12 episodes

The Purpose advantage?

What do the most successful organisations and people in the world have that others don’t?

The answer is purpose – a reason for doing what they’re doing that is bigger than them.

They’re driven by a desire to make a difference in the lives of others and ultimately want to leave a positive mark on our world.

Join Tim as he goes In Pursuit of Purpose by interviewing amazing humans that are on purpose.

The aim?

To unpack what exactly this purpose thing is so that you too can go in pursuit of it more easily.

In Pursuit Of Purpose Tim Jones - The Grow Good Guy

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The Purpose advantage?

What do the most successful organisations and people in the world have that others don’t?

The answer is purpose – a reason for doing what they’re doing that is bigger than them.

They’re driven by a desire to make a difference in the lives of others and ultimately want to leave a positive mark on our world.

Join Tim as he goes In Pursuit of Purpose by interviewing amazing humans that are on purpose.

The aim?

To unpack what exactly this purpose thing is so that you too can go in pursuit of it more easily.

    Purposeful optimism with Samuel Mann from Otago

    Purposeful optimism with Samuel Mann from Otago

    In this episode, I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Samuel Mann from Sustainable Lens. What's that I hear you cry?!

    Imagine you had a pair of glasses that had a sustainability mode.   This mode meant that you looked at the world through a “sustainable lens”.   What would you see?  These lenses wouldn’t merely be green-tinted glasses like the ones from the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz.  Instead, think about the analytical eyes of the Predators (robots) in the Terminator movies.  These eyes scan the landscape, identifying threats, analysing options and proposing actions.

    Now, think about the sustainable lens on radio…

    Each week Shane Gallagher and Samuel Mann take a sustainable perspective on current topics in the world around us. These regular features are aimed at drawing out connections to lead into an extended discussion with invited guests.

    They are building up a searchable archive of conversations with people from many different fields who are applying their skills to a sustainable future. In these conversations, they try to find out what motivates them and what it means to see the world through a sustainable perspective, through their sustainable lens.

    The podcast and live broadcast is available on Otago Access Radio (Thursday NZ  7-8pm 105.4FM/1575AM in Dunedin).  They’re also on facebook, and flickr, and iTunes.

    In this chat I talk to Samuel about how I realised that the credo statements on the walls of many businesses are a complete lie – they claim values based on people, but really, its about profit. We also talk about my “purpose journey” of discovering what companies (and the people who make them) can contribute and how purpose brings a sense of optimism, and reveals who you really are.



    Looking for more purpose related content? Check out my other content here 👇👇👇👇
    My website
    Facebook  
    LinkedIn
    YouTube

    Ready to go in pursuit of purpose?

    If you are a business leader or owner please go and get a copy of my free e-book "The Why & The How Of Business For Good" here. 

    If you are an individual who would like to look at 1:1 purpose coaching send me an email to tim@growgood.co and we can book an initial call.


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    • 59 min
    The Renaissance Could Be De-Centrally Live Streamed...

    The Renaissance Could Be De-Centrally Live Streamed...

    They always said the revolution wouldn't be televised but perhaps the new Renaissance could be de-centrally live streamed. That is what this weeks guest is working towards. 

    Rieke Cordon is all about creating a regenerative and financially rewarding solution for the current systemic crises by merging financial and social technology with blockchain capability! And he's got there by a pretty interesting journey. 

    A former Mormon who moved away from a strict religious upbringing by doing the obvious act of rebellion - joining the US Marines! It was whilst on Embassy Guard detail that he started to put some pieces of the systemic puzzle together and began to question his role in that system.  

    Exiting that world into the world of permaculture in Central America followed by some travels around the world including Aotearoa where we first met, he's now on a mission to build a new way for humanity to thrive through the SEEDS platform. 

    SEEDS is a digital currency and financial system that serves, rewards and finances the people and organisations committed to creating a healthier and more equitable planet.  

    Sit back, relax and tune in as we talk about that and fasting, ancient breathing techniques, identity, finding purpose through a crisis, the importance of rights of passage for men and much more! 

    Some specifics we mention: 


    SEEDS Platform 
    Insight Timer Meditation App 
    I particularly like Taylor Somerville's breathing exercises  
    Wim Hof - The Ice Man!

    Looking for more purpose related content? Check out my other content here 👇👇👇👇
    My website
    Facebook  
    LinkedIn
    YouTube

    Ready to go in pursuit of purpose?

    If you are a business leader or owner please go and get a copy of my free e-book "The Why & The How Of Business For Good" here. 

    If you are an individual who would like to look at 1:1 purpose coaching send me an email to tim@growgood.co and we can book an initial call.


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Purpose In pandemic? The Dr is in the house and purpose is the cure!

    Purpose In pandemic? The Dr is in the house and purpose is the cure!

    Zach Mercurio is one of my purpose herios! 

    Or should I say Dr Zach as he has earned a PhD in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO where he also serves as a researcher and Adjunct Professor.

    He's an organisation and leadership development specialist, bestselling author of “The Invisible Leader,” strategist and keynote speaker.

    Over the last decade he's been researching purpose and meaningfulness while helping individuals, entrepreneurs, leaders and organisations around the world use the power of purpose and meaningfulness to unleash human potential to produce tangible results.

    But how do you wrangle with purpose in a pandemic?

    This will go down as one of my favourite conversations as we go into some really cool and relevant ideas around connecting to purpose in crisis and how purposeful action will help you get through the tough times. 

    Sit back, relax and tune in as we talk about the need for approval and how that's gonna send you on the wrong life path. How to get out of living for the weekends and the if-then life that goes with it and the ensuing affliction of destination addiction.

    Some specifics that we mention:


    Viktor Frankl - Man's Search For Meaning
    Everything Else In The World - Stephen Dunn
    Positive Deviance?!
    The story of chef Brittney Ray

    Looking for more purpose related content? Check out my other content here 👇👇👇👇
    My website
    Facebook  
    LinkedIn
    YouTube

    Ready to go in pursuit of purpose? 

    If you are a business leader or owner please go and get a copy of my free e-book "The Why & The How Of Business For Good" here. 

    If you are an individual who would like to look at 1:1 purpose coaching send me an email to tim@growgood.co and we can book an initial call.


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    • 52 min
    Danny Pritchard's Soul Searching Purpose Journey

    Danny Pritchard's Soul Searching Purpose Journey

    Danny Pritchard is the co-founder of B Corp Duffle & Co and most recently has started a new impact organisation called Bring On Monday. He's also a bloody good rooster doing heaps of good mahi (work).

    In this episode, we cover off his journey to purpose and the sliding door moment that led to that, and the importance of isolation, self-reflection and the desire for personal growth in the pursuit of purpose. Check out our conversation as we talk all things soul searching, vulnerability, B Corp and the future of business.

    Other key mentions include:


    Brené Brown
    B Corp
    My wife's business Happy Monday
    Mindvalley
    6 Phase Meditation 
    CoGo (formerly Conscious Consumers)
    ākina

    Looking for more purpose related content? Check out my other content here 👇👇👇👇
    My website
    Facebook  
    LinkedIn
    YouTube

    Ready to go in pursuit of purpose? If you are a business leader or owner please go and get a copy of my free e-book "The Why & The How Of Business For Good" here. 

    If you are an individual who would like to look at 1:1 purpose coaching send me an email to tim@growgood.co and we can book an initial call.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Addiction V Purpose?

    Addiction V Purpose?

    In this episode, I talk to Anna Christophorou from Odyssey House in Christchurch. Anna is an amazing human doing great work for some of the most vulnerable people in our community - people with addiction.

    Our conversation starts with unpacking purpose for Anna and the foundations for that in her life. Beyond that though we talk over the key influences that lead to addiction and how complex and multi layered the challenges are in that world. 

    We also touch on social enterprises and not for profits in general and how Anna and the team are working to create sustainable funding initiatives. 

    In the chat we specifically mentioned:


    Adverse Childhood Experiences
    John Vervaeke
    Yorkshire Tea
    Johan Hari
    The Speed Freaks Running Group

    Looking for more purpose related content? Check out my other content here 👇👇👇👇
    My website
    Facebook  
    LinkedIn
    YouTube

    Ready to go in pursuit of purpose? If you are a business leader or owner please go and get a copy of my free e-book "The Why & The How Of Business For Good" here. 

    If you are an individual who would like to look at 1:1 purpose coaching send me an email to tim@growgood.co and we can book an initial call.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Do Good Better with Emily Mason

    Do Good Better with Emily Mason

    Emily Mason describes herself as a recovering public servant who is now focused on how we can do good better. 

    After many years working in various government type entities, Emily increasingly realised the power of data to better inform policy to create better outcomes for more people. 

    That culminated in her creating Impact Lab, a portfolio of tools that calculate the good you do and Frank Advice a consultancy that helps organisations understand the outcomes they want to achieve. 

    In our chat, we cover off her thoughts on: 

    How charity, philanthropy and business can all do more good better.
    Surplus Energy Economics.
    The link between scuba 🤿 diving and purpose and porpoise🐬I guess?!
    Her very deep connection to purpose and what it means to her.
    The idea of regenerative business as the future for all organisations. See this model from Mexican B Corp SVX for an overview.
    AI - will the 🤖 robots really want out jobs?!
    Rick Warren's TED Talk on purpose.

    Looking for more purpose related content? Check out my other content here 👇👇👇👇
    My website
    Facebook  
    LinkedIn
    YouTube 

    Ready to go in pursuit of purpose? If you are a business leader or owner please go and get a copy of my free e-book "The Why & The How Of Business For Good" here. 

    If you are an individual who would like to look at 1:1 purpose coaching send me an email to tim@growgood.co and we can book an initial call.


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    • 53 min

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