There’s nothing wrong with feeling stuck. I’ve been there, too. I’ve experienced all sorts of stuckness over the course of my life, and my guess is that you have as well.
When I worked in corporate but desperately wanted to work in non-profit, I felt like I was circling a Target parking lot endlessly trying to find life’s best parking space (but they were all taken). Then, after a decade in non-profit, I felt like I was broken down in the middle of the freeway after a major burnout, and I was trying to figure out how to get over to the side of the road. I weaved in and out of cars and felt stuck as I worked to rebuild my relationships and career.
With each challenging situation, there’s always the potential of remaining stuck unless we intentionally seek transformation and growth in our lives.
For over 25 years, I’ve spent my life helping people (and organizations) get unstuck, clarify their goals, and launch themselves toward the life they truly want. Nothing fires me up more than seeing people discover their purpose, dial up their passion, develop a solid plan, and cultivate connectedness with people.
My heart breaks for people who are just surviving life. I’m not just talking about people living on the streets or in poverty. I’m talking about the husband or wife who is dead inside and checks out every night when he or she gets home. I’m thinking of the stay-at-home mom who loves her children dearly, but wonders if she’ll ever have the chance pursue other dreams as well. I’m talking about the artist who’s stuck in a cubicle all week, but wants to create something amazing for the world to experience. I’m wondering about the retiree who thinks his or her life is over, but has 20+ years left to live.
That’s why Launch Yourself Today exists…to help save you from living a purposeless, passionless, ineffective, and disconnected life. You have one life, and there’s no reason why you should simply be surviving.
In all my work with people and organizations, I’ve found FOUR KEY ELEMENTS that are the power-packed combination needed to launch your life.
- Purpose – Do you know what your purpose is for this season of life? It may or may not be connected to how you generate income, but if you don’t know what it is, you’re undoubtedly feeling stuck. Find your purpose, and you’ll find your fuel.
- Passion – This is your motivation…your “why”. This flows from your purpose, but it must be stoked from a small spark into a powerful fire. Without oxygen and tending to, the spark will go out. Your passion is the spark that ignites you.
- Plan – Some people like to plan out their entire lives, but I’m just talking about the next season of your life. Do you know where you’re headed? Do you have a plan for your year, your month, your week, or at least your day? If not, you’ll end up drifting into outer space.
- People – We were designed to live this life in relationship with other people, and cultivating those relationships is a huge part of living a meaningful life. You can have purpose, passion, and an amazing plan, but without people, you’ll be missing out on the richness of the ride. Your people…friends, family, and co-workers…are on this journey with you.
Through all the Launch Yourself Today podcast episodes, blog posts, and social media content, my hope is that your life will be different. I don’t want to provide you with mere motivation. I want your life to be better than you could ever imagine.