How do you find your calling? How do you focus to follow it? On the Love Your Work podcast I interview entrepreneurs, authors, and startup founders who have carved out success by their own definition.
How did they turn setbacks into opportunities? How did they discover their passion? How did they overcome doubt and emotional obstacles? I dig into all of this and more, trying to crack the code for fulfilling work.
I first discovered the work of Seth Godin about 13 years ago. Since then he’s helped me think about how to make work that’s remarkable – The Purple Cow. He’s shown me how to think about having a direct relationship with my customers – with Permission Marketing. He’s shown me how to push through when things get tough – with The Dip.
Not too long after moving to Colombia, Danny Michelwicz got obsessed with cacao, the raw material that’s used to make chocolate. Since then, he’s been learning about the craft of sourcing cacao and making chocolate, learning about his new country in the process, and working to have an impact on an underserved region. keep on reading »
Sometimes, to make a breakthrough, you have to partner up with “the man.” Sometimes it’s worth it. But, don’t jump at every chance you get. I recently had an opportunity to join a podcast network. In fact, it was a very good podcast network. keep on reading »
May 5th, 1979. It was a jovial atmosphere. A new person was coming into the world. But as soon as the child was born, the room went quiet. The doctors predicted the baby wouldn’t make it through the next 24 hours. Now, over 35 years later, as that baby, now an adult, would joke in his TEDx talk – all of those doctors are dead. And Sean Stephenson (@theseantourage) is the only doctor that remains. keep on reading »
Ned Scott (@certainassets, Steemit: @ned is trying to reinvent the way content gets made. He wants you to get paid in the process. Ned is the co-founder of a cryptocurrency called STEEM, and he’s CEO of a website that runs on STEEM, called Steemit. keep on reading »
Warren Buffett and I were neighbors. He lived in his famously modest house on Farnam. I lived in a $535-a-month 1-bedroom, in a basement with moldy carpet, several blocks down, on 49th. keep on reading »