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Dan Cumberland is on a mission to push you into the places where meaning and life intersect. Whether you call it purpose, passion, calling, vocation, dream job, or life's work, The Meaning Movement is here to help you identify and pursue it. Through the stories of experts and people in process, we're taking apart the myths of a single path and overnight success and replacing it with tried and true strategies for the slow and steady pursuit of meaning in your life and work. Whether you're ready to switch careers or wondering how to get the most out of the time you have, this show will offer you the inspiration, encouragement, and strategies you need.

The Meaning Movement: Helping You Find Your Calling, Create Your Life's Work, and Make Career Change Dan Cumberland: Career & Meaning Consultant, Speaker, Blogger

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Dan Cumberland is on a mission to push you into the places where meaning and life intersect. Whether you call it purpose, passion, calling, vocation, dream job, or life's work, The Meaning Movement is here to help you identify and pursue it. Through the stories of experts and people in process, we're taking apart the myths of a single path and overnight success and replacing it with tried and true strategies for the slow and steady pursuit of meaning in your life and work. Whether you're ready to switch careers or wondering how to get the most out of the time you have, this show will offer you the inspiration, encouragement, and strategies you need.

    Finding Your Calling with Your Team with Mike Michalowicz

    Finding Your Calling with Your Team with Mike Michalowicz

    Mike Michalowicz is an author and entreprenuer. As you'll hear in the show, he's an author first and foremost. He's written six business books and counting. Personally, he's one of my favorite voices in the world of business. His books are practical and incredibly helpful.
     
    Whether or not you're an entreprenuer, I think you'll find this interview really fun. Mike has thought long and deep about calling and purpose in his life. We get to dig into the major transitions he's made in his career, how he thinks about his calling, and how he leads an organization that is centered on helping his team fulfill their own.
     
    In this episode you'll learn:
    What Mike does Why identifying as an author is a big deal for Mike What lessons Mike has learned from writing his books How he decides what book to write next Has Mike always been an entrepreneur? How did he started as an entrepreneur What he's learned about being a boss How he thinks about the word “Calling” What mistakes he's made along the way What he's learned from his mistakes How Mike measures his calling The 3 formations of an identity crisis How Mike as a leader finds ways to help people build their dreams How Mike is helping his employees find their calling and how it can help your company Why you should not be embarrassed on where you are or what you’re job right now Mike shares about his transition from being an entrepreneur to an author Mike talks about his new book "Fix this Next" Mike shares his words of wisdom for those stuck on what to do next
    Show notes at: https://themeaningmovement.com/mike
     

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    The Art of Productive Disagreement with Buster Benson

    The Art of Productive Disagreement with Buster Benson

    I've been following Buster Benson for years. His journaling platform, 750words.com, has been a part of my writing process since the inception of the Meaning Movement.

    Something that's always spoken to me about Buster's work is first, how he works to create tools to help people improve, and second, how he's always working on projects. He's not one to sit around, and I really resonate with that.

    His most recent work is a book about the importance of disagreements and how to make them productive.

    In our interview we dig into Buster's work, his many projects, and do a deep dive into how we can make disagreements something more than arguments.

    I loved connecting with Buster. He's an inspiration and doing such important work.
    In this episode you'll learn:
    What does Buster do? What is the question he uses to start his projects? What is the “Art of Productive Disagreement”? How Buster ended up to his current career When is it time to make a move or career change? His message to those planning to leap to another job or career Why do we get to the point that we feel stuck? What is a Cognitive biases? Examples of Confirmation biases What is Naive Realism? The benefit of learning Cognitive biases Some highlights from Buster’s book Benefits of practicing disagreement What’s the fruit of disagreement? Four categories of Internal Voices: the voice of power, the voice of reason, the voice of avoidance, and the voice of possibility. What are the different approaches to disagreement? What impact does he hope for his book?  Show notes at: https://themeaningmovement.com/buster

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    Getting Plugged In with AY Musik

    Getting Plugged In with AY Musik

    AY Musik is a musician, sustainability activist, and budding social entrepreneur. He set an audacious the goal of performing live every single day, which created a problem: how can he power amps, mics, and instruments anywhere in the world so he could achieve this goal?

    That question lead him on a deep dive into electricity, batteries, and ultimately product design, as he built a power box to make his shows possible. Now he's working on making his "Sunshine Box" (as he calls it) an affordable solution for developing communities around the world.

    All of this in addition to continuing to write music, perform shows, and help people realize that we all can be positive agents of change.
    In this episode you'll learn:

    What AY does How does AY approach music What he means by getting “plugged in” How his parents' example shaped what he's doing What got him started with music How he started sharing his music to the world How long did his daily music tour go on? Where did the idea of the Sunshine Box come from How do they power concerts AY speaks about alternative sustainable energy Pros of using alternative energy in a micro concert What keeps him going How he describe his music The reason he loves what he do He talks about his parents What he recommend to those who are stuck in there life  Show notes at: https://themeaningmovement.com/ay

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    How to Pitch Your Ideas with Brant Pinvidic

    How to Pitch Your Ideas with Brant Pinvidic

    Brant Pinvidic pitched ideas for a living. As a highly successful TV and film producer, his projects were born and died via his ability to communicate the concept simply, quickly, and effectively.

    Over time he discovered a simple format that all strong pitches shared. We got to dig into his 3 Minute Pitch format, his journey into and out of Hollywood, and how to apply his format to your life, career, and work.

    Brant was a lot of fun to interview. He's a true professional and a master of his craft. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

    You're listening to the Meaning Movement Podcast, a show about work worth doing.





    In this episode you'll learn:
    How Brant got into Hollywood Why you shouldn't follow other people's career maps Brant's mindset towards new goals/projects What’s stopping you from moving forward What to do if things doesn’t work out for you The difference between self-doubt and situational-doubt Why understanding self-doubt and situational-doubt important Why the phrase “You can do whatever you put your mind to" isn't helpful, and what else to use instead Why focus one one thing is better than many How Brant knew it was time to make a jump from producer to speaker-consultant What happens if you focus on potential failure “The 3-Minute Rule” and Brant's new book How to apply "The 3-Minute Rule” to your work, career, and life How to apply Brant's pitch format to a job interview What Brant thinks about "Meaning, calling, and purpose” when it comes to work Show notes at: https://themeaningmovement.com/brant

    • 48 min
    Overcoming Burnout with Dara Paoletti

    Overcoming Burnout with Dara Paoletti

    Dara Paoletti noticed a pattern in her life. She would get into a job, lose herself in it for a few years, and then discover that she was significantly burnt out. She felt empty and spent. She uses the phrase, "work zombie" to describe it.

    After going through this a few time, she knew she needed to find another way. She dug in deep to herself and her work, and something new and surprising emerged: a passion for helping people stay engaged, energized, and out of burnout.

    In my interview with Dara we talk about the struggle to find your way as a creative with many interests, how to create guardrails against burnout, and so much more.

    I loved my time with her, and I think that you will too.
    In this episode you'll learn:
    What Dara does What is her relationship with the word “Life Coach”  Is this what she dreamed to become when she was little How she struggled with burnout She shared her journey to where she is now Why being different is ok Her struggles (and successes!) as a creative person Things that lead her to feel she don’t fit in the box How to define "burnout" Why burned out happens Different ways burnout can look Dara shares her own burnout story and how she got through it How to prevent burnout What are "turtle steps" and why they're helpful Show notes at: https://themeaningmovement.com/dara/
     

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    Let Your Intuition Guide You with Rick Snyder

    Let Your Intuition Guide You with Rick Snyder

    What does intuition have to do with your career success?  Quite a bit, it turns out.

    Rick Snyder is a business coach and author, among other things.  He and his team are working on helping individuals and businesses listen to their intuition— and find success.

    I had the chance to speak with Rick about his work, his new book.  We dove deep into the concept of intuition and how harnessing your intuition may be the key to unlocking your next big move.
    In this episode you'll learn:
    What Rick does How Rick defines "intuition" Rick's work journey One secret successful entrepreneurs share Rick's personal experience of career transitions How to use intuition to guide your career change How to know if it is intuition that you are feeling (and not something else) The key to knowing intuition How Rick has navigated seasons of uncertainty How to trust the deeper intelligence that we all have About Rick's new book The three dimension of intuition How to describe the outcome of the intuitive business How to make decisions in an intuitive way Signs or language of intuition Intuition vs practicality How to start  practicing decisions with intuition How to test your calling Rick’s mission in the world Show notes at: https://themeaningmovement.com/​rick

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71 Ratings

Frankenwendy ,

Take a listen

Providing value and understanding by having conversations with people doing meaningful work with different perspectives on what that means for them. I especially love the Michelle Ward episode!

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Looking for more meaning in your career? Start here!

If you’re feeling unfilled, unsatisfied or under appreciated in your career, Dan and his insightful guests are bound to show you the path back toward finding meaning in your work and life! Start listening now!

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Amazing

This podcast has been so eye-opening. To realize that others feel the same way I do—stuck, lost, unsure of where to turn next—is incredible. The guests are so great as well; I just listened to the episode with Laura Simms, and I feel so understood. I’m so thankful for this podcast, as it has given me hope for my future. Couldn’t recommend more!

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