Hi, I’m David – the designer and facilitator of Purpose in Action. I’m a highly skilled multi-industry performer and Business Graduate – but my life really took off when I branched out on my own – spearheading a succession of projects addressing specific social and environmental issues. Before long I had a stable, loving partner, a family to care for and a tremendously rewarding business supporting other men to make similar leaps in progress; but it didn’t come easily.
Growing up I felt that I often lacked guidance and structure – I wasn’t sure where my journey would take me, but I sensed that the pathways I was being offered were too restrictive to satisfy my yearning for Purpose.
Money, stability, the respect of your peers – these are all great things to have in your life – but I realised that without a deeper, richer, more intrinsic motivational force spurring me on, these gifts just fell flat.
I therefore felt no choice but to beat my own path towards success; and now I take the experience I’ve accrued along the way – as an entrepreneur, a facilitator, a martial artist and a father – and use it to inspire and inform others who feel as daunted as I did when I set out on my own adventure.
Let’s not sugar-coat it – our planet is in a state right now. No one group of people is responsible for this, but we can no longer hide from the reality that many of our brothers have dropped the ball.
Throughout history, men have always been the protectors and builders of society. When we consider this common heritage, it becomes clear that civilisations fall as a consequence of the weakness of men. When our assertive masculine traits go unchecked, greed and violence rule. When these muscles are permitted to atrophy, complacency and cowardice steal the show.
It’s easy to see both at work in the world today. While some men insist on ravaging the earth – shoveling its finite resources into their already bulging coffers – others stand by and complain, doing nothing; lacking the steel to claim the resources that were always theirs to claim.
If men are the cause of so many of society’s ills, however, then we are also the solution to them. Men have forgotten their sacred duties – their calling and their Purpose – we must become protectors and builders once again if we are to shore up the crumbling walls of our culture and preserve the natural systems that we depend upon for our survival.
Only when we exhibit the strength to address our own limitations and the intuition to flow with nature’s currents can our collective predicament change.
Now, it wouldn’t be right for an organisation called Purpose In Action to operate without a clearly defined Purpose of its own, would it! So, here you have it – our reason to be…
…is to counter the infantilisation of British society by shaping a new generation of motivational ‘elders’ – informed, ambitious, emotionally-mature men who can guide others, bolster communities and steward the resources available to them.
… is of a world calibrated to nurture wisdom. By championing formal education programs and facilitating productive, meaningful, self-defining work experience opportunities, we seek to revolutionise how individuals show up for life.
So, that’s all very well and good I hear you say, but how exactly might we go about grounding such lofty notions? It’s one thing to have principles – embodying them is quite another. Here at Purpose in Action, however, we put our time, energy and money where our mouth is – employing three keys to unlock the gates to progress and prosperity. These three keys are:-
We facilitate unique educational opportunities for earnest men – enabling them to become strong and stable within themselves – so that they can, in turn, raise up the people that they care about.
We are consistently nurturing dynamic networks of individuals who collaborate to share resources – intellectual, emotional and physical – for the good of their families and the communities that they belong to.
We support the development of truly regenerative systems of production and distribution – systems that promote biodiversity as they provide for our needs. To this end we offer funding, employees and volunteers to the organisations evolving these essential systems.