“I ask my clients to focus on two things: their genius and their purpose. By honing in on what challenges them intellectually and what fulfills them, they can find work that fits who they are and what they bring to the table (or office).

“If you’re hoping to find your purpose, ask yourself this question: ‘What kind of impact is meaningful to you?’ This is different than asking about your passion, where you would ask yourself, ‘What do you like?’ Passions come and go; purpose involves looking at the impact you want to have in the world and in the lives of others.

“To analyze the impact on others that is meaningful to you, dig deep. What exactly did you do that created the result that you found meaningful? For example, most people find it meaningful to manage other people because it gives them the opportunity to help someone. However, you need to ask yourself what is the unique way that you help others? You manage people in a way that is unique to who you are, whether you know it or not.”

-Laura Garnett, performance consultant