How I Discovered My Purpose in Life

Mrs. Enchumbao

I’m a salsa-dancing, globe-trotting, people-watching ball of energy. I challenge the status quo and empower others to do the same.

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6 Responses

  1. Jessica Sivak says:

    Love this:) now I’m curious and want to read the book!

    • MrsEnchumbao says:

      It’s a definitely a powerful book, Jessica! Anything that can make you stop and think about life is an experience worth having, and good books are jewels of wisdom. Let me know what you think about it after reading it.

      Cheers!

      Mrs. Enchumbao, L.D.

  2. LM says:

    I’d love to hear more about you would like to better children’s lives!

    • MrsEnchumbao says:

      Thanks for asking, LM. This is something I’d like to invest my time in when we reach FI. No concrete plans yet, as they will depend on the circumstances, including where we will live at the time. Some ideas include teaching kids who can’t afford school, whether it be on the subject of math and finances, or how to make a living if they are struggling. All of my corporate consulting experience can be put to good use then. We’ll see what we come up with – all I need is more time to focus on it. I’ll keep the Enchumbao community posted, of course.

      Cheers,

      Mrs. Enchumbao

  3. jake says:

    Thanks for the article!

    I have found the when doing something related to one of my life’s purpose for paid work, it seriously detracts from the joy I take in it. Eventually, I can actually grow to dislike it and have changed careers before as a result. This article made me do some serious thinking/meditation on why this happens. I came up with the following: 1) I cant do it my way; how I feel is the best, most efficient, and creative way. I have to follow the “rule book”, put in place by the corporate/gov’t bureaucracy. 2) Doing something related to my purpose isn’t actually doing my purpose. Either I’m only doing a small part of the whole (the part designated to me by the company) or I’m being forced to do other superfluous things, hence wasting life energy. 3) I cant choose who I get to do it for. 4) I am forced to do it on someone else’s schedule and probably more often than I would choose to do it on my own.

    All of that being said I am happy I get some semblance of fulfillment from my work, but I don’t want to do it forever!

    • MrsEnchumbao says:

      Jake, first of all thank you for reading and sharing your own perspective on the subject! I definitely see your point. I have considered going to work for a non-profit that would align with my purpose, however, I stopped myself for a few reasons. The main one was that I’d have to work longer to reach FI due to a paycut, and while it’d be a for a good cause, I would still have a 9-5 and a cubicle to deal with. The reasons you list are valid points as well, and I could see how having to work versus choosing to spend some time on my life’s purpose are very different approaches. I am glad to hear you get some fulfillment from your work, but I hope you have an FI plan to get your to your freedom. What is your life’s purpose, if you don’t mind sharing, and how are you planning to get a to a point where you can fulfill it?

      Cheers,

      Mrs. Enchumbao

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