Women who support other women are confident, generous, visionaries (M. Dabbah). When trying to find the perfect words to describe our organization’s Pump Rally weekend (August 26-27), this adage immediately came to mind. This pleasurable phenomenon was comprised of a lunch buffet and wine-tasting at Chateau Elan followed by the Poised for Purpose empowerment workshop. All who attended were immersed in two days of enlightenment and of course, purpose. While I was not able to attend the wine-tasting, I was awe-stricken by the events that transpired during the Poised for Purpose workshop. Certified life coach, Allynn Taylor, presented the Purpose & Vision segment of the Creative Insight Journey eight-week course. This transformational program, derived from a business course at Stanford University, helped to catapult the success of the late Steve Jobs and Charles Schwab, among others.
We began the four-hour session by acknowledging where we felt we were on our purpose paths and identified what was getting in the way of manifesting our dreams. Following that dialogue, we began to peel back layers to enable us to view our authentic selves, while taking responsibility for who we wanted our future selves to be. Though this might have been challenging for some, I know that after leaving the workshop, many of the ladies (including myself) realized that the only roadblock that was hindering us from elevating to our fullest potential was essentially….us.
Discovering your purpose can only happen by first discovering you. It’s important to pay attention to your life and identify the things that bring you ease, enjoyment, and enthusiasm! This requires you to simply do what you love and love what you do. I was moved by the ladies personal testimonies and it was awesome to uplift each other in our time of need. While driving home, I realized how vitally important it is to strengthen each other. As we let our own light shine, despite obstacles and unforeseen circumstances, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same! I wholeheartedly look forward to being the change I wish to see.
By Dr. Avis Foley
Co-Publisher, Purpose Weekly