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Soundtrack to my life

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I was listening to a Tony Robbins audio book on our way home from Sedona when Tony asked, What is your life’s purpose?” If you don’t know don’t worry you’re in good company. Majority of people don’t have the slightest clue. We’re too busy studying, working, tending to family, trying to get in shape, partying, learning work/life balance, etc.

Tony said something that I want you to do: Stop what you are doing and pull out a pen and paper. Ready? Don’t over think it. Ask yourself that question and write down the first thought that comes to mind. Practice this exercise over and over again. The idea is to get your purpose on paper so you have something to build on. Now visualize how you have lived your purpose in the past and how you can continue to do so.”

I’ll share mine if you promise to share yours.

I love inspiring and touching lives. I practice my purpose by being a great son, brother, friend, employee, business partner and advisor. Now the challenge is how do I scale my purpose so I can touch more lives?

When I started this blog my thought process was really straightforward. If I can interact with more people then I can help more people. Along the way I’ve been confronted with restrictions. That’s neither here nor there, so I’m going to stick with what I can do to keep building on my purpose.

Focus on things you can influence:

I can commit to more structure in my blog posts. I can commit to more blog posts per week, month, year. I can invest more time in people’s lives. I can mentor a colleague. I can write an e-book. I can volunteer to speak to small business owners and organizations like the Chamber of Commerce. I can create podcasts and video blog posts. I can attend industry conferences. I can live a purpose driven life.

The soundtrack of my life has been overcoming obstacles and odds. That’s why my favorite hip hop songs are anthems. They motivate, tell a story about rising above a challenge and celebrating the victory. My favorite class in school was recess, excelled in college but dropped out to pursue my passion in business, first generation American, etc. the list goes on. Even against an overwhelming number of  statistics I’ve defeated the odds thus far.

I’ve been asked where I find my motivation and up until recently I really didn’t think I had a choice. It’s all I knew. I decided I’m going to analyze my own thought process so I can share and connect with others.

Off the top of my head I can say the following keeps me more than motivated:

  • My faith in God
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Colleagues
  • Helping people
  • Living my purpose
  • Competitive mentality

Now if you have your purpose written down I’d like to hear what makes you tick. Or what’s preventing you from starting. Sometimes we know what needs to be done, but instead of taking a step out of our comfort zone we over analyze which leads to paralysis.

I challenge you to take a leap of faith. Don’t be afraid to live your life to the fullest. The only obstacle preventing you from being your best version is yourself.

I recently heard a quote that ties into my purpose, “There’s no such thing as a stranger, just people I haven’t met yet.”

I hope you leave a comment so I have the opportunity to meet you.

By Nima Jacob Nojoumi
By Nima Jacob Nojoumi
Die hard entrepreneur, startup adviser, world traveler, blogger, inbound marketing addict and evangelist of the American Dream. Helping people is my passion, business is my vehicle.
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  • Bombiaz10
    Reply

    . I think that this my down fall you the situation im in Don’t be afraid to live your life to the fullest. The only obstacle preventing you from being your best version is yourself.

    Nick Adams

    • Nima Nojoumi
      Reply

      Nick, you have no restrictions, just restrictions you believe exist. If you want out of your current situation brainstorm what your ideal circumstance is and write down action steps you’ll need to take to get there. 

      Bust out a pen and paper. Divide the paper in half. Write down likes vs dislikes. If the dislikes outweigh the likes then you need to make a change.

      Try that and tell me if it helps. If you get stuck post another comment and I’ll do my best to help.

      • Bombiaz10
        Reply

        All do that thanks

  • Alexalvarez49
    Reply

    I love what you said but as for me my life has been very difficult. I take 2 steps forward and something always happens and takes me 5 steps backward I don’t know where to begain!!!

    • Nima Nojoumi
      Reply

      Alex, it sounds like you have a lot going on. Have you tried identifying what obstacles have held you back? If you write down a list of setbacks you might find a pattern. Try tracking your wins, too! 

      Don’t let life overwhelm you. Just tackle one thing at a time and make sure you finish before moving to the next. Focus & Finish. That’s my motto. 

  • epeezy45
    Reply

    I find the entire blog very concise and unflitered. Especially the opening paragraph where you could as so many do, gone into a more negative aspect of divulging past experiences but instead you specifically stated how your going to continue discussing and ascertaining the actual ‘building of your process and purpose’. I find the efficiency of your communication and the message within to be fantastical and easily digested to help bridge your opinions and express them thoroughly to any and all willing and able to evaluate their own missteps and find applicable advice throughout this post. Nima is on point.

  • Rlopervm
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    What makes me tick. Unity. Connection. I have been writing, performing, and creating music and learning my craft for 12 years now, i expand it consistantly, and challenge myself often. the drive, and passion, for music has never left me. it prevails above all thoughts and places i go in my mind, that contain happiness,  well-being, and good fortune, TO ITS ABSOLUTE FULLEST. i say that very loudly to stress that, although other things i am good at, and doing them makes me happy, but none like my passion and Soul. It ties in with every single thing i do, think, experience and so on. i have struggled as much as the next earthling, But I have often been told i am lucky or blessed, to at least know or have  such a strong interest in something, and also be as good at it as i am at the same time. as time progresses i agree more and more. As far as manifesting the big vision goes, im almost there. and the closer i get it changes a bit. funny thing about perception, it gets Deep.
     -Russel J. Loper  AKA -Soul Flow-

  • Ravi Bala
    Reply

    My thoughts are soaring..like birds
    on their wing as I pour my heart in a
    mellifluent

    rhythm after reading Jacob’s blog.

    Reading Jacob’s touchingly humane blog, an inspiring and illustrious phrase crops up in my mind..

    GOODWILL
    AMBASSADOR….

    There are words that are dictates of the heart and those that mind
    throws up.

    Moved by the “mission service”
    message of Jacob, these are words straight from the heartand
    sure will stand the test of time.
    Touching lives with hope playing the role of a Son, brotherfriend, philosopher and guide and everything else in that order
    of harmony is what makes the blog
    usher well in an age of mundane and materialistic monotony.
    Coming as I do from value
    vested and
    culture embraced nation, India, I have an irresistible urge to borrow words of wisdom from poet Laureate Tagore to
    show how appropriate these are connecting to Jacob’s blog.

    They
    run like this….

    Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards
    perfection,

    where the clear stream of reason
    has not lost its way into the dreary

    desert sand of dead habit,

    where words come from the depths of truth..

    where the world has not been broken into fragments by narrow
    domestic walls…

    I am
    more than convinced Jacob has
    started his Mission humanity in the
    right earnest and

    with
    his fountain of never say die energy and indomitable will to succeed he will
    leave

    indelible impressions on the sands of time.


    Tryst with destiny ” Glorious destiny, is what Jacob is destined to embrace as
    he launches

    anew
    to usher like a champion and harbinger
    of a new hope in a world of turmoil and
    tumult.

    These are not words to lure
    Jacob to find his way to my sweet Home to surprise us all.

    He
    already mesmerized my family with his touchingly humane and inspiringly down to
    earth

    manners. And I have no
    doubt he has that magic in him to endear himself to anyone he comes
    incontact with. A naturally God given gift.
    IT IS NICE TO BE IMPORTANT..
    BUT …
    IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO BE NICE…
    jacob’s values reflect  that spirit in word and ded.
    GOODLUCK AND GODSPEED TO HIM

    Goodluck and Godspeed.

    RAVI BALA
    NEW YORK

  • Bradley Seefeldt
    Reply

    “What is your life’s purpose?” First thing to come to my mind was “To live” Then it gets deeper. It’s not just to live, but to live life well and on my own terms. It’s like that saying “the things you own will someday own you!” that’s where I’m at now. But on that note life is not bad, it’s just not what I thought it was going to be. So I have started to make changes and plans that will get me to a place where I have never really been. Free! well at least to a point that is. So I guess the real answer to that question of “what is my life’s purpose?” To live a free and healthy life on my own terms with no regrets when it ends.
    P.S. It could Also be to have the Business I am starting up and running by the end of the year lol.

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