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Dan Cumberland

Posts by: Dan Cumberland

Dan Cumberland is on a mission to push you into the places meaning, life, & work intersect. He is the author of The Meaning Manifesto. Read more about him here, and connect with him on facebook and twitter.

Sabbaticals Are For Everyone: Why, How, and When

- - Interview, Podcast, Work

Today’s episode is a little different. In my conversation with Corbett Barr in the last episode, I was struck by the role that time off played in his career shift. We talked about it as both a “sabbatical” and a “vision quest”. Though most people might be familier with these idea, it is commonly something reserved for clergy and teachers.

Today, I wanted to explore the idea of intentional time off for everyone, so I got together with my good friend Lacy Clark Ellman. Lacy is a spiritual director and blogger who writes around idea of intentionality in life. She also has just returned from a sabbatical.

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How Extended Time Off Can Help You Succeed with Corbett Barr

Corbett Barr is an entrepreneur and blogger. He is a cofounder of Fizzle.co — an online community built around business training for entrepreneurs.

Corbett’s work took a dramatic turn when he left the traditional venture capital startup world to ask the question, what else could he do. I found his thoughtfulness around what he does and why he does it to be very inspiring, and I hope that you will too.

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The Hero’s Journey and Your Work

- - Inspiration, Podcast

Everyone loves a good story.
We gather around tables with friends and tell stories.
We listen to podcasts that tell stories.
We watch movies, plays, and read books that all tell stories.
And we do this for a reason— we want to be moved. We want to be caught up in something.
But more than just entertainment, the greatest stories— the ones that you keep coming back to, and the ones that resonate with you deeply— those stories tell you something about the world and yourself.

In this episode, host Dan Cumberland reflects on the qualities of a good story and what they can teach us about ourselves and our search for purpose and meaning in our work.
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Pivoting Into Your Calling with Branden Harvey

Branden Harvey is a storyteller who uses photography, social media, and many other mediums to tell of the good in the world.  He’s the host of the Sounds Good Podcast and writes weekly about best things happening in the world in his Goodnewsletter.

 

I had the chance to talk with Branden about his ever changing work, the importance of pivoting and adapting, and why he does what the does.  It was a fantastic conversation.  Branden is charismatic and kind.  We had a lot of fun connecting.

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From Fulfilling Expectations to Creating Your Career with Eleazar Ruiz

Eleazar Ruiz is a graphic designer, writer, and entrepreneur. I was introduced to Eleazar’s work by a listener, and I’m so grateful for that connection. Eleazar and I got together in person on a sunny summer day at my studio in Seattle. I really appreciated my time with Eleazar, so much so that I commissioned him shortly after to create the first artwork for this podcast. So you’re likely already familier with his work.

As you’ll hear in the interview, Eleazar has a heart for people, and he’s done some work to build a career that fits him. I was inspired by his story, and I hope you will be too.

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