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Networking 101 – Knowing your purpose

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How about knowing your purpose?  Do you know your purpose?  Don’t for a minute get confused!  Knowing who you are and knowing your purpose are two very different things.

If you don’t know your purpose, it will be extremely difficult to get other people to understand what it is that you are selling or what assistance it is that you need from them.

Knowing your purpose is more about knowing what you want to achieve for . . .  others.  Those others could be your clients, your friends and your family.  So – do you know what you want to achieve for others on a daily basis?

It’s about knowing what you would do if you didn’t have to work.  Think about that for a moment . . .  if you didn’t have to work, what would you do?  Would you still be the same person that you are right now, or would you do a 180 degree turnabout and become someone completely different.  You may become someone who no longer treats people with dignity and respect – you may become the second Mother Theresa or guess what, you may continue to be the person that everyone has come to love, because having money and not having to work, may actually leave you as the person you are now.

Knowing your purpose means that in all probability, you will leave your mark on this world when you leave it one day.  So what is your legacy?  What will your children and friends say that you have achieved in your life time and will they even know?

For me, knowing your purpose means that you have to have some idea about who you are and what it is that you are doing here, in this life time, before you can start telling people who you think they are?

It’s about accepting some things because, they just are and it’s about making a concerted effort to change the things that need to be changed in your life and thereby changing the things in your world that need to be changed.  It’s about quietly going about your business and making a difference.

It’s about challenging yourself to be all that you can be, rather than all that everyone else thinks you should be.

It’s about being true to yourself.

It’s about being you . . .

So, how about it then, do you know your purpose?