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A podcast to help high achievers like you get to know yourself deeply, find meaning and fulfillment, and go from doing what you CAN do to what you were BORN to do.

Host Amanda Miller Littlejohn shares personal brand insights to help you explore your depth and substance over the superficiality of being seen.

If you've followed a prescribed path, feel like you've done everything right yet are STILL in search of yourself, join Amanda as she shares tools to help you clear a path to your purpose.

PURPOSESCAPING w/Amanda Miller Littlejohn | Personal Branding Self Actualization Through the Seasons Amanda Miller Littlejohn

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A podcast to help high achievers like you get to know yourself deeply, find meaning and fulfillment, and go from doing what you CAN do to what you were BORN to do.

Host Amanda Miller Littlejohn shares personal brand insights to help you explore your depth and substance over the superficiality of being seen.

If you've followed a prescribed path, feel like you've done everything right yet are STILL in search of yourself, join Amanda as she shares tools to help you clear a path to your purpose.

    10 - What are you making a past season mean?

    10 - What are you making a past season mean?

    If you tried something in the past and it didn’t work - i.e. you tried to charge for your services and got rejected, you went up on your prices and got ignored, you pitched the media and got ghosted - what are you making that mean about you?

    And how are you letting it impact how you move forward today?

    IMPORTANT DISTINCTION: Experiencing a failure doesn’t make you a failure. So don’t let a past failure or season of failure DEFINE you.

    You tried it. It didn’t work *that* time. It happens.

    Try something else.

    Don’t let what didn’t work cripple you forever.

    Don’t define yourself by the failure, just find a winning strategy and try again.

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    • 9 min
    09 - Your path is waiting to be cleared

    09 - Your path is waiting to be cleared

    I recently had the incredible fortune to be interviewed by my dear friend James S. Walker on his podcast, One Quick Point. 

    As this was my first interview about the PURPOSESCAPING idea, James was generous enough to allow me to cross-post it here and make it an official episode. I think you learn a lot about someone when you hear them interviewed, and since James is one of my oldest post-college friends, the discussion was one I didn't want you to miss!

    Take a listen and while you're at it, subscribe to One Quick Point to hear more of James's strategy and insights on business, culture, and communications.



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    Thank you to Connor Benjamin Littlejohn for the original theme song and music production. Follow him on Instagram @connorblittlejohn and Soundcloud @DJ Connor B


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    08 - Your next season is calling you to dream BEYOND your means

    08 - Your next season is calling you to dream BEYOND your means

    To answer the call is to live beyond your means, and accept an invitation to go higher up in your own evolution. In Purposescaping, I teach a principle called “spiraling up” which means taking everything you’ve learned about yourself on one level and refining it so you have an even more narrow, more focused iteration of your calling on the next level. Imagine a pyramid that gets narrower and narrower as you approach the top. That’s the path to your purpose. And as you spiral up to each subsequent level, the levels get more focused.

    You “spiral up” enough times over the course of your life and you find yourself walking in a version of your purpose that only you can occupy.

    But the first step of getting to that hyper-focused version of the purpose that was designed specifically for you and only you is essentially a faith walk. It’s answering a call when you’re not sure where the call is leading you - where the journey is taking you, whether this crazy idea of yours is going to work or not.

    I can’t tell you whether anything you do or anything you try will work. But I can tell you that a part of the journey to clearing a pathway to what you were meant to do with your life comes in large part from acting, moving, making mistakes, learning from those mistakes, refining, recrafting, eliminating the excess, and pruning away the branches that are dead and stalling your future growth.

    Remember:  your next level was already promised to you. How do you know? You know it was promised to you and only you because the call keeps calling you and only you. No one else can hear your call. No one else can see your path with the clarity you see it. But nobody else can validate it for you. No one else can confirm it. No one else can tell you they see what you see.

    And I believe you see it. You just may not be allowing yourself to answer it by taking that first step because it feels almost like a mirage. You’re afraid you’re stepping out over a cliff into nothingness because you have no proof there’s solid ground to support your next step. You’re trying to live within your means by sticking to what you know.

    And yet the call keeps calling, daring you to evolve.

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    07 - Are you in an EXPIRED season?

    07 - Are you in an EXPIRED season?

    It's okay to let go of a season, even if that season has served you. This is an episode about obedience.

    Purposescaping is largely about learning how to read the signs and answer the call for your life. But what happens when you hear the call for something different but you ignore it because


    a.) you're comfortable where you are and don't want to be inconvenienced by the unknown. You don't want to be a beginner again.
    b.) you're proud of the level you're on. You worked hard to get there, and it feels like you'll be "throwing away" all the hard work it took to arrive.

    Well, I'm here to share that even when the season you're in has served you well, it's okay to let go of it if you're being called to something higher.

    Here are 5 signs you're in an expired season and it's time for you to let go.


     You're coasting. For me, I've literally said to myself "I'm coasting off of a past version of myself...." I know I'm in an expired season when I'm not working hard to grow. I'm not innovating. I'm not looking for new solutions. I'm just coasting off of what's worked in the past. And yes that yields some good stuff. Yes, that will yield revenue even, but it's nowhere near what I could have if I let go of what feels comfortable and lean into what's beckoning me.

    You have no questions because there's nothing new to learn. If you are no longer looking for new ways to grow because you're being stretched, you've likely stayed on this level too long.

    You're bored. You're bored because you've outgrown an old version of yourself. That old self may have served you quite well, made you a lot of money, won you accolades in an industry you don't care about anymore. But if you're feeling antsy and wondering "what's next?" you already know this season has expired.

    You're unimpressed with yourself. This is true for so many of my clients. Like them, you are so impressive to other people - you look like a success to other people but you don't FEEL like a success to yourself because you know you've yet to scratch the surface of your capabilities. You're doing what you can do, but not what you were born to do, and even if you can't put their finger on what you ultimately should be doing, you know that there's got to be more than this.

    Thinking about your next level gives you anxiety. You're scared to answer the call because you're low-key afraid of your own power. You have never put it in 5th gear before and that unknown realm frightens you. What if you can't hack it on the next level? What if there's more to do and learn than you anticipated and you're not up for the challenge? If you're having thoughts like this, you already know. You're in an expired season.


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    • 10 min
    06 - Seasons of Purpose: WINTER - DECISIONS

    06 - Seasons of Purpose: WINTER - DECISIONS

    WINTER - the last season and final grandmother episode. I have really enjoyed basking in my grandmother's wisdom and letting her warm voice wash over me. I hope you've enjoyed listening to her, too.

    Here are my key takeaways from the winter season:


    Winter is about DECISIONS. Decisions are necessary if you want to move with purpose. You need a season of evaluation and assessment so you know whether your efforts are yielding fruit, and if you should change your methods.

    The first type of decision to make is about the crops. Do you want to take the "crops" of your past into the spring planting season? Do you want to increase the amount you plant? Do you need to move your crops to different parts of the field? Or do you want to try something new altogether?

    The next type of decision to make is about machinery. During the busy seasons of growth and harvest, you may have experienced mechanical breakdowns, or observed parts that need to be replaced. Now is the time to make those replacements and upgrades. Note - you may have OUTGROWN the machinery of this season and can't take it with you into the spring. So now's the time to evaluate whether the machinery you have still fits the type of job you have to do and if not, where will you upgrade and with what? Whew! That's a WORD. Where do YOU need to upgrade?

    Rest is not really rest. It's like taking vitamins that are necessary for optimal growth.

    Winter is a season for "plowing under" - turning the ground over to give it air, refresh it and bring stagnant soil up to the surface. What aspects of your life and purpose do you need to plow under, bring to the surface, and potentially give new life?

    Winter is NECESSARY. The soil needs a break. You need a break. You cannot bloom year-round.

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    • 20 min
    05 - Seasons of Purpose: FALL HARVEST

    05 - Seasons of Purpose: FALL HARVEST

    Another grandmother episode! I just love hearing from her about her experiences on a farm and this metaphor we can use for our own purpose.

    Here are my key takeaways from the fall harvest season:


    Crop rotation is key. You can't plant the same thing over and over on the same plot of land. You can't do the same thing over and over as it pertains to your goals, dreams and purpose - you have to explore the different facets of yourself, stretch yourself and learn more about how you tick. Time changes all things - even you.

    There is no specific deadline to harvest your crop, but you don't have forever. Even though you've put in the hard work to plant and grow and protect your crop from predators, you can't leave it in the ground forever. You have to put it to use before it expires.

    Just as there are threats to growth, there are threats to fully grown harvests. Practically speaking, I see aging and time as my own personal threats because I know I won't always have the energy and youth to do many of the things I dream up as this version of myself. Another practical threat to a harvest could be physical health, available free time or financial resources to commit to exploring your purpose.

    Don't rest on your harvest (laurels). Be present to your success, but always keep an eye toward the future and use any season as success to look for clues about what you may want to do in the future.



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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Reesh Peesh ,

My Reflections...🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

My reflections after finishing the first six episodes of Purposescaping:
1. This is so rich!
2. Amanda is everyone’s friend in their head.
3. Amanda seemingly effortlessly drops truth and unpacks it in an approachable, very illuminating way.
4. Truth is interrelated and interconnected. Amanda’s observations of nature and earth resonate so deeply as truth.
5. I LOVE Amanda’s grandmother’s voice, literally and figuratively. It is soothing, wise and brings such an authenticity. It makes me feel so connected to her, her family and her story, which is what, I think, inspires #2.
6. The intro/outro production is 🔥🔥🔥!

Lissforu ,

Great theme song +!

Jamming to the theme song. I love the concept of purposescaping. Definitely giving me guidance and structure in the current season. I look forward to continuing to follow this work. Thank you AML!

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