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Found: Purpose. No Previous Owners. POA

This is a book review. This is based on my reading of the book Soul’d Out; Your guide to finding your life purpose by Sashka Hanna-Rappl.

I received a review copy of the book as a gift as I’ve done some work with the author. This does not influence my opinion. Please also note, as a trained Discovery Expert (I’m professionally trained in careers and life guidance since 2001), my opinion may be different to yours.

There’s a plethora of find your purpose books on the internet, and then there are the blogs, the physical books, the videos, and the podcasts. This is an incredibly busy industry because one in three workers are in the wrong job and this statistic doesn’t include those not working because they have no idea what they want to do.

There’s a lot of people who hit mid-life and realise their life isn’t what they thought it would be… If this is you, then this is the book for you.

This is where Soul’d Out: Finding Your Life Purpose comes in. The book is divided into three sections:

  1. Dreams
  2. Purpose
  3. Life-Purpose Formula

It opens with the story of someone who was awakened by the author at a live event.

Then the book moves t0 your dreams after reminding you of how lost you can feel for not being chosen, you know the bit with the heavens opening and sparkly rays of light picking you out. This feeling is the one that we all have in common. You feel someone else is the chosen one, partially because you don’t understand your own uniqueness and also because you think you’re the only one who feels this way. This is why university is so life changing for students – they discover others who feel exactly like they do.

The mid-section of the book is the part that I enjoyed the most. Here the author talks about alter-characters and values as well as your purpose. As you read through the sections the author shares her experiences and wisdom. There’s nothing held back, you hear about the author’s success, her perceived failings and how these led to her life’s purpose. This is very inspirational.

The final chapter is around working this out for yourself and owning your decisions. This is your life, and whatever you decide you’re responsible for it.


The author reminds you that your purpose and fulfilling it doesn’t happen over night. You don’t discover your calling and feel satisfaction immediately. This is something that you ease into and the journey is often better than the destination.


If you’re lost and you’re looking, you will find it. This book will help you start your journey to find your purpose. If you email in your receipt to the book you can get the worksheets that will help you articulate your thoughts and feelings.

Where you go on your journey after finding your purpose? I guess that’s book two.

You can get Soul’d Out: Finding Your Life Purpose here


About the Author Jackie Groundsell

MD of Birds on the Blog, 1230 The Women's Company | international speaker | trainer | connector | mentor | wearer of pink hair

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