How To Live A Purposefilled Life

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First delivered at AARP\'s national convention, this presentation offers a powerful framework for living that celebrates the unique individual you are.

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  • 1. Living a purpose-filled life Learn how to align work, love,family and friendshipConfidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved

2. The story, in brief

  • IThe Myth of Personal Freedom
  • IIThe 8 Essential Questions
  • IIILiving an Identity-Based Life

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 3. I The Myth ofPersonal Freedom 4. The Myth of Personal Freedom

  • You cant be anything you want to be
  • but you have morepotentialthan you know

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 5. The Myth of Personal Freedom

  • Life hasorder

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 6. The Myth of Personal Freedom

  • Crack youridentity code

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 7. IIThe 8 Essential Questions 8. The 8 Essential Questions

  • #1Who am I?

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 9. Define yourself as separate from all others. 10.

  • The thing that makes you exceptional is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.
  • Lorraine Hansberry

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 11. The 8 Essential Questions

  • #2What makes me special?

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 12. Unearth what you love. 13.

  • We are not in a position where we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction,
  • missions, callings
  • Abraham Maslow

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 14. The 8 Essential Questions

    • #3Is there a pattern to my life?

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 15. Make the connections that explain past events and foreshadowyour future. 16.

  • Life is the act of becoming.
  • Life is transitional. Thats what I am engaged in: to continue to become more of me.
  • Martin Buber

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 17. The 8 Essential Questions

  • #4Where am I going?

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 18. Commit to the path revealed in what youve learned so far. 19.

  • Whatever you are by nature, keep to it. Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed; be anything less and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.
  • Sydney Smith

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 20. The 8 Essential Questions

  • #5What is my gift?

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 21. Follow the signs of joy. 22.

  • We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.
  • Mary Dunbar

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 23. The 8 Essential Questions

  • #6Who can I trust?

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 24. Take stock of who matters and why. 25.

  • The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship. It is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when they discover that someone else believes in them and is willing to trust them.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 26. The 8 Essential Questions

  • #7What is my message?

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 27. Declare yourself on the strength of your gift. 28.

  • I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity...I didnt feel better or stronger than anyone else, but it seemed no longer important that everyone loved me or not more important now was for me
  • to love them.
  • Beverly Sills

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 29. The 8 Essential Questions

  • #8Will my life be rich?

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 30. Surrender to the pull of identity. 31.

  • Until one is committed there is always hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth that the moment one definitely commits oneself, providence moves too.
  • W.H. Murray

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 32. III Living anIdentity- B ased Life 33. Living an identity-based life Things you can do starting now

  • In work
  • Find apath and placethatwantswhat you have to give
  • Ask your boss or co-workers how, as a group, you can build moremeaninginto the work you do every day
  • Invite others to talk about how to make a distinctive and lastingcontributionto the organization

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 34. Living an identity-based life Things you can do starting now

  • With your spouse/partner
  • Make identity a deliberate part ofconversations
  • Helpclarifyeach others identity and honor those special traits
  • Buildactivitiesinto your relationship that spring naturally from who you are

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 35. Living an identity-based life Things you can do starting now

  • With friends
  • Take stock ofwho matters and why
  • Create yourinner identity circle
  • Re-think the meaning and practice oftrust

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 36. Living an identity-based life Simple things you can do starting now

  • As a parent/grandparent
  • Observepatterns of successearly in childhood Play them back
  • Give children things to read that highlight the importance ofknowing oneself
  • Talkpurposewith your kids, early on

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 37. Make your identitya framework for living 38. The Identity Credo A framework for living

  • I am alive, I am unique, and I am immutable,Even as I grow and evolve. To truly live, however, I must express myself fully, And in this regard, have much to give. But to do so, I need othersAnd am most productive with thoseWho need me in return. To establish these relationships,I must first be known for who I am, And it follows then that I will receive in accordanceWith what I give.

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 39. Thank you! www.theidentitycircle.com 40.

  • You are where the world begins. You have value simply as a result of being who you are. No one can take your identity away from you. No one can make you be someone you are not. That is your strengthand it is eternal.
  • Larry Ackerman

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 41. The Law of Being

  • An individuals ability to live depends first
  • upon defining ones self as separate from
  • all others.

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 42. The Law of Individuality

  • A persons natural capacities invariably fuse
  • into a discernible identity that makes that
  • person unique.

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 43. The Law of Constancy

  • Identity is fixed, transcending time and
  • place, while its manifestations are
  • constantly changing.

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 44. The Law of Will

  • Every person is compelled by the need to
  • create value in accordance with his or her
  • identity.

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 45. The Law of Possibility

  • Identity foreshadows potential.

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 46. The Law of Relationship

  • Individuals are inherently relational, and
  • those relationships are only as strong as the
  • natural alignment between the identities of
  • the participants.

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 47. The Law of Comprehension

  • A persons various capacities are only as
  • valuable as the perceived value of the whole
  • of that person.

Confidential Information2008 The Identity Circle. All rights Reserved 48. The Law of the Cycle

  • Identity governs value, which produces
  • wealth, which fuels identity.

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