As a life coach, I so frequently hear the question “what am I supposed to do with my life?”
A close relative to that is “what is my PURPOSE?”
And so many times when we seek and search and LOOK for these answers, they’re nowhere to be found.
We take “find your passion!” courses, or we download worksheets. We read “Strength’s Finder” books. We ask our friends what they think. Some of us hire coaches like me.
But often times…after the money has been spent, and the worksheets have been filled out, the online quizzes have been taken, we’re still left with that empty feeling. That confusion. The question of “what the hell am I supposed to do with my life” still remains.
Why is that?
I have a theory on this (which I’ll get to in a sec), and my interview with Robyn Devine, of “She Makes Hats” speaks beautifully to this theory.
Robyn, in my mind, is the epitome of the “heart centered entrepreneur.”
Her mission of knitting 10,000 hats (she’s on hat # 653 right now) and giving them away FOR FREE goes against a lot of marketing and online messages that will tell you that you need to make your primary focus on making money in order to have a successful business.
She challenges the idea that you need PR people, marketing people, and a “team” in order to get the word out there about your mission and make a difference in the world (and get a book deal).
And she inspires us to know that small changes in someone’s day can make a huge difference in the world.
Take a listen to Robyn’s interview here. It is chock full of heart, advice, and inspiration. She takes us through really important questions like “how do you figure out what you’re supposed to do in the world,” and “how do you know when you’ve found your “thing.”
If you’re one of us who’s been wondering “what the hell am I supposed to do with my life” and you’re someone who knows deep inside you’re meant to make a difference in the world, you won’t want to miss this interview.
I hope you enjoy the recording. And I’d love to know…what was your favorite bit of learning? What was your biggest takeaway?
For me (and this is my theory on why people who go “looking” for their purpose will never find it)…it’s the idea that we don’t ever FIND our purpose by looking. (tweet this)
But rather our purpose lies within us, and as long as we continue to follow things that are in alignment with our values, what we’re supposed to do will find US. (tweet this)
As long as we continue to pursue those things that have always been there, that are natural, and exciting, that everything will fall into place.
That no matter how small you FEEL your mission is, that it is inevitably making a big difference in the world. And might even get you a book deal.
I would love to hear from you guys. What are your takeaways from this interview? How did you “find your purpose?” Or are you still looking? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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She Makes Hats is one woman’s story of finding meaning, purpose, and passion by way of an old-fashioned yet rediscovered craft. With a push from a friend, Robyn Devine, a thirty-something wife and mother, moved past her apprehension and began expressing herself through texture, color, and design, turning knitting into her hobby, her meditation, and a functional product that helps people all around the world.
Now, in an effort to knit 10,000 hats for people all around the world, Robyn contributes to a number of programs, aiding sick children, traveling artists, and newborns in other countries. Knitting remains a steadfast companion and leaves her blessed with worldwide friends, support, and the encouragement to continue her mission: to bring comfort, warmth, and the “sweet spot” fit of a knit hat to everyone. Find her at her website or Instagram and contact her if you know someone who needs a free knitted hat (no…really).