Welcome to A Life on Purpose. Literally. I hope this is a welcome to you starting, or continuing, to live a life on purpose. Not by accident. Not because its expected of you. On purpose. Most people live by the default option – get a job, buy a house, fill it full of things, give the world the best impression of you and yours, maybe have kids and move to a bigger home (twice), keep working until you are mid to late 60’s and then stop and hopefully things will be ok. But most default options suck. They aren’t the best options. And they never suit “you”. Because “you” are different. Your personality, aspirations, desires, values and opinions are different to EVERYONE else. Some things match, but not everything. Living A Life on Purpose is about acting to be able to live a purposeful life that gives you the best one you can. Because you only get one. So let’s not fuck it up.
Most of the writing on here is done by Drew, but we will be looking to open to guest authors all the time so that you can different perspectives. We can all learn from different people! As new people write, we will add a bit of information to the Authors page so you can see who they are.
You can use this blog by following a subject, an author or just the whole thing to see what you learn. Use any of the links in the header to see a subject, or the Authors page to see what is published by each. Once we get to it, we will try to pull together a best of, or intro set or something. We haven’t done this yet, sorry.
The blog covers 4 areas where I think you could act with purpose. Areas where you can ownership of your activities, actions and decisions. And they happen to be four areas where I know a little bit, as do my collaborators who contribute to this site as well.
FI:RE is a way of thinking about how you take responsibility for, sets goals and act around your money.
Minimalism is a method for thinking about the things that are in, that come in, and that stay in your world. And “things” can be very broad, not just the number of pairs of shoes!
Sustainability is how we interact with the world, the impacts we have and what we can do about them. My version of sustainability, especially the environmental part, is quite light. So if you are looking for a hard core, zero impact advice, this probably won’t be what you find. Sorry, that is not my flavour of green.
Career is about work, and mostly how to build a career. I’ll share the learning and tools that I used, going from a total fuck up in my mid-twenties to a Director of a multibillion-pound international business. And hopefully others will share their stories as well.
There is also a catch all section called “things we love”. It is exactly that – things we love and want to share. Always worth a gander.
So, settle in and take a read – there is a growing amount of information, and it gets added to every week, and we find more things we love and would love to point you to.