From the Archives: Martha Beck on Finding Your Way

There is so much going on in our lives that sometimes we get a little lost in the weeds. We forget why we work so hard and our ultimate purpose. Renowned life coach and best-selling author Martha Beck stopped by to chat with former SUCCESS Publisher Darren Hardy about finding our way.


  • Society is ever-changing, and so many of the societal structures—businesses and marriages, for example—aren’t there to serve as guide points. Learn why Beck says we need to develop inner guide points to lead us.
  • Clear the clutter from your life so you can focus on one task at a time and avoid the daily distractions and chaos that surround us.
  • Beck says, when we pay attention, we know when we’re focusing on the right things. We feel lighter, more open and healthier. Learn to recognize whether you’re on the right path to finding your purpose.
  • Plus, hear Beck’s three B’s for dealing with a negative response.

Favorite quote from this episode:

“There is such an abundance in our culture right now. At the same time, there’s a lack of direction because there’s so much stuff. The key is to get into a space where there’s not so much clutter. Go into a state of rest so there’s not a frenzied seeking and never being satisfied. For most people, that means getting time alone, getting very still and learning to look inside.”

—Martha Beck

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