Why is this website called ONPURPOSE.me?
80% of the respondents to our surveys about their greatest obstacle to success can be collectively characterized as “Me, Myself, and I.” Ironically, we are our own greatest obstacle to success!
How does ONPURPOSE.me help me?
ONPURPOSE.me equips, inspires, and surrounds you with the tools, talent, and community you need to get you out of your way and on with your life. This site is dedicated to uplifting and awakening you to being the best you. Until you more fully rise into your personal opportunity to be your best self, then you’re watering down your gift and contribution to the world. Here you can honestly concentrate on you without the risk of being selfish. Here you can expand your capacity and fulfill your unique difference-making ability. Here you can be growing stronger, more confident, and more aware of who you are, what you envision, what to do, and what’s most important to you and those you love.
What does it mean to be on-purpose?
Know your purpose. Act with intention to align your life with your purpose. You’re now on your purpose, or, simply, being on-purpose. Learn More.
You can’t be on-purpose, however, until you know your purpose. Which is why the ONPURPOSE.me 2-word purpose tool exists. Now you know your purpose!
Then, what is On-Purpose®?
On-Purpose® is a fully integrated, systematic approach to leading one’s life, work, and organizations.
On-Purpose® is also a comprehensive body of work created since the late 1980s by our founder, Kevin W. McCarthy. In 1991, Kevin wrote his first book, The On-Purpose Person. This seminal publication began then the worldwide conversation of today about purpose.
Does everyone have a purpose?
Yes. Purpose is like spiritual DNA; you were born with it.
Why would I want a 2-Word Purpose Statement?
Why wouldn’t you want it? Don’t settle for a mere sense of your purpose when you can know it so concisely and precisely. In other words, why settle for a whiff of food when you can eat a full course meal for life?
Long purpose statements are problematic. They are hard to remember. They create accountability escapes. They are situational rather than universal to our life. They are typically a confusing stew of purpose, vision, missions, or values.
How do I get my 2-Word Purpose Statement?
Use ONPURPOSE.me to know it.
How do I refine or personalize my 2-Word Purpose Statement?
That’s a big question with lots of techniques. Within the ONPURPOSE.me membership, The On-Purpose Puzzle is a course devoted to this question. There you can go into further detail for improving your understanding of the On-Purpose® concept and structure and for polishing the many facets of your purpose. If you want personalized attention, an On-Purpose Professional can coach you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a coaching session.
Here’s one of the best ways, however. Open up a dictionary and thesaurus app and explore each of the two words in your purpose. The better you understand the words, the better you can assess the fit and the depth of your purpose. Feel free to replace either word if you come across a word that improves your purpose statement.
What does it mean to live On-Purpose?
You know your purpose in two words, and you use it to inform your life choices. Pretty simple, huh? Well, easier said than done. A great benefit to being on-purpose is to be in relationship with other like-hearted persons who are actively engaged in being on-purpose in their life, work, and leadership. ONPURPOSE.me provides that community.
How has having a 2-Word Purpose Statement impacted others?
Of course, the impact is across the board and reflects the degree of investment in applying it to that life which each person decides on their own. In general, however, in a world that moves fast, a purpose provides the soul with a touchpoint that is unchanging. This profound personal sense of stability sustains in troubled times and uplifts in the good times. Having an unassailable strength within is a remarkably powerful and humbling posture to possess in life. Because of this internal accountability, on-purpose persons in creation tend to be optimistic stewards who lead their lives with passion and compassion.
What do I need to do to learn to live my purpose?
Obviously, your 2-word purpose. Next, you want to put together an on-purpose plan. Feel free to make plans for your life, your work, your finances, and any of the Life Accounts described in The On-Purpose Person. In fact, the book is laid out in three steps: 1. A New Beginning; 2. The Plan; and 3. Simplify. Using a systematic and simple approach to making your life make sense will be life-changing right now. None of us know what life may throw our way so using the On-Purpose® Approach for your lifetime is invaluable to rise to challenges and achieve victories. Finally, exercise perspective and patience with yourself and others. Results may not always come as fast as you would prefer. Recognize that these are typically preparation times of tempering for resolve and maturity that will be needed in the future.
How can I live On-Purpose while doing my job?
Start with being the best version of you possible and honoring that. You bring your purpose to work. Your work doesn’t give you purpose. Work is a place for expression of your purpose. Some positions are better fits for such expression than others. Sometimes we have to craft and negotiate an existing position for it to be more on-purpose.
How can I help others discover their purpose?
Blatant plug alert! Give them a gift to ONPURPOSE.me so they too can know their purpose in just a few minutes. Then discuss it with them. You’ll both benefit from the conversation. Conversations about purpose are amazingly real and meaningful. With each conversation you have with others, you’ll learn more about yourself thanks to being open and generous. It is the principle of sowing and reaping. The more you sow, the more you will reap the benefits of sharing.
Am I too old to be on-purpose?
No. Today is the best day to start being on-purpose. Your age is to your advantage! You’ve benefited from many trial-and-error lessons over your lifetime. Thanks to this, you now have a better sense for who you are and what matters most. Fewer distractions (at any age) translates into greater focus and the capacity to be and become your best you at an accelerated and productive rate.
Previously, I wrote a 2-word purpose statement that I really love. Mine doesn’t show up when I use ONPURPOSE.me. Why not?
ONPURPOSE.me is a tool designed to help users discover their purpose statement for the first time. Like any tool, it has limitations. It isn’t necessarily designed to confirm an existing custom purpose statement that was previously developed through a more intensive or personalized process using, for example, an On-Purpose Professional to coach you through the process.