774. Expert Interview: Finding the Meaning of Your Life
“You know, you’re going to work and you keep responding to the things you are asked to do….you keep your head down and you’re doing well and paying the mortgage….bringing up a young child and keeping the marriage together and you think that’s what it’s all about─‘That’s what I’m here to do.’ But there was something eating away inside of me, which told me absolutely it wasn’t all I was here to do…so I started to make some different choices.”
Simon is an artist, adventurer and master in the field of personal growth, who specializes in connecting the successful with their deepest purpose. As a qualified coach for over 12 years, he has guided hundreds of courageous individuals in achieving greater self-expression and fulfillment and experiencing deeper meaning in their lives. He works exclusively with high-performing, self-starters who have mastered conventional success and who are hungry to reappraise their life in honor of their unique gifts. Simon helps them achieve absolute clarity around their true life purpose and create an extraordinary life for themselves and the greatest possible good for others.
Finding the Meaning of Your Life
“There is a part of us deep inside, I call a guiding light, and when we ignore it, it can be quite painful. Yet when we connect with it, it can create some remarkably beautiful things—we can start to build more fulfilled lives and have a greater sense of purpose and enjoyment. In my view it is the essence of life.”
Why Is This Important?
“When you start to say, if anything was possible, what’s the life I would like to be leading, what would be possible then? It takes much courage because it requires people to step off the path, their well-trodden path, onto a different path—the path of the unknown.”
What Are the Key Lessons Learned Here?
“Over more than a decade I have developed a process to help individuals create lives of more meaning and fulfillment. Here is a brief outline:
1. The Activation Stage
We start by getting crystal clear on creating your personal vision—how you want to be living on every level of your life.
2. The Integration Stage
You cannot change anything if you are not self-aware. What are your values, your fears, and your limiting beliefs? What gives you energy and inspiration?
3. The Transformational Stage
This is about developing a more self-empowered mindset: trying new things out and taking some risks. This requires a combination of courage, curiosity and playfulness.
4. The Excellence Stage
Maintaining the momentum during this process is about the practices and people you surround yourself with which really support you on your journey.”
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