130. Pursuing Your Purpose, with Nicholas Pearce, author of The Purpose Path

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Nicholas Pearce is the author of The Purpose Path. He is also Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Founder & CEO of The Vocati Group.
In this episode, Nicholas Pearce discusses what success really is. Spoiler alert—it has nothing to do with bigger, better, and more. It has to do with faithfully following the purpose to which God has called us.
THIS EPISODE'S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Nicholas Pearce is the author of The Purpose Path. He is also Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Founder & CEO of The Vocati Group.
  • Nicholas Pearce says that many of us learn to define success from an early age based on how those around us define success.
  • The question, “What is success?” is best answered by faithfulness.
  • According to Nicholas Pearce, success is best thought of as simple faithfulness one decision at a time.
  • Many people climb the ladder of success, but feel like failures when they get to the top.
  • Our definitions of success are like rudders that orient us in certain directions, impacting our sense of purpose.
  • Nicholas Pearce makes the case that sometimes moments of purpose present themselves as distractions or disruptions.
  • Nicholas Pearce shares how he has had to redefine success in his own life in order to more faithfully pursue his purpose.
  • Sometimes we need to pivot when pursuing our purpose.
  • God is not always going to do the miraculous. Sometimes God just wants to see if you’ll put into practice what you know.
  • Nicholas Pearce suggests that instead of praying for clarity, maybe we should be praying for courage, specifically vocational courage.
  • Nicholas Pearce offers words of advice and encouragement for ministry leaders and pastors who are struggling to follow their purpose path.

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