For some reason, ideas like to flow through my mind in the middle of the night while I’m trying to sleep. I make a note on my phone and try to go back to bed but it just doesn’t work out. So here I am this time, creating an illustration in your mind with the words that flow through mine.
The thing I want to talk about today is Purpose. We may hear this word a lot. Whether it’s because your friend ate your bag of chips on purpose or because you need reasoning behind this action. Was it malice or hunger? Intentional or natural? Well, whatever the case may be, Purpose is a part of everything we do.
Purpose needs to be intentional and practiced so that it becomes natural.
Let me paint this picture a little bit better by asking myself this question.
What is my purpose behind Beleduins? Do I simply want to write a blog and share my thoughts with those in my circle? Is it because I want to prove myself as a professional despite the labels that get placed on me? Or is it because I want to make an impact on people who see me as a role model?
Well to answer those questions, it’s everything.
I see myself doing all of those things. It’s become much clearer now that my purpose is to brand myself as a coach, mentor, role model, professional, and a leader. I do all these things because I know that I can make an impact on people in my community; not just in my circle.
I’ve learned that in order to brand myself as these things, I need to speak up and let my voice be heard.
Just as Shaun King speaks up for those who do not have a voice.
With that being said, allow me to reintroduce myself.
My name is Mony Chau. I am the 5th and youngest son of a refugee mother and father. I am a first-generation Cambodian-American, Gates Millennium Scholar, Master’s graduate, and a leader for the next generation.
My purpose is to provide a foundation for those who do not have the infrastructure to build a successful life. No slack, no filler, no bullshit.
I challenge you all to find your purpose. Decide what makes you get up every day in the morning and cultivate it. Hone your craft, skills, and passion and make it intentional. Own the process and let it become natural to who you are.