You Were Custom Designed For This … Your Great Work

It’s becoming more and more clear to me that we are each custom-designed for a very specific purpose on this planet. I call it your Great Work. The work you came here to do.

As I’m terming it, your Great Work is the divine combination of your inner work and your outer work.

Your inner work … the work you do on yourself to grow, to evolve your soul, to wake up to what’s real and true for you, to break free of the illusion.

You outer work … the way you put that work into service in the world.

Maybe you’ve heard the saying that is attributed to Richard Bach in Illusions and is well-illustrated by Mike Robbins personal life experience …  “we teach best what we most need to learn.”

And that my friend is where you find your Great Work.  The thing you were custom-designed to bring to the planet.

You find it in the lessons you most need to learn and continue to practice in your own life.

There is no better way to learn, evolve and grow from and with our most important lessons than by teaching those lessons and building a sustainable business model around doing it.

Every experience you’ve been given throughout your life – both “good” and “bad” – is  a gift to prepare you for what you are individually custom designed to bring.

Your Great Work incorporates what Gay Hendricks calls Your Zone of Genius in his book the Big Leap.  Dan Sullivan refers to it as your Unique Ability.  I’ve called it your Creative Genius.

When you are doing your Great Work, you are living all of that.

Are you ready to say yes to your Great Work? If so, do you know what it is yet? Have an inkling?  Or are you still just beginning to sense there may be something out there you were born to bring to the world?

I’d love to hear what it is for you and where you are with it.


I’m hosting a free call on discovering and living your Great Work on Thursday, December 2, 2010.  Call details go out to those of you who are on my list, so please make sure to opt-in by requesting my Life and Business Growth Kit up in the upper right corner.  We’ll be sending the call-in details out everyday between now and Thursday AND sending the recording to those of you who couldn’t make it on Friday.  I’d love to “see” you there!  If you can be there live, do – I’ll be taking questions.


  1. JennaMonday, November 29, 2010 at 3:48 am 

    I’m so fascinated with how the intersection of our Life Purpose and our Life Lesson seems to be the exact sweet spot where our Great Work happens. Thanks for the genius naming of it. Love that term.


  2. Steve C ThomasWednesday, December 1, 2010 at 2:33 pm 

    I’m still working on my great work! It won’t be done until I am.

  3. Karen MarvelTuesday, December 6, 2011 at 3:24 pm 

    I am trying to hear the little voice inside me 

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