneurs, small business owners and other professionals to success on their own terms doing what they love. She is a contributor to the book 'Inspiration to Realization', a self-help book for women, a popular speaker, and a writer for Know Yourself Magazine. She also has 10 years marketing and PR experience for Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations. To sign-up for a COMPLIMENTARY half-hour phone coaching session, order a signed copy of her book or sign-up for the Confident Woman FREE monthly e-zine, go to www.pacificlifecoach.com


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    Book Endorsed by Green Apple Bookstore

    Thanks to all of you for making the book launch party a great success!

    Green Apple Bookstore - consistently rated the best San Francisco bookstore by SF Weekly - attended the party and is now selling copies at its store at 506 Clement St. in San Francisco.

    If you couldn't make the party, you can also order your signed copy at: www.pacificlifecoach.com

    About the Book: I'm a contributing author to the women's self-help book "Inspiration to Realization."

    Reviewed by Entrepreneur Magazine as 'summer's best bets for women', My chapter is called: ‘How to Manage Your Love/Hate Relationship with Time’.

    Other chapters focus on: how to say ‘no’ without feeling guilty; tools to discover your secret weapon against stress; how to turn your small business into a brand-name success and much more.

    “The collective wisdom in this book is a critical resource for women who want to bring joy and fulfillment into their lives...every day."
    -- Ruth King, Author, The Ugly Truth about Small Business


    Success Stories:
    "I came to coaching because I was stressed out and overwhelmed while struggling to open my new business. Amber offered me rock-solid support in this time of transition. Now the business is thriving and I've learned how to actually enjoy and celebrate my successes." -- Small Business Owner, New York, NY

    "Amber's positive energy has helped me to make choices from a place of optimism instead of fear which has had a powerful impact on my relationships and career.”
    -- Executive, Santa Clara, CA

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