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Find Your Calling: How to Look for Your Life’s Work

 

 What is your calling in life, in your career, with your family? One of the most difficult places to be in is seeing others happily hum along in their day jobs or charging ahead to make the world a better place while you’re stuck somewhere in between. If your soul has been gently tugging on your mind, saying that maybe there’s a higher purpose to fulfill, congratulations, you’re in the right place.

 

In this episode of Important Work, we speak about that point in a person’s life where they have tried things to feel a sense of purpose in their work and it just hasn’t panned out. It seems there are seasons of people’s lives; we all run into boredom, irritation, and dissatisfaction, the key is identifying when you’re ready for what’s next and taking the first step to getting there.

 

 

Listen as we discuss how to find your calling, including:

 

  • How to have the courage to try something new
  • What the...
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Surrender to Your Power Zone

 

Do you feel a deep sense of purpose in the work you do? Or, do you feel similar to many, many others who find that getting their “day job” done feels like a hard, uphill battle that leaves them feeling unfulfilled? If you’re living in that space, it’s easy to start believing that a certain hardness is a natural way to live life. It isn’t. We all have a mission in life, the key is knowing how to find purpose in your work.

 

On this episode of Important Work, we talk with Ana Levin about essential steps for finding purpose in your work, or the work that fulfills your heart’s desire. Listen in as we discuss why finding purposeful work starts with a journey within yourself, including:

 

  • Why financial freedom is an important first step
  • How to identify your personal zone of genius
  • Why it feels like some tasks and jobs “don’t fit”
  • Where the clues to your own purpose are hiding
  • Why trial and error are important to...
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How Do I Consistently Create Content When I Don’t Know What to Say?

You have important things to share and passions within your own heart that are bigger than your current pursuits. That’s why you’re here at Important Work, and we’re incredibly grateful you are. If you want to take it to the next level, building an audience for your unique message is absolutely mandatory.

 

To build an audience, you have to be engaging in content marketing on a regular basis, or put more simply, you need to be out there beating the drum and spreading the good word as much as possible.

 

That’s the hard part. When thousands of ideas are swirling around, it’s impossible to know how to organize what to say and how to say it in a way that really lands with people.

 

On this episode of Important Work, we’re answering some of the most common content marketing questions we hear from folks that are looking and needing to start content marketing in a serious way. Be sure to listen now because, on top of that,...

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Want a Fulfilling Career? Make More Marbles (and Masterminds)

 

Are you looking for a more fulfilling career? If so, you’re in good company.

 

Type the word “fulfilling” into your favorite internet search engine and “fulfilling careers” is the second-most-popular search just after “fulfilling definition.” Meaning, there are so many people searching for guidance on getting a more fulfilling career that Google is serving it up as the second-most useful item to show you results for.

 

The robots, Y'all. The robots know we’re yearning for more fulfillment in our careers. Sadly, identifying your own fulfilling career, path or work isn’t a task that a robot can do for you. Happily, this podcast can help you get there.

On this episode of Important Work, we welcome Brad Hart who runs a company called Make More Marbles and hosts a podcast of the same name. Brad grew up on Long Island, where he grew up feeling he never belonged with peers due to home circumstances. When he finally...

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The Mr. Thank You Project

 

In this episode of Important Work, we welcome John Israel, who created a revolution of gratitude with his Mr. Thank You project. He’s sharing his story of expressing gratitude and asking the world to join him in a simple, yet massively ambitious goal.

 

He hopes to inspire 74 million thank you cards to be handwritten and delivered around the globe. That’s 1 percent of the world’s population expressing gratitude to one another! The thing is, it’s catching on fast with numerous national news outlets covering his journey, from Pop Sugar to Good Morning America.

 

 

Listen now and hear his story, including:

 

  • How gratitude through written word can enhance well-being, build community and grow the bottom line
  • How love, generosity, and appreciation inspired the origin story of the Mr. Thank You project
  • What beachside epiphany inspired John to feel a deep gratuity for his life and how he went to work expressing that gratuity
  • How John...
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Seeker: A Journey Towards Wisdom

 

 

If you have an inkling of awareness that you’d like to be on a different path when it comes to your work, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the negative. “I hate this because ____” or “this path is awful because ____” or “these people I work with are terrible because of ____.”

 

However, to really grow into the important work we’re each uniquely qualified to complete, a fundamental mindset shift is required. The situations don’t change, but how we capitalize on them does.

 

On this episode of Important Work, we welcome Dave Jenks. Dave is a lifelong seeker of his important work and joins us to share how to look at your journey as an ever-shifting river where each portion has something new to offer. Listen as we discuss:

 

  • Dave’s journey as an educator, business person, and real estate agent
  • How to build and expand foundational skills to grow into your work
  • Why you should aim to love what...
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You Were Made for More

 

You were made for more important work. Trust me on this.

 

We don’t focus on this in business or marketing but neglect it at your own peril. You may sense it, a gnawing sensation, a splinter in your mind, as I did, that you have a calling that’s not being fulfilled.

 

I would encourage you to bring more soul in your business and connect with your inner self. Today we continue our series on bringing stories of those that have set out on their own important work.

 

 

On this episode of Important Work, we welcome special guest Chas Wilson, co-founder of Master Networks out of Plano, Texas, just north of Dallas. Currently, Chas and his business partner are working on a new book, “Impact,” on becoming a positive influence. Listen as we discuss how Chas:

 

  • Finally found (and continues to find) his Important Work
  • Functions in a constant feedback mode to stay on track
  • Constantly assesses, tweaks, and moves forwards
  • Focuses on...
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The Go Giver Influencer

 

Building an empire of important work is a delicate balance of mission, purpose and enterprise. Doing something you love, that you’re good at, that fulfills your heart’s true desire while providing financial support (and hopefully more) is … complicated … to say the least.

 

One strategy to navigate that path a bit easier is to soak up as much knowledge as possible from those who’ve done it and done it well. Queue Bob Berg.

 

On this episode of Important Work, we welcome author and global speaker Bob Burg. Author of “The Go-Giver” series and so many other inspirational business books, Bob helps people see more in themselves while inspiring them to get the results they want when interacting with others.

 

 

If you’re on the path to finding your own important work, this is the episode for you. We discuss Bob’s own journey from a journalist to a salesperson to ultimately a business-oriented thought...

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The Soul and Strategy of Important Work

 

Does your business have a mission at heart? How much does social equity play into your business strategy? It can seem counter to capitalist intuitions, but considering how you are impacting others around you in business and in life should be a central tenant in your approach.

 

In this episode of Important Work, we welcome Neelam Tewar who joins us from India. Neelam helps her clients become thought leaders around social equity. In addition to being a consultant, Neelam went through her own soul-searching process and today consults with governmental organizations and is a TEDx speaker.  Listen now and take away a new perspective on the soul and strategy of important work, including:

 

  • How to live a more connected life professionally
  • What “involved entrepreneurship” is and how to build it
  • Why you shouldn’t view people as a funnel strategy
  • Why intimacy should be the main currency you generate
  • How to avoid feelings of dissidence in your...
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How to Step Into Your Important Work

 

Do you find meaning in what you do every day? Or, do you find yourself longing for an occupation or business that gives back and fills your soul?

 

The interesting thing is that one job could fulfill one person spiritually and have the polar opposite effect for another. If you’re in the latter group, what better time than now to at least begin considering how to step into your important work and play a bigger game?

 

On this, the inaugural episode of Important Work, we start to dig deep into the very purpose of this podcast: to champion your soul so you can begin doing the work your heart wants to do.

 

 

Listen now as we answer questions around building a soul-based business, including:

 

  • What, exactly, is important work? How do you define what it means for you?
  • How can we create impact and meaning out of what we’re already doing?
  • How do you live the most authentic life that’s aligned with who you truly are?
  • How can we re-align...
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