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How to Live A Life of Purpose Through Service with Andrew Anderson

Still trying to unlock your life mission? Find your purpose and direction as Adam sits down with Andrew Anderson, an international best-selling author, speaker, and coach. Discover the strength of the oak and the strength of the willow as Andrew reveals the power of flexibility, compassion, and adapting to your surroundings. 

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:

  • The importance of interrupting the patterns
  • Lessons from his dad: obedience and service
  • What led him to where he is today in real estate
  • Finding purpose and mentorship
  • The strength of the oak and the strength of the willow
  • Putting yourself in the environment of your life mission
  • Unlocking your life mission: a path to purpose and direction
  • The essence of courage

Episode Highlights:

[17:43] The Strength of the Oak and The Strength of the Willow

One of Andrew’s coaches in his mid-20s recognized the remarkable strength within him, comparing it to the mighty oak.  He described the oak as one of the longest-living and strongest trees, known for its unyielding nature. However, he also identified another strength within Andrew that he sometimes overlooked – the strength of the willow. While the oak stands firm in the face of storms, the willow gracefully bends and flexes with the wind, allowing it to pass through without resistance. The willow embodies qualities of flexibility, compassion, and grace, effortlessly adapting to its surroundings. Even if a branch happens to fall off, it can take root and grow into a new tree. With this insight, Andrew’s coach helped him recognize and embrace this complementary strength of the willow.

[25:24] Unlocking Your Life Mission: A Path to Purpose and Direction

It all begins with your life mission – understanding why you are here, which will guide you in determining where you are going. Many people are unaware of their destination and the purpose behind their existence. They ask themselves the wrong question, focusing on “how” to achieve something without considering if they truly desire it and why. When clients come to me, most of them are unsure of what they truly want. That’s why we go back to our life mission first before we even think about setting goals or figuring out how to achieve them. Andrew suggests that if you’re finding it challenging to discover your life mission, the key is to serve others. By engaging in acts of service, you will uncover the true purpose behind your existence and gain clarity on what you are meant to do. Once you have a clear understanding of your “why” and your purpose, the “how” will naturally fall into place.

[34:03] The Essence of Courage: Following Your Heart with Conviction and Commitment

Courage, derived from the French word “coeur” meaning heart, embodies bravery. It arises from wholeheartedly pursuing our desires, disregarding the influence of our minds. By fully committing to a cause, external factors lose significance. Challenges become growth opportunities, strengthening our courage like resilient oak trees in the wind. Just as trees need wind for vitality, personal growth thrives on opposition and challenges. True courage lies in unwavering conviction and commitment to our purpose. When we understand the reason behind our actions, accountability becomes natural, making detailed plans unnecessary. Like a devoted new mother prioritizing her baby’s needs, we can exemplify this unwavering dedication and conviction in our own endeavors, navigating without rigid plans and driven solely by our passionate commitment. 

Resources Mentioned: 

Strength of the Oak, Strength of the Willow

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