Being an entrepreneur has given me the freedom to find and follow a path that is close to my heart, so I feel truly blessed in many ways.

I didn’t start out thinking this way; I just wanted to put food on the table. It wasn’t until I had reached my financial goals and no longer needed to work that I realized just how passionate I was about my network marketing career. When you love what you do and know that you are contributing to the lives of others, you’ll never work another day in your life!

My personal career and life mission is “to create three-dimensional success by enhancing lives, making a difference and building financial peace.” When looking at the next frontier in the science of success, I realize I’m not alone in modeling this movement of authentic living.

After many years of research into the keys to success, overwhelming evidence shows that we can’t simply chase the dollar; we need to create balance and spend a significant percentage of our lives in contribution if we wish to achieve true and lasting success.

When I asked my friend, empowerment expert Mark Fournier, how he works his life’s purpose into his career, he replied: “My career is my life’s purpose, and if it weren’t, I would make it so, because life is too precious to spend 50 percent of it working at a job I have no passion for.”

Mark went on to suggest that we can use even our love for cooking or dancing to convert our current career into a passion. All it requires is being creative. And if you feel contributing to others is part of your life purpose, Mark points out, you can (and probably ought to) weave this into any career.

Bob Burg and John David Mann’s new book The Go-Giver is an example of how success follows adding value to lives of others without being concerned about the outcome. One of our company’s leaders, Krystal Gray, recently shared with me that she always asks herself if her activities and choices are aligned with her mission, “To motivate, inspire and communicate faith and divine excellence to all who are placed in my life.” Having a clear purpose creates strong boundaries that keep you dedicated, authentic and aligned with your mission.

Take some time to write down the things in life that get you excited, and think about how you can add value to others’ lives. Know that you can make a living doing something you love and that is aligned with your true self. You may find, as I have, that living life according to your basic core values and passions will result in much happiness and success, for yourself as well as for those whose lives you touch along the way.

DONNA JOHNSON has been a top earner and mentor 
in networking marketing for thirty-one years. She resides in
Arizona, Wisconsin and Jamaica. Donna was featured
in the Sept-Oct 2006 issue of
Networking Times.