ISSUE 88 ISSN 1712-468

The answer to career and lifestyle quandaries is simple, really. We only need to know the WHAT that we want. The HOW and the WHY aren’t necessary—in fact, they can obstacles to action. 

Mike McManus
Founder of the Source Experience

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This Week´s Inspiration

What Do You Really Want to Do with Your Life?
Finding Your Source.  

Note: This ezine contains excerpts from my new book:

My Source EXPERIENCE Journal™–A Personal Discovery Process for Those Who Want to Lead a Passionate and Fulfilling Life.

Source: The point at which something springs into being or from which it derives or is obtained; one that causes, creates, or initiates; a maker; one, such as a person or document, that supplies information; the point or part of a system where energy or mass is added to the system.

Your Life Leaves Clues

Odds are, this article is for you or certainly for someone you know. Why? Because 4 out of 5 individuals dislike their life and work—and only 10% of the population feels passionate and on purpose with their lives.

Have you ever felt you deserved more—more fulfillment, more satisfaction, more success, more significance?

I believe each and every person—including you—is here for a reason. You were created with specific interests, talents, and gifts that can excite and motivate you. You simply need to embark on a path to self-discovery. Only you can uncover the hidden treasure that you seek! Only you can find your Source.

What do we mean by Source? Metaphorically speaking, it refers to your innate talents, gifts, interests, and abilities. Each of us has them, whether we acknowledge them or not. Some argue that abilities are developed over time as part of our environment; others contend we are born with these internal motivating factors.

With the Source process, it really does not matter why you are attracted to something. The important thing is that you are!

Interests are gifts given to us by our birthright. They capture our awareness and concentration. They are compelling. Interests create our sense of self, our uniqueness, and our drives. We must identify them because they represent our “real” selves. As they are permitted to flourish, we thrive.

For example, I have no idea why I love public speaking, writing, and building businesses. I just know that I do. Does it really matter where these interests originate?

Everyone reading this has Source factors and elements. Some are not aware of them or have not given themselves permission to discover them. After all, finding is reserved for the searcher. If you are not looking, how can you find? 

What other reasons limit our Source Journey? 

  • Fear can play a strong role in hindering individuals. Rather than go on a treasure hunt, they would rather stay put and embrace the certainty of misery rather than the misery of uncertainty.
  • Some get caught in cultural and social pressures, especially when it comes to work, business, and careers.
  • Some people simply get stuck and feel they have no way out. Many know they are not really connected to their lives and have no idea where to start to make changes.
  • Others struggle with issues of worthiness. They live under limiting beliefs and conditions that match their insecurities and feelings of low self-worth.

The reasons really do not matter. I want to encourage you to be open-minded to all the possibilities and to your thoughts. Through this window of no restrictions, you will find your greatest discoveries. 

A question for you . . . 

If nothing changed in your life/business
in the next 5 years, would that be okay?

If you answered No, you are ready for the Source process. If you answered Yes, you can use the Source program as a validation process.

Source a Different Approach.

It seems the mandate of the developed world is to convert people into constant consumers. The premise of many books on success is that everyone wants to get rich quick, although that is not always the case. Many of you are already millionaires or you will eventually become one.

But that is not the point of the Source process.

Source is about your Becoming and Being, which will result in your Doing

Having will be an outcome of the previous three. You comfort level around having should be defined only by you—not by social expectations or pressure.

The Source process never stops. Be open and ready for new adventures and opportunities.

To help you on your Source journey, I am recommending my new 88-page book and journal to take you on a personal discovery of enlightenment and affirmation and help you feel fulfilled: My Source EXPERIENCE Journal™ – A Personal Discovery Process for Those Who Want to Lead a Passionate and Fulfilling Life.

This Week´s Action Steps

Source Strategies:
Challenging the Status Quo and Myths

  1. The myth of motivation. The pursuit of our interests requires no motivation, because we enjoy doing them. We require motivation only for things that do not interest us. If we need motivation, we must question why we do.

  2. Your life leaves clues. There are innumerable clues to your Source. They are everywhere. Learn to recognize them. They all radiate a common quality—they make you feel good inside.

  3. Change of form—not content. Our interests may change their form and shape throughout our life, but their substance never changes.

  4. Our interests nourish us and help us survive difficult times. We are empowered by our interests—whatever form they may take.

  5. An idea precedes money. Money never precedes an idea; it always follows. The myth that states Give me the money and I’ll get this done is just that—a myth.

  6. Beware of negative gurus. Negative gurus are well-meaning relatives, friends, and associates who impede the flow of our creative ideas by telling us how impractical or stupid they are.

  7. The Power of a Subtle Approach. Many of today’s self-development programs are based on drama and hype to seduce individuals into get-fixed-quick or get-rich-quick schemes. Source is about you—calm, centered, and grounded, not hyper, frantic, and chaotic. Subtle development is more manageable and believable and it fits naturally into the normal ebb and flow of your life.

  8. Creating a masterpiece takes time. Conversely, sufficient time does not always result in a masterpiece. The Source Experience process, if done thoughtfully, could take you several days, weeks, or even months. But so what? What were you doing with this time, anyway?

  9. You’ll need processes to guide you. My purpose is to help others find their purpose, hence my passion to write My Source EXPERIENCE Journal™ – A Personal Discovery Process for Those Who Want to Lead a Passionate and Fulfilling Life. Its 88 pages will guide you to uncovering your Source. In addition, we have created four specific resource packages to help on this journey.

  10. Be responsible. Living your Source is a responsible way to lead your life, because you are being accountable to yourself, your needs, interests, and passions. Therefore, you are in the best place to help others and to contribute to you community. Don’t wait. Do it now.

Until next time, keep Living On Purpose!.

Ken Keis

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