Sole-Purpose, or Soul-Purpose?

Things simply aren’t made for one sole purpose. This fact, CitySlips knows best. Begin to ponder the multiple functionings of a variety of items and you’ll realize that your cognitive development has indeed progressed to a point of Piagetian abstractness. All of a sudden yesterday’s fro-yo spoon looks like the perfect shoehorn.

In thinking about this whole potential-use phenomenon, the premise of a sole purpose begins to sound the slightest bit ridiculous. Let’s leave the product realm briefly and speak frankly, in a self-referencing way. Perhaps sole-purpose is more rightly phrased using its homonym, soul-purpose.

Not to be ethereal, or to jump on the holistic, self-appreciating, total and complete humanist bandwagon, but there’s something to be said for recognizing the simple dynamism (oh boy) of the human being. Ladies Who Launch and Savor the Success are a couple of women-supporting sites that encourage entrepreneurial pursuit, involving such recognition of one’s many abilities.

These sources function as possibility playgrounds for women needing inspiration, connection, and resources in navigating their new ventures while pursuing their soul purposes. Featuring ladies who are actively accomplishing and hosting events for the soon-to-be accomplished, the two mentor-like sites have become nationally-recognized tools for entrepreneurial women.

Admittedly, it’s easy to succumb to jealousy in reading some rather bountiful bios, but so what? Succumb to the jealousy, re-harness the energy, and reach out to the business-booming babe. Ask her questions. Invite her to coffee. Pick her brain! Your soul-purpose isn’t her currently-devoted soul-purpose, so ask away and get your own engines fired up.

...I think I can, I think I can...

Check out a snippet of one of LWL’s featured ladies below. Another great college success story 🙂

Susan Gregg Koger

Susan Gregg KogerFounder and Chief Creative Officer , ModCloth

Many college students sell items online to make ends meet during the semester. Little did Featured Lady Susan Gregg Koger know that when she started selling vintage clothing on her website, ModCloth, it would turn into a $50 million dollar company. Founded in 2002 while she was a seventeen year-old undergraduate, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based-company now boasts 108 employees, plans to add offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco this year and quadruple 2009’s sales by the end of 2010. Impressively, over ten million women have viewed the ModCloth website in the last two years.



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