When my kids left to pursue their dreams and I was left with an empty nest, I didn't have a clue what was next for me. I started a business with a good friend and colleague in a previous company, a few years before my youngest was leaving for college, truly in hopes to have a new purpose. Most of my career I've either worked for start-ups or started my own businesses which I love to do but raising my kids has always been my purpose and what has brought me the most joy.
So, when the business with my friend failed and my youngest left for college, I was right where I hoped I wouldn't be...WITHOUT PURPOSE!
This post isn't necessarily about empty nest or my sad story, it's about living with purpose and how important that is to our joy! Joy is a sense of being...being present, being grateful, being purposeful and finding peace in our every day life.
Do you have purpose in your life? You know... that one thing that gets you out of bed excited to start your day? That one thing inside you that if you don't do it you're not fulfilled some how?
I call this your Limitless Spark, feeling like you are doing what you're meant to do, and I believe every person no matter what, has to have purpose to possess joy.
Step back for a minute and think about it and ask yourself, "What is my purpose?"
Our purpose can change overtime and we can have more than one, so I don't believe we have to find our "one true purpose" in life. You just need to constantly be living with purpose throughout your life to truly have joy.
If your answer to the question, "What is my purpose?" is "I don't have one!" Not to worry! I can show you how to find yours...the purpose you're looking for right now in your life... right where you are.
Over the four years I searched for purpose and joy in my life while I faced empty nest, I discovered what it takes to love what's next and how to find joy there. There are six, key, areas in life (I call them Pursuits) that we need to access daily to have joy and the most important of the six, is purpose...Limitless Spark Pursuit!
I found the formula it takes to uncover purpose and then how to implement it in your life! It wasn't easy and it took years to figure it out and then, put it all together in a Project so that I can teach you how to find yours too!!
But if you're living your life with purpose, it doesn't necessarily mean you're always going to be happy. You will definitely feel like you're doing what you're meant to do but because life is constantly throwing curve balls at us, we need the other five Pursuits of the Six Love What's Next Pursuits to help us create a sense of being present, being grateful, and finding peace in our every day life.
Nicole Cavey is the Chief Pursuit Officer of Love What's Next. Through her personal journey to uncover what was next for her, she discovered that you can love where you are no matter what stage in life you are in... as long as you know how. Her mission is to show YOU how!