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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.

Fireside Blog

From the blog of Richard Leider

Blog Posts

Facing Yourself in the Mirror

We’ve all heard the quote, “There’s a reason your windshield is bigger than your rearview mirror; where you’re headed is more important than what you’ve left behind. For many people...

The Signs of Purpose

One of my most treasured books is the classic Self-Renewal by John Gardner, which deals with the decay and renewal of societies, organizations, and individuals. Gardner explored the question of...

Finding Meaning in the Morning

What do caregivers need most to not only survive, but to thrive? No one ever claimed caregiving was easy, but most people don’t realize the incredible sacrifice it takes to...


Power of Purpose Workshop

Richard Leider and MEA Co-Founder and Chief Education Officer Jeff Hamaoui, will co lead  the Mastery Week: Power of Purpose workshop.  The workshop runs from November 6-11, 2023. This workshop is for anyone who will one…

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