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The Power Of Purpose

Legendary life coach and best-selling author Richard Leider inspires viewers to enrich their lives.
Courtesy of Stephen Stevens
Legendary life coach and best-selling author Richard Leider inspires viewers to enrich their lives.

Airs Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. on KPBS TV

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Legendary life coach and best-selling author Richard Leider inspires viewers to enrich their lives.
Courtesy of Stephen Stevens
Legendary life coach and best-selling author Richard Leider inspires viewers to enrich their lives.
Give $21/ mo or $252 during our TV Membership Campaign (Nov. 28-Dec. 27)and receive the combo package: “The Power of Purpose” DVD; “On Purpose – In Depth Interviews with Richard Leider” 5-DVD set; 6 month Access to Life Reimagined website; companion book; “Life Reimagined” book by Richard Leider and Alan Webber; and Calling Cards – Uncover Your Calling. This gift also includes enrollment in the myKPBS Savers Club plus additional online access to more than 130,000 merchant offers and printable coupons, as well as a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). The DVD only is available at the $ 72 level, or the a combo with the DVD & book only at $144.
Courtesy of Richard Leider
Give $21/ mo or $252 during our TV Membership Campaign (Nov. 28-Dec. 27)and receive the combo package: “The Power of Purpose” DVD; “On Purpose – In Depth Interviews with Richard Leider” 5-DVD set; 6 month Access to Life Reimagined website; companion book; “Life Reimagined” book by Richard Leider and Alan Webber; and Calling Cards – Uncover Your Calling. This gift also includes enrollment in the myKPBS Savers Club plus additional online access to more than 130,000 merchant offers and printable coupons, as well as a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). The DVD only is available at the $ 72 level, or the a combo with the DVD & book only at $144.

Using wisdom, down-to-earth directness and masterful storytelling, renowned life coach and best-selling author Richard Leider reveals the importance of identifying our individual purpose in "The Power Of Purpose." Purpose provides lives with meaning, and Leider shows how understanding and acting upon our purpose is key to happiness and ultimate fulfillment. With great insight, Leider illuminates how purpose changes at points throughout our lives, including later in life, and offers a practical guide on how to determine our purpose at each of these critical transitions. In addition to illuminating the basic philosophy and underpinnings of living purposefully, Leider reveals a system of key practices that help define purpose, including:

Reflect: Pause before starting the journey to unlock your purpose, get in touch with who you are and what has worked or not worked in your life.

Connect: Request feedback and counsel from your “sounding board” of trusted friends and guides. Others may see you more clearly than you see yourself.

Explore: Test different possibilities; exploring is brainstorming with your life.

Repack: Discover practices for “unpacking” to lighten your load and find new energy and focus.

Act: Start implementing your purpose, trust your gut and begin with small steps if necessary. Taking action will energize you; action is the enemy of fear.

Following these practices and others that Leider reveals will ultimately help individuals find and act upon their “calling” — matching their gifts and passions in service of a greater good in order to make a difference in the world. A significant focus of the program is on transitions in mid-life and beyond. Leider explores how increased longevity raises new opportunities and questions related to purpose in the later years, and reveals how to use those years to best advantage. As Leider puts it, the focus should be on “growing whole — not growing old.” In "The Power Of Purpose," Richard Leider inspires viewers to unlock their unique purpose and act upon that purpose with courage. As a result, not only will their own lives be enhanced and enriched, but the lives of their families and society as well.

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Richard Leider: The Power Of Purpose