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How to Unlock and Activate Your God-Given Potential & Find Your True Life Purpose with Laura Whitaker, CEO of ESP

Laura Hope Whitaker is an enthusiastic, thoughtful and energetic leader and CEO of ESP. As CEO, Laura uses her faith along with her leadership and management strengths to manage staff, oversee multiple year-round programs and raise funds to run Extra Special People. 

Episode 7 encourages you to tap into your God-given gifts and discover your purpose through serving others. Laura emphasizes the importance of waiting on God and listening for His guidance in shaping the direction of our lives. She assures us that God will lead and guide us step by step. Laura offers this valuable reminder when seeking our gifts and talents: "Know yourself, lead yourself; know others, lead others." Additionally, Caroline and Laura discuss the significance of Sabbath and soul rest. Prioritizing rest and renewal is crucial for living a transformed life and fulfilling God's calling.


Episode 7 takeaways: 

  • “The best way to find your purpose is in the service of others”

  • JOY: Jesus, Others, Yourself

  • True joy comes from going out & giving - “the joy exchange”

  • Encouragement for finding yourself:

  • Serve those around you

  • Ask people around you

  • Personality tests!

  • Ask yourself  “What do people thank you for?”

  • Anything worth doing is hard → “no grit, no pearl”

  • Lean into the awkward - connect with people that are different

  • Awkward is the first step to “aha”


Romans 12:12:

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”


2 Corinthians 12:9: 

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”


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