Answer One Question to Live a Purpose-filled Life

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Shannon Kaiser is about to leave Portland behind and travel the world for an entire year! And it all started with one question. The author of "The Self-Love Experiment" stopped by to tell us how we can all live purpose-filled lives.

Here are Shannon's guidelines for living a more passionate, purpose-filled life:

1. Refuse to let fear hold you back.

Ask yourself what you are most afraid of. Is it really failing, or going broke, or what others will think? When we get clear about our fear, we can see all these other fears stem from the deepest-rooted fear: a fear of not living a life we feel connected to, the fear of not living up to our potential. You get to choose your fears. Don’t let them choose you. Let your fears motivate you instead of hold you back. Believe that you can actualize your deepest truest potential.

2. Align your choices with your values.

The happiest and most successful people in the world make choices that align with their values. We have to meet ourselves where we are, not where we think we should be. I’ve been working on this dream for several years. Being able to live and work overseas for an entire year isn’t something that just happens. Each choice I’ve made has catered to my big-picture goal. I built up a strong business my leveraging online to reach more people and share my message across the globe. I’ve been consciously planning, saving, researching, and preparing to make the dream a reality for several years. The real reason I am successful is because I live my values every day. What do you value most, take steps to create a life around living them daily.

3. Invest in Your Growth

My go to online business coach, Marie Forelo says, “learners are earners.” The more we learn the more we grow, but we need to commit to our education and invest in mentors, training and resources to help us get to the next level. I didn’t know how to make a living doing what I loved until I took Marie Forleo’s B-School. It’s an eight-week online video-based training program, that shows you, step-by-step, how to build a unique and profitable brand, market more effectively, and turn your online presence into a money-making, world-changing machine.

I took the training in 2014, and my life radically improved. I sold my first book deal, I was able to leave crappy in between jobs that I took just to pay the bills, and I took my company fully location independent and moved to Hawaii for a few months to coach and write.

The point is we become stagnate in our life and unless we are reaching for new tools and learning more we won’t fully be able to live our potential.

The benefits of investing in my own growth are endless:

• I have the freedom to work from anywhere in the world.

• I make an impact, improving the lives of others.

• My anxiety, money woes and fear have been replaced with inner peace, love and success.

• I go to bed every day full of self-love and satisfaction.

• I am balanced, fulfilled, and happy.