Why are you here?
Back in the early 2000s, I was really struggling as an entrepreneur.
I started a software consulting company, a professional blogging company, a collaborative CMS software company, a project management software company, a recruiting company, anything I hoped would make me successful.
I'd start a company with anyone that I thought had that "secret success sauce" hoping it would spill over on me and make me successful.
It didn't work.
I got more and more frustrated and spent so much time and energy working on all these startups.
Until one day I had enough.
One day I said to myself: Is the Universe trying to tell me that I need to figure out what I really want?
Is that what's happening?
I think that's exactly what was happening.
So I sat down.
I pulled out a bunch of books and courses I'd bought.
And I put together a series of questions.
- as a kid, what did I want to be when I grow up?
- what moments did I enjoy most during my school years? High school? College?
- what activities do I really enjoy that leave me energized?
- what kind of people do I love to be around?
and more like that.
And as I went through and answered these questions, all of a sudden it just leaped out at me:
I'm here to integrate spirituality and entrepreneurship.
Now that phrase might not mean much to you.
But to me, at that moment, it was completely clear.
Spirituality means ... knowing your life purpose.
It means being in the present moment.
It means realizing that the past and the future don't exist, except as thoughts in our minds.
It means using our intuition.
It means growing our capacity to love.
It means doing everything for the sake of doing, and not for what we think it's going to give us in the future.
I wanted to combine all of that with the nitty-gritty nuts-and-bolts dollars-and-cents root-access-on-a-server of entrepreneurship.
Of creating products and services.
Of building a company.
In the real world.
Not as in we do the spirituality on Sundays, and we do the entrepreneurship Monday through Friday.
No, we do both all day every day.
So that's what I set out to do.
I've been doing it ever since.
And that's what led me to eventually creating Simplero.
But I'll tell you about that later.
For now, what's your life purpose?
Why are you here?
If you don't know, what the hell are you waiting for?
I guarantee you, nothing will ever be the same after you find it.
You can thank me later.
By the way, after I found my life purpose, I realized there were there very specific unconscious fears that had kept me from finding my purpose. Care to guess what they were?