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December 31, 2020 14 mins

When we experience pain it can be easy to try and avoid the suffering that comes with it, but as the author Andrew Buerger reminds us, we have a valuable opportunity to use that pain to fuel our passion and make the world a better place as a result. Check out this episode of On a Positive Note to learn more about making every day a positive day through purpose and passion.


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00:15 Introduction to Andrew Buerger

01:04 Joke about mountain climbing

01:57 Insight about mountain climbing

03:24 The dangers of avoiding pain

05:11 How to turn pain into passion

06:36 Positive stories of turning pain into passion

07:10 A quote from Mark Twain

07:20 The secret to wellness

07:49 Alleviating suffering through Jodi’s Climb for Hope

08:42 The secret to nutrition discovered in Iceland that turned into B’more Organic

09:50 How to make every day a positive day

10:24 A story about not letting pain hold you back

12:40 Where to find Andrew’s book

13:24 The power of having a purpose to wake up every day

14:49 A quote from Viktor Frankl

14:07 Wrap up



Jonas Cain is a Learning Experience Designer and Facilitator of Fascination for Hashtag Positivity, an educational company that helps emerging leaders and their influencers initiate and manage positive change for personal and professional growth.


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