Out with the Old, the Power of Persistence & Teamwork, 7 Alternatives to Saying Thank You, and Leveraging the Power of Purpose

This week:


The Old Story by Kurt C:

The Old Story is safe and warm and comfortable

Like a broken in slipper

Like a fur lined envelope

It encases me


It’s a story

It’s pretend

It’s a tall tale

It’s a trump tweet



A pretense

And far too small

And one day you wake up in its embrace

And you look more closely at your surroundings

And you notice the frayed edges

The dirty dishes in the sink

The grime on the sill

And you know it is time

To toss out the comfortable shoe

To unseal the envelope

To step outside the old story

Into the penetrating cold of the unknown

The biting wind of the vast expanse

Where you must now find your way



Tabula rasa



The Power of Persistence (and Teamwork)- First US Woman to Win the Boston Marathon:
What is especially cool about this is that Des (a San Diegan btw) was ready to quit, decided just to support a fellow US runner, slowed up to run her back into the pack after a bio break and found the internal drive and gumption to not just finish but win!
Read the story here and never, never give up…

Seven Alternatives To ‘Thank You’ That Will Improve Your Communication Skills:
Basic kindness has real power. For example, in an NBC Season of Kindness Poll, 70% of the 2,650 adults surveyed said they would forgo a 10% raise for a kinder boss. In most areas of life, gratitude is always welcome and a requisite for getting things done smoothly.

As many of you know, we have been working to stand up the first Chamber of Purpose right here in San Diego. Learn more and join us at:

The inspiration for this shift in how we work and generate value in our community is getting traction in other places too…

The Power of Purpose Summit 2018:
There’s a Fundamental Shift Taking Place
An immense shift is underway across the country and around the world. We are in the midst of a revolution and the sheer scope of this phenomenon is the likes of which the world has never seen or experienced. Today, nonprofits are finding it harder than ever to generate revenue and monetize their purpose, and at the same time for-profits are watching their profit margins shrink and struggle with acquiring customers. Societal challenges are massive, and both new and established for-profit businesses are facing challenges of their own.
But is there a solution? There is, and we believe we’ve found it! You must strike a balance between “nonprofit” and “for-profit”.
Introducing The Power Summit!


If you are local…

A Purpose Workshop Designed with You in Mind – May 1st 2018


Dear Purposeful Professional,

We’re excited to host our next PURPOSE San Diego evening event on Tuesday the 1st of May, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Corporate Alliance.  The focus of each meeting will be on you, the participant.  You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other business leaders to use your collective business skills to improve the lives of others. 

Please join us for an amazing workshop to help everyone on their purpose journey find more clarity. Whether you are just starting to seek your purpose or you want to fine tune your path to connect your purpose and career, industry expert Marcy Morrison, founder of Careers with Wings will lead us through this process.


Marcy has held workshops, trainings, and speaking engagements for all types of organizations, such as Illumina, National Charity League, Society of Women Engineers, Just in Time for Foster Youth, Workforce Partnership, Lead San Diego, Jaycees, and many others.

Her fascinating career path ranges from international business, development, sales, marketing in the non-profit, governmental and for-profit sectors has given her a wide-range of understanding when working with a diversity of clients.  To learn more about Marcy and the many wonderful things she has contributed to our community, click here.

REGISTER HERE to be part of this interactive workshop.

Purpose San Diego is focused on three main initiatives:

  1. Bringing together those in San Diego who are effecting change
  2. Bringing more awareness to these people and organizations
  3. Helping individuals and companies doing good be more effective in their initiatives.

If you’re a purpose driven business leader then Purpose San Diego and it’s partner the Chamber of Purpose is the place for you!  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday the 1st of May at Corporate Alliance.  We would also like to thank our sponsor, Trilogy Financial, as well as our strategic partners, San Diego Non-Profit Association,  GameChangers,  Hudson Printing,  Corporate Alliance,  UC San Diego Extension, and the SD Business Journal.

To a life well lived,

The Purpose San Diego Team



Thanks this week go to Jessica R, Kurt C, Marcy M, & purpose partners everywhere!
Please pay it forward…

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“Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others.”

–Dr. David Hawkins

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