LOACA Living is the quality of life that focuses on thriving rather than surviving. LOACA who live the LOACA life live with purpose, own their own lives, age without getting old, create opportunities, and access all life has to offer. Here on our Living page you’ll find informative and practical articles that will equip, empower, and encourage you to live the best years of your life.
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Living Your Purpose
What, exactly, does it mean to live with purpose? And who decides? And who who decides what your purpose happens to be? In my work I regularly ask people to pull out their phones and pull out their calendars and bank account app (those of us who aren’t quite there pull out our calendars and checkbooks). I can take one look at your time and money expenditures for the past three months and tell you what’s important to you … what you value … what your values are.
And, oh my, how a lot of folks hate that little exercise. They want to argue that it’s not an accurate way to assess one’s values. Often I have to explain that values are what we live, not necessarily what we want. I would love to tell you I value being healthy but if you look at me closely you might see that I value good food I don’t have to cook – and if you were to look at my checkbook and calendar, you would see they reflect that (= charges at restaurants and appointments at those restaurants with friends).
You’d also see I haven’t quite yet achieved the habit of healthy eating, let alone being healthy. I have to confess it’s not been on the top of my list and if I’m …