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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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The Benefits of Mindful Journaling with Marc Champagne

Is journaling helpful?  What is mindful journaling, what are it’s benefits, and how do you do it?

These are a few of the questions that I brought to Marc Champagne, the co-founder of Kyo—  a journalling app that seeks to help bring mindfulness to busy modern life.

Marc created Kyo out of his own need and desire.  As it grew, he was faced with a decision— should he risk big and quit a job he loved to pursue a passion project or play it safe?​

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How to Find Work You Love with Scott Barlow

Scott Barlow struggled to land on a major that fit in college.  He just never felt like he knew what he wanted to do. It wasn’t until he was fired from his first job, which he hated, that he really began trying to find something that was a good fit for him. Scott found his way into HR and eventually discovered both a knack for and interest in helping people answer the same kinds of questions that he struggled with back in college.

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Rekindling the Passion in Your Career with Cathy Terepocki

- - Creativity, Podcast, Purpose, Work
What do you do when your art and work no longer give you the same spark it once did?  How do you rediscover it?  After working hard for years to establish herself as a full-time ceramics artist, these are the questions that Cathy Terepocki found herself asking.

Of all the arts to pursue, ceramics would be the most difficult of vocations.  It’s labor intensive.  It’s challenging to scale.  While getting your hands dirty sounds fun, you have to really love it to commit your life to it.

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How to Build a New Year Resolutions Support Team

- - Goals, Purpose, Tools, Work

A young reader emailed me recently about her career goals. She wants to be a researcher and teacher but her friends all just want to play video games. She was struggling with the tension between her goals and her relationships. She felt like they were competing for attention.

I recommended she find some people who could appreciate her goals and who are pursuing similar things. Instead of spending evenings playing games online, she needs people who will share a table full of text books and study with her.
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