26 results for tag: intentional living


[Infographic] How to Find Your Calling In Your 20’s

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5 Surprising Lessons I Learned from my Grandma’s Funeral

The day after she turned 80, my grandma passed on April 20th. When I heard the news from my dad in Korea, I was speechless. I immediately booked my red eye plane ticket to Korea. As the oldest grandson, I assumed the critical role of a sangju, who plays the role of masters of ceremony, in the traditional Korean funeral process. My grandma’s passing taught me vital life lessons that will serve as sign post for an intentional life. (more…)

Why I Fired Myself Before I Got Fired By Somebody Else

Last week, I did the craziest thing an ambitious 28-year-old could. I quit (no, I fired myself from) my Fortune 50, high-paying job with great benefits without having another official job lined up. Some have called this a corporate suicide. Others applauded and secretly envied my audacity to pursue my calling in life.  The truth is, I felt like a mindless zombie at work, drowning in the currents of purposelessness. Every day was a daily grind where I felt I was consigned to monotonous, set of thankless tasks. For the last several years, I asked myself, “Was this what work amounted to?” “How I can work under a toxic environment where my ...

How to Pull Yourself Back from the Brink of Your Caffeine-Driven, Smart Phone-Addicted Life

This is a guest post by Scott Eblin. Scott is an executive coach, speaker and author of two books, including his latest “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative”. To learn more about Scott and his work, visit his website eblingroup.com. You can also connect with Scott on Twitter: @ScottEblin. On a summer Sunday night four years ago, I found myself standing in front of a roomful of about 80 corporate managers who probably didn’t want to be there. They had just finished the first week of a high-profile leadership development program in one of the world’s largest companies and week two was scheduled to start at 7:30 am the next ...

The Man Who Changed His Life After Reading His Obituary

One morning in 1888, Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite, the man who had spent his life amassing a fortune from the manufacture and sale of weapons, awoke to read his own obituary. The obituary was printed as a result of a simple journalistic error. Alfred's brother had died, and a French reporter carelessly reported the death of the wrong brother. Any man would be disturbed under the circumstances, but to Alfred the shock was overwhelming because he saw himself as the world saw him - "the dynamite King (the weapon maker)," the great industrialist who had made an immense fortune from explosives. (more…)

If You Must Live, Live Strictly on Purpose

About the Author: Ignatius Onuoha is a multifaceted and multitalented young man, a chemical engineer by profession, a writer, teacher and motivational speaker by passion and a preacher by calling. He is the initiator of the soon to launch MTOP NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, an NGO committed to raising leaders with revolutionary mindset. He has been committed to developing and empowering the youth to use their God-given potentials to fulfill purpose and destiny. You can connect with him on Facebook and his blog. Living with purpose is the only way to really live. Everything else is just existing. With the billions of people living on ...

Only If I Had Read This Poem 10 Years Ago…

“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?” - Matt 6:26 Imagine there is a bank which credits your account each morning with $86,400, carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course! Well, everyone has such a bank. It's name is time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of ...

8 Clues that Helped Me Discover What I Was Born to Do

A tagline of one book grabbed my attention. It read, “Discover the life you were born to live.” I thought to myself, “If I knew the answer, I’d be winning the jackpot of life.” If you’re like me, you’ve wrestled with questions like: “Who am I?” “Why on earth am I here?” “Where am I going?” Thankfully, Michael Kendrick and Ben Ortlip did us a great service by writing “Blueprint.” The authors say, “Blueprint for life is your chance to take out a piece of paper and say, ‘Lord, I’m listening and I’m taking notes. Tell me everything you want me to know.” In other words, we can discover God’s will in ...

The Number One Reason Why I Almost Failed at Pursuing my Calling in Life

I’m about to embark on one of the defining milestones in life. After four years of working in Corporate America, I’m back as a student to pursue my Masters of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) degree at Pepperdine University. In less than a week, I’m about to connect with 33 professionals who aspire to make a difference in this world – a meaningful impact – through the field of organization development. With the exciting announcement in the stage of my life, I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from family and friends. However, most of them were clueless when it came to how this decision was made. Most people ...

Simon Sinek on How to Find Fulfillment at Work

Gallup studies show that nearly 90% of workers feel disengaged and unfulfilled at work. Simon Sinek, author of "Start With Why", inspired us to create this video which include Simon commentating on how true fulfillment is found in simply wanting to help somebody else expecting NOTHING in return. We hope it gives new meaning to your Monday. “Do you know how we get fulfillment? Fulfillment | Electrik.co from Electrik on Vimeo. You can be happy because you did things at work, you can be proud because you did things at work, you can be excited because you had a big success at work, but you know how you feel fulfilled at work? (more&hell...