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Busy Woman’s Tips: Follow Your Passion to Find Your Purpose

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, May 10, 2017

When searching for your purpose, start by finding your passion.  Your passion will lead you right to your purpose. Many of us walk through life desperate for a deeper connection, but aren’t sure how to get it.  Follow a few basic tips to find the best way to use your interests and skills to help others.


Consider your unique talents: Clues to your purpose can be found in your unique talents and what you simply love, start by taking inventory of your gifts and talents, and look for common themes.


Recognize your transferrable skills: Most organizations accept volunteers.  Be clear about your skills, so they know what you have to offer. Some good transferable skills to highlight would be communication, fundraising, marketing, event planning, finance, coaching, mentoring, technical skills, problem solving skills, web design, writing, and accounting.


Start with baby steps: Try micro volunteering. No need to commit long term to anything until you know it is a good fit.  Micro volunteering is described as a no commitment, free to participate, and a 30 minute or less commitment. Start by searching websites for opportunities in your area.


Be realistic about your availability: Don’t start with opportunities that may be too time consuming or not convenient. Start with a short term project until you feel comfortable with the commitment.


Decide where and how you want to make a difference:  Do you want to devote your energy to a local nonprofit, where you can work alongside people in your community? Or spend your time on a larger effort where you’re working on your own via your computer? Do you like to get dirty and work with your hands?  Nature or wildlife conservation projects may be right for you. Maybe you have always had an interest in helping empower women; the PWCC has many members passionate about women’s issues.


You can’t think your way into finding your purpose; you have to do your way into it. Take a mental note from Nike and “Just Do It”. The more we act, the more we get clear on things. Remember these words from the great Muhammad Ali “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” 


Written by Debbie Story, Corporate Identity, Inc. As a promotional products professional, my goal is to assist companies to optimize their branding through consistent use of their logo on branded promotional products.


Professional Women's Club of Chicago, PWCC is a Chicago based networking organization that provides networking connections that support, enrich and inspire women to advance professionally and personally. Members come from public and private sectors, multi-billion dollar corporations, mid-size and small businesses, as well as, non-profit organizations. Membership is open to women from all industries in all stages of their careers who want to develop a strong lifelong network. Learn more about membership and upcoming activities


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