Working on Purpose

Working on Purpose

WORK. For some, its utter lack of perceived significance makes them desperately want for something more, while for others being on the job allows the highest level of fulfillment and even provides a centering life purpose. Think about it: We spend at least a full third of our lives either preparing for work via school or actually being in the workforce. Why not look for ways to maximize the meaning, positive sentiment, and performance contribution associated with it? This show explores timely topics about work to help listeners more meaningfully and productively connect with their work, while helping organizations to do the same for their employees. Anyone looking for guidance, inspiration, and examples on how to get unstuck at work or move to a higher level of meaning or contribution will enjoy tuning in. We’ll hear from experts with keen insights into their fields as they relate to meaningful and productive work, and from authors who have contributed their... Show More

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June 13, 2019 50 min

It’s never too late to “hack your career” and create the life you ache for. Of course, you’ll need a system that engages your heart, head, and body and keeps you in “kinetic action” toward working on that audacious goal. We talk with the Talent Architect Melerick Mitchell about his proven system to help you spring yourself from an apathetic or under-fulfilling career to one that gives you greatest access to making the impact worthy... Read more

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Young girls and women across the world can do so much when educated and inspired to live and work to their fullest full potential. What’s needed for girls and women of all ages is a community that nurtures and feeds their growth and development, that teaches them to serve others through humanitarian causes which develops critical self-esteem and confidence, and that gives them access to inspiring examples of girls and women making ... Read more

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Companies increasingly need a high-performing workforce contributing their full talents in order to remain competitive, especially at a time when unemployment is at 3.8 percent. Leaders can create work environments, job tasks, and team interactions that elicit persistence, intensity, and discretionary effort that makes a difference to the bottom line. What they need to distinguish is the difference between extrinsic and intrinsic m... Read more

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Most of us will wrestle with some existential angst over the course of our lives, pondering the essence of our existence and our place in the world. We may dive deeply into a spiritual quest, determined to learn some answers for ourselves. And we may plunge ourselves into completely new personal and professional situations, ever trying to find where we are “supposed” to be in life. But few of us will embark on the intense pursuit o... Read more

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Everyone wants to matter, to make a difference in the time they are walking across the planet. One potent way to matter is to be a leader. And whether your leadership is based on position, expertise, or character – or all three, it is powered by influence, which can be developed in a variety of ways. This episode draws from the leadership lessons in the book, Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise, and ... Read more

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Never doubt the impact of living your purpose and speaking that truth can have. Bob Hopkins is a Dallas philanthropist who has been teaching elementary school children across the world how to volunteer in order to help them become the best version of themselves and contribute dynamically to their communities. In this episode, we talk about some of his programs and the effect they had on then 9-year old Amit Banerjee who could never... Read more

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Starting with the end in mind is a powerful way to steward our lives. All of us hunger to know we matter, that our existence makes a difference in the world somehow. Yet, creating a life of meaningful connection, service to others, and legacy is within our grasp when we reverse engineer our lives. In this episode, we talk with Rabbi Daniel Cohen about the importance of doing so and the rich results it brings. This show is broadca... Read more

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For some, the path to purpose is about healing what is broken in us. It’s a call to finally embrace and lean into treating that which has ailed us often for decades. There is a tendency to be reluctant to accept the call, as the forces pulling us away from that which we were intended test us mightily. In this episode, we hear how Scott Wilson’s crucible moment ultimately gave him the invitation he needed to give up his chase for mo... Read more

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April 19, 2019 50 min

Forward-thinking companies serious about remaining vibrant and competitive recognize the need and benefit to develop women as strong contributing, fulfilled professionals and thought leaders. Women lean toward creating environments where team members are supported in their own growth, enjoy collaborating, and are encouraged to step out and innovate. Diane McClay and Alise Cortez converse on how observing these trends led them to co... Read more

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April 11, 2019 51 min

Becoming present to your purpose and then opting in can be seen as your life’s evolutionary opportunity. What if you consider that your job in life is to become conscious and present to your purpose, and then live it as large as you can to make the most impact you can on the planet and make the world a better place? Would that change the choices you make, the work you do, and how you live your one precious life? Learning how our eg... Read more

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April 3, 2019 50 min

Staying relevant today in business often requires scaling and growing the operation. In addition to addressing the critical processes and procedures to support growth, leaders can powerfully leverage culture to drive top line and bottom-line revenue growth. When done well, a healthy culture with strong leadership shows up with a vibrant, engaged workforce that is focused on outstanding customer service and mutual admiration and res... Read more

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April 1, 2019 47 min

In the crazy hustle of today’s busy life, people crave meaning and purpose. Logotherapy is not just a theory of psychology, but a way of life that focuses on making life meaningful. Add purpose – which includes a focus on something beyond ourselves – and now you’ve got an irresistible mix. As guest Batya Yaniger says, life calls us to courage, to compassion and to authentic being. Viewed in this light, struggles and challenges are ... Read more

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March 20, 2019 49 min

Growing up and graduating high school comes with a lot of stress and pressure in today’s exceedingly competitive times. Experiencing bouts of anxiety and depression is normal for teens – but asking for help is not common. Teen rock star Griffin Holtby (www.griffinholtby.com) shares about his own experience with depression, anxiety, and abandonment and how talking about them openly and “telling his story” while singing on stage has ... Read more

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March 14, 2019 49 min

A "soulful leader, according to Dr. Ciaramicoli, leads with authenticity, integrity, and empathy – and that everyone can tell on a visceral level when in the presence of such a leader. Not only do such leaders employ empathy, which is a powerful assessment and connector tool, but when they lead with “soul” they produce higher financial bottom line results than their colleagues. Creating and leading a workplace that is meaningfully ... Read more

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In this episode we talk about the relationship between money and purpose. It’s a new world out there today. With more people choosing to put off marriage for longer and more marriages ending in divorce, women especially need help learning how to invest and manage their money. The same is true for charities and foundations as they work to increase the size of their endowments and operational capacity. This show is broadcast live o... Read more

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February 28, 2019 50 min

In this conversation, we drink from the inspirational firehouse of a woman on a mission to uplift people, help them find their purpose, and change their lives for the better. We talk about how she developed her voice and message from overcoming difficulties in her own life and how she helps audiences accept the gift of challenging experiences, how to live from their list of IFs (if only), and her fresh take on what she calls the cu... Read more

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February 21, 2019 50 min

In a world of merciless change as a constant, it can be perplexing that so many of us resist it and find ourselves stuck in mindsets that simply don’t serve us well. At the same time, there is much in the world that should change and be reformed, yet stubbornly seems disinclined to do so. Enter Dr. Trillion Small, who’s on fire with a mission to positively change hearts and minds, elevate emotional intelligence, and work toward res... Read more

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February 14, 2019 50 min

Everything in life is energy, and that energy is connected through our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and actions into the cosmic consciousness. Author Raana Zia shares from her new book Your Hidden Light: A Personal Guide to Creating Your Desired Life, including a simple four-step creating process designed to create the reality we so desire. This show is broadcast live on Tuesday's 6PM ET on W4CY Radio – (www.w4cy.com) part of Tal... Read more

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February 7, 2019 49 min

Purpose: It’s worth digging for, and something no one can ever take away from us once we discover it. It gives us courage, clarity, and focus to act in the face of uncertainty, something every leader needs in today’s volatile, ambiguous, and chaotic world. In this episode, Nick Craig shares from his book Leading From Purpose. This show is broadcast live on Tuesday's 6PM ET on W4CY Radio – (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (http:... Read more

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January 31, 2019 50 min

Y Scouts is on a mission to connect 10 million people with work that matters. They’re doing it in a way that completely revamps the way hiring inside companies is done. With candidates, they begin the conversation not with a job requisition listing required skills and experience – but rather a conversation about their own unique “why” in their work. Sounds like a revolution to me! I’m in. Are you? This show is broadcast live on T... Read more

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