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Renew Your Bigger Purpose: Recharge Your Life and Business

If you run your own business then you know how run down you can feel from time to time.  When the economy seems to be stacked against you and you feel like you are running on the hamster wheel of your own business, it is time for an intervention.

Remember when you first started your business or private practice?  You had such high hopes and wanted to help the world with your services and/or products.  Your business meant more to you than just making a profit or running effective marketing campaigns.  Most entrepreneurs start out with a vision, a mission, and a purpose . . . something bigger than themselves.  They want to provide services and products that will improve life, help people, bring folks joy.  AND, most entrepreneurs start out pursuing a business that appeals to them and utilizes their gifts and interests.

Somewhere along the way, business owners can lose sight of this bigger purpose.  They get caught up in the latest online marketing craze or the tedious administrative duties that must be accomplished.  If business owners aren’t careful, we turn into “business owners” and forget that we are entrepreneurs, path-blazers, creators, innovators, and adventurers who bring zest, zeal and joy to this life.

How do we stop the madness?  How do we intervene with ourselves and recharge our lives and our businesses?  We must get quiet.  Get quiet and go inward to our Creator and ask the questions all over again.  “What is my bigger purpose for doing this?”  “Who am I helping? And why?”

May I suggest that each and every one of us has a bigger purpose in life?  I believe that to discover true joy, we must unearth our authentic self.  Our authentic self was created with plans and purposes that only the Creator can weave into our lives.  When we learn to step out in faith and express our unique gifts, unique personality traits, unique passions, it is then that our Creator weaves all our thoughts, feelings, actions and inactions together in a beautiful tapestry. 

Once we get back in touch with the fact that we were created to lean on and follow our Creator, life has meaning again.  When life has meaning, then our business has meaning because our business is an outgrowth of our inner man or woman.  Our inner man or woman must have quiet time, solitude and time for reflection now and then.

As 2011 comes to a close, I urge you to get quiet, reflect, and re-discover your bigger purpose for life and business before doing one more marketing campaign or meeting with one more client.  After you have done your inner work and are ready to revamp and recharge your business, solicit the help of a mentor, trusted friend or business coach to rework your business based on the solid foundation of your bigger purpose.

Shameless plug:  Starting in January of 2012, I will be accepting 10 applicants for a Personal V.I.P. Day – a Business Boot camp.  This is an all-day “boot camp” style coaching session (with bathroom breaks and lunch break of course) where we will lay out your new business vision, plan out new goals and map out the steps to take to create your most successful business of purpose.  After our all-day session, you will continue your work “at home” and then check in for a follow-up session two to three weeks after the V.I.P. Day.  This ensures you are on track and gives you a chance for follow-up questions or planning.

If you have ever wanted to hash out all your business’s details with someone objective who is an expert at planning, managing mindset, and strategizing about the nitty gritty details of business, this V.I.P. Day package is for you.  Contact Sherry Collier through the form on the “Contact Us” page of this website ( to get more details.


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