Provision #252: Got a Life Purpose?

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Anyone can have a job that pays the bills or a routine that keeps them busy. But does your job or routine express your life purpose? Does it contribute to your sense of identity, integrity, and happiness? It can and it will, if you pay attention to the fit between who you are and what you’re doing. This week’s Provision, written by Kate Kriynovich, includes a special offer for a free behavioral assessment and half-hour coaching session. Read on to learn more.

LifeTrek Provision • Introduction

This week’s Provision was written by Kate Kriynovich, a LifeTrek coach who has found her life purpose in the coaching profession. After many years in corporate America, Kate is now charting entirely new waters. I think you’ll enjoy her story. I also think you’ll enjoy our offer, but only if you act quickly.

LifeTrek coaching has 26 on-line behavioral DISC assessments left in our account that must be used by May 1, or else we lose them. Each assessment represents a $100 value. LifeTrek coaching has decided to give them away, along with a FREE half-hour coaching session to explore the results. Kate and I have both been trained in using the DISC assessment. It can make a valuable contribution to understanding and embracing your life purpose. If you’re interested, send your request to I’m sure they’ll go quickly.

LifeTrek Provision

Robert Frost’s words have always attracted me:

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

Perhaps it is that I have taken a very diverse career path that has proven to be quite an adventure. Whatever the reason, I now see how my life trek has been unfolding my “life purpose” and how the path I am now choosing, as a LifeTrek coach, will make “all the difference.”

I really hadn’t thought about the words “life purpose” before the last couple of years. I spoke of “career path” and “career transition,” but it wasn’t until I began framing things in terms of “life purpose” that I became really excited. My energy shifted to a higher level. I resonated with those words and what they represented.

David Whyte, a contemporary poet, poses the question of life purpose in these terms: “to feel that what we do is right for ourselves and good for the world at the exact same time–is one of the great triumphs of human existence.” Whyte’s book, “Crossing the Unknown Sea–Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity,” takes the reader on the journey of seeking the center of identity and realizing it at work. He frames work in terms of life purpose.

Whyte notes that a key to happiness is “to know what we desire in life, how we are made, and how we belong to the rest of the world.” It’s also the key to life purpose. We cannot know our life purpose without knowing our desires, our essence, and our gifts for the world.

My knowing developed from personal assessment, coaching conversations, understanding my values and strengths, recognizing what brought me joy and happiness, and recognizing what did not. I found myself in jobs and environments that were incongruous with my ethics and values, that lacked recognition for my contribution, and that did not play to my strengths and gifts. Even with that understanding, it took a great deal of time and courage to choose to leave. But the promise of a greater future and life purpose connection called to me so strongly that I made the leap.

I have leapt into the field of personal and professional coaching and I am having the time of my life! I have found and am realizing my life purpose as one who supports, motivates, and challenges others to find and realize their life purpose. Whether I am working with individuals as a LifeTrek coach, or with organizations who value their human resources and want to find innovative ways to develop and grow their talents, I have a deep sense of passion, creativity, and value.

You can ask yourself those same powerful questions to move your own life trek forward on the basis of your life purpose:

  • What am I passionate about?
  • What do I want to create?
  • What values do I want to bring to work?

Another way to explore such powerful questions is through the use of professional assessments and coaching conversations. The assessments can reveal much about your behavioral style and personality traits. The coaching conversation can make that information come alive as we apply ourselves to the questions of meaning, motivation, and mindfulness.

For the next three weeks, LifeTrek coaching has decided to give away 26 behavioral assessments on a first-come, first-served basis. These Web-enabled DISC profiles have a $100 value. LifeTrek coaching utilizes many other assessments as well, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (measures personality traits), but the DISC profile is the only one we’re currently giving away along with a FREE half-hour coaching session to understand the 40-page report that you will receive and to embrace your own life purpose in the process. This offer will go quickly, so if you’re interested.

I look forward to hearing from you and to supporting you in a life trek that will deepen your personal search and will move you forward confidently in the process.

Kate Kriynovich, Coach
LifeTrek Coaching

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LifeTrek Readers’ Forum (selected feedback from the past week)

Editor’s Note: The LifeTrek Readers’ Forum contains selections from the comments and materials sent in each week by the readers of LifeTrek Provisions. They do not necessarily reflect the perspective of LifeTrek Coaching International. To submit your comment, use our Feedback Formor Email Bob.

I have been a subscriber to your Provisions newsletter and AvantGo channel for about six months now, have enjoyed your writings, and found them very valuable. Up until a few months ago I had been a manager in the data security department of a large bank/financial organization, and always thought of my role as that of a coach to my team. I am at a point now where I feel that having a personal coach would be a great help in getting me back on the “right track.” (Ed. Note: Give us a call.)

Thanks for making it so easy to add an email subscriber right from my PDA. A friend has been quite ill, and experiencing a lot of anxiety with that. I remembered your excellent Wellness Pathway on breathing, suggested it to her, and recommended she subscribe to Provisions, as well. Putting her email address into the Palm subscription space worked quickly and flawlessly.

I am very interested to see the addition of regular complimentary coaching classes. I am disappointed to see this resource offered only by telephone, however. There are some few people who do not have the luxury of a phone. And, there are people in other countries who may wish to participate but will not because of the cost of an international call. I think putting it online with a service such as PalTalk would make more sense and be more cost-effective for many, especially those of us on fixed incomes. (Ed. Note: We’ll look into this. Thanks.)

May you be filled with goodness, peace, and joy.

Bob Tschannen-Moran, MCC, BCC

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