What's Missing From Your Life?
“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” –Albert Einstein
"If you want to teach people a new way of thinking... give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking. " –Buckminster Fuller
To escape the hamster wheel life, you need a new tool.
You need a tool for locating the elements missing from your current way of thinking, and for mapping out the direction of your purpose.
The reality is, you have everything you need to feel fulfilled, on purpose and fully alive. You just can’t see it quite yet.
Purpose: the reason why something is done or created, or for which something exists.
Mapping: the process of symbolizing valuable information in relation to a larger whole.
Flow: complete absorption & genuine satisfaction in what one does - intrinsic purpose.
“Flow is the way people describe their state of mind when consciousness is harmoniously ordered, and they want to pursue whatever they are doing for its own sake.”
– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow
We begin by mapping out the four aspects of your psychological wholeness...
The first aspect of your psychological wholeness is your Essence...
Your Essence is who you are with no obstructions - your flow state, your zone of genius, effortless ease. You didn't earn it, you can't change it, it's just who you are deep inside. You might call it your Higher Self.
Next come your Strengths - the conduit for giving your gifts to the world...
Unlike your Essence, your Strengths can and must be developed. For example, Mozart was a musical genius. He heard entire symphonies in his mind. But only by practicing every day was he able to pour his gifts forth into the world.
By playing to your Strengths, you begin to experience Flow.
Your Downfall knocks you out of Flow…
Your Downfall rears its head when you’re not living your Purpose. Anything you do that takes you out of Flow, even if you’re technically good at it, is in your Downfall.
Shadow is the final aspect of your psychological wholeness, and with good reason…
In your Shadow is everything you hide, repress, and deny. By definition, it is your unconscious. Whatever is missing from your life will, ultimately, be found in your Shadow.
When you begin to make the unconscious conscious, you release the Gold hidden in your Shadow and begin fulfilling your Purpose in life.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ― Howard Thurman
The basic Purpose of every human being is to reclaim the Gold in our Shadow, invest it in developing our Strengths in order to give our gifts to the world in powerful ways that lead to Flow or peak state experiences.
This is the reason you were born. This is how you come alive.
This is your very own Hero's Journey.
Ready to map out the four aspects of your psychological wholeness, retrieve your inner Gold and begin living your unique Purpose in remarkably powerful ways?
Purpose Mapping® is an exhilarating process that illuminates your Essence, Strengths, Downfall & Shadow to show you:
- Why you do what you do - the evidence of your unique Purpose and contribution.
- Direct ways to make the Gold in your Shadow conscious and transform yourself.
- How to elevate your instinctual behaviors, and move from Downfall back to Flow.
...but it’s definitely not for everybody. (In fact, most people would rather not know.)
It’s also a significant investment. Because only those who value their Purpose enough to invest in unearthing it will do the deep inner work needed to experience a life of true fulfillment at the pinnacle of self actualization.
If that’s you, I’d love to gift you with a complimentary call to learn more about what you want to create and what’s getting in your way.
If you’re curious to take a deep dive into your interior landscape and experience the thrill of self-knowledge at a level you never knew was possible, let’s talk.
We’ll tap into what you want most in life, and why you don’t seem to have it.
You’ll get to learn more about the Purpose Mapping® process itself, the logistics and how it all works.
But more importantly, you’ll get to go deep inside and return with a powerful insight that you can apply in your life whether you decide to proceed with the full Purpose Mapping® process, or not.
This is my gift to you because, if you’ve read this far, I believe you are an extraordinary person worthy of knowing yourself more robustly.
And in all transparency, this is one way I express my Purpose, so I often reach my Flow state on these discovery calls, which I love.
Click below to schedule your Purpose Activation Session
Who Is Purpose Mapping® For?
This work is for you if...
- You are in a major life / career / relationship transition and want to make the most of your opportunity for growth, healing and reinvention.
- You are anxious to take your life to the next level, but you need a guidance system and a seasoned coach to get you through the scary places.
- You are fascinated by deep psychology and you crave self-knowledge because you know, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates
- You are absolutely committed to living an extraordinary life, and you are eager to dive in and do the work necessary to fully live your Purpose.
This work is NOT for you if...
- You are comfortable where you are and prefer playing it safe - spinning your wheels (or mine respectfully).
- You believe that “It’s all love & light,” and have no intention of facing your Shadow or discovering the Gold hidden there.
- You are a spectator in life, sitting on the side-lines, or wanting someone else to work harder for your transformation than you are willing to work for it.
- You are a spiritual bypasser, seminar junkie or other form of “all talk, no action” tourist through life.
I especially love working with…
- Deeply Committed Leaders seeking ignition for their rocket fuel.
- High-Achieving Introverts that need a coach who gets their world.
- Misfit Executives / Entrepreneurs craving stable access to their flow state.
If that's you, let's talk.
We’ll explore what you want to create, what is obstructing your flow, and which version of Purpose Mapping® may be the best fit for you right now.
About Craig Filek
I’m a committed partner, father, and philosopher-coach with over 20 years experience facilitating deep, transformative inner work, health & bio-hacking, authentic relating, and agile entrepreneurship.
As a founding member of the Integral Center in Boulder, CO, and enriched by a decade of applied study in Ken Wilber’s Integral philosophy, my work is informed by the factors proven to catalyze human growth and fulfillment.
I created Purpose Mapping® to bring my own life into alignment.
I Still Use It Every Day
(Perhaps like you,) I learned the hard way that success and significance are not the same.
After building a 7-figure business, and what I thought would be my ideal life, I walked away from it all to focus on what matters most: raising my teenage daughter & living my purpose.
“Follow Your Bliss”
Growing up, my godfather blessed every holiday meal with these timeless words spoken by Joseph Campbell.
Enjoying decades of dinner table conversations with professors (from my mother’s world of academia), and executives (from my father’s world of business), I developed a unique view of the high-achiever’s climb up Maslow’s hierarchy of human potential.
As a philosopher-coach, I’m here to guide you through your rich, interior world to the undeniable truth about who you are, why you’re here, and what holds you back from actualizing your full potential.
The Result Is Purpose Mapping®
…a process designed to help high-achievers, like you, reclaim your authenticity and find true fullfillment by using your talents to full capacity, in service to a larger mission.
Executives, entrepreneurs, investors and professionals in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe seek my guidance and support when making life-changing decisions.
If that gets you jazzed click below to schedule your Purpose Activation Session
What Others Are Saying
"PURPOSE MAPPING IS UNLIKE ANYTHING I’VE DONE BEFORE!"
It's informative, insightful, challenging (in all the good ways) and has me feeling on track with my life's mission, inspired to take action. I’m madly in love with this process!
"HELPED ME NAVIGATE SOME BIG DECISIONS"
The directional framework Craig provided keeps deepening and working for me months after our primary work together. Craig does DEEP and AMAZING coaching.
“Plan The Next Stage Of Your Life”
The methods and tools behind this discipline were not made up yesterday. They enable you to confront all dimensions of who you are and forge a new direction.
“Make Your Life Transition Easier”
At the end, I had a serious insight about my work, my values and how to start -- this is something I've been struggling with for about two years.
“I’ve Seen Significant Movement Forward”
This work is deep and layered. It's not just about identifying your Purpose - it's a way to relate with all key aspects of yourself through your Purpose.
“Surprised, Challenged, and Thrilled”
As a psychotherapist I was sure I had a clear sense of my interior, but Wow! I was surprised, challenged and ultimately thrilled by the results.
There you have it. Ready to take a deep dive?
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