The Power of Purpose, PBS Special

I came across this program on TV this week. I highly recommend that you watch it, too.

Even if you already know your purpose, the show will provide you with new insights.

Knowing your purpose is a major clarifier, you can use the information to up the ante or  change your life and business.

Being lifelong learners, as I’m sure you are too, I learned the importance of knowing what gifts, passions, and my calling were early on in life and yearly, during planning week, I revisit them. From time to time, I’ll add or even change some of my answers.

Don’t let this happen to you!

A car accident in 1994 pushed me into living my purpose;  helping people realize their dreams, even if it seems to them that there is no way they can happen. I truly believe that you CAN have it all — and sooner than you think!   If it’s really important, you’ll stop the excuses you tell yourself  and do whatever is necessary to “do it” –including reaching out for whatever help you could use.

When I changed careers, and started coaching school, I had to agree to participate in a 3-month program called “Personal Foundation” and delved deeply into, among 24 other life coaching topics, our purpose, gifts, and calling.

Life changes dramatically when you deeply know more about yourself! I can attest to that!

Today, my clients use the Personal Foundation as part of their personal and professional growth.  It’s true.  The more you know about you, the more you fashion your business model around the life you want to lead.  You see, the best business model is one that is designed around your passions, purpose, calling and gifts.
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GRAMMARLY Recommendation


My colleague, Michael Hartzell, a marketer extraordinaire, at, and I were talking about a few business topics. Michael likes to stump me and throw website URLS at me to see if I know about the site already. Most often I do.

But this time he gave me, not only 1 site that I didn’t know (and should use) but two.
Michael knows me long enough to know that the “how to proofread” classes I took (3 or 4 in my lifetime so far) didn’t work. He knows that this area of life and business is a weakness of mine. (If you’ve been on my newsletter long enough, you know this, too.) I often hire proofreaders, editors, and marketers to help me. But sometimes I don’t care enough to pay for the help, or I want to get an article to my clients (or subscribers) fast, proofread it the best I can, and rightfully or wrongly, send it out as is.

Being a thought leading, idea, tips, problem-solving, planning, teaching, action taking efficiency person, I’m already “in” the next best idea (my strengths) once my thought or solution is written down.

So today I’ll share with you a simple and efficient app I purchased on Michael’s suggestion.

It’s called Grammarly, and it takes the spell-check program I use up a few levels. Grammarly offers a free, low-key option. However, knowing myself, I purchased the paid, yearly option because it comes with a Microsoft plugin, something I use in both Outlook and Word.
I used it to check the original edition of my newsletter, the one I write in MS Word, and it found 54 things for me to take a look at. I’ve read that the program is not perfect. But in my opinion, it’s a step up from just using MS by itself. It plugs itself into Outlook and Words, it has a Chrome plugin, too.
Now if t could only read my mind, and insert the words I meant to put into my articles, words I actually read but are not there, that would be even better!

The program does not work well with Outlook 2013. While there is a plugin download, the Word part of it works 100%. But the Outlook part removes features of Outlook mail that I feel is important. So I had to remove it. I hope they fix that 🙂

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