What’s Your Purpose?

Back in February, YSN member Scott Wagner stopped by our office to chat with Jen and tell us about his career. He runs ChileCo Catering, is an amazing chef and an inspirational person. I just reread something I wrote about that conversation and wanted to share those thoughts here.

Scott talked about the importance of living with a purpose… not just to make a million dollars but to do good in this world and make it a better place. In his case, he wants to save the environment — his company is just part of his action plan. The success of ChileCo will make him financially capable to do everything he needs to do in order to “save the world.” Wow, if only everyone thought like that!

It’s really an inspirational way to live your life. For most people, it’s the other way around: they acquire wealth and then do good things with the money. Most people work to pay bills, buy a home, have a family, take vacations… but imagine how much more motivated you would be to succeed in your career and life to be if you had a much bigger, more meaningful reason for doing it.

Why do you do what you do for a living? What’s your purpose?