The On-Purpose Planet is a vision of “Every Person, On-Purpose!” Imagine our planet where every person is an on-purpose person actively engaged in on-purpose organizations (home, community, work, etc.). Each of us is sincerely being a steward-leader of our purpose privately while also giving it public expression as contributors to the common good within our circles of involvement. That’s The On-Purpose Planet!
This means that if you head an organization (business, NFP, house of worship, government, home, school, etc.), then you hold the opportunity (and responsibility) to clarify the purpose of your organization so others can know how to meaningfully align with your company, culture, and crusade. We long for opportunities to gather to be in relationship with others to make a positive difference.
At On-Purpose Partners, our purpose is “Being On-Purpose.” Our crusade for the common good is simple: We’re “Eradicating Meaninglessness” from the planet. Thanks to ONPURPOSE.me, any person anywhere on the planet with an internet connection and basic English competency can know his or her purpose in life. Just as Jonas Salk created a cure for polio, a 2-word purpose is a cure from meaninglessness.
Please participate and play your life part by becoming increasingly more completely competent at your endeavors—lead your life on-purpose. Once you know your purpose, it’s up to you (we’re here to help guide and support you) to power up your Innate 8 Awesome On-Purpose Powers, to increasingly express your purpose, and to be an on-purpose person in creation. Nothing is more fulfilling!
In December of 1987, Kevin W. McCarthy, our founder, emptied his mind on a yellow pad of everything he wanted for his life. This was his first official Want List. It held over 200 items. Kevin was overwhelmed. Familiar with architectural blueprints, Kevin placed each of his Wants into seven Life Accounts. Being a tournament competitive tennis player, Kevin ran Tournaments for each Life Account in order to advance his most important Want to the forefront.
1988 was a dramatically better year! Kevin began sharing with friends what he had learned to improve his and their lives. And it helped!
Preparing to speak on strategic planning for real estate brokers, Kevin delved deeply into the language of leadership and strategy only to discover there were no standards in terms such as purpose, vision, mission, and values. He thought, No wonder people and organizations are confused. If you don’t know what purpose is, then how can you know your purpose?
On May 9, 1990, Kevin offered his first On-Purpose Business workshop with the simple premise that each person has an original purpose that’s inherent, unconditional, and spiritual. Until one’s purpose is known, even the best extrinsic rewards, comforts, and pleasures ultimately leave the recipient feeling empty. He introduced The On-Purpose Principle™, which describes The Purpose of the Person being aligned with the Purpose of the Organization. It’s so simple, yet so complex. This is to organizational development what Einstein’s E=MC2 is to physics.
Powering Up Your Purpose
Purpose unlocks intrinsic satisfaction. The power in “just being you” cuts through the material clutter, dives to the heart of your heart, and gets to the soulful essence of who you are. Unique to the On-Purpose Approach is the 2-word purpose statement. Your purpose is like spiritual DNA—you must give it expression or face dissatisfaction. If life is to be live inside-out, then your purpose is the starting point on the inside.
Kevin says, “Since the dawn of mankind, people have sought the meaning of life. With all due respect to Dr. Viktor Frankl and his classic book Man’s Search for Meaning, the search is over!”
Today, knowing your purpose is 3 minutes away thanks to the ONPURPOSE.me online tool. Think about it! If your search for knowing your purpose is over, then what’s next?
It’s giving expression to your purpose or being on-purpose. Everything that preceded knowing your purpose, no matter how good or bad, is redeemed and part of your rare capacity to give it fuller expression. Once informed by your purpose, your past becomes your amazing story, your hero’s journey that’s meant not to constrain you but to free you to live, love, and give.
Let’s continue this conversation. Join the On-Purpose Planet community at an appropriate level. Your voice needs to be heard. “The harvest is plentiful; the workers are few.”