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Category "Purpose"

Millennials and How to Be an Adult (at any age!) with Paul Angone

- - Goals, Inspiration, Purpose

Paul Angone has something to say to 20-somethings, but not just 20-somethings. He has something to say to anyone who is in some sort of transition. If you’re asking questions like, What’s next? Who am I? What am I doing with my life?— he has something to say to you.

Paul Angone is an author, speaker, and consultant with a two fold focus, on one hand he helps organizations understand the needs and desires of today’s younger generations.
On the other, he helps people navigate the biggest career and life questions.

He writes at AllGroanup.com and is the author of 101 Secrets for your Twenties, All Groan up, and his newest work, 101 Questions you need to ask in Your Twenties.
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Advocating for the Needs of Others with Brandon Shurr

Brandon Shurr is a community organizer, social worker, and pastor. His work centers around advocacy for people who are marginalized and in need of representation. While you’ll hear lots of conversations on career podcast and blogs about transitioning toward more money or a better lifestyle, we all know there’s more to work than just a paycheck. I found my conversation with Brandon to be a great reminder of this.

Money, though important, isn’t the end all. And working simply for the good of others is a rewarding endeavor in and of itself. Continue Reading

Creating a Legacy with Katherine Paterson

My guest today is literally a living legend — one of a small handful of people selected by the Library of Congress for their contributions to society. She’s the author of many books, a few of which have also become movies. One of the many is the beloved novel, Bridge to Terabithia read in 4th through 6th-grade schools around the world.

I am so grateful to have a chance to interview Katherine. Her wisdom and presence were so refreshing and fun pattern interrupt to the typical guest demographic.

We talked about career, writing, balancing family and work goals, loss and how she got started as a writer later in life than many (which I found to be very encouraging).

Also, I ask all of my guests if there’s anything they’d like to invite listeners to do. Her response is stopped me in my tracks. Make sure to listen through to it.
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The Power of Being Helpful with Jason Zook

In my opinion, Jason Zook is one of the most interesting people online.  I first became aware of him when he had a project called i wear your shirt, where he got sponsors to pay him to wear their t-shirts all month.

Later he wrote a book funded by sponsorships.

Still later he sold his last name — meaning he literally changed his legal name.  And then he did it again.

More recently he’s been selling his future.

As I said, he’s one of the most interesting people online.  Never a dull day with Jason.

I was interested to get a hold of him and ask him the big questions of why he does what he does, and how he’s found his way into the quirky and fun loving online presence that he creates for himself.

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