It’s what we all want to find isn’t it? What is my purpose? What am I here to do?
It’s definitely something I ponder regularly and I feel like I’ve gotten a lot closer over the last few years.
My purpose revolves around helping people. I began a degree in Community Development with the intention of entering welfare and social work related employment. While studying, I have been an Early Childhood Educator for a number of years with the idea that I would enter into casework and/or Child Protection.
Then something in me changed and I wanted to explore Law. It’s interesting and I intend to finish my Associate Degree in Legal Studies but it’s ultimately not the industry I want to end up in anymore.
So I formalised my love of massage and healing and began offering relaxation and remedial massages. I grew up playing sports with a like minded father who taught me the importance of seeing medical professionals when my body was in pain and injured.
In a way I was a self taught amateur massage therapist and I used my intuition and self-taught knowledge to identify muscle issues and problems and work to treat them.
I have been described as having ‘magic hands’ because I just know and feel what I’m doing.
Recently, I completed a certificate in Life Coaching (having previously completed introductory modules of counselling which I loved) which gave me new purpose to inspire and motivate people. I am am a very motivated person, often described as a do-er, a go getter, a goal oriented person. It’s who I am to my core.
I have a special interest in sports massage for young athletes where I not only massage for injury prevention and recovery but develop their mindset as well. I discuss body image and empowerment, adequate water intake, the benefits of stretching, the importance of training, visualisation and how essential it is to train your mind as well as your body. Performance and achievement is mental as well as physical. And I like to focus on that.
Which brings me to why I have taken a special interest in young athletes. I want to inspire and motivate people to become the best version of themselves. In business you are encouraged to find your niche, find your target market and create a solution for their problems, to find your purpose. And I think I’ve found it. It requires more refining and research but I’m going to start dabbling in motivational speaking.
Lisa’s Sanctuary was named to reflect a safe space to receive a massage. A place where you didn’t have to be uncomfortable, where if you had a toddler present I would make that work, where if you wanted to vent and talk you were more than welcome to, where self love and self care was highly encouraged and massage celebrated as something you and your body deserved. Lisa’s Sanctuary will now also become a safe space to become the best version of you. It will incorporate the physical act of massage but also the mental stimulation of Life Coaching, motivational speaking, setting your goals and achieving them, identifying your blocks and overcoming them. Become the best version of you.
So what is your purpose? What are you here to do? What makes you happy? What would continue to do if money ceased to exist? What feeds your soul?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.