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Celebrate #42daysofpurpose

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Believe it or not, we’re almost halfway through 2014. Now is the ideal time to revisit our new-year goals, assess our progress, and reflect on the reasons why you set those goals in the first place. Understanding the purpose behind your goals and visualizing your desired outcome may be key to your development.

Kicking off July 7th, join us in celebrating #42DaysofPurpose, tipping our hats to SAP’s 42 years of innovation, as we explore the deeper reason we come to work each day. Follow us on #LifeatSAP Facebook and Twitter for tips on how to discover and live your purpose, feel good stories, movie trivia and contests (see details below). 

Have Fun and Do Good

Help us reach our goal of raising $4,200 for the HOPE Foundation by participating in #42DaysofPurpose! Everyone is welcome to participate, whether or not you work SAP. Every bit of involvement counts to help others find their purpose while donating to a great cause! Each day throughout the 42days has a different theme…

Give More Mondays:

Follow Life at SAP FB posts about #42daysofpurpose. For every comment, like, and share we’ll donate $2.

Tuesday through Fridays:

Check out #42daysofpurpose tweets on @lifeatsap twitter. For every retweet, favorite, or reply we’ll donate $1.  You will also have a chance to win a #RunwithPurpose tshirt.

And here are the themes:

Movie Tuesdays

Showcase Story Wednesdays

Article Thursdays

Feel Good Fridays

Get yourself ready for #42DaysofPurpose! Find 3 questions below.  The first person to reply correctly to the following questions in the comments below will win a #RunwithPurpose t-shirt.Harrison Kalena and Kate.jpg

  1. 1. This man said: “I never did a day’s work in my life — it was all fun.”He greatly influenced the world as a businessman and inventor, best known for his creation of the phonograph. Who is he?

Reflect:  What about your job do you enjoy most? Is it the type of work that you do, the people you work with, or the perks that come along with the job? When we enjoy the work we do, we are more likely to be more productive*.

  1. 2. In this 1993 movie, a weatherman lives the same day over and over, allowing him to look outside himself and at the lives of others.  He then discovers a greater respect for those around him.  What is the movie title?

Reflect:  Has someone else inspired you lately?  What did he or she do to inspire you?  Check out What Inspires the World’s Top Leaders and get inspired by someone else today.

  1. 3. This woman wanted to be a writer from a very early age and actually started to form the idea for her popular book series on a train to London.  Her volume of sales for this series was so high that it has been credited with leading a revival in reading by children.  What is her name and the name of the book series?

Reflect: What impact does your work have on the world around you?  Whatever your role may be understand and appreciate your impact and give yourself a pat on the back from time to time. 

Don’t forget to share your purpose with us through the hashtags:  #42DaysofPurpose #RunwithPurpose #LifeatSAP

I look forward to reflecting on my purpose with you.


  *Gallup : Gallup tells us that disengaged (unhappy) workers cost billions in lost productivity, whereas engaged (happy) employees are more profitable, more customer-focused, safer and more likely to stick around

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      Author's profile photo Rebecca Hamilton
      Rebecca Hamilton

      Question 1: Thomas Edison

      Question 2: Groundhog Day!

      Question 3: JK Rowling; Harry Potter Series

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      That is correct Rebecca.  Congratulations! Please reach out to Melanie VanLeeuwen ( with your where we can send your #RunwithPurpose

      Author's profile photo Jackie Montesinos Suarez
      Jackie Montesinos Suarez

      Great article. Awesome campaign!

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      Former Member

      Thanks Jackie.  The work that you do in Corporate Social Responsibility is definitely and inspiration.

      Author's profile photo Alexandra van der Ploeg
      Alexandra van der Ploeg

      This is going to be a fun 42 days! Great campaign and grea blog!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      42 is always a great number.

      Congrats on the campaign!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Really exciting to explore where tapping into personal and shared purpose can take us!

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      Former Member

      Great article,Innovative Idea...... Awesome campaign! Keep it up......................................