Tue, 7 April 2015
Finding Your Life Purpose
Making A Difference Right Where You Are (or where you are now)
“When we have a purpose, we can endure almost anything. When we have the faith in something greater, what we have to go through is bearable because we are here for a reason.” –Marilyn Tam
Marilyn Tam was born in Hong Kong into a Chinese family that did not want her because she was a girl. She was abused physically and verbally. She was told over and over again that she was worthless. She was given away to her aunt and uncle, who in turn gave her back when they had a child of their own. But her grandfather and her Heavenly Father had planted seeds of belief deep down in her soul. She chose to flip the negative messages she had been given from “I am worthless” to “I can do anything!” She changed her perspective from feeling sorry for herself to a life mission of helping others make their lives better.
Marilyn’s determination and vision earned her highly impactful positions in the corporate world, such as President of Reebok Apparel Products and Retail Group and CEO of Aveda. She has authored the best-selling books “The Happiness Choice” and “Living the Life of Your Dreams,” and she hosts the weekly radio show, “The Happiness Choice.”
More importantly, however, Marilyn used these positions of influence to make great humanitarian impacts. She helped establish labor standards for para workers around the globe. She worked with the native South Americans who live along the Amazon to grow back indigenous plants previously destroyed during deforestation. She reaches countless listeners and readers every day, inspiring and mentoring them to make a difference in their worlds.
“I understood that I don’t have to look for this big grandiose way of making a difference; I can make a difference wherever I am, whatever I am doing.” –Marilyn Tam
What you will learn:
-How to evaluate the effectiveness of our reference points
-How to make our mission statement into an actionable point
-How to recognize your own life purpose
-How to reframe your situation when obstacles come your way