This article is about all of us, our journey, and Susan Hanshaw of Sanctuary for Change; it is about many people who have experienced in their life’s what I refer to as the “moment of truth.” Over the course of a 22 year work life, I have stepped into and out of 5 different industries in the capacity of business development. From Retail Fashion buying to loan officer to national
software account executive, I have spent many years convincing people to buy, sell, adopt, or try the product or service I am
supporting. During that time I have had successes and failures but one constant has remained: a feeling of unsettled and unfinished business.
My “moment of truth” came when my father was diagnosed with cancer and given a death sentence with a 3-5 year window. My family found the courage and conviction to fight and not give into this disease and my father is still here today as a living testament to the power of positive thought. Although I learned, I had yet to fully adopt a sea change in my thinking.
My “moment of clarity” came on a unseasonably warm Washington D.C. night in early November of last year. It was on that night that I went to pay my last respects to my closest friend: Chili Eye Charlie. Charlie lost a 7 week battle with throat cancer, losing over 50lbs in the process, one of the deadliest forms of the disease. It was Charlie’s words that kept coming back to me: “Deano find your purpose. . . you have to much to give. . . you are not doing what you were put here on this earth to do.” From that moment of clarity ,in that funeral parlor, viewing my friend in open casket came a realization that he was right. I decided from that moment on I would think positively, live as lovingly a life as possible. My goal was to help or save at least one life every year for the rest of my life.
Is it time for you to figure out what you should really be doing with your life?
Do you want to show up for your purpose, yet are unsure how to go about finding it?
Do you know what your purpose is, but need support with staying confidently focused on the path?
It was part of my purpose to help and support Susan Hanshaw in her endeavors. If you have been searching for a purpose for your life, searching to leave your corporate environment, or just wish to think in a positive manner, then Susan is a great source. She runs a weekly group session “Stepping Into Your Purpose” every Tuesday night from 7-9pm at Marin Ballroom Dance Theater in San Rafael, California. The session is ongoing and drop in’s are welcome. The freight is $20 per meeting and well worth the cost for the clarity she can bring to an often convoluted world.
Susan is the blog author of susanhanshaw.wordpress.com; she is the author of the book “Unleashing Your Soul: Finding the Courage to Follow Your Heart”; she has been appeared on Martha Stewart Living Radio’s “Career Talk” with host Maggie Mistal; and she is an ordained, non denominational, minister educated on “A Course In Miracles” platform.
If you, like me, have been searching for your purpose. If you, like me, have a path but seek more clarity. If you, like me, want to be more positive in your life then please consider Susan as a great source of inspiration and clarity.