Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose Enabling the whole person with meaning since 1986.

Meaning, Set, Go!

The groundwork for meaning, purpose, and motivation in life and work.
Ninety percent of adults spend half their waking lives doing things they would rather not be doing at places they would rather not be. ~ Barry Schwartz~

The Meaning, Set, Go! (Meaningful Purpose) Workshop is a two-day learning experience where participants learn how to spend their waking lives doing things they love to do, at places and with people they enjoy being with. During the workshop you will explore meaning from several perspectives including individual meaning, relational meaning, meaning at work, and shared meaning; and why meanings matter.  Throughout the workshop learners will be encouraged to individually reflect on the various roles meaning plays throughout daily life, and how they can make significant improvements in personal and professional settings..

So what do you mean?

Meaning is in everything we do.  Whether we are purposeful about what that meaning is in the various elements of our lives or not is another matter.  This workshop aims to help with this by teaching participants to 

  • look at the meaning they place in what they do and how they interact
  • be purposeful in how they carry out their actions
  • find the right kind of motivation to be successful in what they set out to do. 

The workshop also helps you answer questions such as

“How does what I do fit in with my personal meaning?”

“Why is work sometimes so difficult?”

“What could I do to be more invested in my job/relationships/organizations?”

“How does the meaning I give to a particular task affect how I approach it?”

“What are some ways that meaning at work makes a difference?”


These questions are just some that many of us have and can address through understanding more about meaning, purpose, and motivation.  These are the three tenants of this workshop, which will teach participants to better understand the relationship that meaning, purpose, and motivation have with each other, and on the various elements of their work and lives.  

How does “meaning” give a competitive edge in a business setting?

The Meaningful Purpose Workshop is based on the work of Luis A. Marrero, author of the book The Path to a Meaningful Purpose: Psychological Foundations of Logoteleology.  Through this work Luis brings his extensive experience working in corporate environments and executive coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations be more meaning-centered in their work; and to realize the potential that a meaning-aware employee, employer, and the organization overall brings to a corporate culture.  The impact of this approach is something that extends not only to engagement and motivation of individuals, but can lead to a more favorable market view and competitive edge.

Workshop Agenda

Day one:

  • What is meaning?  What is meaningful?  What is meaningless?
  • Sources of meaning: Serving, Craftsmanship, Kinship
  • Breakout exercises to help understand how meaning is contributing to personal and leadership approaches
  • What is purpose? (part 1)

Day two:

  • What is purpose (part 2)
  • Gateways and barriers to success
  • The role of motivation
  • The path ahead: planning to employ meaning, purpose, and motivation to success
  • Understanding others’ meaningful purpose
  • Next steps...

Planned for September 8 and 9 in Mexico City: Club Campestre de la Ciudad de Mexico, Calzada de Tlapan 1978, Col. Country Club, CP. 04220, Delegacion Coyoacan, Mexico D.F. (Tel: [55] 5484-2400).

Facilitated in Spanish by Daniela Soto, and Luis A. Marrero, M.A., RODP, LLP, CEO Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose, Deputy Chairman of the Board and Editor of the International Network for Personal Meaning (INPM) Newsletter, and co-founder of the INPM Meaningful Work Division. Luis is also a member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), co-founder of the Work & Organization Division (WOD), and IPPA/WOD Lead Chair of the Membership and Relations Committee.