Three Ways to Build your Lifestyle Value Proposition to Harness Your Passion, Purpose and Expertise

hugh anthony, certified lifestyle speaker · author · lifestyle coach
Value Proposition

“Let your passion be the reason for your existence and your successes the product of your persistence.”

-DxL

Your passion matters to you as a person, even if you are not pursuing it professionally, especially when it is a given fact that it brings you joy, make you smile ever so often, because of how it makes you feel, act or even see the world. You may not be doing what makes you happy daily; however whether you want to believe it or not, your passion helps to shape your personality and contributes to your identity,  which is your brand.  That is what you share with the world, so do what gives you the fuel to wake up and pursue your dreams of an enriching life.

For a moment, think …interestingly, you have decided you want to use your passion and your purpose to offer a service to the world.  Before delving into your passionate and purposeful offering, you ought to consider sharing your lifestyle value proposition about your passion, purpose and expertise. That is, what you want to do for the world, your carpe diem (your mission).  

Your lifestyle value proposition is your statement to the world that explains, what you are offering, the benefit you provide, for whom and how you are able to do so exceptionally well. It defines who you are willing to serve, the challenges you want to solve and clearly articulate why  you are uniquely positioned to provide a pathway for solutions.

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Here are three ways to develop your lifestyle value proposition for your passion, purpose and expertise:

1.  How do you want to be remembered?

“Life is short, live your dreams and share your passion.”

                                       -Anon

Your passion always provide a way to make you smile, and your passion to serve the world can be your purpose. That’s a great way to start your offering to the world. However, you need to be clear about what your passion, purpose or expertise will be.   This will help people remember who you are, not necessarily the product or your job title, but the person who builds a relationship in offering their service.  You begin by sharing what it is exactly that you are offering to the world in terms of your experience and expertise….. “I am here to help people transform their passions into possibilities.” Build on your collective experience to harness your passion and discover your purpose whether it is from your professional, voluntary or personal experience.  The process of becoming your best self is guided by you; your collective experience through learning, training, mentoring and coaching, along with some measure of creativity and imagination. That will help you uncover your passion, purpose and expertise to serve the world; and you will begin to understand and be remembered for that.

 

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2. What are the offerings you bring?

“Be a people builder. Look for opportunities to encourage others to bring out the best in them.”

                                 Joel Osteen

What are the experiences you want your clients to have? That should be the focus of your offerings to the world.  Are you a collaborator, a venture capitalist, creative genius, digital marketer or an entrepreneur with an outgoing and dynamic personality?  Or are you an introverted person who has a penchant for creative, vivid and imaginative ideas, events, services; or you love to work with people? Once you define what your offerings are, your next consideration will be your lifestyle offerings.  Do you radiate the qualities that espouse your passion, purpose or expertise?  Are you able to express exactly what you desire to do for your clients…..“I am certified lifestyle speaker and author of the book on…..and I help organisations, creative and transitioning professionals to identify and articulate their lifestyle value proposition.” The offerings you bring to the should evoke your soulfulness, vibe and energy, given that they are what excite you and express your insights into your purposeful offering to the world.  So your prospective clients, collaborators and partners will get a better understanding of who you are:  the essence of your unique and authentic character that you bring to share with the world.

3. What’s the challenge you want to help solve?

“The ability to help someone overcome a challenge provides a unique opportunity for renewal of self and others; whether we choose to believe it or not, given that relationships have always been a currency for well-being.”

                                   Hugh Anthony

There is always an opportunity to solve a challenge for someone, somewhere in our world.  Challenges, like problems are always present and they are opportunities in disguise. Your passion, purpose or expertise should be directed to providing pathways to solutions for a challenge or problem identified.   …What is the most significant challenge that I can help you with?  Once you have a clear understanding from your client what the challenge is and discuss alternates to solutions, it creates a pathway for exploration. When you are able to utilise your passion for solving a challenge, being it large or small there’s reward for that. By honing your abilities to act as a collaborator or co-creator to better help your clients to have solutions to their unresolved challenges.  The end result, is that you and your client would have fostered and contributed to a win-win situation.

In understanding what your lifestyle value proposition is and espousing it, be it through networking or on the various social media platform such as LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook helps you to unleash your passion, purpose and expertise.  As human beings, our minds and spirit are wired to be creative at solving or resolving something, protecting and having compassion for someone, something or a cause.  The thoughts shared are to inspire you to embrace your passion, purpose and expertise that provides joy for you and how you can utilise it to bring happiness to others.  I am always reminded that we can in our own small way; create a safer, more secure, healthier, productive, and sustainable life for all by being passionate about the good you want to do for the world.

 © Hugh Anthony 2016

 

About

Hugh Anthony is a certified lifestyle speaker, author and lifestyle coach for executives, creative and transitioning professionals.  He is committed to helping individuals transform their passions into possibilities to enhance value creation by harnessing their lifestyle and experience to be more meaningful, profitable and purposeful.

Hugh Anthony is the Co-Founder | Consulting  Lifestyle Director of Consulate| Milieu®, a boutique lifestyle consultancy firm based in Toronto, Canada that specializes in coaching, live and virtual events, training workshops an avid lifestyle projects for its diverse clientele.  He is an authority on public speaking and presents on topics relating to speaking and presentation, leadership and value creation.  His forthcoming book The Ultimate Guide to Public Speaking: 7 Steps to Professional Mastery  will be published Summer 2018.

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5 Unfolding Ways To Drive Happiness In Your Life

10 - Put Some (Quiet) Happiness in Your Life

hugh anthony, certified lifestyle speaker · author · lifestyle coach
 

Each day provides us with the opportunity to bask in the satisfaction that our encounters bring. Here are five new ways to think about how to you can unfold happiness in your life.

Do you find yourself spending an exorbitant amount of time and energy, trying to keep up with the encounters of a given day, week, month and wondering how to navigate all the demands and still feel and be your best self?

Your life is a creation of your mind, this was resonated powerfully by Napoleon Hill who shared with us, ‘that whatever the mind can conceive, it can achieve.’ In your efforts, to make the most of your life and time, it is your energy and attitude that will be the fuel that fosters how you achieve greater levels of happiness and well-being throughout your life.

“Happiness resides not in possession, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.”                               

– Democritus, the Ancient Greek philosopher

Every encounter is an opportunity to create well-being for ourselves and those around us.    However, when it comes to your well-being that is often not thought of as something you have the opportunity to cultivate and direct, because we are wired to think it is extrinsic versus intrinsic.   What makes your happiness possible is by cultivating a healthy concept of self and developing a relationship with others, that will help you to foster a sense of camaraderie in your encounters and build a life that experiences happierness and success on your own terms.

s-Julia-Roberts

Here are the five habits of driving happiness in your life that emerges from the P.O.W.E.R. Technique™. you need to start cultivating right now, to develop a the mindful habit of pleasantness, openness, willingness, engagement and respect that allows for you to be more aware, playful, creative, be less distracted, be present in every moment and experience more of life:

1. PLEASANTNESS

“Life is a celebration, a rhythm, an unfolding of magic.”

                                –  Julian Pencilliah

This emerges when you start celebrating the small things about you and by acknowledging the manifestations of good things in yourself and people around you.  Learn to suspend judgements and pointing out mistakes, instead cultivate and be a host to healthy and happy thoughts by spreading a shared sense of contentment with self, while radiating genuine care with family, friends and colleagues.  This will help you and those you interact with to feel better about themselves, the relationships, and even their encounters in your daily life.   Being pleasant effectively helps you to recognise your strengths and how it impact others and foster a healthier perception of self and others.

2. OPENNESS

“Today I choose to be forever grateful because it is in the moments of gratitude that my life has clarity, wisdom, abundance and possibilities.”

                               – Hugh Anthony   

Every day brings possibilities, being open and willing to learn from others and sharing your knowledge, harness collaboration and new opportunities, helps us to cultivate skills and talents to be our best self.  Being open to listening, without needing to respond, helps us to become better learners and by mastering our thoughts, our actions become more supportive and empathetic of others.  Being open helps us to recognise our purpose by reminding us that what is real,the authentic expression of ourselves being enriched by our encounters.

3. WILLINGNESS

“Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy, rather than depressed.”

                                  – Gerald Jampolsky

While you are encouraged to do things for you, being mindful of others that need your help. By assisting others you reveal your true self and experience the joy of sharing with others.  When you foster a willingness to help others, it reminds us of what is real – our humanity – to show and experience kindness, genteelness and resilience to live your best life.  By sharing positive and healthy habits to help others, teaches us to better help ourselves and become clearer about our purpose through our encounters to help and when we are in need  of help.  By becoming willing to help others, we learn from them about their happiness and that experience assist us to become better individuals  and collectively become more successful.

4. ENGAGEMENT 

I am not what you see.  I am what time and effort and interaction slowly unveil.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

Our encounters help us to connect with others and can create opportunities to make a difference.  Through your engagements with others, it allows you to connect while showing empathy, enthusiasm, emotional intelligence and encouragement where and when needed. Engagement fosters  a culture of interdependence and reinforces that together we achieve more than we would be able to do on our own. By harnessing an engaging and collaborative outlook, we become more flexible to do things cooperatively and significantly bring more value to our self and others.

Engagement is a commitment to foster an awareness, responsibility and willingness to be positive and cultivate a sense of purpose and camaraderie.   It compliments your willingness to help and espouses a display of initiative, effort and a consistent pattern of behaviour that allows for the authentic self to thrive.  Through engagement, your ethic of service to do and be well transcends your encounters and creates loyalty.

5. RESPECT

“To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.” 

                                           – Bono

Our lives are reflections of the respect we have for self and others around us.  By developing a healthy dose of self-respect you will be aware of your actions and behaviour with self and those you interact with. It helps us to strive to create understanding and act demonstrable for self and others, and take the opportunity to be more aware of the concept of self and otherness.  Respect allows us to learn facts, instead of making assumptions. It is by recognising and being aware of your individual differences and qualities, that you are able to develop the habit of respect that fosters a better understanding of both you and the individuals you interact with. It is humans that make up organisations too, that we interact with in our daily lives, and it is through respect for a way of being and doing that organisational culture or habit emerges.   Respect allows for you to curate your communication style both with individuals and organisations to espouse relationships, mutual interests and benefits.  It allows for us to reinforce in an ideal way our differences and also our collective need to be understood.

Repeat the following to yourself…

Today I choose to live life on a full blast, the truest and fullest heights of my expression with purpose and possibility.

© Hugh Anthony 2016

 

About

Hugh Anthony is a certified lifestyle speaker, author and lifestyle coach for executives, creative and transitioning professionals.  He is committed to helping individuals transform their passions into possibilities to enhance value creation by harnessing their lifestyle and experience to be more meaningful, profitable and purposeful.

Hugh Anthony is the Co-Founder | Consulting  Lifestyle Director of Consulate| Milieu®, a boutique lifestyle consultancy firm based in Toronto, Canada that specializes in coaching, live and virtual events, training workshops an avid lifestyle projects for its diverse clientele.  He is an authority on public speaking and presents on topics relating to speaking and presentation, leadership and value creation.  His forthcoming book The Ultimate Guide to Public Speaking: 7 Steps to Professional Mastery  will be published Summer 2018.

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