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Welcome to The ALISON D. GILBERT Website & Blog
Alison D. Gilbert
Alison D. Gilbert, still filled with passions for professions
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This website is a guide to entrepreneurship based on transforming a passion into a profession by:
• providing a ‘roadmap’ to follow one’s passion
• illustrating the flow from a passion to a profession
• assisting aspiring entrepreneurs to discover a ‘purpose in life’

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The blog is a collection of stories based on my investigative research and writing to:
• stimulate ideas by sharing my passions, interests and concerns
• respond to comments and explore these thoughts
• encourage ongoing dialogue with interested readers

 

The Process To Discover One’s Purpose

THE PROCESS is the journey one takes to realize a professional entity from a passion, in other words to discover one’s purpose. The diagram below identifies PURPOSE in ‘red’ as the fulfillment or intersection of the PROCESS of the four intersections, PASSION, MISSION, VOCATION, PROFESSION.

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Purpose for Being and The Process to Discover It From Airtasker.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Process Is A Roadmap For Many Professional Aspirations

THE PROCESS involves the steps one takes towards entrepreneurship. This process is meant to work for many pursuits guided by a natural flow from a passion towards a profession resulting in its deepest value and greatest joy, in other words, filled with a sense of PURPOSE in one’s life (indicated by the red square in the chart above).

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PASSION

Each journey towards entrepreneurship starts with a passion. Over the three plus decades spanning my business enterprises, I have had several passion filled endeavours. Each followed the same path:
• PASSION-I had a special skill for it
• MISSION-I loved doing it and wanted to do it for more than just my own pleasure
• VOCATION-There was a need for it
• PROFESSION-I produced an income doing it
Each piece flowed spontaneously from one phase to another of the four-fold process giving me an ecstatic sense of a purpose in life as well as an experience of wellbeing.

 

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MISSION

Each venture, project or entity has a unique mission.
A mission always followed this formula:
• WHO does WHAT for WHOM and WHY
I offered a service or provided a product to particular individuals who had a need for it. This either helped them increase their business or improve their health and well being.

 

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VOCATION

Each endeavor that one pursues as more than a hobby goes into the phase of being a vocation, something that one is called to do:
• There may or may not be financial compensation
• It is something one feels drawn to do with or without financial compensation

 

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PROFESSION

Over the decades, I have had a variety of entrepreneurial ventures in a number of disciplines. My process has always followed the roadmap laid out above. My intention here is to show others how to use this process by example:
• Do something one has a passion for
• Have a mission and a skill at it
• Fill an existing need in some aspect of life or the world
• Develop an income producing profession