By: Will Wiebe BA MS CPC in coaching, 3 years ago





We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things; to love and be loved.

 Mother Teresa of Calcutta


Our stories makes us human.  Many, many years ago, when we were hunter-gatherers, we were telling one another stories.  We are still, hundreds of years later, sharing our stories.

Stories are a powerful way to align our lives in new and creative ways. Our story can serve as an aligning focus for our strengths, gifts, talents, passion and core values. It is clear from my experience personally and professionally, the most effective individuals know how to focus their daily activities while keeping their aim on a larger story, the way they want to live their lives.

The story we tell ourselves has a way of focusing time and energies around itself; this is the real power behind the story.  If often helps us to refocus our lives in order to bring out our voice and full music.

If we open our eyes to the world around us, we often notice the endless “needs” that life is asking us to fulfill.

For many of us, the community in which we live is rich with possibilities for expressing our gifts.

To unlock our purpose, we need to detect – to sense- the potential issue that call us to action.

A few questions to ponder: 

  • Which parts of your organization’s mission or strategy interest you?
  • Which leaders inspire you?
  • What speeches or presentations have moved you?
  • What needs of your mosque, church, synagogue, temple, or spiritual organization move you?
  • What part of your political party’s platform moves you?

I feel that another way to begin to “notice” what’s needed and wanted, and then produce it… is to look where we are…  in our current work, family, spiritual and community environment.  To find meaning when our actions reflect what we value, what is important to us, what gifts we enjoy and want to give.  If identified and clear to us, our values will guide us to share our story and purpose.  Purpose calls us to live our values.

Recently, I read a powerful story of an individual who lives in a small town in Wisconsin, who is a healer. Nasreen K., moved from her native India to work at a spa as a hair stylist, embodied its original mission “To promote and support continuous learning as a foundation for success and well-being”. Today, as a self employed – You Economy “Image Crafter”, Nasreen brings love and a healing touch to her work that people come from long distances to fill up her calendar months and in some cases a year in advance. Each day, Nasreen awaits her clients with hot herbal tea, a kind word, a healing touch and lived values.

Nasreen says, I love my work because I love my clients.  Every day God gives me the opportunity to bring out the pure essence in my clients.  That is my purpose and I am grateful for work that allows me to live my values in this way.

Key Reflection Questions:(important to note here, you will notice something releasing in you as you share your responses to your experience and story)

In the last 24 hours:

  • How did I begin to explore the essence and power of my story?
  • What did I discover?
  • What are the intentions do I have for my story?
  • What is it that keeps my heart beating?
  • What was it like to feel my energy as I bring my story to the world?
  • What activities inspired me, or provided me a sense of purpose, meaning, peace,   celebration, gratitude, conscious awareness of the realities of my story and its  vitality?

As you spend time with one or more of these reflection questions, describe your insights and discoveries and how you will integrate your new awareness of your story.  Focus your awareness inside of yourself, to an area where you find calm and ease.

Be gentle, locate a positive sensation(s), accept yourself as you are today and take all the time you need.

For more information with regarding how to unlock your story and discovering and exploring the power of your story, you can reach out to Will Wiebe…see contact information below:

Will Wiebe

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