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Living out your Purpose in Big Ways

How can you better live your purpose?
Living out your Purpose in Big Ways

by Jessica Lyonford

3 years ago

A friend from college recently reached out regarding branding his personal photography business. I enthusiastically agreed because 1) there is so much joy in our memories from college and 2) I want to live inside his photography.

Seriously. The experiences he captures through his camera are experiences that bring happiness, inspiration and awe to everyone. So yes. A very enthusiastic yes. 

My mind immediately starting racing with all the ways we could share his talent, passion and happy with the world. It all felt new and exciting and right. I was in the zone.

We jumped on the phone to officially kick off the project and there was an abundance of positive energy. I am super stoked for what he wants to build and he was super excited about what I'm trying to build with Project More Happy. But as we kept talking, I realized that I haven't done due diligence on what all Project More Happy can be. I hadn't treated my own brand the way I was treating his. 

I'm consulting with businesses, like my friend's, to help them add more happy into their missions. I'm writing workbooks to help any business, big or small, design a happier, more purposeful business. I'm teaching people all the ways to do it and yet haven't fully done it myself. 

I had my happiness statement. I had my mission of adding more happy to the world. And now I needed to brainstorm all the ways I could bring that mission to life.

How might we at Project More Happy add more happy to the world?

We can teach happiness. How might we at Project More Happy teach others how to add more happy into their lives? 

We can give happy. How might we at Project More Happy give happy to those who need it?

We can design happy. How might we at Project More Happy design tools that encourage happiness?

And on and on and on. 

I am so excited about all the ways we can live our mission and cannot wait to start sharing them with everyone. Our mission is our purpose and that purpose is exhilarating.