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Find and Follow Your Purpose with Jeff Goins

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If you’re like me, you have struggled (many times perhaps) with the big question: What should I do for my career?

And if you’re like me, you’ve tried a lot of different things.

Do you feel stressed about finding THE THING you’re supposed to do?

If so, today’s episode of The School of Greatness is for you.

Jeff Goins is a popular blogger and author who just wrote a book on this very idea. But what he found out in the process of writing it my surprise you.

Jeff had nearly finished the book (a seven step guide to finding the work you’re meant to do) when he decided to collect a few stories to beef it up.

The people he talked to to get these stories opened his eyes to a whole other side of finding your purpose. And he re-wrote the book.

In our conversation, we cover the heart of the matter: what if we don’t have one purpose in this life? What if we’re built to do many things and it’s about the journey of discovering those talents that teaches us what we’re here to learn?

Jeff tells some amazing stories in this episode of the people he met, and we dive deep into both of our own personal experiences finding our work.

If you’ve ever wondered about these ideas, get ready to be inspired and validated by Episode 160 with Jeff Goins.

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“What makes a life extraordinary is not the chances you get but what you do with them.”

Some questions I ask:

  • How did you discover what you’re meant to do?
  • Why did you get depressed after you became a successful author?
  • What is the first step to discovering your calling?
  • How do you know when to listen to your fears and when to ignore them?
  • Why do we have such a commitment problem as a society?
  • What is accidental apprenticeship?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • There is no one moment you reach when you figure out what you’re meant to do
  • Why waiting to “figure it out” before you take a step forward in your career is a bad idea

“Clarity tends to come with action.”

  • The role of catastrophes to shift our trajectory off our plan and onto what we should be doing
  • The thing that you do with your life is not just about you
  • The value in looking back at your life to know what to do next

“Life is lived forward but it’s understood backward.”

  • Why we feel fulfilled when we are doing things that make us uncomfortable
  • A polymath – someone who has different interests and skills
  • Why we need to think of mentorship as having many people in your life who you learn from – not one formal relationship
  • Plus much more…

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 “Your vocation is the place where your deepest joy meets the world’s deepest need.” – Frederick Buechner

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