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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

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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...

Three Steps to Unlocking Your Purpose

Why Purpose Matters“Why is it so hard to find my life purpose?” “Does it really matter?” There are many reasons. Sometimes the world’s problems just seem too big and we...


2021 Sage-ing International Summit

Richard will be a featured speaker on Day 2 of the Summit on Saturday, October 30th. Ultimately, we all face a powerful choice: whether to “get” old or to “grow” old. Living this choice requires…

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