This journey to find my purpose has kept me moving forward by helping me start identifying how I want to live my life and what I don’t want to be doing.
The next step and much harder (in my opinion) is how to graciously get out of the things I’m doing that I know are not meant for me. I know this is an opportunity to learn and grow by taking on something uncomfortable (but necessary). I don’t believe I’m quite ready for this step, but I know that it is something I must do and not procrastinate.
In the meantime, I am learning from others, and my favorite new ways to learn is podcasts! I was delighted to see that this week TWO of my favorites have stories related to finding your purpose and your dream job!
Hidden Brain is one of my absolute favorite podcasts.
Their summer series You 2.0 is spot on and timely for me.
Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.
This week’s episode You 2.0 Dream Jobs is a discussion on how we can find meaning and purpose in our jobs using something Amy Wrzesniewski calls job crafting –a way to turn the job you have into the job you want.
Last week’s Rebel With a Cause featured Francesca Gino discussing the differences between being a rebel vs being a trouble maker. Gino’s new book is Rebel Talent, Why it pays to break the rules at work and in Life
My other current favorite is:
Wild Ideas Worth Living, by Shelby Stanger.
Stanger is empower[ing] others to live their passions, and get outside through her podcast.
This podcast aims to be informative, helpful and fun. It’s about building a tribe of people who want to make more positive decisions in their lives, from the food they eat to the people they surround themselves with. It’s about taking a wild leap of faith and having meaningful conversations with people who have made it happen.”
–– Wild Ideas Worth Living
There is so much to learn from others who are generous enough to share their experiences and insights. There is comfort in knowing I am not the only person who struggles with finding my purpose.
What else I’m listening to:
I love Alyssa’s easy-going style and her new life motto “life’s not that serious” . Her podcast Live Planted is all about how to live a “practical vegan lifestyle”. This podcast is informative, not preachy, and offers tips to ease into this lifestyle.
“A Website and Podcasts for Inquisitive Women in the Outdoors, on the Road, and Besides.”
Good Life Project
“At GLP, we create media, tools, programs and experiences that help you live a better life, then invite you into our community to find amazing friendships, inspiration and support. We’re on a quest to help you live a more meaningful, connected and vital life.”
The Dirtbag Diaries
“This is a grassroots podcast dedicated to the sometimes serious, often humorous stories from wild places.” Fitz Cahall has created [w]hat began as a solitary experiment [that] has evolved into collaboration between writers, photographers, artists and listeners to produce the type of stories that rarely find homes in the glossy pages of magazines.