How Do You Live on Purpose?

September 8, 2021
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Terri Maxwell

How Do You Live on Purpose?

Have you ever asked yourself the question, "How do I live on purpose?" Succeed On Purpose Founder, Terri Maxwell, reveals what she's learned about living your purpose.
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Inspired by Rick Warren’s well-known book, The Purpose Driven Life, I began to seek an answer to the question: How do you live on purpose?

Although the book was amazing, it didn’t tell me how to do it. Lol!

Purpose is why we are born. It’s who we are at the core of our being - our soul. It’s not a job or a business, but rather a way of being.

For example, my purpose is to “inspire potential.” Anytime I am BEING that, I feel both successful and happy.

Today, nearly two decades after reading Rick’s book, and making what seemed like a ton of mistakes along the way, I have clarity on how to do it.

Surrender to Purpose

The first step is to surrender to purpose. Said another way, let your soul drive. Although that is indeed the first step, it’s also the hardest.

When the soul drives, you’ll travel to some interesting places. Some that will scare you, but also many of the most amazing places.

Surrendering to purpose is like letting go of what you thought life would be like, what you think is right, or what you believe you should be doing.  

Go where purpose takes you. Trust the process.

If you don’t know your purpose, we encourage you to tow our Get Clarity micro course.

Everything Happens FOR You

The second step is about perspective. When the purpose path takes you where it wants to go, know that every step of the journey is preparation for something more. No matter what it looks like.

Purpose has bigger plans for us, and sometimes it takes us to places that PREPARE us for something amazing.

So, no matter what the path looks like, please remember that the path is preparing you for amazing.

If you’d like to assess where you are in achieving the success you desire, take our quiz, Which Zone Are You In?.




With the soulfulness of Wayne Dyer and the entrepreneurial spirit of Richard Branson, Terri is a world-class business growth expert, social impact investor, and serial entrepreneur whose purpose is to inspire potential. With her own money, Terri built a portfolio of purposeful companies, Share On Purpose, Inc., and now invests in and creates mission-driven start-ups.

In a career that spans more than 25 years, Terri has launched, owned, sold, rebranded or turned around more than 40 companies. She is known for her game-changing business models and personal transformation frameworks.

Everything she built came directly from a wellspring of perseverance and soulful resiliency, which she openly shares through her first purposeful brand, Succeed On Purpose.


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