There’s no magical formula for discovering your Onlyess: no book you can buy, no one person to turn to, nor any test you can take. At the end of the day, you are the one who “knows”. That said, key people in your network can help you uncover clues about your Onlyess; they can help you compare the difference between a world where you’re present and one where you’re not. It can also be helpful to take money out of the equation, and remember that your Onlyness can take its form in activities, hobbies and passion projects outside of your job. Additionally, it can be useful to think of Onlyness as more than just one thing. Instead, our Onlyness lives at the intersections of what we care about–the harmony of your vision, and spot in the world. Finally, consider these words from Shonda Rhimes and this parable about a magical school; both can help bring you closer to uncovering your Onlyness, by putting the focus back on you.
One thing that is clear is that 40 some of you have sent emails or written on the blog, and it is your public comments especially that are helping one another. Thank you. This is why I’ve asked you to share your contributions and ideas. Because when we share what we individually know, or don’t know in many cases, we can learn together, grow together.
Let’s encourage each other to keep that going…
How have you found your Onlyness, what does that mean to you? You can submit right here in our community blog, or connect via Twitter (@Nilofer) or Google+, and hashtag #onlyness. Just remember, there is no right or wrong answer and you can find hints along the way, in your daily journey in your interactions with others, in your passions.
To thank you for your ongoing participation and sharing in our growing community, our Yes & Know friend, Kara Goldin, Co-Founder and CEO of Hint Water is giving this community some gifts. (Don’t you just love gifts?)
Kara followed her dreams and her heart and founded a business that is exploding across the United States. Fortune and Fast Company have both written profiles about her transformative story: She left a comfortable “corporate” world to take a major risk thanks to the power of an idea and her passion to pursue it. We honor her and her company for following her true path to Onlyness.
Next week, one of you will be selected to win a 3-month supply of this delicious water that contains such a “hint” of fruit flavor and nothing else. Hint is completely healthy with no sugars or other additives or chemicals, you will find it completely refreshing and healthy as well. Simply share your thoughts and blogs, feelings and tweets, any and all ideas …and you’ll be entered to win. Gifts like Kara’s are just a way of saying thanks for sharing. And for sharing publicly so others can benefit.