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Questions to find your purpose


Question # 1 What sustainable development goal are you working towards?


https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300 http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/why-it-pays-to-find-your-companys-global-purpose/


Question # 2 What are your values?


Your purpose is not what you think it should be.

Your purpose is who you can’t help being. http://hbr.org/2014/05/from-purpose-to-impact/ar/2


https://issuu.com/frankcalberg/docs/questionstodiscoveryourvalues


Question # 3 What is your story?


When Kathi shared her purpose statement with her family and friends, this was their response:

“Yes! That’s you - all the time!” https://hbr.org/2014/05/from-purpose-to-impact/ar/1


The purpose is often hidden in the stories that a person or an organization can tell about her / his / its past. Example NestlĂŠ was founded to save the life of a baby. Adapted from: https://hbr.org/2016/03/4-hard-questions-to-ask-about-your-companys-purpose


Question # 4 What do people, you help every day, really need?


Which of the tasks you do every day are the most useful / creates the most value / create the highest benefit for people you help?

https://hbr.org/2017/08/5-questions-to-help-your-employees-find-their-inner-purpose https://hbr.org/2011/12/first-lets-fire-all-the-managers


One musician described his profound sense of meaningfulness when his father attended a performance of his for the first time and finally came to appreciate and understand the musician’s work. http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/what-makes-work-meaningful-or-meaningless/


Research shows that individuals tend to experience their work as meaningful when it matters to others more than just to themselves.

http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/what-makes-work-meaningful-or-meaningless/ http://www.nzz.ch/wissenschaft/bildung/auf-die-einstellung-kommt-es-an-1.18170740


Question # 5 What are you really good at?


What skills do people frequently compliment you on?

https://www.billgeorge.org/articles/30-questions-to-help-you-discover-your-true-north/


Of the work activities, you do, which ones require less effort?

https://hbr.org/2017/08/5-questions-to-help-your-employees-find-their-inner-purpose


Throughout your life, what have you

gotten noticed for?

https://hbr.org/2017/08/5-questions-to-help-your-employees-find-their-inner-purpose


What do you do because you believe you are the best

person to do it?

https://hbr.org/2017/08/5-questions-to-help-your-employees-find-their-inner-purpose


Question # 6 What are you feeling that your purpose needs to be?


What are you feeling is the right thing for you to do?

Adapted from https://hbr.org/2017/08/5-questions-to-help-your-employees-find-their-inner-purpose


Of the tasks, you do every day, which tasks are getting you closer to your purpose? What are you learning that you need to do?

Adapted from https://hbr.org/2017/08/5-questions-to-help-your-employees-find-their-inner-purpose


How will communities, you feel a part of, be better in the future because of your actions?

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2476687254 Location 1750.


Evolutionary purpose means that people listen and help

the person or organization grow into what she / he / it needs to be rather than try to control or shape it based on their preferences.

http://www.reinventingorganizationswiki.com/index.php?title=Evolutionary_Purpose http://agilitrix.com/2016/04/teal-organization-illustration/


Fast-forward 10 years. What is the one thing that, if you never pursued it, you’d always regret?

Adapted from https://www.billgeorge.org/articles/30-questions-to-help-you-discover-your-true-north/


Question # 7 What do you think you were put on earth to learn and to teach?


What do you think you were put on this earth to learn? What were you put on earth to teach?

https://www.billgeorge.org/articles/30-questions-to-help-you-discover-your-true-north/


Additional sources http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170807-ikigai-a-japanese-concept-to-improve-work-and-life http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-figure-out-your-life-purpose-2014-12 http://creatingminds.org/tools/purposing.htm http://www.fastcoexist.com/3060596/to-keep-their-best-millennials-companies-need-a-social-purpose http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2013/03/01/the-founder-of-21st-century-management-peter-drucker https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2372299403 https://hbr.org/2011/03/todays-innovative-idea-can-ris.html http://hbr.org/2014/05/from-purpose-to-impact/ar/1 https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6120331523838275584 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/purpose-comes-from-within-josh-bersin http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Discover-Your-Purpose-Robert-Holden http://www.mktgsensei.com/AMAE/Strategy/HBR%20on%20Strategy.pdf p. 48. http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2014/05/02/3-dimensions-of-purpose http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/01/how-to-discover-your-life-purpose-in-about-20-minutes http://www.teachthought.com/learning/finding-purpose-teacher http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Your-Life's-Purpose http://youtu.be/R-66hqoNddk http://youtu.be/0TkEA3awGnc http://youtu.be/iAZwvTV3CyQ http://youtu.be/C8RVV57Mj3g https://youtu.be/iUdhJ_S_z3w

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Questions to find your purpose  

6 questions to find your purpose. Research included.

Questions to find your purpose  

6 questions to find your purpose. Research included.