What Is Life All About? How Do I Find My Purpose? 12 Paths To Find The Meaning Of Life

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What is life all about? How do I find my purpose? What is the meaning of life?

If you're asking these questions and searching for answers, these 12 paths to finding life purpose will guide you to answers.

The idea of having a life purpose can be frightening, but you don't have to change the world to experience your purpose and live a meaningful, fulfilling life. Find your answers to life here. More

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About Jerry Lopper

Jerry is a Personal Growth Coach and freelance writer with over 600 articles published, several books, ebooks, and an ecourse.

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Review by: Michelle Wright on Sep. 10, 2012 :
Jerry Lopper’s What is Life All About? emphasizes the importance of qualities and characteristics, rather than achievements in life. To help readers find purpose in life, this self-help book makes the reader take a step back and get an outside approach to his own life.

This book is complete with advice on self-reflection, practical activities to help find purpose, and suggestions for supportive reading material. Following the advice in this book, readers can take positive steps toward developing a healthy mental attitude toward life, others, and themselves.

What is Life All About? helps the reader focus on what brings him or her joy and fulfilment. With activities including free writing, imagining life without set-backs, and talking to others, the book invites the reader to envision new possibilities. Lopper’s encouraging tone and engaging ideas makes readers comfortable with following the advice and completing the activities within.

With its comprehensive steps towards clarity of mind and purpose, What is Life All About? is a useful tool in learning and understanding one’s true self.
(reviewed 44 days after purchase)
Review by: Nancy Fairbrother on Aug. 14, 2012 :
Jerry Lopper’s writing moves like clear water flowing smoothly downstream, carrying the reader on an exciting journey of discovery. He says everything that needs to be said about life purpose, from defining it to sharing those 12 paths to finding it, gently and confidently guiding the reader each step of the way.

I like the distinction he makes between being and doing, to quote: “Life purpose is fulfilled by who we are being and it is experienced by what we are doing at the time.”

He addresses fears some may have about discovering their purpose by pointing out that life purpose is not about sacrificing your life to change the world but about changing your own world for the better by discovering what fulfills you.

I find this book insightful and helpful to me, personally, and I’m honored to be mentioned in it.

Nancy Fairbrother
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
Review by: Holly Goyea on Aug. 11, 2012 :
What is Life All About? How Do I Find My Purpose?
12 Paths to Find the Meaning of Life by Jerry Lopper

Kathy Warnes gave a very accurate Review of this book. I have searched long and hard for the answers to these very questions just to be even more confused with what I read. Jerry Lopper's book was very easy to read and understand that once I started reading it I could not put it down!
The hands on exercises are very very helpful and easy to understand and do. This book was very well thought out and written from the down to earth point of view. This book has brought the clarity to the questions that I was seeking and I couldn't thank Jerry Lopper enough for this!
I would "Highly" recommend this self help book to everyone who is searching for more clarity about themselves and so much more!
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)
Review by: Kathy Warnes on July 25, 2012 :
What is Life All About? How Do I Find My Purpose?
12 Paths to Find the Meaning of Life by Jerry Lopper

By Kathy Warnes

In between bouts of our busy lives, we all wonder what life is all about and what our purpose in life might be. Reading Jerry Lopper’s e book, What is Life All About? How Do I Find My Purpose? 12 Paths to Find the Meaning of Life, is a good way to being a journey into selfhood by looking deeply into yourself.
In Chapter One, the author articulates three questions that human beings since the time of Socrates have grappled to answer:
“What is life all about?
How do I find my purpose?
What is the meaning of life?”
Lopper continues by emphasizing to readers that no one can define an individual’s life purpose except the individual involved, but he does give a practical application for life purpose when he says: “Your life purpose should be valid for your entire lifetime. You’ll experience your purpose in different ways based on the activities appropriate to your stage of life, but your purpose remains the same.”
One of his practical exercises involves having a person think about people that he or she greatly admires and writing down the qualities they admire. Identifying qualities they admire focuses a person’s attention on those qualities and encourages them to evaluate how many of those qualities they possess, want to possess, and will work on their character to possess.
Chapter Five, “What Do You Love to Do?” helps people identify the activities that bring them the most joy in their lives. Chapter Seven poses the question: “What Did You Like To Do When You Were Eight?” and it is a fun and illuminating foray into childhood pleasures that become transmuted into adulthood in different ways or should be! It is an exercise in self discovery with a detour down memory lane.
Chapter Nine, “You Won the Lottery!” poses the thought provoking and self revealing question of what a person would do if they won enough money in the lottery to be financially independent for life. The scenario helps a person explore what is really important to them, things that sometimes are buried under the necessity of earning a living and hustle and bustle of daily life.
In Chapters Ten and Eleven, Lopper addresses the issue of legacy by asking a provocative question: “What is Your Legacy?” This chapter and the exercise of writing your eulogy in Chapter Eleven encourage a person to examine their legacy and the state of their life while they can still change its direction and content.
“Stream of Consciousness,” Chapter Twelve, contains suggestions that help a person to connect with their inner thoughts and conduct some self examination. Chapters Thirteen and Fourteen stray a little from the strictly self help, positive psychology model because they discuss number patterns and their meaning and hiring a life coach for better guidance into yourself. They aren’t as personhood focused as the other chapters.

The author recommends books in Chapter Fifteen, and he uses Chapter Sixteen to recapitulate and summarize his message. He also includes a Happiness Workbook and a Happiness Questionnaire as hands-on tools to reinforce his message. The value of the book lies in Jerry Lopper’s skill in being a motivator and teacher and providing tools for a person to use to apply the insights they have arrived at themselves. His probing questions encourage a person to look inward. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a gentle push to get to know themselves better and have some fun while doing so.

The book is not an abstract exercise in self congratulation; it is another step toward self affirmation with hands on exercises that make it resonate even more in the concrete reality of our everyday lives.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
Review by: judy72 on July 24, 2012 : (no rating)
This book is a keeper. I’ve read many self-help books that make claims they don’t live up to. This one lives up to all its promises, if one is serious about learning more about one’s life purpose and meaning. I was amazed that reading it led me into as much depth as I could muster up. I loved it. I became very involved with the suggestions in it, and had some surprising and personally rewarding experiences. The paths are simple, unique and creative. Each one took as much thought as I was willing to give it. The book is a treasure I’ll return to whenever I feel I’m losing my way or need a new challenge.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
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