Purpose and pizza
What’s it about?:The meaning of life and pizza
So what is the purpose of life?
And how is this connected to pizzas?
You see, as a wise person once said…
“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”
And for me, this means finding meaning and purpose in what you do.
And as approximately one third of your life is spent at work (or at play as I like to call it), that means finding something that you really connect with on a daily basis.
Can be something big, like saving the planet or changing many lives.
Something seemingly small, like making pizzas.
I have chosen to connect with many people who want to make a worldwide difference through what they do.
But I also know many people who are truly happy and find purpose in the seemingly smaller tasks too.
So back to pizzas…
Several years ago, when I was filming the first version of my Limbic Performance System online video training programme, I was staying at a small hotel in Kaunas in Lithuania, not far from the filming studio.
And each night, after a long day of filming, I was pretty tired so did not feel like exploring the city.
So I ate at the same Italian restaurant for 5 days.
And the pizza chef was making pizzas in an open kitchen.
A man who seemed so happy each evening and appeared to love what he did.
So on my last evening before I retuned to the UK, I got chatting to the chef.
And I asked him if he was happy and found purpose in what he did.
He said something like this…
“My friend, I simply love my job. You may think I am just making pizzas. But I am making happiness. You see, I put so much care and attention into each pizza I make, so that people get the best pizza they ever had. And what’s more, they get to share it with their friends and loved ones, time and time again as they come back for more. My my job is all about happiness, not pizzas. And making people happy puts a smile on my face every single day.”
Finding a job which connects with your purpose may mean thinking big and making changes.
But not necessarily.
I’m off to reconsider how what I do every day has purpose and brings happiness into this world.
How about you?
To your fulfilment.
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Psychologist, Executive Coach, EI Practitioner, Award Winning Trainer, International Author, Psychodynamic Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Instructor, International Speaker, Creator of the LPS, Creator of the Accredited Masters in High Performance Leadership.