The Ultimate Life Purpose Guide

One of the hugest questions you can ask is, “What’s my purpose in life?”

Maybe you’ve also wondered, “‘Who am I?” Or, “What’s my place in the world?”

Purpose is a part of that, too.

Which is why I created this ultimate life purpose guide for you.

Because it’s so important.


It’s so important for everyone to know their purpose and live it, I think. But it’s more than just important for you (if you’re like me, at least).

For you, knowing your purpose is essential.


Because as a person and as an entrepreneur, you want to be true to yourself . . . your unique self.

You want to be authentic.

You want to express yourself your way in your business and in your life, not according to the “shoulds” and “supposed tos” that make you feel like you’re wearing a mask over your real self and hiding who you really are.

And you want to do what has meaning.

So, it’s vital that you understand what life purpose is . . . and what it’s not . . . and how you can discover yours.

I can help you do that in a really cool, fun and effective way that I’ll tell you more about in a bit.

First things, first . . .

What Life Purpose IS

Simply put, it’s your reason for being here . . . why you’re here on this planet at this time.

It’s also:

  • your “highest potential self”
  • your calling
  • your unique contribution to the world
  • a “consciousness to inhabit”
  • who you are at the deepest level . . . and part of your unique self
  • your enduring presence or “I am” or essential self that each of us inhabits
  • your optimal state of being
  • what gives you meaning
  • a “blueprint for your life’s unfolding in accordance with who you are”
  • your right life
  • a journey and a process
  • and your true path

It’s unchanging.

It can be lived in any area of your life, in many ways that are unique to you.

It can be lived at any stage of your life.

And you can choose how you express it . . . or not to express it.

What Life Purpose is NOT

It’s not your job (or your career or your business). This is a myth that many people believe, so it’s really important to understand.

It’s not your passions or strengths or values (which is what you usually find with most of the purpose discovery stuff out there . . . and why it can be so frustrating).

It’s not a goal that you strive to achieve.

But . . .

Because it’s your reason for being . . . why you’re here on this planet at this time . . . it can be expressed through your job or career or business (so it also becomes what you do when your doing is aligned with it).

It can be lived in conjunction with your passions, strengths and values.

And it can include goals that you achieve.

But it’s more than those things.


The Benefits of Knowing Your Life Purpose

“Finding it and living it is the single most important thing you can do.” ~ Richard Unger

Why is finding and living your purpose the most important thing you can do?


1. You understand yourself.

2. You understand others (and have improved relationships as a result).

3. You find meaning and fulfillment in your life (from having answers to the big life questions of what your purpose is and why you’re here).

4. You know your gifts and can share them with the world so you can help and serve others.

5. You know the lessons you’re here to learn.

6. You have the freedom to be authentically you and live fully as who you uniquely are . . . true to yourself . . . with integrity. I define life purpose as “you being fully you” and “the ultimate expression of who you are.”

7. You express that uniqueness your way without the “shoulds,” “supposed tos” and masks.

8. You’re aware of areas where you need improvement, areas where you’re awesome, and have increased self awareness in general.

9. You know the right business for you (one way of expressing your purpose is through your business).

10. You’re able to attract the perfect clients for you because you’re being all of who you are.

How awesome is that?

How NOT Living Your Purpose Affects You

Alternatively, life can be pretty empty, directionless and frustrating when you don’t know and live your purpose.

And you can feel stuck because:

1. You don’t fully understand yourself . . . you lack self awareness.

2. You lack meaning and fulfillment in your life.

3. You may not know your gifts and you may not be sharing them with the world so you can help and serve others.

4. You might not know the lessons you’re here to learn.

5. You don’t have the freedom to be authentically you and live fully as who you uniquely are . . . true to yourself . . . with integrity.

6. You’re not expressing that uniqueness your way (which is creativity) and, instead, you could be living a “should” or a “supposed to.”

7. You may not know the right business for you (which is one way of expressing your purpose) or you aren’t attracting the perfect clients for you (because you’re not being all of who you are).

“Until we recognize and live in accord with our underlying purpose, our life may feel like a puzzle with missing pieces.” ~ Dan Millman

How Your Life Purpose Impacts Your Business

“The ONLY way you’re going to become the you who you’re supposed to be, the ONLY way you are ever going to find fulfillment and true soul satisfaction in your business and the ONLY way you’re going to create financial wealth? Is by being whole-heartedly, passionately, messily, but abso-freaking-lutely you.” ~ Kat Loterzo

Your purpose is your reason for being.

It’s the very core of who you are . . . the core that you express through all you do . . . the ultimate expression of you.

Wouldn’t it just make sense that you’d want that as the foundation of your business?

It gives your business meaning.


Freedom – – freedom of expressing who you’re here to be and what you’re here to do. Of using your gifts. Of sharing your message. Of serving your clients.

When you’re you, people resonate with you . . . or they don’t (which is also a good thing because then you attract the people who are perfect for you).

If you act like someone you’re not, you attract people who resonate with that instead . . . which isn’t who you are. They don’t actually know, like and trust the real you. And . . . you might not really like them either :).

And if you’re fake and you attract those people who resonate with that . . . and then act like your real self later . . . you blow your credibility and trust and your clients say, “Dude, you’re way different than I thought.”

Not a good thing.

Plus, if you hide who you are or put on a “business face” or a “professional face” or another mask that you think is more appropriate, you put out an energy that inhibits your ideal, perfect, dream clients from knowing you and thinking you rock.

And, really, it screws up what you want to do in your business.

As the awesome Erika Lyremark wrote:

“When you are yourself in business, you attract exactly who and what you need.”

How to Discover Your Life Purpose

“Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter . . . What frustrates us and robs our lives of joy is this absence of meaning . . . Does our being alive matter?” ~ Harold S. Kushner

I help you find your true life purpose through a scientific and proven method of hand analysis.

Your life purpose (as well as your life school, life lesson, gifts, personality and many other characteristics) can be seen in your hands . . . in your fingerprints and in the lines and markings on your palms.

How cool is that?

What’s Hand Analysis?

“Hand Analysis is an innovative, non-predictive approach to what hands have to say, pioneered by Richard Unger, founder of the International Institute of Hand Analysis (IIHA). It is a well-researched, repeatable Life Purpose and Personality Psychology assessment tool that has been validated by use with over 150,000 people over the last 35 years.” ~ Ronelle Coburn

Trying to figure out your purpose can be a difficult thing. And, actually, most of the tools out there actually help you discover your passions or your values . . . important things, but not your purpose.

The truth is that it doesn’t have to be so hard.

You have a map of your life purpose right there with you in your hands – – in your fingerprints and the lines and markings on your palms.

You can discover what your hands have to say to you through hand analysis – a method of self awareness and self understanding.

And it’s an objective, scientific and proven method.

In 1979, Richard Unger (founder of the International Institute of Hand Analysis) created a system of hand analysis to determine life purpose.

He created the system after doing a ton of research and after studying over 12,000 hands.

Now, over 150,000 people have hand their fingerprints and hand prints analyzed in this way.

“[Fingerprints] work consistently with everyone, their analysis is teachable and repeatable, and their interpretation is empirically validated by over thirty-five years of research, observation, and use with over 150,000 people.” ~ Ronelle Coburn

Your fingerprints tell you:

  • your life school (sort of the main course you’re taking in this life; many people live like they’re in a different school than they’re actually in and it creates all kinds of frustration and misalignment)
  • your life lesson (the main lesson you’re here to learn . . . and it’s necessary to learn it in order to live your purpose)
  • your life purpose (although there may be lines and markings in your palms that also determine your purpose)

From the rest of the markings in your hands, you can also learn:

  • more about your purpose (and sometimes total clarification of your purpose)
  • your gifts that you’re here to share with the world
  • some aspects of your personality
  • and other helpful information about yourself

When you discover or clarify who you are and what your purpose is by listening to the prints on your fingers, the lines and markings on your hands, and the shape of your hands, you can expect to:

  • be able to express yourself freely
  • live your purpose in your life and business
  • experience the freedom of living your way with no “shoulds”
  • feel aligned with what you’re here to do and who you’re here to be
  • feel clear and confident about your direction

All that awesome stuff you read about above :).

Get your hand analysis here.

What Hand Analysis is NOT

It’s not palm reading (like you might typically think of).

It’ not fortune telling.

It does not predict anything about your life.

And it doesn’t dictate what your life has to be like. You have free choice.

What Can Happen as a Result of Hand Analysis?

A colleague of mine suffered from back pain for a long time.

She was trying to live in the wrong life school . . . but didn’t know it at the time.

Once she had a hand analysis done and discovered the school she was actually in, her pain disappeared because she was no longer trying to force herself into something that really wasn’t a fit for her.

She also became clear about her purpose and it completely changed how she expressed herself through her business.

For me, I knew some parts of my purpose (I do believe that we know it deep down in our core . . . it’s just that it’s usually so hard to find it with the typical methods out there).

But I was unclear.

And I was expressing it in my business in a way that was out of alignment with my purpose and with who I am. I wasn’t happy and something was just “off.”

When I had a hand analysis done, things completely shifted for me. I realized that I wasn’t happy before because I wasn’t doing what I was meant to do.

I felt a freedom I’ve never felt before and I was able to transform my business into what it is now . . . something that is in alignment with who I am . . . something that lets me authentically be me.

“Your purpose is the ultimate expression of who you are.” ~ Leanne Chesser

So, as you can see, it’s really important to understand what life purpose really is and how you can discover yours.

It’s helps you create your best life . . . and your best business.

What was new for you in this life purpose guide? And would you like a hand analysis to find out your purpose? Let me know in the comments.

By | 2018-01-07T23:21:46+00:00 June 22nd, 2014|Life Purpose|113 Comments


  1. Merle June 22, 2014 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    This is a very interesting post Leanne and very well explained about our purpose in life. Thanks for sharing.
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    • Leanne June 24, 2014 at 9:43 am - Reply

      Thanks for your comment, Merle!

  2. Llyane June 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    This is probably very important for health, I agree.
    Had no idea it existed, thank you, Leanne!
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  3. Cathy June 22, 2014 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Direction…that is what I would say knowing my life purpose does for me. If you know why you are here…it makes it much easier to make decisions for sure. There is a lot to think about here. Thanks for the post!

    • Leanne June 24, 2014 at 10:01 am - Reply

      Yes, exactly. Direction and decision-making are huge benefits of knowing your purpose. Thanks for your comment, Cathy!

  4. Dana June 24, 2014 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Too often we forget and get bogged down in the job piece even with our businesses. Great post.

    • Leanne June 24, 2014 at 10:03 am - Reply

      Thanks, Dana. It’s true and it makes a huge difference when we know and focus on our purpose.

  5. Sophia June 24, 2014 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Good article Leanne. How if you are not living your purpose then it can add weight in your life. This can even lead to health issues as there is a misalignment. I was not expecting the hand anaysis towards the end? I’ve heard of palm reading. How long have you been doing this?

    • Leanne June 24, 2014 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      Yes, not living your purpose can definitely be a weight and can create health challenges from the misalignment. Definitely. Not a lot of people know about hand analysis yet :). Palm reading is different. I’ve been in business for about eight years, but with this focus, about a year.

  6. Sally June 24, 2014 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    This is fascinating… I had no idea what Hand Analysis was.

    For me, the best thing about living my life purpose is the sense of fulfillment. It took me a while to figure it out. But what I love to do most is learn and share that learning with like-minded people. Right now I’m focusing my business energies on list building and succeeding online. But I could live my life purpose in so many other ways too.
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    • Leanne June 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      Yes, that’s a key point. You can live your purpose in many different ways in your life and you can have that fulfillment in many areas and, really, at your core.

  7. Judy - Cut the Crap Solutions June 25, 2014 at 11:24 am - Reply

    WOW! This is why I love following other people! I am always fascinated by other people’s expertise and interests! Looking fwd to learning more about it! Good luck, Leanne 🙂

    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 11:28 am - Reply

      Thanks, Judy! I love your comment – – totally made me smile :).

  8. Jennifer Thorne June 25, 2014 at 11:37 am - Reply

    I had no idea this was such a thing. How cool! I guess the saying “The world is in the palm of your hand” is really based in truth.

    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 11:56 am - Reply

      Yes, it is! That’s awesome :). Thanks for your comment, Jennifer!

  9. Peggy June 25, 2014 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    I did this many years ago after a car accident, at a time I had no idea what life might hold. It really did provide guidance.
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    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 3:04 pm - Reply

      I’m glad to hear that you got guidance at that time. It can help in those tragic times of life, for sure.

  10. Amelie June 25, 2014 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Interesting, I always felt values and strengths were part of our life purpose, but I guess it is another box to define ourselves by 🙂


    • Leanne July 24, 2014 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      Values and strengths can be connected . . . and it’s awesome when we can combine them. But they’re different than purpose.

  11. Peggy Nolan June 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Hi Leanne,

    I LOVE this article. I love how you define what your life purpose is and is not. For me, my life purpose is expressed through my writing and photography. And hopefully I help remind others not to take things so seriously and to stop and smell the roses every once in awhile 🙂

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    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 6:20 pm - Reply

      Hi, Peggy! Thanks for your comment and for sharing, too :). I wonder if you have a creativity purpose :). It’s good that you’re living it!

  12. Ruzica June 25, 2014 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    The question of my life, ‘what am I here for?’ Until about a year ago when I got the answer, which’s to find the light and greatness that I really am and then teach others to do the same… Great read!

    Ruzica Kozul
    LOA Life Coach
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    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Mmm. I love it when people find their purpose and live it. It’s beautiful that you help people discover who they really are!

  13. Kimberley Wiggins June 25, 2014 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Wow Leanne, interesting stuff. I never knew these things about hand analysis. I can’t wait to learn more and see how this fits into my purpose.
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    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      Kimberley, thanks for your comment! If you have any questions, let me know :). What’s your purpose (if you’re willing to share)?

  14. Jeanine June 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Hi Leanne!Awesome post. So much of what you wrote resonated with me, about how important it is to know your purpose, and what the consequences can be when you do not. And I love that you shared that it is far more than goals, or even passions. It is about who you are and what you came here to do.Thanks for sharing this information! ~Jeanine

    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      Hi, Jeanine! I hope you’re doing awesome. It’s great to see you. Thanks for your comment!

  15. Denise Dennis June 25, 2014 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Thanks for a great post! I am glad you spend time discussing what life purpose is NOT! Too often, people confuse “life purpose” with “occupation!”


    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 3:06 pm - Reply

      Yes, exactly. That’s one of the most common myths out there.

  16. Melissa Brown, MD June 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    I have heard about hand analysis but wasn’t really sure exactly how that fit in with business but your article really spelled it all out in a very easily understood manner. Thank you for the enlightenment. I work a lot with women who are stressed and this is a great tool to know about to help them find out if they are in the wrong life school, thereby creating or at least adding to their stress! Thank you!
    Best energy,

    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      Hi, Melissa! I’ll be writing some posts in the future that show more about how hand analysis fits with business . . . and it’s because all of what our hands reveal can be expressed in our business, or impact how we relate in our business. Yes, it’s a great tool for the women you work with. Knowing your life school, lesson and purpose can bring a lot of clarity and ease that stress.

  17. Amethyst June 25, 2014 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Awesome post, Leanne! Thanks for sharing so much information about what life purpose is and isn’t!
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    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      Thanks for commenting and for being an awesome teacher about purpose :).

  18. Karen Downing June 25, 2014 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Great post on examining life purpose (and also taking some of the pressure off). It is such an important reminder that our life begins with us. To understand who we are, is to understand our path ahead. I find that for me, past life work has been very helpful at understand the who we are part. Both our challenges and gifts are something that we carry the memory of, when we can unleash their potential, we can accomplish great things!Blessings, Karen Discover 77 Affirmations for Life, Love and Prosperity!

    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm - Reply

      “To understand who we are is to understand our path ahead.” So well said. Thanks for your comment, Karen!

  19. Leanne June 25, 2014 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    That’s how I feel about hand analysis, too, Cindie :). And you hit the nail on the head with your point about your purpose being “who” you are, rather than “what”you do.

  20. Minette June 25, 2014 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    What a great description of life purpose and why we need to know it. I feel so lucky to be clear about my purpose and how I want to show up in the world. I spent too many years feeling stuck and unhappy, knowing I wasn’t on the right path. Now it’s all about fun, freedom and course correction 🙂 Fabulous post!

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    • Leanne July 24, 2014 at 7:03 pm - Reply

      You sound very similar to me :). Stuck before . . . experiencing the freedom now.

  21. Lisa Meisels June 25, 2014 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed this post! I agree that it is so important to be open to receive who you really are and what you came here to accomplish so you can live in the flow and be authentically you in everything you do. I too never knew about Hand Analysis! What a great gift you have! I also loved the quotes scattered throughout your post. Thank you! Lisa Meisels, RD, CHLC

    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Lisa! The flow is a perfect word :). Thanks for your comment!

  22. Marilyn Eppolite June 25, 2014 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Great info on living your life purpose. Thanks for supporting people in being true to themselves in all aspects of their lives!

    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      It’s my purpose and passion to do it :). Thanks for your comment, Marilyn!

  23. Lisa Capehart June 25, 2014 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    Wow, Leanne, what a great awareness tool! I knew about hand analysis, but never realized how valuable it could be for life purpose work. And, of course, I totally agree with you on the importance of living your authentic life and sharing our natural gifts and talents with the world. Thanks for a great post! 🙂

    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm - Reply

      Hi, Lisa! Yes, hand analysis is for life purpose discovery, specifically (as well as life school, life lesson and characteristics about yourself). It’s different than the hand reading you may be familiar with. Thanks for your comment!

  24. Stacy Harshman June 25, 2014 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    I really like your definition of life purpose!

  25. Linda-Ann Stewart June 25, 2014 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad you wrote this post! So many people confuse their purpose with what they do in their occupation. As you say, you can express your purpose through your work, but it doesn’t have to be the same thing. Your points of what a life purpose is are so helpful!

    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 4:59 pm - Reply

      I’m glad it’s helpful, Linda-Ann! The myth about purpose being your occupation is so common. I’m working to bust that! Thanks for your comment!

  26. Maya Pettigrew June 25, 2014 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    I’m still trying to figure out my life purpose but I have learned a lot from what I know is not my life purpose. I definitely want to learn more about the hand analysis. Thanks!

  27. Thanks for this insightful post! I love the reminder to live from your authentic self!

    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      Yes! So important :). Thanks for your comment, Jennifer!

  28. Martha Carnahan June 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Great job of dissecting the elements that contribute to our life purpose. It seems like one of those things that appears simple, but is actually deeply complex. Which means getting down and dirty and messy with one’s life purpose is vital!

    I had a hand analysis reading done several years ago — the same one, I believe (the schools sound familiar). It was VERY powerful and revealed way more about me than I ever thought my little ol’ hand could hold. The person who did it taped my session, so I can go back and re-listen any time I want to reconnect and remind myself.

    For anyone reading this — I definitely recommend the hand analysis!
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    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      SO awesome that you had a hand analysis done. I agree that our hands hold so much info – – way more than I even thought before, too. Thanks for the recommendation and for your comment!

  29. Felicia Streeter June 25, 2014 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Awesome post. A lot of information. This is something I can come back to and use as a guide.

    • Leanne June 25, 2014 at 9:06 pm - Reply

      Hi, Felicia! Thanks. I hope you do use it as a guide. That’s what I intended – – that it’s a resource for people.

  30. Yorinda Wanner June 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Hi Leanne,
    your passion for helping people to understand why finding their life purpose and how to do this radiates from your post.
    This is such comprehensive information on the why and the solution!
    The Hand analysis sounds great!

    Thank you so much for sharing this!
    Love and Light!

    • Leanne June 26, 2014 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      Hi, Yorinda! Thank you :). I’m glad it shows!

  31. april June 27, 2014 at 1:06 am - Reply

    as a coach who works with women fresh out of recovery for anorexia or bulimia, digging deep and discovering their life purpose is key to reaching that next step in their healing journey. something the eating disorder had masked for many years. thank you for an important message, leanne.
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    • Leanne June 27, 2014 at 8:03 am - Reply

      So powerful, April! I love hearing that you focus on life purpose with the women you work with.

  32. Shelley June 27, 2014 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Hi Leanne,
    Great information, on what life purpose is and what it isn’t. There is a lot of confusion out there right now and I’m glad you took the time to make it crystal clear.

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    • Leanne June 28, 2014 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      Hi, Shelley! Thanks for your comment. It’s one of my missions to make it clearer :).

  33. The Food Curator June 29, 2014 at 3:59 am - Reply

    Leanne, Life purpose is something people do overlook as they tend to fall inline with other peoples expectations. Understanding yourself deeply enough to know what you are here to do frees you and gives you focus and happiness in life. Love this post thanks for sharing it!
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  34. HoudaK June 30, 2014 at 3:00 am - Reply

    Great article Leanne. We often get sucked into everyday life and only worry about money, career and other things and we unfortunately overlook our real purpose of existing. Thanks for sharing these points.
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    • Leanne July 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your comment, Houda! You’re right – – everyday things can take up our time and focus, for sure.

  35. Sarupa Shah June 30, 2014 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Hi Leanne life purpose is so important and there are many ways of finding yours. Hand analysis is perfect. Like you I love using hand analysis for my clients too!
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    • Leanne July 2, 2014 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      So awesome! It’s a really powerful tool and method as you know :).

  36. Marquita Herald June 30, 2014 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Well said Leanne! I have no experience with hand analysis so this is very interesting and I look forward to learning more. I was so glad to see your point about how your job is not your purpose! A similar myth is that your purpose is what you’re good at, but you can be good at many things without any of them being your purpose in life.

    I believe most people have an inkling about what their purpose is but it takes a good deal of inner work to become clear about it and the older someone gets the less likely they are to make the effort, which is sad really because every day now there are stories of people making the most amazing dreams come true well into their 70s, 80s and even 90s! Thanks for the inspiration!
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    • Leanne July 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      I agree – – I cover that myth in my free e-book as well. I also find it sad if people are less likely to discover their purpose as they get older . . . we can live it all through our lives.

  37. Chery Schmidt July 3, 2014 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    Hello Leanne, Wow What a great post. I have never heard of hand analysis anywhere other then here on your blog. I am very curious about this.. Perhaps we can get together and go over this together.

    Have a Great 4th of July..Chery :))
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    • Leanne July 4, 2014 at 10:38 am - Reply

      Hi, Chery! It would be awesome to chat. I just moved and my phone and Internet won’t be hooked up until the 9th (I’m at the library using their wifi right now). Let’s connect after the 9th :). I’ll message you on Facebook.

  38. Ron Killian July 6, 2014 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Fantastic post Leanne!

    I’ve heard of and have seen hand writing analysis, but the fingerprint aspect is something I had not heard of. Actually one of my mom’s friends does hand writing analysis, usually it’s entertaining more than anything.

    I have to wonder how many people know their life purpose or even think about it?

    Thanks for the read, I really enjoyed it.
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    • Leanne July 7, 2014 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Hi, Ron! Thanks for your comment! It’s not hand writing analysis that I do . . . I do hand analysis. It’s not about writing at all. It’s about the markings on your hands, including your fingerprints. It’s very scientific and pretty powerful :). A lot of people think about their purpose. It’s one of the greatest questions of life.

  39. nick catricala July 7, 2014 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    You have a very, very interesting article, you explained perfectly for my way of understanding… our purpose in life is important but not many of us truly get it, correct?

    Thanks for sharing.
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    • Leanne July 8, 2014 at 4:19 pm - Reply

      Hi, Nick! Yes, our purpose is extremely important and you’re right that many people don’t truly get it. They often mix their purpose up with certain myths about purpose. Thanks for your comment!

      • Saad July 10, 2014 at 6:25 am - Reply

        I certainly agree Leanne . Purpose is like guiding light something that we all should have.

        I like Allen’s purpose I try to live by this 🙂

        “Our purpose is to be up here to resolve these issues. Our purpose is to be up here and represent the people.”

        – Allen West

        • Leanne July 10, 2014 at 9:06 am - Reply

          Hi, Saad. Thanks for your comment. It’s definitely a guiding light!

      • nick catricala July 14, 2014 at 4:01 pm - Reply

        I come back fro more insights on life purpose.. wow, you know what? I received many more than last time and most fo all, since I had more time I took a look at the links you have listed which I did not do it last time I was here…

        You truly done a great job to research and compile so many great info and wow, the list of “What Life Purpose is” is very handy in case we get sidetracked..

        Thanks once again for your effort to support so many in this field.

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        • Leanne July 14, 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

          Awesome that you were able to check out more links and I’m glad you got more insights :). I LOVE supporting people in this area and I’m very happy to be able to spread this message, not only about purpose, but about authenticity (knowing and being yourself) and self worth (loving yourself and letting that spread and ripple out into all areas of your life, to others, and across the whole world).

  40. David Merrill 101 July 12, 2014 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    It’s certainly liberating when we are able to understand and commit to live out our life purpose, Leanne.

    I’m not familiar with how hand analysis actually works, but I know that your body always reflects your inner being. So it makes sense that interior discovery can follow exterior examinations.

    Iridology is a study of eye structures that reflect the health/malady of your inner organs. Herbert Sheldon understood human behaviour through studies of their constitutional characterists (somatotypolgy). And there are many other ways in which scientists and therapists have explored a person’s physical aspects to illumine their inner characteristics, be they physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological.

    Knowing how significant our life purpose is, we do need to explore ways to recognize it. Thanks for sharing how you go about doing that for folks.
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    • Leanne July 13, 2014 at 7:43 am - Reply

      I absolutely agree that our inner being is reflected in our body. I have a friend who does iridology, so I’m a little bit familiar with that. Thanks for sharing that info – – I might use it as a way to describe hand analysis now :).

  41. Mark July 12, 2014 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Nice article Leanne!

    I’m glad you clarified what a “hand analysis” isn’t! Because sadly the two things you mentioned, palm reading or fortune telling were my first two clueless guesses!

    You covered so many eye opening points so well! And you’ve obviously found your true purpose and passion in life! May the rest of us, be as blessed as well!
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    • Leanne July 13, 2014 at 7:44 am - Reply

      Thanks for your comment, Mark! Palm reading is often what people think of when I mention hand analysis . . . but I’m on an education mission to change that and bring awareness :).

  42. William Earl Amis, Jr. III July 13, 2014 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Living a life of service. This is the ultimate choice I have found to be my passion. Hey, each one of us live to be needed and wanted. So, instead of wondering what your purpose is. Be clever and accept what makes you feel good and is ethical.

    Bringing smiles and joy to people I meet, is my passion. My joy is giving from my heart. I would do anything ethical for anyone who came to me and it was in my power to do, something.

    I found at a young age. I love being needed and lived to serve others. No matter me being without. I felt something would change for me if I focus on other’s needs. I appreciate the things I have, not what I do not have!

    Thanks for bringing a freshness into my life. I love your character and enthusiasm. You are passionate about all things you decide to be committed to, that I find a common bond.
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    • Leanne July 14, 2014 at 10:50 am - Reply

      It sounds like you’ve found your purpose, or at least a major aspect of your life called life school, and that’s service. It’s also your passion. That’s awesome. It’s not everyone’s passion or purpose, though, even though we all can do things to serve others (and I hope we do :)). So, it’s important for people to find out what their own specific purpose is so they can be as fulfilled and excited as you are about yours and so they can contribute to the world in their own way :). I agree about the common bond – – I appreciate the passion that I hear in your words as well.

  43. Kyle Nelson July 14, 2014 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Leanne – -Great post and always love to see new perspectives of life purpose and being reminded at what i am striving for in life. . . II have to agree with you 100% when you say “It’s not your job (or your career or your business).” Many people think that your passion and purpose is driven by your job rather it should be that your job is driven by parts of your purpose. When you can contribute a factor of your daily life life your career towards your life purpose that is different then what you mention. Hope you get what i mean 😉
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    • Leanne July 14, 2014 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      Kyle, I like how you worded that: “Many people think that your passion and purpose is driven by your job rather it should be that your job is driven by parts of your purpose.” I’m not totally sure what you mean by the second to last sentence, though. Can you clarify?

      • Kyle Nelson July 14, 2014 at 6:50 pm - Reply

        Hey Leanna, looks like i had some typos and came out weird. What i was trying to get across is although ones passion or life purpose is not their career, it is great when your career can be a contributing factor to your life purpose. . . hope that makes more sense!
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        • Leanne July 15, 2014 at 8:14 am - Reply

          Oh! Totally makes sense now. When you can express your purpose through your business and when you’re also passionate about it, it’s the most awesome thing.

  44. Carrie Leigh Sandoval July 17, 2014 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Hi Leanne,

    Thank you so much for stopping by my facebook page to share this post! I loved reading it and love your site! My purpose became clear to me in one of my darkest moments and was later confirmed again and again and again. Once, even through hand analysis! Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world in such a beautiful way.

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    • Leanne July 17, 2014 at 8:23 am - Reply

      Carrie, thanks for stopping by to check it out! SO awesome that you know your purpose and that hand analysis confirmed it :).

  45. Ceejae Devine July 19, 2014 at 7:08 pm - Reply


    Thank you for sharing the way you’ve discovered to help people determine their life purposes. I found mine through a progression in time and I’m telling the stories. Glad we’ve connected!
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    • Leanne July 19, 2014 at 8:02 pm - Reply

      That’s awesome that you discovered yours. Glad we’ve connected, too! Thanks for your comment, Ceejae!

  46. Willena Flewelling July 21, 2014 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Very interesting article, Leanne, and well put together! So many people have never found their life purpose. As a result, not only are they unfulfilled, but others miss out on what they would have received, had they been living according to their life purpose.

    My mom likes to say, “You learn something new every day!” And, well… I’ve never heard of hand analysis before.
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    • Leanne July 21, 2014 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      Yes, exactly! And awesome that you learned something :). It’s a really powerful tool.

  47. Stephana Johnson July 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    YES! Spot on! Such a difference in our world if we fully know who we are and with clarity and confidence step out and up to bring our gifts to the world! Great article! Love Ronelle and Richard! Keep up the great work!

    • Leanne July 23, 2014 at 1:43 pm - Reply

      Stephana, so well said – – it would absolutely make a difference in the world. I see huge ripple effects from knowing, loving and living who we are. Thanks for your comment!

  48. yiye July 23, 2014 at 11:32 am - Reply

    I love this post Leanne! Our Purpose is always evolving as our understanding about ourselves and the Universe expands. To gain deeper understanding of life purpose through hand analysis is beautiful – just like you can feel the essence of the ocean through a drop a seawater.

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    • Leanne July 23, 2014 at 1:42 pm - Reply

      Hi, Yiye! Thanks for your comment! I think our purpose is always the same . . . and how we express it evolves as we evolve as people. Hand analysis is very beautiful because it reveals and clarifies who we are. That’s an awesome thing!

  49. Denise Toffey July 23, 2014 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    You hit the nail right on the head. So much more in life can be explored and enjoyed when we’re living in full blessing of our Life Purpose. Denise Toffey

    • Leanne July 24, 2014 at 8:55 am - Reply

      Hi, Denise! Mmm. Yes . . . expansive is the word that comes to my mind from your comment.

  50. Renae Whitacre July 23, 2014 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Leanne –
    I love how you have incorporated discovering/uncovering your life purpose with hand analysis. It is fun to learn your purpose through different modalities to unveil the nuances we have as individuals and realize the reasons they show up in our personalities.
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    • Leanne July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am - Reply

      Hey, Renae! For me, that’s what hand analysis is all about – – discovering or clarifying your life purpose and also your lesson(s), school and various qualities or characteristics about yourself. I love the modality and prefer it to other methods for discovering life purpose. Some people are able to determine their purpose using intuitive types of methods and that’s awesome. Many people struggle, though, or they mix their purpose up with passions and careers and other things that complement purpose, but are different things. I like hand analysis because it’s straight-forward, scientific, powerful, enlightening and accurate :).

  51. Sarah Arrow July 24, 2014 at 2:21 am - Reply

    Hey Leanne, I love how you’ve cut through the noise in this post to share some life-changing content – I’ve never heard of hand analysis before. You mention that it helped you through back pain and to live your freedoms, how did you feel about this type of analysis prior to living in alignment?

    • Leanne July 24, 2014 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Hey, Sarah! The back pain was a colleague of mine. Before discovering it and before the clarity and alignment it brought me, though, I hadn’t really thought about it. I didn’t know much about it. A lot of people haven’t heard about it yet, which is one reason I’m teaching about it. It’s a powerful tool that I’ve come to really appreciate (obviously, LOL). I’m very open to various types of personal growth stuff, though, and when I heard about it, I studied it like crazy. I’ve found it to be really enlightening for people as well as very accurate.

  52. Nelda July 27, 2014 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Hi Leanne, loved the post on life purpose. As a fellow marketer, it upsets me to see so many “gurus” teaching the “How”….before the “Why” is well-defined, which usually brings about business problems.

    And I’ve never seen anything written about the hand analysis work! Thank you so much for your knowledge and sharing of this.


    • Leanne July 28, 2014 at 8:17 am - Reply

      Nelda, thanks for your comment! I agree that the “why” (the foundational stuff) is necessary first and that problems arise when it’s not in place.

      That’s not everyone’s area of expertise, though. I don’t think they’re being malicious or deceptive in only offering the what/how . . . it’s that they aren’t aware or equipped to teach they why (or that they just don’t focus there).

      I believe in working together for many reasons, and that’s one of them – – I can help people with the foundation and the steps I focus on and then recommend a colleague who can do the next step.

      And I’m glad I can bring more awareness about hand analysis :).

  53. Andy Lockhart August 2, 2014 at 8:44 pm - Reply


    Great post, love your list of purpose. I particularly like the “what gives you meaning” and the hand analysis is interesting. It is great to be identify your gifts.

    Thanks for sharing, Andy
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    • Leanne August 3, 2014 at 2:31 am - Reply

      Thanks, Andy. Yes, it’s great to identify your gifts and purpose (and other things that make you uniquely you) because we’re here to express those things in the world, I believe.

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