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#364 What Personal Passion and Purpose Bring To Our Lives

How Do We Fix It?

World-renowned author and scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson became fascinated with astrophysics when he was a teenager. Best-selling science writer Mary Roach is known for her quirky humor and wide-eyed curiosity as she explores the often bizarre science of human behavior.

This episode includes six unique perspectives about passion, purpose and meaning in our own lives.

Investment advisor and wealth manager Karen Firestone shares a story about a chance encounter with advice columnist Ann Landers, who gave her a new understanding of risk vs. reward. Obstetrician-gynecologist Rose Gowen speaks about her mission to get her small city with a large obesity problem to exercise more and eat better food. Emily Esfahani Smith, author of “The Power of Meaning”, talks about her passion for learning from strangers. Long distance trucker Finn Murphy reveals a long-time love of America’s roads and highways.

What we share today was sparked by our guests who bring deep intellect, emotion, and enthusiasm to the microphone as they reflect on what excites and moves them about their work and fields of expertise.  All of us can learn from their wisdom as we seek ways to lead more fulfilling lives and make a difference to others in huge and tiny ways. This episode was first recorded in 2017.

Recommendation: Jim has been thoroughly enjoying the new 2022 Netflix series, “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres”.

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