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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

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...

Unlock Your purpose (intentional small p)

I searched “find my purpose” recently and found about 1.5 billion results. It appears that many of us, post-pandemic, are seeking a purposeful life. Many of us struggle to answer...

How Shall We Live?

CAN WE GROW FROM CRISIS?How shall we live post-pandemic? Can we find positive change in this crisis – a new appreciation of life, a newfound sense of personal strength, and...


Edina Chamber of Commerce program

Join best selling author and purpose guru Richard Leider as he helps us navigate these challenges to allow us to say, “Yes!” to life. Richard will be available following his presentation to sign books. Purchase…

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