The FutureWise Playbook

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Finding our PURPOSE and POWER is one of life’s greatest challenges.  There are only a handful of people that seem to be born with this gift, but for most of us, it can take half a lifetime or more, before these two P & P elements come together, while for many others, it NEVER ever really happens.  Why?

There are a variety of core reasons, and in today’s world, the task is made all the more difficult by the many distractions and disruptions in our lives, along with the competing demands that society places on us. Added to this is the accelerating “outside noise” and chaos that often surrounds us, creating the “inside noise” that makes it difficult to hear our own inner voice.

Society provides many clues and examples about PURPOSE and POWER.   Advertisements, movies, and books portray people who have power or who are in the process of discovering their purpose.  We often admire and identify with these celebrities, athletes, friends, social media influencers, etc. because they seem to have it all “together”.  But what we’ve pretty much all discovered by now, is that what looks good on the surface, often doesn’t  really represent the true reality and what’s really going on “under the radar”.

In order to truly discover one’s PURPOSE and POWER, and to maintain it for life’s  “long haul”, we need a framework, a plan, and a set of “tools” that will not only help us become more clear about what we want in life, but will also help us stay motivated, persistent and resilient when life throws us its next curve.


The FutureWise Playbook for developing POWER and PURPOSE, uses a method called the 5 STEP P.A.U.S.E.  This change strategy is based on the integration of five steps, ending in the final ELEVATION or developmental change process. 

The P.A.U.S.E. process is based on individual differences, personalized according to ages and stages of development. While the five steps of P.A.U.S.E. remain the same (P. PREPARE, A. ATTUNE, U. UNCOVER, S. SHIFT, E. ELEVATE ) the specific tools within each step are tailored to the needs of the individual using the process.  

Neuroscience research provides the scientific foundations for how the changing brain is continually rewiring itself (neuroplasticity) according to the differences in our incoming field of information input. Everyone is uniquely different, because everyone’s brain has been exposed to different types of information at different ages and stages of development.  This fact is the foundation for brain based programs designed to modify human behavior, and is critical to how the 5 STEP P.A.U.S.E. is designed and used for positive change.