Welcome to Episode 64 of The Executive Edge. This week’s guest is Jeffrey Van Dyk
I asked Jeffrey on to the show because he talks about purpose in life. Many of us probably got asked this question when we were younger, “what do you want to do, or be” but not many of us ask it again when we get older. Or take the time to reflect on what it means when something just doesn’t feel right for us in life, or the work we’re doing.
Tuning in to our feelings like this may seem unusual, but it’s vital at times. Jeffrey feels we all have a major life purpose and listening to our intuition is part of this. Sometimes this happens once we’ve already developed a business and have been running it with one sector, or in a particular way, for years!. But then a seed of doubt sets in. Somehow and in some way that we might not be able to pinpoint, dissatisfaction eases in and a sense that ‘there must be more to life than this’, can come to mind.
What does that mean?
What it means for some of us, is that we could be questioning if we’d be better suited to another kind of work, or that there could be a way of directing our current business so that we deliver something ‘bigger’. This could be to do something more meaningful and whatever that means for you.
Why is this different?
Recognising your purpose in life and directing your energies to drive towards it, is a bigger deliverable. It’s about connecting with how you’re feeling, what you do for a living and whether you feel fulfilled. If you are, then you’ve probably found the right thing for you. If not, then it’s likely you can relate to the subject of this podcast because it will feel as if there’s something missing in life or your work.
Jeffrey works at helping people identify what that is. He calls it ‘sharing your genius with the world’. I know this happened to me when I was quite a young woman. I felt very strongly that I would be happiest ‘fixing’ situations or helping people. Now, I practice psychology and mentor others, to direct and advise, wherever they need guidance.