Living on purpose - making each day count
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Living on purpose - the key to unlock who you are and what you do
4.8 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
24 students enrolled
Created by Peter Hawke
Last updated 1/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • to understand the power of having simple written purpose statements, to focus what they do day by day;
  • to learn a simple but highly effective process for writing empowering personal purpose statements;
  • to be able to use this process to work out their purpose in each of the key areas of their lives;
  • to increase their knowledge and understanding of themselves, to be in a stronger position to start taking action.
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Requirements
  • there are no pre-course requirements
  • just bring a willingness to explore and reflect
Description

Our sense of purpose is at the centre of understanding why we are alive, a crucial part of that “big why” that motivates us each day, in everything we do. When we have that “big why”, we live differently. Of course, a sense of purpose is not a magic formula, but when we try to live without purpose, we realise how essential it is.


And yet important as so many feel it to be, I find few people can tell me their purpose. So I wrote this short course to give you a simple process to help you reflect on who you are, what you love doing and achieving, and how all this can quickly and easily combine into really empowering ideas to help you get more focus, direction and energy into what you do.

You'll want to think about your purpose in work, and start to understand how you might see work differently as a result. Some will find their current work may not give them the opportunities to express that purpose, so doing this course might be the springboard for some to look at new areas of work. For others who perhaps cannot or don't want to change their work, finding your purpose might then mean focussing on how you can express that purpose in the wider areas and roles in your life - volunteering, in being a parent or partner, in your music or art - whatever areas are important to you.

Finding your purpose is a short journey - living on purpose could change the whole of your life.

Who is the target audience?
  • Living on Purpose is for anyone who wants to get clearer on what they want to do in and with their lives
  • Living on Purpose is for those who are at or approaching a change point in their lives, in their work, outside work and beyond work into career breaks and retirement
  • Living on Purpose is for those who feel they have lost direction, and want a simple but effective process to start getting back on track
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Curriculum For This Course
6 Lectures
01:15:40
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Introducing the course, the idea of purpose & the process to create your purpose
3 Lectures 36:12

This video based session is all about introducing the course and why you might want to do it; specifically it will focus you towards:

  • the idea of living with a sense of purpose
  • getting clear on the value of knowing your purpose
  • seeing the impact a sense of purpose can have on how you live day to day

Some will already have seen this video as part of deciding to do this course. If this is you, either watch it again, or skip to the notes below.

The Course Overview document gives you information about the whole course.

The Course Notes-Part1 document gives you notes from the video, and some reflections to complete before going onto Part 2.

Preview 11:49

This video based session is all about using quotes from people, past and present, to introduce ideas round what purpose is. The aim is for you to:

  • start getting clear on what we mean by the word “purpose”, 
  • start thinking about your purpose, 
  • set a simple outcome for the course, and
  • build motivation for going through the various steps to achieve it.

The Course Notes-Part2 document gives you notes from this video, and suggestions for reflection before going onto Part 3.

Introducing purpose
12:53

This video based session is all about walking you through the purpose process, specifically the 4 steps for getting to your purpose statement, using the example of my purpose statement. 

By seeing the overall process, the idea is that you will see the point of each of the steps as you do them in sessions 4, 5 and 6.

The Course Notes-Part3 document gives you notes from this video, giving you key points about the purpose format and process, before watching video P4 and doing the activity to find your favourite character words.

Introducing the process
11:30
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Walking you through the steps to complete the 3 activities to write your purpose
3 Lectures 39:28

This video based session is all about getting your top character words - the words that describe how you want to be known, who you want or aspire to be - your favourite personal qualities.

These words will help you become aware of what’s really important about how you want to be as a person, and will give a sense of your values ready to feed into your purpose statement.

The video will introduce the activity for this, walking you through what to do, giving you a clear and detailed worked example, so you know exactly what is expected and can do the activity with confidence.

The Course Notes-Part4 document contains the supporting information as you complete activity sheet P4, to find and prioritise your top 12 character words.

The Activity Sheet P4-Part4 document is the worksheet for the activity, and is expected to take 30-60 minutes.

The Summary Table-Part4 document is the table referred to in the video for logging your top 12 favourite words in priority order ready for part 6.

Finding your favourite character words
09:49

This video based session is all about getting your top action words - the words that describe what you like doing, and probably what you’re good at doing - your favourite verbs.

These words will help you become aware of what’s really important about what you want to do, the tasks, the activities, the processes - and they will go alongside your top character words in your purpose statement.

The video will introduce the activity for this, walking you through what to do, giving you a clear and detailed worked example, so you know exactly what is expected and can do the activity with confidence.

The Course Notes-Part5 document contains the supporting information as you complete activity sheet P5, to find and prioritise your top 12 action words.

The Activity Sheet P5-Part5 document is the worksheet for the activity, and is expected to take 30-60 minutes.

The Summary Table-Parts4&5 document is the table referred to in the video for logging your top 12 favourite words in priority order ready for part 6. This summary table was supplied in part 4.

Finding your favourite action words
10:48

This final video based session is all about creating a purpose statement in at least one of your important roles in your life, using the format and process introduced in part 3 - do watch video P3 again if you want to.

This video, P6, will walk you through the final 2 steps in the process, setting out what to do, going through several simple but powerful examples. It will encourage you to complete your purpose statement and will go through the idea of "trying it on", and refining it until you feel it really fits.

The Course Notes-Part6 document contains the supporting information as you complete activity sheet P6, to write your purpose statement in one of your important roles.

The Activity Sheet P6-Part6 document is the worksheet for the activity. To write your first purpose statement, expect to take at least 60 minutes. There are spaces to write purpose statements for other important roles - remember to do these, you will need to gather the important character and action words for these roles too.

The Further Reflections-Part5 document gives you some ideas for how to move on, once you've worked out your purpose statements.

Writing your purpose statement
18:51
About the Instructor
Peter Hawke
4.8 Average rating
5 Reviews
24 Students
1 Course
Helping you make your life more the way you want

As a coach, or as some suggest a job doctor, what I love doing is helping people find their passion - helping you work out who you are, what you love and importantly how you can start living more the way they want. This can mean finding your ideal job, living more out of a sense of purpose, finding new direction after a life change and much more. 

Here’s a typical thread:

In 2014, I created a programme called “Finding your Ideal Job”. Having run it 3 times as a locally advertised small group over 10 evenings, I wanted to pilot it to a wider market. This became a 2 Saturday morning programme for a “tech” recruitment organisation in East London. This led to being asked to speak at a conference for young film directors on confidence, followed by what was described as “speed coaching” - 30 minute sessions to help people refocus their lives. One of these speed coaching sessions resulted later in a call requesting phone coaching for their partner. Whilst discussing that, the partner explained how the speed coaching had triggered a joint piece of film based work for a competition, and by the second call, the news that they had won it.

My website has testimonials from a range of people, describing the changes they made as a result of the programme. The consistent feedback I get is that people get a totally new take on who they are, on their strengths and values and on what their life experience up to now means for them. From this people can start seeing where they really want to go, and can feel the confidence to start the journey towards it. This can be "big career change" towards their ideal job or business, or for some it can be seeing their real strengths in a new way that means they can see their current job completely differently, and find new satisfaction in it. And for one, it involved renting out their flat and going to India to teach English to children in a Delhi slum. Knowing who you are and what you love means you can start making great life and career decisions.

I love creating programmes that support people in making the changes they know they want, but which up to that point either they didn’t understand or didn’t think was possible. And I love working with people either one on one or in groups to help them realise what they really could do with their lives.

This starts with purpose, but goes deeper into values, beliefs, strengths and our life experience. Living on Purpose starts the process, and my bigger programme, Redesign Your Life takes it to the the next level.

What I do is based on far too many years of real life experience! This has been as a teacher, a company trainer and senior manager in a Financial Services organisation, mixed in with over 17 years running my own coaching business including 7 years running 20 day NLP based personal development programmes. I mix paid and unpaid work, founding and running the Putney Job Club since 2013, a volunteer-led initiative helping unemployed individuals get back into work, through tailored coaching and advice on a weekly basis.