Blythe Hill is the founder of an international movement that raises awareness of sex trafficking and supports the work of anti-trafficking and aftercare organizations.
So often we learn about global problems and feel powerless to do anything about them. I love how Blythe’s work offers a way for anyone to help— for anyone to give their time, energy — to take what you have, by way of interests and opportunities, and put it to work for something big in the world.
She’s taking a problem that can feel far away, and offering an invitation to become part of the solution.
I left this conversation feeling inspired and encouraged. I’m so grateful for the work she does, and that she’s the one leading her organization
Leo Babauta is a blogger, author, and teacher. He is the creator of the popular blog zen habits.com. Leo’s work and expertise centers on personal change.
I had the opportunity to speak with Leo about his journey into blogging, and what makes it worth while. And it was such a gift to speak with him. He carries himself with a gentleness and kindness that puts you at ease in his presence. I had so just much fun talking with him.
One of the most common struggles in the search for meaning and purpose is what amounts to a career bait-and-switch. This isn’t intentional, by any means. And it’s often self imposed.
Here’s how it typically goes:
- While in high school, a young man decides that he wants to be a teacher.
- He pursues that job whole-heartedly.
- He gets a degree in teaching and is excited to someday have his own classroom.
- As a soon to be graduating college senior, he does a semester of student teaching.
- During his student teaching, he struggles. Though he loves kids, he doesn’t like having to control them. Though he loves educating, he loathes all the lesson planning that teaching requires.
- He gets his education degree, and lands a job a teaching— because he just needs a job. And again he’s confronted with how much it’s not a good fit for him.
Do you have a dream job? A job that you would take if you were offered it, no matter what?
Many people do. I have a friend who would do anything to work at Pixar. I know others who would love to work at a great tech company like Google, Apple, or Facebook. Or give their time to cool non profit like Charity:Water, or a well branded product-based company like Everlane, Warby Parker, or others.