I listen to podcasts a lot, usually when I am walking. On my walk earlier today, I heard one of Hoda Kotb of the Today Show’s podcasts with Wintley Phipps. I had never heard of Wintley Phipps, but I was most impressed with him on several levels. He has numerous YouTube videos, some of him singing Amazing Grace. I am so glad that I listened to this podcast of Hoda Kotb and him. His message on the podcast was just what I needed to hear today.
Wintley Phipps’ words inspired me and comforted me. He was just what I needed today to be able to get outside of myself and think of others. I don’t know about you but sometimes I can wallow around in my problems and fail to remember how blessed I am. A first-world problem.
On the podcast Wintley Phipps talked about Purpose, asking the question, “What Was The Reason You Were Created?” He then talked about Purpose from the standpoint of us being the best version of ourselves. Wow. I have long thought that I know my Purpose, which is helping others be their best selves. My avenue for this has been my Leadership Development Business, the Fralix Group, through Speaking, Consulting, and Coaching, inspiring and developing others.
Well, I have to be honest and admit that I haven’t been doing much of that lately. I certainly have not inspired and developed myself. And I know that we cannot give to others what we ourselves do not have. If I have inspired and developed others lately, it is circumstantial. It is time for me to get serious again about this issue of being my best self, if I plan to fulfill my purpose.
One of the things Wintley Phipps said on the podcast is “Every chance I get, I’m going to try to put some light in someone else’s life.” He then said, “We find light when we are giving to others.” He also discussed that our highest purpose is to be the best version of ourselves, which is the reason we were created.
I encourage you to listen to the entire podcast, which is Hoda Kotb’s most recent one. And perhaps you will join me in living your purpose, being the best version of yourself.
I am going to work on me. Every chance I get I’m going to try to put some light in someone else’s life.
So, how can I be of more help and light to you, my dear readers?