Category Archives: Purpose

Career Satisfaction and How We Sabotage It

Most of us approach our lives by way of our conditioning. That is, we make our decisions based on how we were taught. Unfortunately, many of the ideas that have been passed down through generations go against what we really need to do to create and maintain personal happiness.

Here are just a few misconceptions:

Misconception #1: If an established, secure job or relationship no longer makes you happy, something must be wrong with you.

Consider instead: Your life experiences have caused you to grow and change. You are not the same person as you were, so what you are no longer happy with may no longer be a fit.

Misconception #2: Following your heart anywhere except your love life is bound to get you in trouble. Use your rational mind to make decisions.

Consider instead: Your heart is connected to ideas and passions that you do not consciously select and which reside in your being. Think of your heart as the most accurate compass for your life decisions.

Misconception #3: Taking steps backwards financially should be avoided at all costs.

Consider instead: Improving your inner quality of life deserves as much an investment priority as upgrading your external environment and material possessions.

Misconception #4: Having a successful career doing what you love is an unrealistic fantasy that happens only to a lucky few.

Consider instead: What you love is what you are here to do. Expect that you can create a successful career doing it.


A Man On A Mission: Taking Love To The Streets One Soul At A Time

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Imagine you are a history scholar, young father and newly wed in your 30’s, pushing hard for your doctorate from one of the leading universities in the world–and then it happens. You read an old version of the bible and you are blown away.

The experience is life changing and the transformation you embark upon begins with you leaving your doctorate studies for a life preaching “the word.” You begin your journey by inviting homeless people to sleep on your apartment floor every night. Your wife can not agree with your vision and your marriage ends in divorce with your wife and baby moving back to the East Coast.

The culmination of your transformation is your decision to turn in your apartment keys, sell your belongings, and go live in a homeless encampment under a freeway overpass so that you can relate to your “congregation.”

This is no Harlequin novel but rather the real life story, a wonderful read by San Francisco Chronicle’s Kevin Fagan, of Vincent Pannizzo a New Jersey native who was working toward his doctorate in History at the University of California at Berkeley before deciding, in his words, to heed God’s calling and preach “the word.”

What Do You Think Of This Man?

Maybe instead of a never ending stream of headlines about Paris Hilton, our convoluted and corrupt political system, and the ongoing soulless news items we are force fed, maybe we should seek out and make example of stories like Vincent’s story.

It is possible to change minds by simply changing what information you allow into your life? Tell me what you think.

How To Remove The 3 Roadblocks To Change: Fears, Limited Beliefs, Commitment

Inspirational author Susan Hanshaw in her book, Inner Architect: How To Build The Life You Were Designed To Live, provides something that the popular writing of Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Marc Allen, and Eckhart Tolle often overlooks: how to steps that help implement change. The following are the 3 Roadblocks to Change and an exercise which helps you to begin to implement your action plan.

3 Roadblocks To Change:

1. Fears about your ability to successfully create change

2. Limited beliefs about what you can achieve or who you can become

3. Commitment to taking the necessary steps

For the inner architect evaluation exercise-tool, Personal Steps For Change located on page 6, which gives you the start to a plan of action to change your life, please request your free copy of Chapter 1 “Cultivating Your Mind To Consider Change”:

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Becoming An Inner Architect Tutorial #2: “The First 3 Choices of Change”

You Always Have Choices

According to Susan Hanshaw, author of the new book “Inner Architect: How To Build The Life You Were Designed to Live”, one of the most difficult ideas for people to understand and comprehend in order to take action is the idea of choice. For choice is the precursor to change, and as we can attest, sometimes change can be difficult even painful. If you are feeling stuck, if you are feeling lost, or if you are feeling your career has lost meaning, it is time to focus on the answer:

The First 3 Choices of Change:

1. Option #1: Keep everything Status Quo. Take no action and feel no differently

2. Option #2: Make an adjustment somewhere in an effort to influence positive change

3. Option #3: Let go of your job and find something that fits you better

Susan Hanshaw’s video, #2 in the series “Becoming an inner architect”, supports the idea of choice and the options of choice you now face. These concepts and steps were derived from Chapter 1 “Cultivating Your Mind To Consider Change.”


For details on Susan Hanshaw’s book “Inner Architect: How To Build The Life You Were Designed To Live”, instructions on how to receive a free copy of Chapter 1 “Cultivation Your Mind To Consider Change”, and details about “The Apprentice Contest” reference “Inner Architect’s “How To Build The Life You Were Designed To Live”: New Video Series, Contest, Book.

New Book, New Video Series, New You: inner architect’s 3 Value Propositions

Author and Founder of inner architect, Susan Hanshaw, is producing a how-to video series: “Becoming an inner architect.” The series will support her new book “inner architect: How to Build The Life You Were Designed to Live.” In addition, inner architect is providing the following value propositions:

1. Weekly Video Series: Susan will provide steps, tools, tips, and strategies to help you learn how to acknowledge your career dissatisfaction through awareness, identify your passions, and change your life with purposeful intended results.

2. Free Copy of Chapter 1 : “Cultivating your Mind to Consider Change” of her upcoming book “inner architect: How to Build The Life You Were Designed to Live.”

3. Be An inner architect “Apprentice Contest”: Now you have the chance to voice your opinion, share your stories of change, and inspire others. Participate by ordering your free copy of Chapter 1 and write to us describing your experience(s).

The three best critiques or stories of change that “Cultivating Your Mind to Consider Change” inspires will receive a free copy of “inner architect: How to Build The Life You Were Designed to Live” and a $50 Nordstrom gift certificate!

Take advantage and participate in the fun by emailing your free request for Chapter 1 “Cultivating Your Mind to Consider Change” to

Awareness and Trust: Keys To Leading a Happy-Purpose Driven Life

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What do citizens under the control of the current North Korean regime, people living in the former Fidel Castro cold war communist Cuba, and political prisoners persecuted in China for expressing ideas or free thought have in common? These people are physically and mentally controlled with no freedoms to create or do what they wish to express.

With this in mind, why are so many people in democratic-free America, and other countries, so blind to the freedom they have to change their circumstances, express their thoughts, or create the life they wish to live?

The answer is awareness. People fail to see, believe, or trust that they have the ability to change their reality. They remain painfully unaware of their own choices in life in a world where many people ACTUALLY never have the ability to choose or create their life.

According to Forbes and other leading media sources, over 50% of Americans dislike their work, feel trapped in dead end careers, and remain fearfully unable to leave their source of discomfort.

Once people develop the awareness of the possibilities of a new life, they must build trust in their ability to create the life they wish to lead.

What is Trust? According to author Susan Hanshaw “Trust is a belief that you accept without evidence.” Simply put you know something to be true without having the physical evidence a scientist would demand as proof.

Trust is the secret to living your purpose

Key for Success #1: Trust in your ability to successfully start a new life. Utilize your Substance Factor including past experiences, skills acquired, titles attained, wisdom learned, respect achieved as powerful tools to move forward.

Key for Success #2: Build your trust so that it is stronger than your fear. Believe in your ability to change, stop allowing fear to dictate your choices, and plan to trust in your abilities to move into your new life.

Inner Architect: A New Theme-Reemphasized Focus

Inner Architect, started as the brainchild of author and inspirational speaker Susan Hanshaw, is a multifaceted company pioneering the new frontier of quantum physics’ convergence with metaphysics for human improvement and personal development.

Within this framework resides the empowerment principles you can utilize in order to bring positive change and personal growth into your life. Our focus remains the power of purpose, how to identify your purpose, and the steps and processes to create the reality and life you wish to achieve.

In step with this focus, we are reemphasizing our core principles by utilizing a new theme for both the website and blog. Both the website and blog remain vital and rich sources that will lead you to new awareness, help you identify your purpose, and instruct you on methods to begin a plan of action to achieve the reality you wish to create.

Join us by providing your thoughts and suggestions, give us your opinions, let us know how we are progressing, and tell us what you would like to see from inner architect in the future.