My background in studying the subject of purpose spans over 25 years and well over 15,000 plus hours discovering how purpose affect the way we think, speak, and behave to achieve the success we desire.
Life has a way of preparing you for a greater purpose. Prior to starting the Purpose Development Institute, my preparation for purpose came in various seasons of my life. Even though my military and college education was in electronics engineering, I could not resist my passion for helping people to achieve their dreams.
The day I sensed the shift: I will never forget the day I felt a major shift in my life. I was working for a major corporation and spent hours of windshield time on the road listening to a legend in success motivation – Paul J. Myers. After a short stint of selling his programs, I was inspired to produce my own content and it was time to make it happen.
The day I started a church: After serving in many support roles in local churches, I launched out in November of 1995 to start Unity is Power Church in Chattanooga, TN. This was my first major step in pursuing my passion to empower people. My tenure as a Pastor afforded me the opportunity to meet some wonderful people and cut my teeth on insight that led to a fresh wind of purpose that changed my life forever.
The day I became an inventor: Along with empowering people, I was also a serial entrepreneur. After chasing the entrepreneur bug in various business endeavors, I invented a plastic food tray and secured the Patent Rights. My passion to succeed led to the licensing of my product to a manufacturer who sold my invention in major retailers such as Wal-Mart and Kohl’s.
The day I got a divorce: After leaving corporate America, struggling in my businesses and closing my church, the day came when I had to face the reality of divorce and homelessness. I would have never guessed in a million years that my strong push to achieve would lead to conditions that made me feel like a failure.
The day I became a New Breed of Achiever: Thirty days after my divorce, I decided to formulate my plan to make a comeback. That was the day I decided to become a New Breed of Achiever and start writing about the Purpose Development industry. In spite of having to sleep out of a church, I was determined to mount my charge and change my conditions.
Eight months after my divorce, I married my beautiful wife “Dr. Lily Jenkins”, and we started our journey of building the Purpose Development Institute. After all the years of study and failure, I finally accepted the reality that I was a writer and a Purpose Development Coach. My passion for empowering people has inspired me to put together one of the most comprehensive body of content that speaks directly to the appetite for purpose for our generation. I’m a witness that regardless of where you are on the timeline of success, becoming a New Breed of Achiever will dramatically impact your life. My only credentials is what the game of life has taught me about purpose. Becoming a New Breed of Achiever is not about fancy endorsements, but life-changing results. It will help you master purpose-oriented development and growth strategies, that will position you to rewrite the codes of success and crush any possibility of failure.
If you’ve never considered hiring a coach, just remember that the cost of not having a Purpose Development Coach is more costly than hiring one. – Donald Jenkins, MPDC