Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Increase your "Purpose Portfolio"

It's no secret that the recession has brought about many changes in our world. But not all of these changes are negative. People trying to live within their means, bad business practices exposed, the overall greed-factor decreasing significantly, the list of positive effects goes on.

My favorite is wrapped up in the saying "Meaning is the New Currency."  I believe this to be true.  Actually, I believe it's not the "new" currency.  It's the currency we were meant to exchange all along, we just somehow lost sight of that fact somewhere in the economic boom.  So if meaning is currency, I have to ask:

What are you doing now to increase your Purpose Portfolio?

We have been issued a wake up call, and many Americans have stopped hitting the snooze button. Money isn't everything. Creating wealth isn't the end all. Materialism isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Not that money is BAD or EVIL. Quite the contrary. It's necessary, and the more we have the more we can contribute to the greater good. When you have a healthy net-worth, you are free to inject money into the economy. You are free to provide yourself and your loved ones with experiences that will enrich lives. You can enjoy material items that bring joy.

Simply stated, money is NOT the root of all evil. It's the LOVE of money that brings misery.

But we, as a society, have realized that money isn't enough.  Purpose, meaning, self-awareness, our legacy, giving back to our community...THESE are the reasons we're placed on Earth to begin with.  And so it is that the phrase "Meaning is the New Currency" has become a popular adage.

We were never given life to simply amass wealth.  It is our destiny to leave this world a better place than when we first arrived.  Life isn't a random act.  Each one of us were created with unique gifts and talents.  It's our calling to USE those talents to help our fellow man.  To create good.  To reach out to others.

Let me know what purpose you are living today.  Or share what you are doing to increase your Purpose Portfolio.  Let's change the world, one life at a time....and realize that the life we need to begin with is our own.

Until Next Time,

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