If I asked you to tell me more about your 'purpose' what would you say? What comes to mind when you think of 'purpose'?
For many of us, purpose can feel very tied to the things we do. Our identities of who we are in our daily lives. Our families, companies, job titles and so forth, but purpose goes much deeper than that. Our emotions, can also be clues to living with a sense of purpose.
At 6 Seconds, the KCG Model stands for 'Know', 'Choose' and 'Give' and it relates to being more 'Aware', 'Intentional' and 'Purposeful'. Joshua Freedman, the CEO of 6 Seconds, explains in many of his books and videos (he was one of the creators of the model) that all three exist and turn in a circle, going round and round and round. He mentions that you can begin anywhere in the model, but that often the 'Give Yourself' part of the model is where it all links to. In the 'Give Yourself' part of the model there are two competencies, 'Increase Empathy' and 'Purse Nobel Goals'.
This week on LinkedIn, I published a video about my Noble Goal which is 'to provide a space where people can become better versions of themselves.' For me to achieve this, I need to think about others and how to best serve them, to go deeper within myself to understand and work with my emotions and to increase my empathy, which is to walk in the shoes of another. I need to be aware and mirror where people might be at and coach them (by guiding from the side) to let them make discoveries that will lead them towards choosing to be better or alter their current situation in some way.
Notice that it doesn't include anything specific. No job titles or defined relationships. My purpose is driven from a deeper desire to help someone, be it my family members or clients. This Noble Goal reminds me to live 'with purpose' and to make it a daily activity. This Noble Goal reminds me to take a deep breath and center myself. I am not always perfect here but certainly I can tap into something deeper. I transfer this Goal into being more aware of the my emotions and then choosing a course of action that serves this goal, my clients and colleagues and myself.
So what is your Noble Goal? Consider joining Unlocking EQ webinar with 6 Seconds to learn more about the concepts, the KCG Model and how you can tap into your emotions for answers to such questions as 'why am I am' and 'how can I live with purpose'.