Connecting With A Purpose
While hitting the streets of the South Bay in Los Angeles to meet people who are a part of the YOU ARE ENOUGH campaign, I am meeting the most amazing people who are showing me how they lead with purpose to make a social impact. I have been delivering campaign yard signs and am hearing more and more how we need to come together as a society in order to help us all feel that we are ok, we matter, and that we are enough just the way we are. Connection is so key right now as we face the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. While many are facing isolation, depression is becoming more prevalent in people’s lives. Therefore, when people connect with one another around a cause that they believe in, they are helping themselves and others feel a sense of self and unity.
One individual I had the honor to meet was Vish Chatterji, an author, business coach, and motivational speaker who is also on running for re-election to the Bay Beach Cities Health District. We talked about so many of us are affected early in life by statements about us not being good enough and how being told this one time can bruise our ego and sense of self and haunt us throughout our lives and careers. In his book, “The Business Casual Yogi, Take Charge of Your Body, Mind & Career, Chatterji helps us learn how to integrate a systematic method to cultivate self-improvement – in work, in relationships, and in life. More and more people are focusing on how to live and work with purpose and it is folks like Chatterji and those I am meeting on the YOU ARE ENOUGH campaign trail that are doing what they can to pave the way to help us all feel a sense of self.