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How to Find your Purpose

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How to Find your Purpose

Something is missing in your life. It’s like you’re on a boat, drifting, waiting for the right current to take you somewhere. But where should you go? Where should you be?

Many people feel that way everyday. They don’t know the purpose of their existence. They wait for the answer to fall into their lap. Until then, they ask themselves, they ask me: How do you find your life’s purpose? 

I do think we are all here for a reason, but it’s not straightforward, like finding the answer to a math problem, and then everything works out.

A lot of people procrastinate. They can’t decide on how to invest their time on something important. I can give you some guidance by asking some questions but the answer is not as complex as what most people think.

Question 1: What do you love to do?

What are you so passionate about doing that you forget about the time? Your hunger, your thirst, outside noises, all distractions disappear because your work doesn’t feel like work. You don’t even care if you get paid to do it.

If you’re not sure what you’re passionate about, then you haven’t tried enough things. So keep trying different activities, different careers, until you find something that makes the hours and minutes vanish.

Question 2: What are you good at?

What do you do that makes people say, “Wow, you’re a natural.” What’s that talent that you seem to be born with, that comes to you without any effort?

Question 3: Who do you like to help?

You need to think bigger than yourself and what’s just around you. It’s not about survival, paying the bills and taking care of yourself. Who do you like to help? Who do you get satisfaction from helping? If you’re helping people just to achieve something, you won’t get fulfilment.

And that’s the problem. Sometimes, people try to win a race to add to their list of achievements, and it doesn’t work. You won’t feel as fulfilled. You want to find what gives you satisfaction.

Question 4: Who do you enjoy hanging around with?

At the end of the day, life is made up of experiences and memories. It’s not about possessions. At the end of your life, you’ll look back on your memories and who you spent time with and who you helped. That will be your legacy.

For most people, it’s very sad. When they die, others won’t have many good things to say about them because their whole life, they actually hadn’t impacted a lot of people. They just went through life paying the bills, going to a job, and paying a mortgage.

Shaping The Sculpture

What is your life’s purpose? Is it to impact other people to become a better version of themselves? That’s what I do, to help people become a better version of themselves. I want to inspire you, motivate you, give you the tools to become a better man, a better woman, a better husband, a better wife, a better father, or a better son.

It’s not that complicated. You can’t find your purpose by just sitting there and thinking about it. Get out there and try different things.

When you’re doing something you love, when you’re doing it with the people you want to do it with, when you know you’re helping people, when you’re providing a good life for yourself and your family, when you are good at it, that’s life.

That’s a good life to me. If you experience joy, satisfaction, and pride then you know you’re making an impact. You know you are serving people, and you know you are secure, and you know you’re providing a solid financial future for your family.

It’s like you are a sculpture, and you are the only one that knows how to shape it. When you shape it, you will find your life’s purpose.

Transcript

Dan Lok: Welcome to another episode of Dan Lok show. Today we are in actually New York City, and I’m with John Henry. Now John not only is an entrepreneur, but also a real estate investor as well as owns a venture capital company.

John Henry: That’s right.

Dan Lok: Now before we even talk about John’s story, I want to talk a little bit about this space.

John Henry: Let’s talk about it.

Dan Lok: Let’s talk about this space. Like what makes this space, co-working space, so special?

John Henry: First things first, thank you for having me on.

Dan Lok: Welcome man, welcome.

John Henry: Appreciate you. And look, what makes this space special is this is the proof right here. Like you’re on a one day trip, you came, you interviewed with Faiza, this content, that content lined up. We connected and it’s central in the city, a lotta energy here, there’s six floors.

Dan Lok: You can feel the entrepreneurial spirit.

John Henry: That’s right.

Dan Lok: The minute you walk in you can feel the hustling.

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Dan Lok: Welcome to another episode of Dan Lok show. Today we are in actually New York City, and I’m with John Henry. Now John not only is an entrepreneur, but also a real estate investor as well as owns a venture capital company.

John Henry: That’s right.

Dan Lok: Now before we even talk about John’s story, I want to talk a little bit about this space.

John Henry: Let’s talk about it.

Dan Lok: Let’s talk about this space. Like what makes this space, co-working space, so special?

John Henry: First things first, thank you for having me on.

Dan Lok: Welcome man, welcome.

John Henry: Appreciate you. And look, what makes this space special is this is the proof right here. Like you’re on a one day trip, you came, you interviewed with Faiza, this content, that content lined up. We connected and it’s central in the city, a lotta energy here, there’s six floors.

Dan Lok: You can feel the entrepreneurial spirit.

John Henry: That’s right.

Dan Lok: The minute you walk in you can feel the hustling.

John Henry: That’s right, and there’s a lot at WeWork’s, obviously, and this is … this, though, is billed as like the OG space, and there are a lot of veteran New York entrepreneurs here. There are several accelerators and several funds and stuff, and so yeah, I’m fortunate to be part of this community.
So we’re in Alley right now. Yeah, and that’s where we find ourselves.

Dan Lok: That’s awesome.

John Henry: Welcome to New York, man.

Dan Lok: Thank you, I love New York. The cold, it takes a couple of days to get used to. The minute I arrived, the airport, like wow! This is cold. I know New York, it’s cold. But this is cold!

John Henry: This is very cold.

Dan Lok: This is very cold. So John, take us back. How did you get into entrepreneurship?