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8 Simple tips to finding your life purpose:

One of my clients was asking me about helping them find their life purpose. It’s actually a question I encounter regularly and from my experience, people that feel aware of their purpose are able to pursue it. Once on track, following your purpose in life, you start to feel much more empowered, more confident and happy with your days. So here are 8 simple tips for you my friend.

 

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8 Simple tips to finding your life purpose:

 

1. Identify the activities that are meaningful for you.

These are the things that just feel right when you’re doing them, they have purpose and you feel authentic when you’re doing them.

 

2. Identify the things that you enjoy doing, are good at, and something that the world needs.

You may be good at watching TV, but does the world need more TV viewers?

Are you good with communicating? Helping others through problems? Perhaps even something like cooking. You should feel at your best when you are doing this, and it must be needed. It may be something you don’t get paid for. Personally I’ve been very passionate about helping others my whole life. EQ/SQ became passions of mine around 2007 and it wasn’t until 2013 that I started to get paid for it. When you enjoy doing it, become very good, and the world needs it, it’s just a matter of time till there is enough value in what doing that more valued exchanges start to take place.

“Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.”
― Roopleen,

3. Create a brief statement that ties together what you are good at and what provides you with a sense of purpose.

This can be a mission or vision statement. A short sentence, a paragraph or even a mantra. It’s memorable. It’s focused. It can be repeated in times of vain or yelled out over and over again in your car on your way to the next business meeting. Tony Robbins talks about this in some of his programs. A leader needs a mission or vision. Your purpose is that mission or vision.

 

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4. Check how your statement or mantra supports your current direction.

Are your daily habits and rituals in line with this. How much of your daily life can be nearer to this?

Remember waterfalls start from little streams.

5. Develop new insights and skills that help you to live closer and closer to your statement or mantra without creating big changes.

I’ve worked with over 40 clients now, most of them thought they needed to quit their jobs. Many ended up changing their jobs however, many found that quitting wasn’t required.

6. Take the time to reflect, savoir the moments and be 100% present.

Recognize that sense of internal fulfillment and calmness when you’re clear on your purpose. Consider meditation. It’s very powerful and often underestimated.  Meditation retreats, time out at a Kung Fu school or Yoga Camps are a great way to regain balance, composure, reflect and recharge.

Making a big life change is pretty scary. But, you know what’s even scarier?  Regret.”

7. Find ways to spend more time doing the things that link to your purpose, or find ways to link what you do to your purpose.

Can you turn your passion/purpose into a small cash flow system. This may not be evident right away. In 2011 and 2012 I was a NLP Practitioner trying to change the world. I was guiding people through healing and change processes. But I had no idea how to charge or even if I could. I stumbled upon a podcast and discovered a path that lead to becoming a professional and PAID Life/Executive Coach. That training and being able to monetize it meant that I could really focus on my calling. My calling is not to be a Life Coach, but this is part of my journey.

One of my clients has changed her job every year for the past 3 years. She knows her calling and after working in 3 different companies, in 3 different positions, she had learned the skills required to start her own business and has a pile of valuable experiences, good memories and connections from those 3 years.

 

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8.If still required, then look at creating bigger changes.

Despite the previous example, which is a rare case, it still amazes me how quickly my friends in China quit their jobs. I wonder, are the problems they are faced with really going to be solved by changing jobs? Changing jobs regularly if it is for your purpose is great! If changing jobs and changing cities regularly, while not following your purpose is a problem. Perhaps instead of a change of environment, maybe a change in self is required. Perhaps a life overhaul or servicing. Check your self in to see a professional (or even a training) Life Coach to map out your life and purpose. You may find some of your experiences from the past (and often very early childhood years) may be holding you back from being able to access your best self.

If you don’t want to see someone to help you, I would recommend: Perhaps 1 – 3 weeks of Maum or Viapasana Mediation. Travel by yourself. Time in your religious center if you have one. Finding yourself, your passion, your purpose in life is a journey that will change your world.

“If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person’s life in a positive light, and that’s what I want to do. That’s what it’s all about.”
Tiger Woods

Please feel free to share your thoughts.

Kind Regards,
Adrian Cahill

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Chris Chen

阿迪是一位幽默而且富有活力的培训师。凭借广泛的旅行和职业经历,他在全球多个场合提供生活培训服务。
他丰富的人生经历,使他容易与人交往,包括和那些与他文化背景完全不同的人。他在人际交往方面有天赋,他很擅长与人交谈。
阿迪是我见过的非常随和、友好的人之一。
阿迪也是一位很好的语言教师。他会说几种不同的语言。他积极组织社交活动。他是沙发客团队上海地区的财富。

Chris Chen,

Founder Life Talk Series, Shanghai China

2014-06-03T10:25:44+00:00

Chris Chen,

Founder Life Talk Series, Shanghai China

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阿迪是一位幽默而且富有活力的培训师。凭借广泛的旅行和职业经历,他在全球多个场合提供生活培训服务。 他丰富的人生经历,使他容易与人交往,包括和那些与他文化背景完全不同的人。他在人际交往方面有天赋,他很擅长与人交谈。 阿迪是我见过的非常随和、友好的人之一。 阿迪也是一位很好的语言教师。他会说几种不同的语言。他积极组织社交活动。他是沙发客团队上海地区的财富。… Read the article
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Kristen Van Nest

Adrian is an excellent coach. He’s focused on helping you achieve your goals, listening closely and asking directed questions. For me, he helped me with a key career vision rut, so that I could create a clearer trajectory for the long-term and actionable steps in the short-term. He has great analogies and stories to make a complex problem more understandable and approachable.

Kristen Van Nest, 

Globalization Specialist, Shanghai China

2014-09-16T05:12:04+00:00

Kristen Van Nest, 

Globalization Specialist, Shanghai China

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Adrian is an excellent coach. He’s focused on helping you achieve your goals, listening closely and asking directed questions. For me, he helped me with a key career vision rut, so that I could create a clearer trajectory for the long-term and actionable steps in the short-term.… Read the article
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Natalia Skirtenko-Harm

I got to know Adrian during NLP Master training course and was really impressed by Adrian's coaching skills and ability to connect with people around him. I would definitely recommend Adrian as a very effective coach for anyone who is willing to make positive changes and to achieve more in life.

Natalia Skirtenko-Harm,

Relocation Adviser at Outpost Global Services, Shell, Beijing China

2014-09-16T05:18:53+00:00

Natalia Skirtenko-Harm,

Relocation Adviser at Outpost Global Services, Shell, Beijing China

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I got to know Adrian during NLP Master training course and was really impressed by Adrian’s coaching skills and ability to connect with people around him.… Read the article
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Vitali

I've been working with Adrian as a coach since December 2013. I have found insights obtained in working with Adrian to be extremely valuable. I can say that I've had a measurable and a considerable positive impact in a number of areas of my life. Diversity of his experience, knowledge and expertise also enable meaningful discussions around specifics and hence the ability to develop solutions. I can highly recommend Adrian to help anyone reach their potential.

Vitali

Engineer, Australian Distribution Utility Company

2014-09-16T05:20:17+00:00

Vitali

Engineer, Australian Distribution Utility Company

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I’ve been working with Adrian as a coach since December 2013. I have found insights obtained in working with Adrian to be extremely valuable. I can say that I’ve had a measurable and a considerable positive impact in a number of areas of my life.… Read the article
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Xiaofang Su

作为一位专业的人生导师,平易近人、幽默风趣的Adrian总能引导你自己找到各种问题的答案,可谓是授人以渔。他学富五百车,行过万里路。听他一席话,胜读十年书呢。

Adrian is a professional life coach. He have the ability to guide you to find the problem and solution by yourself. He is not going to give you a fish for a day, but teaching you fishing skills which you can use to feed yourself for a lifetime.

Xiaofang Su,

Assistant Showroom Manager at Lululemon Athletica, Shanghai China

2014-09-16T05:21:58+00:00

Xiaofang Su,

Assistant Showroom Manager at Lululemon Athletica, Shanghai China

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作为一位专业的人生导师,平易近人、幽默风趣的Adrian总能引导你自己找到各种问题的答案,可谓是授人以渔。他学富五百车,行过万里路。听他一席话,胜读十年书呢。 Adrian is a professional life coach. He have the ability to guide you to find the problem and solution by yourself. He is not going to give you a fish for a day, but teaching you fishing skills which you can use to feed yourself for a lifetime.… Read the article
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Brian Peters

The saying goes, "Learn from those who have done it". When it comes to Adrian it's all experience. Being able to leave his full time job and travel for over 4 years before the age of 28 is an accomplishment most people dream of at the age of 58.

Brian Peters,

CEO Peters Partnerships, Adelaide Australia

2014-09-16T05:48:05+00:00

Brian Peters,

CEO Peters Partnerships, Adelaide Australia

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The saying goes, “Learn from those who have done it”. When it comes to Adrian it’s all experience. Being able to leave his full time job and travel for over 4 years before the age of 28 is an accomplishment most people dream of at the age of 58.… Read the article
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Yene Assegid

Adrian has been a great source of learning and insights in our work together. I have been amazed at his ability to take complex organisational challenges and turn the situation around to allow members of the team see different perspectives that lead to breakthroughs.


Yene Assegid,

MBA, PhD, PCC, Author

2014-09-16T05:49:31+00:00

Yene Assegid,

MBA, PhD, PCC, Author

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Adrian has been a great source of learning and insights in our work together. I have been amazed at his ability to take complex organisational challenges and turn the situation around to allow members of the team see different perspectives that lead to breakthroughs.… Read the article
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Sayako Miyamoto

Adrian helped me take my passion and turn it into a business. I still work however I am also turning my passion into profit.

 

 

Sayako Miyamoto,

www.awesomejapanesehelp.com, Osaka Japan

2015-02-16T08:52:34+00:00

Sayako Miyamoto,

www.awesomejapanesehelp.com, Osaka Japan

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Adrian helped me take my passion and turn it into a business. I still work however I am also turning my passion into profit.    … Read the article
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Peter Buki

I met Adrian the first time in Hungary in 2009 and at the time we were both heavily into Personal Development. Only Adrian was traveling the world and doing it while most people, were stuck in a job.
Years later I was still stuck in my job. I told Adrian I had problems with starting my photography business, he offered a helping hand. He really does have skills in finding your mental blocks and pushing you forward. To be better put, he helps you push yourself through your blocks and barriers. I will certainly recommend your services to my friends!

Peter Buki,

Freelance Photographer & Specialist for Vodafone, Budapest Hungary

2015-02-16T09:14:11+00:00

Peter Buki,

Freelance Photographer & Specialist for Vodafone, Budapest Hungary

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I met Adrian the first time in Hungary in 2009 and at the time we were both heavily into Personal Development. Only Adrian was traveling the world and doing it while most people, were stuck in a job.… Read the article
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Rob Vickery

Since our powerful session, I have cut down my sugar consumption by about 80% and this has had a dramatic and positive effect on my life, especially my moods and overall feeling.

Rob Vickery,

Interview Specialist and Coach, Gold Coast Australia

2015-03-04T02:27:12+00:00

Rob Vickery,

Interview Specialist and Coach, Gold Coast Australia

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Since our powerful session, I have cut down my sugar consumption by about 80% and this has had a dramatic and positive effect on my life, especially my moods and overall feeling.… Read the article
Yvonne Li

— Yvonne Li

之前失去了工作,对自己的未来和人生没有了信心,心情也不是很好。听朋友介绍,认识了Adi。然后听了他的几次NLP培训课。我慢慢对自己有了新的认识,认识到了自己真正的问题所在,更清楚自己下一步要做什么,同时也让我对生活渐渐重拾了信心。Adi帮助了我,我真的很感谢他!也想推荐给需要相同帮助的朋友们!

Yvonne Li

Founder iMeetUp

2015-03-06T07:55:09+00:00

Yvonne Li

Founder iMeetUp

Yvonne Li
之前失去了工作,对自己的未来和人生没有了信心,心情也不是很好。听朋友介绍,认识了Adi。然后听了他的几次NLP培训课。我慢慢对自己有了新的认识,认识到了自己真正的问题所在,更清楚自己下一步要做什么,同时也让我对生活渐渐重拾了信心。Adi帮助了我,我真的很感谢他!也想推荐给需要相同帮助的朋友们!… Read the article
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Shansong Yu

I got a chance to work with Adrian on a workshop. He is a highly motivated man. He can always deliver his message in an active and professional way. People like his workshops and learn a lot.
Shansong Yu

Financial Services|Joint Honours Economics and Finance|McGill University

2015-08-28T05:07:17+00:00
Shansong Yu

Financial Services|Joint Honours Economics and Finance|McGill University

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I got a chance to work with Adrian on a workshop. He is a highly motivated man. He can always deliver his message in an active and professional way.… Read the article
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Margarita Lukavenko

I have been informally receiving some Coaching from Adrian for quite some time, learning a lot as we build language and speaking programs. Now I am paying for his Coaching to get even more and Adrian has really stepped it up. Since starting a formal coaching arrangement I saw my life changing from good to fantastic. I wish I had started earlier!

More than that, Adrian is very flexible and can handle any challenge thrown at him. He has done just about everything from Corporate Training to Afghanistan and that really puts him into the "must know&learn from" category of people around you.

Margarita Lukavenko

Managing Director, The M & Y Group

2015-08-28T05:13:55+00:00

Margarita Lukavenko

Managing Director, The M & Y Group

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I have been informally receiving some Coaching from Adrian for quite some time, learning a lot as we build language and speaking programs. Now I am paying for his Coaching to get even more and Adrian has really stepped it up.… Read the article
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Meng Zhao

I have invited Adrian to give an educational and entertaining talk, on personality profiling and partnership selections, to the members of our Toastmasters Club. That was the first we had him as our expert speaker, and I was really impressed by the inspiring ideas and methods he shared with us, as well as the way he interacted with audience. Adrian really knows how to talk to and give practical suggestions to people with different backgrounds and personalities

Meng Zhao

Planning Engineer at Shanghai Volkswagen, China

2015-08-28T05:17:37+00:00

Meng Zhao

Planning Engineer at Shanghai Volkswagen, China

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I have invited Adrian to give an educational and entertaining talk, on personality profiling and partnership selections, to the members of our Toastmasters Club. That was the first we had him as our expert speaker, and I was really impressed by the inspiring ideas and methods he shared with us, as well as the way he interacted with audience.… Read the article
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Katy Allen

Not only a warm, confident and approachable guy, but also an excellent mentor, teacher and coach. Adrian has built, grown and become an integral part of the Shanghai community of people seeking self-improvement. I have met many who he has directly influenced in a positive direction. On a personal note, Adi's workshops have additionally fed and enabled my own development as a teacher and influencer of others, given me an invaluable skills and knowledge set about NLP and opened my mind and heart to mindfulness. Thank you Adi!
Katy Allen
Primary Reception Homeroom Teacher
2015-08-28T05:19:21+00:00
Katy Allen
Primary Reception Homeroom Teacher
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Not only a warm, confident and approachable guy, but also an excellent mentor, teacher and coach. Adrian has built, grown and become an integral part of the Shanghai community of people seeking self-improvement.… Read the article
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Maya Roesch

Adrian helped me get my goals and order and he made sure that I had some Ideas on how to get there. Since I have seen Adrian many things in my work environment and personal life has changed for the good and it is getting better each day. He can be a great asset to each business if you are stuck and not sure to which direction to go to.

Maya Roesch

English Teacher, Photographer and Designer

2015-08-28T05:30:14+00:00

Maya Roesch

English Teacher, Photographer and Designer

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Adrian helped me get my goals and order and he made sure that I had some Ideas on how to get there. Since I have seen Adrian many things in my work environment and personal life has changed for the good and it is getting better each day.… Read the article
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Nate Dudhill

I've had the privilege of meeting Adrian and having coaching sessions with him for a few months. From lesson one he gave facilitated me in finding my goals and helped me to set targets to achieve what I wanted to. I recommend anyone to see Adrian if they want to make a real difference to their career or personal life.

Nate Dudhill

Helping People To Invest In UK, USA & Australian Real Estate

2015-08-28T05:33:51+00:00

Nate Dudhill

Helping People To Invest In UK, USA & Australian Real Estate

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I’ve had the privilege of meeting Adrian and having coaching sessions with him for a few months. From lesson one he gave facilitated me in finding my goals and helped me to set targets to achieve what I wanted to.… Read the article
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Boon Jim Chuah

I first met Adrian thru one of his workshops, where he offered great insights and resources on how to approach some of the sticky things in relationships and life.

Adrian is well read and displays in depth knowledge & expertise as a capable motivational life coach.

As i got more opportunities to work with Adrian on other projects, I realized that far from being a cookie cutter coach, Adrian demonstrated the ability to tailor a strong program according to one's situational needs.

To top it off, Adrian takes an honest interest in helping each individual, with a good balance of patient space and motivational push.

I have no qualms recommending his services and have already put several of my own students in touch with him.

Boon Jim Chuah

Senior Accounts Manager, THREAD

2015-08-28T05:34:01+00:00

Boon Jim Chuah

Senior Accounts Manager, THREAD

boon
I first met Adrian thru one of his workshops, where he offered great insights and resources on how to approach some of the sticky things in relationships and life.… Read the article
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Yizhi Guo

Having Adrian as a coach is a pretty curious thing. After our first session, I had high doubts about whether or not I wanted to continue. Having never tried a coach before, I found our first session pretty weird and underwhelming, and I was skeptical of his ability to help me.

Counting my father and best friend, to date a year later I can say that unexpectedly meeting Adrian has to be one of the most profoundly positive impacts on my little life. Had I not continued seeking Adrian out of curiosity, I would be in a whole lot of pain today at what I could have been, what I could have changed, instead of the unstoppable and overwhelming awesome that is today's morning.

If your committed to making your way down the mountain you'll always end up there in time. What Adrian'll do is blow up the mountains in the way and strap a rocket to your back. I now know of Adrian's character that he is someone truly on the path to bettering the world and it's people, with a great arsenal of tools to help you get what you want whatever that may be, and an all around a great guy. I cannot recommend my fantastic coach, and now good friend, more.

Yizhi Guo

International Sales, Easy Coating Co., Ltd.

Easy Coating Co., Ltd. | www.easycoating.cn/en
Fineshine Technology
2015-08-28T05:43:29+00:00

Yizhi Guo

International Sales, Easy Coating Co., Ltd.

Easy Coating Co., Ltd. | www.easycoating.cn/en
Fineshine Technology
young
Having Adrian as a coach is a pretty curious thing. After our first session, I had high doubts about whether or not I wanted to continue.… Read the article

Elanie, Shanghai China

我的名字叫Elanie, 我强烈推荐Adrian ( 生活导师, 感情导师). 有些时候, 人的感情是很难控制的, 特别是在和前男友分手后! Adrian 帮助我找到了我自己. 通过和他的交流, 我找到了自己到底在生活中要什么.
我感受到他的意图其实不仅仅是要教你怎么去谈恋爱, 怎么去做交易, 而是教你如何找到你自己. 这是我在他身上真正学到的东西!
每次和他交流后, 我感觉好多了. 我认识到其实生活是如此的美丽. 我被激发了, 我充满了对生活的希望!.. 再次感谢, Adrian, 谢谢你的支持和鼓励!

Elanie,

Shanghai China

2014-06-03T10:25:18+00:00

Elanie,

Shanghai China

我的名字叫Elanie, 我强烈推荐Adrian ( 生活导师, 感情导师). 有些时候, 人的感情是很难控制的, 特别是在和前男友分手后! Adrian 帮助我找到了我自己. 通过和他的交流, 我找到了自己到底在生活中要什么. 我感受到他的意图其实不仅仅是要教你怎么去谈恋爱, 怎么去做交易, 而是教你如何找到你自己. 这是我在他身上真正学到的东西! 每次和他交流后, 我感觉好多了. 我认识到其实生活是如此的美丽. 我被激发了, 我充满了对生活的希望!.. 再次感谢, Adrian, 谢谢你的支持和鼓励!… Read the article