Have you ever wondered about your purpose, calling and gifts, specifically how to become more aware of them and utilize them in your life? If so, then this is an episode you’re going to love.
We’re doing a rewind this week because this is such an important topic and one that lays the foundation for a lot of the conversations we have at Redefining Wealth.
Plus, Marshawn Evans Daniels is a powerhouse and I want you to have the opportunity to hear her message again as she talks about her purpose, calling and gifts and how those things have shifted throughout her life. I also want you to hear about her incredible book – Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose.
This episode is brought to you by my our first ever LIVE Podcast Taping taking place Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Join us as we meet, greet, connect and record two powerful episodes of Redefining Wealth! Limiting tickets remain. Get yours at www.RedefiningWealthLive.com.
About Marshawn Evans Daniels
Marshawn Evans Daniels is a Reinvention Strategist, Influence Expert and Best-Selling Author known as The Godfidence® Coach.
A master in teaching the art of manifestation, this former Sports Attorney, Miss America Finalist and Donald Trump Apprentice, left her full-time job as a stuffy big-firm lawyer and turned her passion for people into a multimillion-dollar enterprise just a few years ago. She helps emerging and established women influencers of faith to Believe Bigger, Live Bigger and Profit Bigger so that they can ultimately Give Bigger.
Featured regularly on CNN, Fox Business and ESPN, Marshawn’s client roster includes HP, Home Depot, Ernst & Young, Delta, Tiffany & Co., Nike, Rolls Royce and NFL & NBA Athlete. She’s also the best-selling author of SKIRTS in the Boardroom and BELIEVE BIGGER: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose.
Marshawn’s philosophy is – “If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space.”
Purpose Is Not a Checklist
Believe Bigger is about discovering the path to your life’s purpose and one of my favorite parts of the book is when Marshawn says,
“I’m not here to help you find your purpose. I’m here to help you become more aware of it.” – Marshawn Evans Daniels
Purpose is the natural impact and presence your life is meant to have on others. This is the crux of why we are here.
For Marshawn, to understand her purpose, it took her needing to be in the trenches with people rather than speaking to them from a stage. Most of us, she says, try to look at our lives through our own lens or through the lens of what other people say and that doesn’t get to the core of our purpose.
“Purpose is not about platform or reach or fame. It’s about how you’re designed to make the lives of other people better.” – Marshawn Evans Daniels
Think about purpose like this: What is it about you that if you never got a paycheck or no one ever saw or heard your name you’d do just because it’s you? Purpose, in other words, is more about personality than profession.
Calling Is Your Assignment
Calling is a specific assignment. You can think of it as a specific mission or objective and throughout life you will have multiple assignments.
You should look at calling as a seasonal assignment and ask yourself, “What am I being assigned or called to do for this season?” Also, realize it might change. This is where obedience and being open to and aware of God’s voice is absolutely imperative because you might plant roots in soil that God only intended you to plant seeds in.
Gifts – Your God Endowments
Think about gifts as you would superpowers because your gifts are your superpowers. These are the things God has deposited within you and they’re exclusive to you.
Our gifts give us clues about our assignments and when we understand our purpose in terms of our personality and essence then we can show up uniquely. For this reason, there’s nobody else on the planet like you.
There might be multiple people who talk about messaging and branding, but nobody does it the way Marshawn does. They can’t – it’s just not possible. Or take me for example. There are many people who talk about money, but nobody talks about it in exactly the same way I do.
“When we don’t understand that we’re purpose-made, we start to compete and live beneath our calling.” – Marshawn Evans Daniels
Our gifts, in other words, are great clues to where we’re supposed to be and who we’re supposed to become – we just have to be open to and aware of them.
Do you know what your gifts are? How do they align with your calling and purpose? Please share with us and let us know your biggest takeaways.
Visit https://marshawn.com/ to find out more about Marshawn and Believe Bigger.
Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions
And with that, let’s dig into Marshawn’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.
“More people who get to spend eternity with me and me with them.”
Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less:
“More than enough.”
One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth:
The Bible, particularly the book of Proverbs and the story about Joseph when he went from the pit to the palace.
Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”:
“My name is Voice, and for me, true wealth is about speaking life and being a catalyst so that new life can come forth.”
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