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Making purpose based decisions with Robin L. Owens Phd



Welcome from your Intuition Queen.


In the 6th Episode of Intuitive Queens Podcast I am interviewing Robin L. Owens Phd.


Robin is the creator of the Purpose Based Decision Making System, which is a method she has created, thanks to her experience, to help her clients finding their purpose based on their passions and values.


WHEN PEOPLE THINK YOU’VE ARRIVED BUT YOU KNOW THAT’S FAR FROM IT


While Robin was about to finish college, she landed what a lot of people would call THE JOB.

At a young age she was the branch manager of a bank which was not normally a job given to people her age.

She was good at it but she didn’t enjoy and deep inside she knew, this was not going to last for long.


At the same time though, everybody thought this was the best opportunity she could get, a job that she could keep for a very long time.


Robin held on to it for as long as she could, until her body started to react to her feeling of unfulfillment.

She started having headaches which were said to be due to stress.

But when one day her nose started bleeding she knew that was it.


ASKING YOURSELF QUESTIONS


That day Robin sat in her car while having lunch and started questioning herself to understand what other job she could apply for.

One thing that she knew and felt strong about, was that she wanted to help other people and make a difference.


After figured that out Robin talked to her mother who could not understand what was wrong with such a job.

Coming from a generation where, the mindset was that a job like that had to be kept.

Nonetheless she gave Robin her support.


At that point, Robin was able to put all her things in order and left her job at the bank.

While trying to figure out what job she could apply for, she realised she loved public speaking.

She now knew that she wanted to make a difference where she could also do public speaking.


Guided by those two passions she found a job as a pre-employment instructor where she had to help women on welfare to find a job.

She loved it!


TIME AND CIRCUMSTANCES MAKE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT OTHER VALUES, YOU HAD NOT CONSIDERED, ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU.


While working in this place Robin understood that financial stability was another value that was extremely important for her.

Since the company she was working for was a private company, there was always a treat they might not have enough funds to continue doing the work.


On the long run, Robin realised that despite the love and passion for this job, financial stability was becoming a more important value.


She decided to move on following the same system she had used before. Asking herself what she would love to do and what was important for her.

She added on to service and public speaking, financial stability and comfortable clothing, which was another thing she didn’t have in the previous job, which turned out to be something that was important for her.


AT TIMES THOUGH, LIFE REDIRECT YOU EVEN WHEN YOU THINK YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH, EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR GUIDE


Thanks to this constant self enquiry, it was not difficult for Robin to find the job she wanted.

She had a very clear understanding of what was important for her, in terms of values, goals and what she loved doing.

She found a job for the state of Connecticut in the department of children and families where she had to investigate cases of child abuse and neglect.


Once again Robin loved her job and she did it with dedication but even this job at some point became something she had to let go of.

This time the recent passing of her mum was taking an emotional toll on her performance and the pain the children were experiencing.

At times, when you think all is going as it should, life happens and you are forced to revise your life and your decisions.


Robin started to have questions on the meaning of life, life after passing and she started questioning her whole life and decisions.

That made her decide to enrolled in grads school again to study religions as she wanted to know more.

She felt this urge need to understand more.


WHEN YOU ALIGN YOURSELF TO YOUR SOUL PURPOSE, THINGS COME TO YOU EASILY


When Robin completed her Phd, she now had a different knowledge and perception.

Her renewed values and passions brought her to decide she wanted to teach at university which still linked her major passions and valued.

Making a difference in people’s life, public speaking, financial stability and comfort where also there.


As it happens when you are aligned, Robin’s friend asked her to teach at her university for summer.

When it was time for Robin, to look for a full-time job and universities to work in, she realised that the university she had worked over summer had everything she loved.

She loved the sense of purpose of the university and the students that were studing there.

She loved it so much that she took home a sweat shirt to be inspired while writing.


However, when she enquired about any positions available to teach religion, she got told that the person that was teaching then, was not going to leave soon.

But Robin persisted and one day she went on the website and saw an opening for that exact position and she knew, that was her job.

Her friends told her to apply for other jobs because that was not how it worked. Only because you think that’s meant for you, won’t necessarily be yours.

But Robin had this feeling that she would get the job and there was absolutely no need for her to apply for other jobs.


It's from her personal experience and her studies that Robin created her Purpose Based Decision Making System, to help people to find their purpose in an easy and simple way.


To learn more about Robin's story and her system, you can listen to the full episode on Itunes and Spotify.


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