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So many of us today feel like we’re merely existing instead of thriving - and that’s where a purpose-oriented mind-set comes in. Living with purpose means using your gifts, in keeping with your values, to make a positive impact on the lives of others. But it’s not easy. Half the work of cultivating greater purpose in life involves facing personal and profound questions. What matters most to me? What do I value in other people, and why? What positive change do I want to see in the world?

Finding Your Purpose is designed to help answer questions like these and to put you on the path to meaning. Over the span of 10 engaging, empowering lessons, Professor Christine B. Whelan translates academic research into a program for making a difference in your everyday life, giving you a guidebook for anticipating - and navigating - the practical and emotional obstacles that may stand in the way of discovering your purpose. Whether you’re pushed by pain to make a change in your life or simply intrigued by the possibility of an even better life, this Audible Original is about possibilities and purpose.

It is, ultimately, an Audible Original made just for you.

©2020 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

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  • b3mcg
  • 2021-01-24

Powerful & Practical

Early on in the first lecture of Dr. Whelan’s “Finding Your Purpose” I understood why her course at the University of Wisconsin is so popular with students. She does a brilliant job of gathering wisdom from sources ranging from Ancient Greek philosophers, sacred scripture and eastern thought to enlightenment thinkers and modern day management gurus and curates and combines those insights into a practical tool for helping people understand themselves and build a more meaningful life.

I’m glad that what was once only available to students in Madison is now available to people of all ages everywhere.

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  • Madison608
  • 2021-01-22

Great Lecture Series for Kick-Starting Purposeful Living

Purpose is one of those words that seems too big and heavy to deal with today - so we put it off until later. Finding Your Purpose demystifies the concept and gives you the ideas to think through the deeper questions in bite-sized pieces. I love the idea of a purpose mindset instead of a singular purpose. And the idea of writing a daily purpose statement, too. Lots of good ideas, all backed up by research, in this informative lecture series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-02-07

A Diamond in Sweater Wrapping

The author has struggled, succeeded and quietly suffered in life. Her reflection on life purpose is authentic.

But for some unknown reasons, the content is bundled with tons of space-fillers then wrapped in multiple layers of sales lingo. The impatient skeptics may easily mistaken the book as a motivational piece.

My advice is to read the titles of the chapters and select the messages that speak to you. It is worth spending 30 minutes treasure-hunting.

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  • MALI
  • 2021-01-20

You will want to read it over and over

Finding Your Purpose is one of the best books that I have ever read. I love this book it's so full of spiritual insight and hope . This book really helps people realize how much God loves them and has a plan for each individual's life.

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  • Julie Smith
  • 2021-02-11

Extremely Helpful

I loved the way Christine simplifies the steps to being able to clarify what you want your life to be about. Establishing a good support system, facing your fears, and looking at your life as a story that you get to write. Beautiful!

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  • andrew shimoli
  • 2021-03-09

Must read and re-read..

Pack with lots of goodies, was hard multitasking, at one point had to stop on the side of the road to take some notes....ordering the hard copy.

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  • Victoria Hedgecock
  • 2021-03-04

Yes! I love it

I appreciate this book.
I look forward to reading it again and again. Very knowledgeable and uplifting. Thank you.

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  • Alisa
  • 2021-02-18

Worth the Read

I enjoyed this book/lesson. It was inspiring, organized and not overwhelming with reasonable exercises. This is a quick read and one that can be read through then referred back to to complete exercises, etc.
A good book to have in your arsenal of purposeful living and personal growth tools.

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  • Balram Verma
  • 2021-02-17

Nice short book

We generally don’t enforce purpose of life for long. Author was clear and rest depends on us.

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  • Katrina
  • 2021-01-31

A Guide for Literally Anyone and Everyone

Where was this lecture a few years ago, when I was wrapping up my undergraduate degree, stuck in a dead end relationship, and feeling so lost about my path?

I thoroughly enjoyed the purposeful journey Dr. Whelan takes you on in this book, and it was a key part in focusing my potential and giving me a sense of, well, purpose! I feel much more confident about my current AND future place in my life having worked through the recommended activities. I wish I’d listened to it years ago, but it’s just as relevant to me now and I’m sure will be again in a few years when I experience further life developments.

I would recommend this course to anyone at any stage in their life. The intrapersonal journey it takes you on is valuable and insightful and I’ve found myself using what I learned in my every day functioning, and feeling very optimistic about where I’m at and where I will be because of it. And it‘s fun!

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