A hobby became an empire

John and Kathy Huggins knew nothing about RVs, podcasting, books or online communities. But, they simply shared with others what they were learning themselves and attracted thousands of followers.

Unexpected business owner

Ray Kroc may have built one of the world's largest fast food franchises in the world. But, that didn't happen until after a chance encounter with two brothers opened his eyes to a new way to serve meals quickly.

Turning pain into purpose

Michelle Weidenbenner was looking forward to retirement when she and her husband gained custody of her two grandchildren. Today, she's helping other grandparents who find themselves called back into parenting.

Are you feeling stuck?

This 96-page book outlines brief profiles of fifty men and women who discovered a renewed sense of purpose after their 50th birthdays. Some of the folks mentioned are well into their 70s, 80s and beyond.

You were created for a specific purpose and instilled with unique traits to help you accomplish that purpose. The challenges that forged your character, the experiences that pushed you to embrace new opportunities, the people who came into and out of your life — everything you’ve endured so far — has prepared you for this moment.

So, if you’re at a stage in life where you wonder if you still have anything meaningful to contribute to the world, rest assured each of these men and women felt the same way. Then, one day, an opportunity presented itself that seemed ideally suited for their unique skills, talent and life experience.

Stepping out on faith to pursue that idea or smoldering desire made all the difference in their lives and to the lives of others. These go-getters found success or fulfillment by following their dreams even when the world was encouraging them to slow down and take it easy.

May their stories inspire you to step out of your comfort zone to embrace the greatness hidden within you. Remember, you were designed for more!