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Inspiration to help you... LIVE WITH MORE PURPOSE

How to deal with naysayers

on May 7, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Skills Life Social Change Career Self-Care
Most things worth doing involve some kind of risk. Especially when we pursue projects that we care deeply about, it can feel a little scary to put ourselves out there like that. It is not unusual for Purposeful Hustlers to find themselves going against the grain to make a positive impact, but that doesn’t make it easy. Acting unconventionally can stir up self-doubt and attract the attention of others, not always in a good way. Many of the people who may question or express doubt don’t mean to do harm, but that doesn’t mean that their criticism is always productive.
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So you’ve found your purpose… now what?

on Apr 30, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 2 Comments | Purpose Life Impact Social Change Passion Career Initiative Wisdom Reflection
If living out one’s purpose was easy, everyone would be doing it. But it is not easy. Even if you know what your purpose is, you might not know how to live in that purpose. It may feel like there are a lot of obstacles in the way of the difference you want to make. That is where hustle comes into play. Purpose is WHY you do something. Hustle is HOW you get it done. So, you’ve gotten to the point where you can name your purpose. You know what lights you up, and have pieced together how your unique passions, skills and experiences can be channeled to have the most positive impact on the world, but how do you pull it off?
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Are we there yet? How to tell if you’re on the right path to finding your purpose

on Apr 16, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 1 Comment | Purpose Skills Impact Social Change Passion Wisdom
So you think you’ve found your purpose? That’s awesome! Purpose is truly a gift, but the only way to know if you are on the right path for YOU is to test it out.
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Purpose makes you move...

on Jan 21, 2019 8:01:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 2 Comments | Purpose Social Change Reflection
I remember feeling overwhelmed as a young teenager standing on the grounds of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. I had chills all over my body and a stirring deep in my belly knowing that the life of one of my heroes was tragically taken just steps away from where I stood. Having the chance each year to set aside a day to reflect on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and his leadership is such a gift. When I think back to that moment, of the powerful experience I had as a young woman at that site, as well as what Dr. King was advocating for that day he was killed, something essential about purpose becomes so clear to me: our purposes will take us to different places, sometimes places beyond what we could have imagined. We have to trust it.
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How to get your crew to Hustle with Purpose

on Dec 11, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Life Impact Social Change Passion Initiative Friends
So you’re really fired up about something. You feel like you’re finally living out your purpose, at least some days, in some ways. That’s so great! You want to welcome your friends, family, coworkers, and even the stranger behind you in line at the coffee shop into your purpose, but where do you start? How can you get someone to care about something that feels SO important to you?
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Vote on Human Lines: How to Vote with Purpose

on Nov 5, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Purpose Impact Social Change Passion
Tomorrow is election day. And no matter how stressful and exhausting the current state of politics may feel, we as Purposeful Hustlers know that it’s so important to vote. And in true Purposeful Hustler fashion, we know that it’s not only important to just vote, but it’s important that we vote with purpose. Taking action is central to who we are. We know that apathy is not an option for someone sincerely pursuing their purpose.
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Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Issues You Care About

on Oct 30, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Diversity Social Change Passion Family Children
With devastating headlines pouring in and given the current political climate of our country, it can feel impossible to go anywhere without a serious topic coming up in conversation. We know that our kids are subjected to this overload of information as well, regardless of how much we wish we could keep them safe from it. Often, there are serious things happening even in our own backyards that will affect our kids, but we don’t always know how to bridge that gap of trying to talk with them about it. But no matter how hard, it’s important that we try. While so much is happening in our communities, and so much is changing in our culture, it is not in our nature as Purposeful Hustlers to stay on the sidelines. Part of figuring out how to best engage with the things we care most about is figuring out how to help our children process what is happening in the world around them.
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You Are Capable of Making Social Impact if You Possess These Qualities

on Oct 16, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Purpose Skills Impact Social Change
I like to think of those who make a social impact in the world as Purposeful Hustlers. They are people who know WHY they do something (their purpose), and HOW to get it done (their hustle). Their Purposeful Hustle is a propelling force that drives them to keep going, to explore all angles of a problem, and to not give up. It shapes the way they choose to move in the world and their ability to actualize their dreams. Purposeful Hustlers see the world for what it could be. They learn how to push things out of their heads and into reality. Maybe most importantly, purposeful hustlers learn how to do things without waiting for permission.
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Tips About How to Afford to Change Your Life

on Oct 9, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 0 Comments | Life Impact Social Change Plan Career Initiative
One of the most common obstacles people express to me when wanting to do impactful work is finances. It seems like there’s never enough money to make the changes in your life that will help you live within your purpose or create the impact that you want to see. This is where the the hustle part of a Purposeful Hustle kicks in. With little or no money, I have seen people create countless impactful solutions. In fact, I soon realized in my philanthropic work that the organizations with the biggest impact are often the ones who are underfunded. Why? Because those organizations prioritize impact over fundraising and are too busy doing the work to raise the money. You CAN make a huge impact with a small cash flow.
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What NOT to Do When Trying to Make a Change

on Sep 25, 2018 9:45:00 AM By | Deanna Singh | 2 Comments | Purpose Skills Impact Social Change Passion Initiative
The point of my new book Purposeful Hustle is to equip you with some of the tools, insights and steps that help you realize the power you have within you to make a positive impact with your work. However, when thinking about how to create the change you want to see in the world, it’s sometimes helpful to think about what NOT to do. This is my advice.
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