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Hello + welcome to the live resources centre for The Purpose Pathway. If you stumble across a link that is broken, please let me know.

PLEASE NOTE: I am frequently adding and modifying this page so it's best to bookmark it for later reference to ensure you're viewing the most current info!

 

Websites

PURPOSE FAIRY

GOOD LIFE COACHING: Life + career coach, Sharon Good, shares many great articles on living a creative life.

LIVE YOUR LEGEND: Change the world doing work you love.

CHANGING COURSE: Career coach, Valerie Young, helps us find work we love.

CREATE AS FOLK: Career coach, Laura Simms talks about making a living and making a life and how we shouldn't be focusing on passion but purpose.

FEMININE LEADERSHIP: Personal Power for Women

SOUNDS TRUE: Shop books, audio and online courses.


BOOKS ABOUT PURPOSE + CAREER

REFUSE TO CHOOSE by BARBARA SHER: Use all your interests, passions + hobbies to create the life and career of your dreams.

FINDING YOUR PERFECT WORK by PAUL & SARAH EDWARDS: The new career guide to making a living, creating a life.

THE PRACTICAL DREAMER'S HANDBOOK by PAUL & SARAH EDWARDS: Finding the time, energy and money to live the life you want to live.

THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK by TIM FERRISS: Escape 9-5, live anywhere and join the new rich.

TRUE PURPOSE by TIM KELLEY: 12 strategies for discovering the difference you are meant to make.

THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE by RICK WARREN: What on earth am I here for?

THE LIGHTWORKER'S WAY by DOREEN VIRTUE: Awakening your spiritual power to know and heal.

FINDING YOUR OWN NORTH STAR by MARTHA BECK: Claiming the life you were meant to live.

PLAYING BIG by TARA MOHR: Finding your voice, your mission, your message.

THRIVE by ARIANNA HUFFINGTON: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS by MARCUS BUCKINGHAM: a revolutionary program to help readers identify their talents, build them into strengths, and enjoy consistent, near-perfect performance.


BOOKS ABOUT WEALTH + MONEY

THINK AND GROW RICH by NAPOLEON HILL

GET RICH, LUCKY BITCH! by DENISE DUFFIELD-THOMAS: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First Class Life.


BOOKS ABOUT MANIFESTATION + SPIRITUALITY

CREATIVE VISUALIZATION by SHAKTI GAWAIN: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life.

THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS by DEEPAK CHOPRA: A practical guide to the fulfillment of your dreams.

LIVING IN THE LIGHT by SHAKTI GAWAIN: Follow your inner guidance to create a new life and a new world.

THE LAW OF DIVINE COMPENSATION by MARIANNE WILLIAMSON: Work, money and miracles.


BOOKS ABOUT CREATIVITY + SELF-EXPRESSION

THE ARTIST'S WAY by JULIA CAMERON: A spiritual path to higher creativity.

THE WAR OF ART by STEVEN PRESSFIELD: Break through the blocks and win your inner creative battles.

PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE by ROBERT FRITZ: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life


BOOKS ABOUT SUCCESS

DISRUPT! THINK EPIC. BE EPIC. by BILL JENSEN: Disrupt! is for everyone trying to do extraordinary things while driving through a shitstorm of relentless disruptions. Jensen uncovered these habits by going direct to the source — the very people causing those disruptions.

THE FIRE STARTER SESSIONS by DANIELLE LAPORTE: A soulful + practical guide to creating success on your own terms.

THE DESIRE MAP by DANIELLE LAPORTE: A guide to creating goals with soul.

THE SUCCESS PRINCIPALS by JACK CANFIELD: How to get from where you are to where you want to be.


BOOKS ABOUT SELF-HELP + PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

THE FEAR CURE by LISSA RANKIN: Cultivating courage as medicine for the mind, body and soul.

FLOW by MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI: Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow.

THE INSIDE-OUT REVOLUTION by MICHAEL NEILL: The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever.

DARING GREATLY by BRENE BROWN: How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead.

A NEW EARTH by ECKHART TOLLE: Awakening to your life's purpose.

STEERING BY STARLIGHT by MARTHA BECK: Find your right life, no matter what!


Books About Productivity

GETTING THINGS DONE: THE ART OF STRESS-FREE PRODUCTIVITY by DAVID ALLEN: In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country.


DISCLAIMER

All books listed above can be found in my online Amazon Shop. If you purchase a book using my affiliate link, I will receive a tiny compensation from Amazon. I only recommend books that I've either: read, are on my reading list or have been recommended by a colleague.


ARTICLES ABOUT CAREER, PURPOSE + CREATING A MEANINGFUL LIFE

7 STRANGE QUESTIONS THAT HELP YOU FIND YOUR LIFE PURPOSE: I think #4 is my fave because it's SO true. Great list of Qs.

4 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF TO CREATE A RICH + MEANINGFUL LIFE: A great article by Tiny Buddha that asks 4 powerful questions to help you get clear about what you want.


PODCASTS + MOVIES

PASSION + PURPOSE RADIO: Uplifting and informative to help you create a life that is vibrant and full of purpose.

HOW SHE REALLY DOES IT: A radio show and podcast—where inspiration and possibility meet.

AWAKEN RADIO with CONNIE CHAPMAN

EMPOWER YOURSELF PODCAST: How to gain the support you need for lasting changes (identify the top supporters in your life). Warning: starts a little slow but has a great exercise at the end to help you identify the supporters in your life.

MARTHA BECK on STEPPING INTO YOUR OWN TRUE POWER:  Listen to Martha discuss how to be guided to our own true power (Note: be sure to check out other interviews with Martha Beck listed at the bottom of the webpage)

THE SHIFT: Wayne Dyer explores the spiritual journey in the second half of life when we long to find the purpose that is our unique contribution to the world.

THE HAPPY MOVIE: Does money make you HAPPY? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Roko Belic, brings us HAPPY, a film that sets out to answer these questions and more

 


INSPIRING + MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO CLIPS

HATE YOUR JOB? THERE'S HOPE: Mastin Kipp (The Daily Love) talks about tolerating uncertainty and risk (his focus is for online business owners + entrepreneurs but the message applies to all of us—great reminder!)

HOW TO FIND YOUR PURPOSE: Gabby Bernstein shares tips on how to stop searching for your purpose and instead allow your purpose to find you.

RICK WARREN: A LIFE OF PURPOSE | TED TALK: Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life, reflects on his own crisis of purpose in the wake of his book's wild success. He explains his belief that God's intention is for each of us to use our talents and influence to do good.

HOW TO FIND AND DO WORK YOU LOVE by SCOTT DINSMORE | TED TALK: Scott Dinsmore's mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing.

STEVE JOB'S 2005 STANFORD COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS: Steve Jobs urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself.

ELIZABETH GILBERT on YOUR ELUSIVE CREATIVE GENIUS: Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

BRENE BROWN on VULNERABILITY: This is one of my favourite Ted Talks. Brené's work is important because in order to put ourselves out there, to be seen and to live fully in our life's purpose we must be deeply vulnerable.

WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME? Mastin Kipp (The Daily Love) shares insights on how to reframe this Q to bring us closer to the outcome we desire. My fave line from this vid: "Success leaves clues." Yes!

AMY CUDDY: YOUR BODY LANGUAGE SHAPES WHO YOU ARE | TED TALK: Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

LEVERAGING YOUR 5 YEAR OLD SELF TO MANIFEST YOUR DREAMS: Mark Gregor—Life and Business Coach talks about tapping into our younger selves and how that can help us achieve our goals (P.S. there are so many gems in this call, it's a personal fave).

THE CAREER ADVICE YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T GET with  SUSAN COLANTUONO: You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly.

HOW GREAT LEADERS INSPIRE ACTION TED TALK WITH SIMON SENEK: Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ... (Filmed at TEDxPugetSound.)

LIVING A BIGGER DREAM WITH CLIFF RAVENSCRAFT: Insurance man to successful entrepreneur truly living his dream. It started out as a hobby and radically changed his life. Back in 2005 Cliff Ravenscraft started playing with a thing called podcasting. Since then he has created a full-time career and is well known as the Podcast Answer Man.

HOW TO FIND THE COURAGE TO DO ANYTHING WITH MARIE FORLEO: Whether you're considering a major change in your career or in a personal relationship -- being afraid you're about to make the dumbest move e-v-e-r is an experience we can all relate to.


RESUME WRITING + TEMPLATES

FREE RESUME BUILDER | Resume Genius: Create a professional resume in 15 minutes.

$5 FIVERR: FOR RESUME WRITING OR TEMPLATE DESIGN:


Personality + Aptitude Quizzes

MYERS BRIGGS: In-depth profiles of the 16 personality types. Don't know your type? Take the FREE test here or the paid comprehensive version here. 

 


GUIDED MEDITATIONS

DAILY LOVE GUIDED MEDITATION FOR PATIENCE: "Patience Pays” prayer—a beautiful guided meditation for peace and comfort. "The patient path is the fastest way". Try listening without crying  ;) Seriously.


Astrology + Numerology

CAFE ASTROLOGY: One of my favourite sites for learning about my astrological sign and for in-depth astrological reports.

FIND YOUR LIFE PURPOSE NUMBER: A calculator for finding your destiny or life purpose number (numerology)

THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR | LIFE PURPOSE CALCULATOR: A quick look at your numerology with insights into our life's purpose (I happen to really love this one. I'm currently having trouble accessing the link, it looks like their site is going through a redesign. Keep checking back!).

LIFE PATH NUMBER: What your life path can tell you about your life's direction (do a search and you will find many resources on this).


Apps + Fun Stuff

THE LIFE PURPOSE APP: I've purchased the paid version of this app and received a ton of great info. The lite version (free) also includes lots of great content to get you started. (Same developer as The Peaceful Warrior Calculator which doesn't seem to be working currently).

LIFE PURPOSE ORACLE CARDS by DOREEN VIRTUE: Before you were born, you worked with your angels to orchestrate a life mission that would help others and be emotionally rewarding. This card deck by Doreen Virtue will allow you to conduct accurate and trustworthy readings to explore that life purpose. (Also an app)


Training + Education

SKILLFEEDVideos to keep your creative + technical skills current

CREATIVE LIVEFree live online classes (You can register for FREE classes before they convert to the full paid version— tons of options for a huge variety of training)

LYNDA: Online video tutorials and training (I've used Lynda for a variety of training programs—great online training resource)


SELF-CARE TIPS + IDEAS

SIX STRETCHES FOR PEOPLE WHO SIT AT DESKS: A Cup of Jo

6 TRICKS TO STAY HEALTHY WHILE SITTING + STARING AT SCREENS ALL DAY: Sarah Von Bargen


PRODUCTIVITY

WHAT YOU CAN SAY INSTEAD OF "I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT": A great article by Zen Habits to help you shift your mood on days you don't feel like doing the coursework or taking action towards your goals.

HOW TO OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION AND STOP PUTTING THINGS OFF: A Happy Little Hummingbird post to help you recognize 5 procrastination pitfalls and how to overcome them.

HOW TO PRIORITIZE WITH MARIE FORLEO: Struggling to make it all happen? One tip to change it all.

4 THINGS REALLY PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE DO EVERY DAY WITH MARIE FORLEO: There are four key productivity strategies that’ll help you no matter which system or expert you follow.


Free Stuff

FREE ONLINE ANGEL CARD READINGSLook for the FREE life purpose angel card reading near the bottom (I enjoy this site a lot!)

UNLEASH YOUR INNER GODDESS: Ready to tap into your power as a woman? This free, 7-day program was designed just for you. Featuring the voices of Joan Borysenko, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sarah McLean, and other female leaders, the week-long journey will bring you inspiration, courage, and a deeper understanding of yourself—as a wife, daughter, mother, and friend.

 


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