A few years ago I made a HUGE life-changing decision and I’m sooo glad I did!
I decided to take the plunge and move into my sweet spot. It was a BIG STEP with some BIG RISK, but I’m so glad I did it.
I wanted to beat the odds
According to research, only 20% of leaders ever make it into what’s called “convergence.” It’s when your gifts, passions, temperament, and life experiences all come together and you start living out of your “sweet spot.” Yep, you hear that number right; only about 20% ever make it there.
I didn’t want to be a part of that 80% so I made a very clear decision to move toward and eventually into my sweet spot. And I’m loving it!
I wanted to live every day with passion connected to my purpose
I knew I could continue pastoring for several more years and probably still do a reasonably good job at it, but I knew that’s what I wasn’t suppose to do. I knew I needed to narrow my focus so I could make a more meaningful contribution in the next season of my life. So I started asking myself the question, What ‘s the greatest contribution I can make and have to make for others, over the nexts 15 to 20 years of my life? I knew these were three nails I wanted to hit for the rest of my life:
Helping people live a more focused and purposeful life
Helping pastors live well while they lead well
Helping local churches in their ongoing health and growth.
I wanted greater freedom and flexibility
I’ll never forget when I was working with an executive coach who was helping me discover my sweet spot. One day he asked me, “So Ken, what do you want to do with the rest of your life?” After I told him he said, “So what are you waiting on?” He said, “You know a lot of people wait until they retire and then think they’ll start doing what they really want to do.” But he said, “That’s stupid. Don’t wait, start heading in that direction now!” So that’s what I did. doing it now.
I wanted to be closer to my family
When I made the decision (over four years ago) to move into my sweet spot, I was living 12 hours away from my nearest family. So as part of this process of moving into my convergence, I moved from Minneapolis Minnesota back to Cleveland, Ohio to be closer to most of my family. And oh how rewarding the move has been. The opportunity to be with my two grandsons (pictured above) is priceless.
I’m living out of my sweet spot, make a living doing it, making a meaningful contribution to many, having greater freedom and flexibility - and being with family. Now, that’s a pretty blessed life!
What Does All This Have To Do With You?
What does all this have to do with you? That’s a legit question.
I think the answer is simple:
Are you living your life with purpose and passion?
Do you know what your sweet spot is and are living out of it or at least moving in that direction?
Are you making the meaningful contribution to life in this season of your life that you desire to?
I’d Love To Help
If you’re not sure you’re living your life with purpose or not even sure what your sweet spot is or how to move in that direction, I’d love to help.
Simply hit the link below and book a free, no obligation, coaching session with me, or if you prefer call me on my cell at 216-374-0016 and let’s talk. I’ve helped hundreds of people through this process of finding and moving into their sweet spot and I’d love to do the same for you.