Welcome to Turning Pain into Purpose with Joeel & Natalie Rivera. In this 4-part podcast, we share the stories of how the heartache and challenges in our lives were the fuel that ignited our passions, called us to become entrepreneurs, and gave us the freedom to determine our destiny and fulfill our life’s greater purpose. We hope this show inspires you to believe that within any challenge or pain lies the seeds of possibility for transformation, meaning, and purpose. No matter where you are or what you’ve been through, you have a unique gift to share with the world—life isn’t happening to you, it’s happening FOR you.
An Entrepreneur's Worst Nightmare
We look at how it all came crashing down after an overseas trip left Joeel on bed-rest, but it brought clarity, opportunities, & blessings that helped them re-launch their dream life & business & reach over 60,000 students from 190 countries.
Joeel & Natalie's Entrepreneur Evolution Story
We share how we "started the same business, just not at the same time" & how our businesses evolved over the past decade, including diving into a magazine, manifesting a book publishing company, life coach training, speakers, & serial entrepreneurs.
Joeel's Entrepreneurship Journey
Dive into Joeel's journey of failing his first year of college & losing his brother in a car accident were the catalyst to receiving a M.Ed Degree in Counseling & studied eudaimonic happiness for his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Psychology.
Natalie's Entrepreneurship Journey
In this episode, Joeel interviews Natalie to discover how Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and a loathing of the traditional American Dream inspired her escape the rat race at 23, embrace the uncertainty of entrepreneurship, and transform her life.