Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Living on Purpose

As a child, I wanted to work to become a Surgeon. I remember watching medical shows on Channel 11 when I was young. I was very intrigued with some of the things I saw. My father always told me to become an RN. I knew I wanted to help others; I just wasn't sure how I would satisfy that passion to help. I joined the Health Care Industry at twenty years old and began as a Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist and patient care was very satisfying. I was very good at making others feel better. It was natural for me to connect with patients/ people etc. I still didn't have the courage to attend school for RN, so, during my time as a Phlebotomist I stumbled across a job through a co-worker called Medical Technologist (MT). I finished school and today it has been thirteen years since I worked as a Medical Technologist, giving me a total of twenty one years in health care.
The Health Care industry was very rewarding to me, however, I still felt like I was missing something so I decided to enroll in school for RN even after I received my B.S in Health Information Management. To make a long story short, I was no longer my priority as my son, Shemar was and I didn't want to sacrifice him any longer so I decided to leave school and focus on raising him.

As a Medical Technologist (MT), some of my day-to-day duties included complex analysis of microscopic, immunologic, biologic, bacteriologic, hematologic, chemical tests and their results. Some of my tasks might include:

  • Preparing cultures of tissue samples
  • Establishing and monitoring programs that ensure data accuracy
  • Microscopically examining slides of bodily fluids
  • Cross-matching blood for transfusions
  • Chemically analyzing blood or urine for toxic components
  • Analyzing lab reports for accuracy
  • Operating and calibrating equipment
  • Delivering test results to physicians, researchers or patients
  • Collecting and studying blood samples to determine morphology 
To summarize this, I analyzed body fluids to help physicians in diagnosing and treating patients. Pretty complex, paid well and always something new to learn, but, not what my heart desired. However, as a Medical Technologist I saved lives. In essence, "helping" was always my passion. 

Up until 4 years ago and in 2008, I lived with some sense of emptiness about fulfilling my destiny. I knew there was something else I should have been doing. My friend, Jerrie Mason introduced me to public speaking and afterwards, I realized I had a natural talent for it and connecting with others. There was no fear, no stage fright, just pure confidence and gratification. What's more, I didn't receive any monetary compensation and was still satisfied. In 2009, I wrote Perfectly Planned and released in 2010. My first book led me to public speaking and sharing my story. My pain of being sexually molested and experiencing all forms of abuse as a child drove me to the desire of wanting to help others. I wrote my second book two years later, Overcoming Toxic Relationships and still desired to help in a more direct way. I realized I was on the right path to my purpose in life so I decided to walk away from health care after twenty three years of service and become a Certified Transformation Coach. What's more, I have written a total of four books and two more will be released Spring, early Summer of 2015. Today, I live on purpose. I turned my pain into passion and found my purpose in life.  

I can now help, change and save lives on a greater scale. In essence, it adds up to me creating programs, sharing my experience, knowledge and/or life's lessons with others to build, encourage, inspire, and empower. I am living on purpose, or often referred to as having 'found one's calling'. How do I know this is my calling? Not only do I have passion or fire to do it, I cannot walk away from it. My reward is that someone’s life is enriched by me speaking, writing or coaching them. No amount of money can compare to that emptiness in my heart that has finally been fulfilled. The gratification I receive from empowering others is what makes me who I am. I live to enrich others. I live to empower and inspire. I live to positively change lives. This is what God has given me; this is my gift, my calling, and my purpose.  

Some may not accept, believe or even be interested in hearing me speak, coaching them or reading any of my books and that's okay. This is what the Lord designed for me and I will do it with passion. 

Many of us are nowhere near living on purpose. We are simply doing what we stumbled across, or doing what pays well, or just doing what our parents told us we should do. It becomes habitual or comfortable living in the place we are in. I believe if Jerrie Mason had not invited me out seven years ago, I may not have found my purpose as soon as I did. Who knows; maybe or maybe not, at any rate, I found what many people never find; my purpose. We all have a purpose in life just as the bees, trees and flowers and that is our PREdestined gift that God blessed us with. I wanted to become a surgeon and I am. The difference is instead of healing through medicine, I heal the physical, spiritual, emotional and mental body through God and my life.

There are several signs to know if you are Living On Purpose.

1.     Do it for free
2.     You eat, sleep and drink it
3.     You have a complete sense of satisfaction 
4.     If you are paid, the amount doesn't matter
5.     There is nothing more you would rather do
6.     You enjoy doing it everyday
7.     Walk away from your punch-clock job/career

If you are experiencing the signs above, then you are living on purpose. There are more signs, however, I chose to list those. The most important is number one. If you are not experiencing any of the signs above, I suggest you listen to that inner voice, have faith and get started. Live out the purpose that God set for you; find yourself. This is all a part of your destiny. Many of us are not financially rich, but we are all meant to be spiritually rich. 

Needless to say, there are many famous, wealthy, rich people or otherwise in the world who are not fulfilled; why? Because fulfillment has nothing to do with money and everything to do with finding your true self; reaching your God-given purpose and allowing your passion to drive you. Today is your day, discover your purpose and live in it.

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