In 2013 I made a milestone decision and took a very bold step in life – retire early and walk away from a successful corporate career to pursue a new career as a social entrepreneur. What I found is that it was virtually impossible to fit this BIG DREAM into my then current life. So I took the necessary steps to redesign my life, considering some critical areas such as my faith in God, my personal economy, family and relationships, personal development, and my passion in life. In fact, the theme of my retirement party was “My ReDesigned Life”.
Out of this decision and experience arose a concept referred to as SOAR, an acronym for “Step Out And Redesign You!” The SOAR concept is based on the premise that we are each a unique treasure trove of gifts, talents, dreams and aspirations to be realized in the discovery of purpose and connection with others. This unique God-given treasure trove is the foundational blueprint for our lives and our purpose. The implication and belief is that purpose is not picked but discovered. However, as people grow and develop, they often deviate from the blueprint and go through seasons where it is necessary to tear down and redesign various aspects of their lives to get back on track, either through restoration or transformation.
Personal development is key and is defined here as a life-long continuum of learning, self discovery and accountability.. The redesign process requires courage and the boldness to look at ourselves honestly with a sense of responsibility and accountability for the state of our lives. It also means permitting ourselves to SOAR as high as our heart desires in spite of our circumstances or past. The fundamental belief behind The Place to SOAR is that there is no limit to what individuals can uniquely accomplish in life and how high they SOAR is influenced first by God’s blueprint, then self-discovery and connection to others.
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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
~ God ~