Category Archives: Podcast – Purpose For Your Life

Blessings From Your Past

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Notes from this episode:

Have you had a dream for your future that you think is lost because of things that have happened in your life?

Story of Moses:

  • born to an Israelite family, raised by Pharaoh’s daughter in the palace as her son.
  • at 40 years old, lost his temper and killed an Egyptian guard
  • ran away to the desert to live
  • became a shepherd
  • at 80 years old, God told him to go to Egypt and tell Pharaoh to let God’s people go
  • Israelites finally freed
  • then Moses job to lead them through the wilderness

At some point in our lives, most of us feel like life has passed us by. We give up on our dreams because we feel like it’s too late, we messed up too badly. That’s how Moses felt when he lost everything because he lost his temper.

But all of the things that Moses went through were needed so that he could help his people.

  • Moses knew how to approach Pharaoh and talk to him.
  • He knew how to live in the wilderness and how to lead

He thought he was unqualified, but Moses’ past trained him for his future.

Is God using a past experience of yours to help someone else?

Your past experiences can be a blessing to other people.

Have a great week and keep dreaming, it’s not too late,
Carol

Who Cares

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Notes from this podcast episode:

  • Portion from ‘The Finishing Touch’ by Charles Swindoll, called ‘Who Cares’.
  • Tells the story of a derelict who was found on the streets and later died
  • The surprising name of who that drunken bum really was. I won’t spoil it for you, you’ll have to listen to the podcast
  • The story reminded Mr Swindoll of a poem about stooping down and restoring a lost soul’s glimmer of hope.
  • Deep within many a forgotten life is a scrap of hope trying hard to return.

Because of my volunteering at the homeless shelter and the women’s prison, I know how hard it is for many people to realize that life is still worth living, no matter how much we may have messed up. I hope this story encourages you to care.

Have a great week and take the time to smile at others,
Carol

Bright, Shiny Objects

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Sorry that this Monday Motivation is going out on Tuesday. I spent the day with visiting family yesterday and was too tired to turn my computer on when I got home.

Notes From This Episode:

What are bright, shiny objects?
My experience with them and all my excuses
Intentions are not enough
How I’m trying to focus and deal with those distractions

Have a great week and enjoy your family,
Carol

Lessons From the Ditchdigger’s Daughters

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Notes From This Episode:

My motivation for today is from a book that was later made into a movie.

  • In 1950s, father was a ditchdigger and mother a cleaning lady and they had six daughters.
  • He wanted them to have a good education and a better life.
  • Believed always something more to strive for – if you think you’ve made it, you lose it.
  • Choose your rabbits and chase after them, see what others have done to be successful – my experience with chasing a rabbit.
  • Working hard is a law like the law of gravity and will result in success.
  • The results of their hard work.
  • The father always said “If the door doesn’t open, climb through a window. If the window is closed, try to get in through the cellar. If that’s locked, climb on the roof and try to get in the chimney. There’s always a way if you keep trying.”
  • What dream are you trying to achieve?

I believe in you, have a great day,
Carol

Finding Your Potential

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Show Notes From This Episode:
Get out of your comfort zone because people need what you know.

Take a big sheet of paper and list the following:

  • All the things, large or small, that you know how to do. They might be easy for you, but not for everyone.
  • All the experiences you have.
  • All the things you are often asked to do.
  • All the things people think you are good at.

I mention a lot of examples of experiences and skills you may have to get you thinking. Ways you can help people because of your expertise and experiences. There are also a number of ideas in this podcast for getting your story out to people and ways to do that using Internet tools.

Note: I didn’t mention it on the podcast, but if you want to do the one on one live training that I mentioned, I recommend using Zoom. You can even use it to train a group. Zoom is a great tool and gives you not only a video recording of your session, but an audio one as well.

Here’s to using all the potential God has given you,
Carol

P.S. I wrote a new Productivity Guide if you’re interested. Click here to learn more.