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Why Trying New Things Is Necessary To Find Purpose

Sometimes I encounter someone who thinks discovering their purpose is a straight line, but the truth is—it’s more of an elaborate set of passages that requires trying new things that will equip us for the work we are called to do through our purpose.

After becoming aware of the concept of purpose, Jeanette Peterson has tried her hand at many different things, but let me tell you more about her before we get into her journey.

After serving 11 years in the Air Force, Jeanette Peterson received her Personal Change of Station and left the Air Force at the same time. She wanted a way to live according to her values and to be authentically herself. Now, she’s focused on empowering women to be their authentic selves and to serve well in the process. She 100% believes that we should only work in our zone of genius, which means she will never cook you a meal. I am a jigsaw puzzle lover, nerd, and systems freak. This is why I love my job, solving complex puzzles all day long!

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Trying New Things

In this episode we covered…
  • Jeanette’s first job after high school
  • When Jeanette become aware of the concept of purpose from a Biblical perspective
  • The moment purpose become a priority for her
  • What emotions did experimenting in pursuit of purpose bring up for her 
  • The things Jeanette tried on journey to discover her purpose
  • What she’s learn about herself while trying new things to discover her purpose
  • Where she is now on her journey
  • How she felt God guiding her during this period
  • How her friends and family have responded as they have seen her do what appears to them to be “random things”
  • What keeps her going on the path to purpose

Want More?

If you enjoyed this episode, then you may also enjoy the episode of the show about how to find your unique path to your purpose or this episode detailing how to know if you’re ready to find your purpose.

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You can connect with Jeanette on her


Instagram: @jeanette.peterson

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