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A podcast for sharing stories about finding the path you were meant to live. We bring you Inspiration for careers that are better for you and the world. Alongside explorations into high growth career paths and industries, we reveal roads less traveled and career choices focused on helping others.

If you are seeking inspiration or a new perspective, subscribe to hear weekly conversations with those who have followed a calling or taken a career leap. We interview business owners, entrepreneurs, writers, professionals, dreamers, seekers and others boldly questioning the status quo to give you the "why not" or "what if" moments. Follow us on Instagram @meantforit or reach out to contact@meantforit.com and please subscribe for weekly episodes!

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A podcast for sharing stories about finding the path you were meant to live. We bring you Inspiration for careers that are better for you and the world. Alongside explorations into high growth career paths and industries, we reveal roads less traveled and career choices focused on helping others.

If you are seeking inspiration or a new perspective, subscribe to hear weekly conversations with those who have followed a calling or taken a career leap. We interview business owners, entrepreneurs, writers, professionals, dreamers, seekers and others boldly questioning the status quo to give you the "why not" or "what if" moments. Follow us on Instagram @meantforit or reach out to contact@meantforit.com and please subscribe for weekly episodes!

    #170 Finding Peace After Grief With Claire Bidwell Smith

    #170 Finding Peace After Grief With Claire Bidwell Smith

    Claire Bidwell Smith is a grief counselor and author. Claire’s path to her current profession came from losing both her parents to cancer while Claire was still young. At first, Claire was in shock and tried to run from the overwhelming grief and anxiety she was feeling. Eventually, Claire decided to become a therapist and worked in private practice for over a decade. Claire went on to write three books about dealing with grief, anxiety and loss. Today, Claire is continuing her work to help people with grief by speaking widely and  working with organizations devoted to helping people find end of life and grief support.
    In our conversation, we discuss how Claire found her way to becoming a therapist and writer. Claire shares the experiences that changed her and we talk about some of Clarie’s adventures while researching for her book, After This, an exploration of what happens when we die. If you have faced grief, or want to prepare yourself for dealing with grief that eventually reaches all of us, you don’t want to miss this conversation.
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    #169 The Saban Foundation's Cheryl Saban Shares Her Story

    #169 The Saban Foundation's Cheryl Saban Shares Her Story

    Cheryl Saban’s extraordinary life is a beautiful tapestry of diverse experiences, different careers, and helping others. In the latest chapter of her life, Cheryl is focused on her glass blowing business and her philanthropy work.  Through the Saban Family Foundation, Cheryl and her husband have donated $420 million to 1000 organizations and causes focused mainly on children, education and women's health including the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The Rape Treatment Center and Birthright Israel. At Saban Glass, Cheryl fulfils her artistic calling by immersing herself into the process of creating exquisite glassware. Cheryl has published books, written for television and holds a doctorate in psychology. 
    Life was not always easy for Cheryl. In her early twenties, when Cheryl was a single mom struggling financially, she went to a free clinic in Los Angeles. In our conversation, Cheryl recalls being moved by the kind treatment she received there, and also convinced of a need for free community clinics. Through the Saban Foundation, Cheryl has donated $10 million to the Los Angeles Free Clinic, currently named the Saban Community Clinic due to the generous support of the Saban Foundation. In our conversation, we discuss some of the full circle moments in Cheryl’s life, major milestones and Cheryl shares advice on making major life choices.


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    #168 How Kristen Berman is Helping Companies Understand the Psychology of Consumer Behavior

    #168 How Kristen Berman is Helping Companies Understand the Psychology of Consumer Behavior

    #168 How Kristen Berman is Helping Companies Understand the Psychology of Consumer Behavior
    Kristen Berman, Co-Founder of Irrational Labs, fell in love with behavioral economics instantly. While Kristen was a Product Manager at Intuit, she met behavioral economist Dan Ariely and knew she was meant for this type of work. Kristen emailed Dan to offer help on projects. Dan agreed and they worked on several projects together including building Google’s behavioral economics team. Today, they are partners in Irrational Labs taking on a variety of projects that help companies design strategies and tactics that encourage consumers to change their behavior and improve habits. A recent project involved helping Tik Tok design nudges that decreased the sharing of misinformation by about 24%.
    In our conversation we discuss the type of work Kristen does, the field of behavioral economics and how Kristen is living her own behavioral change experiment by sharing a home with a group of friends in a community living arrangement.  If you are curious about human behavior and behavioral change, you will love this conversation.
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    #167 How Dara Kurtz Crushed Cancer and Changed Her Life

    #167 How Dara Kurtz Crushed Cancer and Changed Her Life

    After going through breast cancer at 42, Dara Kurtz gained the courage and insight to completely change her life and career. Dara started the Crazy Perfect Life blog and self published her first book, Crush Cancer. Today, Dara continues to blog to her 195k followers on Facebook, write and take on a growing number of speaking engagements. Dara’s second book, I am My Mother’s Daughter, is a love letter to her mother who she lost to cancer too early, when Dara was only 28. 
    In our conversation, Dara shares her story and the milestones along her path to creating a job and lifestyle that feels like a ‘joyful playground’. It was not an easy path. Losing her mother shattered Dara's world, and then getting diagnosed with breast cancer while her two daughters were still young was Dara's greatest nightmare. Dara bravely made it through to the other side, and along the way, she learned how gratitude and mindset can change everything.  If you need inspiration to overcome a challenge, or get the courage to start on working on a career switch, this conversation is for you.
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    • 42 Min.
    #166 Award Winning Journalist, CBS NY Reporter Aundrea Cline-Thomas Shares Her Career Story

    #166 Award Winning Journalist, CBS NY Reporter Aundrea Cline-Thomas Shares Her Career Story

    Aundrea Cline-Thomas was meant to tell stories. An award winning journalist, Aundrea’s dedication, integrity, humility and work ethic has already paid off. Aundrea received the 2017 Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award and has won two regional Emmy awards for her reporting. We think Aundrea is just getting started. 
    In our conversation, we discuss how Aundrea landed her first job, advice for people interested in jobs within broadcast journalism and the major career decisions that led to Aundrea's current role as a reporter for CBS NY. We also discuss how Aundrea’s cultural background as the daughter of African immigrants, has influenced everything about the way she lives her life.

    • 32 Min.
    #165 Eve Rodsky Wants You to Live in a World Where Women’s Work is Family Work

    #165 Eve Rodsky Wants You to Live in a World Where Women’s Work is Family Work

    Eve Rodsky’s goal is to change how families think about the distribution of household and care work. In other words, Eve’s work revolves around reversing thousands of years of cultural norms that expect women to manage almost all the childcare and housework. It started one day when Eve was crazy busy juggling a new born, a toddler, an exhausting to-do list, and a demanding job. On that fateful day, Eve’s husband sent a text message, "I'm suprised you didn't get blueberries." The blueberry request is this moment, now frozen in time, that eventually led to what Eve did next. Eve decided to start the “Sh*t I Do” spreadsheet to understand the scope of work that most women manage; which includes an enormous amount of “cognitive labor”. As a Harvard Law School graduate and organizational consultant, Eve addressed this household problem with the same intensity, and using the same set of skills she used  in her day job as a mediator. Eve started to ask around and collected thousands of tasks and responsibilities women manage in their homes.
    Eve’s research eventually led to “Fair Play”, a  book devoted to helping partners divide the 100 most common household and caretaking responsibilities. Today, Eve is leading a movement devoted to advocating for policy and cultural changes related to who owns the cognitive labor for the housework and childcare responsibilities in a family. 
    In our conversation, Eve shares her story and what she has learned during the last 9 years while researching the gender division of labor. We have a lively discussion on why it is so important to shift cultural expectations for care and housework. We also learn about Eve’s early influences and why men, women and society devalue women's time.
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    If you enjoy this episode, download our conversation with Caitlyn Collins on Making Motherhood Work. 

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