Welcome—we’re excited to have you here! The Powered by Purpose blog is meant to provide information, thoughts, ideas and inspiration for exploring, discovering and living your life with purpose.

While United Way of Central Iowa is behind the Powered by Purpose initiative, the Powered by Purpose team includes several community partners who are equally invested in helping our community better understand the power of purpose for everyone. For that reason, we will invite many people to contribute to this blog, providing different perspectives and expertise for thought-provoking blog posts.

Our Powered by Purpose team will also share resources in the form of article links, books, podcasts, events, videos and more. Please note that not everyone may agree with or even like some of these resources or their perspectives—and that’s ok. We know that purpose comes in many different varieties—it’s up to you to decide what fits for you.

Let’s get started

To get you started, we’re linking to some introductory information on purpose below. There is a lot more on the Powered by Purpose website, and even more in a toolkit provided within the online Purpose Journey portal. But for now, here are some basics to get you started and maybe even inspired:

What is Purpose? – Greater Good Magazine
What Is My Purpose in Life? – Simon T. Bailey
The ‘Why’ Behind Our Work: What Is ‘Purpose,’ and Do We Need It? – Forbes

If you haven’t already, you might also consider registering for our monthly e-newsletter and signing up for our Purpose Journey. We’ll highlight a recent or relevant blog post along with other resources, but you’ll still want to check back here often for new posts.

Thank you for joining us, and we wish you the best on your journey to purpose!

Powered by Purpose team

TAGS: Health, Powered by Purpose

Erin Drinnin

About The Author: Erin Drinnin

Erin Drinnin is United Way's Community Impact Officer for Health.