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Do you believe everyone is made for something?



We've all seen, heard or been in the presence of others who seem to be born with a talent, skill, charismatic nature or sense of purpose that's hard to deny. Whether you believe this is a result of nature or nurture, it's nearly impossible not to be drawn in by these individuals and the lives that they lead.



This series is dedicated to examining the people who seemingly reside at the intersection of passion and purpose, the ones who have found their calling. Be it the path to a perfect career, a personal tragedy or triumph, or a life mission, their stories hold incredible value for us all.

Made for That Kara Byrne

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Do you believe everyone is made for something?



We've all seen, heard or been in the presence of others who seem to be born with a talent, skill, charismatic nature or sense of purpose that's hard to deny. Whether you believe this is a result of nature or nurture, it's nearly impossible not to be drawn in by these individuals and the lives that they lead.



This series is dedicated to examining the people who seemingly reside at the intersection of passion and purpose, the ones who have found their calling. Be it the path to a perfect career, a personal tragedy or triumph, or a life mission, their stories hold incredible value for us all.

    Opening in a New York Lockdown: An interview with Jonathan Kaplan

    Opening in a New York Lockdown: An interview with Jonathan Kaplan

    Jonathan Kaplan, Owner and Operator of Carnegie Pizza in Times Square, sits down with Kara Byrne to talk about what it's like to open in a New York lockdown.

    • 54 min
    From Grit to Great: An Interview with Fraser Smith, MBPsS

    From Grit to Great: An Interview with Fraser Smith, MBPsS

    You have to fall in love with that process first. You have to invest in the dirt, you have to invest in the hard work. You have to love that hard work.



    Fraser Smith, MPBsS





    https://youtu.be/2qSddzGdLaw

    Welcome to season 2. My first guest, Fraser Smith, is a psychologist based in Glasgow and the host of a YouTube series called GetPsyched, where he does a deep dive into psychological theory and research all the ways you can apply some very useful principles to better your life.

     

    I loved this conversation. Fraser and I actually recorded this episode in February 2019, but the topics we cover truly have no expiration date. We discuss the concept of grit and our mutual love of Angela Duckworth’s research on the subject, the idea of talent vs hard work, society's failure to embrace failure, and his own academic hurdles he had to overcome due to dyslexia.

    He is a very insightful and very quotable individual – some of what he had to say really stuck with me and I’m willing to bet it will with you as well.

    I highly encourage you to follow Fraser’s work. You can find him on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I also recommend reading Grit by Angela Duckworth. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Made to Mend: Megan Bruneau, M.A., RCC

    Made to Mend: Megan Bruneau, M.A., RCC

    I think we all wish heartbreak looked like it does in the movies. Unfortunately, it doesn’t.



    It isn’t reserved for private moments with a bottle of wine and a friend’s shoulder. It’s always there, threatening to surface at any moment. It shows up as a breakdown in the middle of the produce aisle at the sight of a red pepper you’ll never cook with him again. It knocks the wind out of you when you see a man put his hand on the small of a woman’s back at a crosswalk and you realize he’ll never touch you like that again. It drops your heart into the pit of your stomach when department stores start to decorate for Christmas and you're suddenly very aware that he might be bringing someone new home to his family.



    It’s every good song, funny moment, milestone, interesting email, fun fact, accomplishment, adversity, new jar of peanut butter, job opportunity, inside joke, wedding invitation, newborn baby, holiday, cup of coffee, sip of scotch, new outfit or Sunday morning that you’ll never share with your best friend again.



    And it disappears in the matter of one sentence.



    Heartbreak isn’t some rite of passage set to a romantic soundtrack. It isn’t a sad face on the subway or a bit of distraction at the office. It’s actually one of the most hideous things a human has to endure. It is an all-consuming, nearly fatal, seemingly never-ending grief that won't let up.



    Until one day it does.



    My next guest, Megan Bruneau, M.A., RCC, is somewhat of an expert in helping people piece back together a shattered heart. Her willingness to draw on her personal life makes her relatable and her masters in counselling psychology and over 12 years of experience make her incredibly skilled at what she does. She has written honest, hilarious and helpful articles for The Huffington Post and Forbes, and previously hosted the Forbes Failure Factor podcast.



    Megan and I cover a lot of ground in this episode, from heartbreak and loss, to Megan's move to New York City, to psychedelics, perfectionism and the problem with reaching our 'potential.'



    I hope this episode serves as reminder that we're all in this together :)

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Made to Make Music: Jordan Hart

    Made to Make Music: Jordan Hart

    I first heard Jordan Hart sing when I moved to Toronto back in 2017. I was out exploring my new neighbourhood when the sound of his voice sent chills down my spine. I followed it all the way to a corner on Queen St where he had a crowd of people in a trance. I’ve followed his journey as an artist ever since and I am so pleased I was able to have him as a guest on the show.







    As promised, here are the links mentioned in this episode:



    Made for That social channels where you can find exclusive video content



    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madeforthat/



    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madeforthat/



    Follow Jordan on social media



    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordanhartsound/



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKnvT-vDBpHGGy-jcJbxfzg



    https://www.facebook.com/jordanhartsound/



    Jordan Hart & Emily Schultz @ Rivoli on Feb 8th



    https://www.showclix.com/event/jordanhart02082019



    The War of Art by by Steven Pressfield 



    https://www.amazon.ca/War-Art-Through-Creative-Battles/dp/1936891026/



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Behind the Music: Clayton Taylor

    Behind the Music: Clayton Taylor

    I had so much fun with my next guest, Clayton Taylor. He currently holds the position of Digital Content Producer at Bell Media in Toronto. He's also hilarious, animated (you'll have to take my word for it), and his brain holds more musical knowledge than anyone I know.



    I first met Clayton 12 years ago when I took a job at HMV ... you know, when CDs were still a thing. He was quick to take me in and show me the ropes of working in a record store, though I don't think we truly bonded until I awkwardly knocked over an entire display of chocolate oranges in the mall we worked in.



    In this episode, Clayton and I discuss the good and bad of social media, whether or not he believes he was made for his job, the common trait he has discovered among successful artists, what happened when he got the chance to interview his favourite band, and a lesson he learned at 17 that he'll never forget.



    I have to ask in advance for your forgiveness on the audio. This was one of the first in-person interviews I recorded and that came with a bit of an equipment malfunction. We had a headset that caused some noise on one of the microphones, but I wasn't about to hold back from publishing this interview because of it!



    I should also note that this is the last episode I'll be publishing until after New Year's Day. I hope all of you have a wonderful break. And for those of you who struggle through the Holidays, for whatever reason, I want you to know you are not alone. I will be available from 2-4pm PST on Christmas Day to talk if you need to. Send me a message on Instagram if you want to connect :)



    I hope you enjoy this episode!



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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Made to Move Us: An Interview with Stu Larsen

    Made to Move Us: An Interview with Stu Larsen

    Stu Larsen is a talented musician, known for songs like San Francisco and Thirteen Sad Farewells. He's also no stranger to sharing the stage with other amazing artists, like Ed Sheeran, The Once and Passenger (you may have seen that little YouTube hit Passenger - Let Her Go that's been watched more than 2.5 billion times).

    I approached Stu Larsen about doing this interview after one of his shows in Toronto. It was the 2nd time I'd seen him perform and I was so blown away by the experience that I knew I needed to have him on the podcast to find out what makes him, him.

    I sat in silence after we recorded this episode and reflected on what I had learned about his life as an artist and world traveler. He truly is the sort of person that makes you stop and take a deep breath. His love of creating music and capturing the world around him is so pure, as is the joy he gets out of simply being alive.

    I urge you to listen to every album by Stu Larsen and every word of this conversation. There is beauty and honesty in what he has to say and his perspective on life just may change your own.



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    If you're an employer looking for your next great hire, head to https://signup.hiredhippo.ai/employers/. Enter promo code MADEFORTHAT for a 50% discount for a year with the option to cancel at any time. If you'd like a free trial, you can email the CEO directly at adam@hiredhippo.ai with the subject line MADEFORTHAT.

    • 47 min

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