Why You Should Take Chances

December 10, 2018

Have you ever put yourself at risk in the pursuit of your passion? My guest today has worked in one of Rio’s most dangerous favelas to help at-risk youth through soccer, his name is Joe Hewitt.  He is the CEO and founder of The Sports Creative: a non-profit, creating sports programs and partnerships around the world for at-risk youth.  Through his work, he has seen the devastating effects that homelessness brings to people, which led him to discover his unique purpose.

In this incredible conversation, you will learn:

  • Why slowing-down can be beneficial in discovering your passions
  • What inspired Joe to start his own non-profit
  • How-to rediscover your passions
  • The challenges involved in starting your own organization
  • How Joe discovered his passion for helping at-risk youth 

Joe can inspire us all to see how the benefits of pursuing his passion outweigh the risks he takes in doing so. 

SOME QUESTIONS I ASK JOE:

  • When did your passion find a purpose?
  • Have you ever wanted to give up on your passion?
  • What is it like to put yourself at risk to help others?

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Who was your inspiration for following Passion & Purpose?

Thanks so much for listening!

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How To Build Your Tribe

December 4, 2018

Today’s guest is one of America’s top cultural development experts.  He helps leading organizations build healthy, high-performing environments through inspiration and innovation.  His is clients include: Apple, Google, Red Bull, Snapchat, and even Walt Disney.  His name is Philip Folsom, also known as, “The Tribe Guy.”  He turns teams into tribes using methods such as Tibetan death cave meditation and equestrian therapy.  Learn how his unique childhood guided him to his passion and purpose today.

In this inspiring conversation, you will learn:

  • How to go from being team to becoming a tribe
  • The two things that create psychological well-being
  • The difference between a tribe and a community
  • How focusing on your passions can lead you to your purpose
  • The benefits of building a tribe

In today’s episode, listen to Philip explain how you can heal the world around you by building your tribe and connecting with others.

SOME QUESTIONS I ASK PHILIP:

  • Have you always had a tribe of people surrounding you?
  • What happens when you can't find your dream job?

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Who was your inspiration for following Passion & Purpose?

Thanks so much for listening!

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Why You Should Follow Your Heart

November 26, 2018

Our guest today is an artist, an entrepreneur and now Children’s Museum curator, California. His name is Matt Hanover and he is pursuing his passion for art by opening an interactive museum, designed to promote creativity and diversity among children. Although, it took an apparent heart-attack in 2012 and some advice from Malcolm Forbes for Matt to realize that his passions aren’t something to be put-off.

In this enlightening conversation, you will learn:

  • How to combat self-doubt
  • Ways in which painting can be helpful to you
  • How to know you’ve found your purpose
  • The mental health benefits that can be achieved through creating
  • How having a mentor can be useful to you 

Learn how Matt realized the importance of chasing your passions.  His story can be a lesson to us all in understanding that we should follow our heart to pursue what will truly make us happy.

SOME QUESTIONS I ASK MATT:

  • What was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to be an artist?
  • What is the hardest thing about being an artist?
  • How did passion show up in your life as a child?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Who was your inspiration for following Passion & Purpose?

Thanks so much for listening!

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How To Be Your Authentic Self

November 19, 2018

As one of Hollywood’s top acting coaches, our guest today has been called on by independent film award winners, Oscar nominees and even Emmy Award winners for his expertise. Over the years, he has worked with hundreds of artists and actors. His name is Guy Camilleri: acting coach, actor and poet.  There is no-doubt he has passion because at just 16 years old, he ran away from home, stole a car and drove halfway across America to fulfill his dream of surfing the North Shore in Hawaii.  He would go to great lengths to meet his passions but what he lacked was a purpose.

 In this inspiring conversation, you will learn:

  • How to live in the moment
  • Ways in which you can begin to live your authentic life
  • How building a your own, personal character can help you gain control in your life
  • What your idea of ‘home’ says about who you are
  • How to discover your own voice

Discover how Guy found his purpose in life and how living in the moment can help you find your authentic voice.

SOME QUESTIONS I ASK GUY:

  • What is an actor?
  • Why are you an actor?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Who was your inspiration for following Passion & Purpose?

Thanks so much for listening!

 

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How To Follow Your Own Destiny

November 12, 2018

Have your parents ever tried to live vicariously through you?  For our guest today, that was what most of his early-life was controlled by: another person's desires.  Ian Winer is an investment expert and a frequent contributor on CNN Money, Fox Business, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, and The Financial Times.  He took his skills in the hockey rink to WestPoint and was eventually led all the way to Wall Street.  Learn how Ian was able to reclaim his identity by embracing fear and setting out on an adventure of self-discovery that gave him a new perspective and purpose in life. 

In this exciting conversation you will learn:

  • How Ian redefined success for himself
  • How to take your skills and turn them into success
  • How to maintain your core-self during times of change
  • What holds people back from their passions most-often
  • How to get out of your own way and embrace the fear of change

Ian’s story can inspire us all to ask “Why?” in our daily lives and teach us that we each have our own, unique purpose.

SOME QUESTIONS I ASK IAN:

  • What stops you from making changes to step into your best self?
  • How has human connection impacted your success?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Who was your inspiration for following Passion & Purpose?

Thanks so much for listening!

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Why You Need To Embrace The Uncertainty

November 5, 2018

My guest today is an award-winning travel photographer who stumbled upon her passion by complete accident. She has had her work featured by National Geographic, Whole Foods, Hilton Hotels, Porsche, and Food & Wine Magazine. She was the first architect photographer to be awarded the Fulbright Specialist Grant and has published 15 books of her own.  Her name is Jill Paider, author of Carry-On Only and well-known world traveler. 

In this inspiring conversation, you will learn:

  • How Jill discovered her passion for photography
  • How uncertainty in your life can lead to the most personal growth
  • The importance of exercising your choice
  • How to set aside your fears and truly pursue your passion
  • How Jill was able to embrace anxiety and turn it into success

Learn how Jill’s willingness to fail and take chances led her to the unexpected discovery of her now, passion and purpose.  Jill is an inspiration to anyone who is “too scared” to follow and embrace their true passion. 

I'm excited to share this with you!

SOME QUESTIONS I ASK JILL:

  • What advice do you have for someone who has yet to find their passion and purpose?
  • What is your definition of passion?
  • What advice would you give to someone who knows their passion but has yet to embrace it?

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Who was your inspiration for following Passion & Purpose?

Thanks so much for listening. 

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How to Find Your Cause and Why We All Need One

October 29, 2018

My guest today has been shot at, stabbed with a machete and held as a captive in a maxim-security Japanese prison, all in the pursuit of his unique passion. He has traveled the world as a wildlife conversationalist, protecting endangered animals. Whether he is performing citizens’ arrests in Japan or rappelling from helicopters in Costa Rica, it is all in the quest of fulfilling his life purpose. 

In this thrilling conversation with Pete Bethune, you with learn:

  • How Pete has risked his life for his passion.
  • How you can stand up for a worthy cause
  • What it means to really make a difference in the world
  • Where Pete’s passion for conservation came from
  • How his passion has impacted his wife and kids

Pete will go to great lengths to pursue his passion. Pete’s story is a call to action to anyone who is struggling to figure out how they can give back to the earth and society.

I'm so excited to share this with you!  

SOME QUESTIONS I ASK PETE:

  • How do you continue to do what you do, considering the risks involved?
  • How do you suggest that people take a stand today?
  • When did you realize there was no turning back?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Who was your inspiration for following Passion & Purpose?

Thanks so much for listening!

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Eco-Vegan Living For A Healthier Lifestyle

October 22, 2018

Since going vegetarian and then vegan in 2003, Whitney Lauritsen has grown her planet-friendly lifestyle into a successful brand. In 2008 Whitney founded Eco-Vegan Gal, a prolific YouTube channel which documents her life of eco-conscious veganism. Whitney has offered several e-books, taught classes at BlogHer Food, and participated in panels for Fitness Magazine and the blog WELL Summit. She has used her digital platform to educate and inspire others to live happy healthy lives.

In this inspiring conversation, you with learn:

  • Where Whitney’s passion for performing came from
  • How she discovered veganism
  • How her background as a filmmaker lead her to where she is today
  • How veganism has impacted her history and helped with her eating disorder
  • How she knew this was her purpose in life

I have followed Whitney’s career for a number a number of years as I looked into veganism and vegetarianism myself. Her story provides great insight into how one discovers and pursues their own passion and purpose.

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Using the Power of Passion To Enroll People Around You

October 15, 2018

Can you remember your first passion as a kid and that overwhelming feeling of wanting to throw yourself into it four hours on end?

With our guest today, Chris Strompolos, you will learn what it is like to return to that childhood passion. After seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark as a young boy, Chris left with a newfound purpose.  He spent the next 8 summers remaking the film but at 19, decided filming had to come to an end. What was once the center of his life, was soon forgotten. Many years later, after searching for a new drive in life, the film was found and ended up being seen by the likes of Harry Knowles, Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth, and the grandmasters: Steven Spielberg and George Lucas themselves.

The result: A fantastic new documentary from Netflix called "Raiders The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made" where they follow Chris as he reunites the old team to finally film the last elusive scene that got away from them. But returning to your original childhood passion isn't all roses. 

In this inspiring conversation, you will learn:

  • What inspired Chris to remake Indiana Jones Raiders of The Lost Ark in the first place
  • How to reach your goals when faced with adversity and rejection
  • What it feels like when you discover your true passion (away from the ego)
  • How pursuing your passions can impact those around you
  • What it’s like to rediscover passions you had as a kid

Chris’ story can be a lesson to us all and remind us of the thrill of reconnecting with our childhood dreams.

SOME QUESTIONS I ASK CHRIS:

  • What was the purpose of making your film?
  • Did you ever leave a different movie and think: “Why don’t I remake this one too?”
  • Was making the film worth the cost?
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Why You Don’t Need a Life Plan

October 8, 2018

Can you imagine getting to work with one of Hollywood's biggest stars each and every day, traveling the world, and living the high life?

Kerry David didn't just imagine, she set her sights on a goal and wouldn't let anyone tell her 'no'. And that's the story of Kerry's success; from producing movies that have grossed over a billion dollars through to her new charity Over And Above Africa.

In this fantastically inspiring conversation, you with learn:

  • What Kerry was told as a child that made her never question following Passion & Purpose
  • Why Tom Cruise is a Hollywood powerhouse
  • What to do if you don't know your Passion & Purpose
  • How she doesn't believe in creating big plans for the future
  • How she makes sure she grows as a person at least once a week

Laura’s story has been a source of inspiration during my own health struggles with ulcerative colitis. Her determination to live life to the fullest is a lesson we all could benefit from.

SOME QUESTIONS I ASK KERRY:

  • How did you land your dream job in Hollywood?
  • How do you find your passion and purpose?
  • How do you make a movie for peanuts?

LINKS FROM THE INTERVIEW:

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Who was your inspiration for following Passion & Purpose?

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