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Everyone is getting old; not everyone is growing old.

But, the path of purposeful aging is accessible to all. And, it’s fundamental to health, happiness, and longevity.

With a focus on growing whole through developing a sense of purpose in later life, this book celebrates the experience of aging with inspiring stories, real-world practices, and provocative questions to help you navigate the path from adulthood to elderhood and to become more authentically the person you always meant to be with each passing year.



Richard Leider

Welcome to the Power of Purpose.

Everything that exists has a purpose. We were born for a reason and we live in a purposeful world. Every one of us has unique gifts and a purpose to use those gifts to contribute value to that world. My purpose is to help you to UNLOCK YOUR PURPOSE

Richard’s books for purposeful living

Richard is the author of eleven books, including three best sellers, and his books have sold over one million copies. Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal growth field.

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From the blog of Richard Leider

Blog Posts

The Ultimate Conversation

How to Die WellDeath is what makes life worth living. It’s true. Death gives life a deadline. It gives a timeframe to do what truly matters in life. Life and...

Can I Make My Life Count?

Every reflective person sooner or later faces certain questions. Erik Erikson taught me, early in my life, that a normal part of adult development is to ask this question: “Can...

Path to Purpose: The Call

An essential practice for recognizing your purpose is: FINDING A NAME FOR IT. THEN, PRACTICING IT. Calling is another name for purpose. Purpose Practice Time Required: Every day for one...


The Power of Purpose Workshop

Richard and Chip Conley, founder of MEA and New York Times bestselling author, will co lead the Mastery Week: The Power of Purpose workshop.  The workshop runs from November 14-19, 2022. MEA is on a…

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