What would happen if you realized that you aren’t actually doing what you love? How would you transition into a truly meaningful life?
While we’re at it, what does it really mean to use your gifts to change the world? And how can you earn your living along the way?
If you’re working for yourself already you know how easy it can be to get caught up in the busy-ness and lose track of what matters most.
Well, this episode is going to SORT YOU OUT!
Today on the show we are joined by Charles Eisenstein, author, scholar and speaker.
And Charles is going to help us all think DEEPER about how we earn our money.
Charles is known for his thoughtful and challenging articles on civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. He has a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Yale and is the author of several books, including Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, just to name a few.
Inside this episode, we get into some really deep and really important mindset shift changes. We get the chance to discuss what it looks like when you realize that you aren’t actually doing what you love, how to transition into a life that is truly meaningful, and how to turn it into a career that pays. On top of that, we dig into what it really means to find your calling and use the gifts that you were given to answer a need in the world, and find the opportunities along the way.
This podcast is free for your enjoyment, so dive right in!
“What do you do when you realize that you aren’t actually doing what you love?”
Key points from this episode:
- The turning point that led Charles to seek out what he truly wanted to do in his life [0:07:23.0]
- How Charles transitioned out of his full-time job, eventually discovering his purpose. [0:09:24.0]
- Why Charles ended up filling bankruptcy after publishing his first book. [0:12:40.0]
- What it really means to find your “why” and learning to confront your personal conviction. [0:15:38.0]
- How Charles responded to his call by using his gifts to meet a need in the world. [0:18:12.0]
- Navigating the crossroads, and how Charles clawed his way back to his truth. [0:23:17.0]
- The importance of always being honest about your intention with your business. [0:28:37.0]
- Adopting an attitude of trust and learning to detach from the result of your work. [0:32:37.0]
- What it means to question the concept of creating an impact and platform size. [0:35:26.0]
- Understanding the essence of social enterprise; meeting a need in the market. [0:42:36.0]
- Finding a way to use feedback in order adjust your business model to the market. [0:46:00.0]
- How to recognize that what you are creating is no longer making a valuable impact. [0:49:31.0]
- And much more!
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
- A Toolkit for Indie Entrepreneurs — https://fizzle.co/toolkit
- Fizzle on Twitter — https://twitter.com/fizzle
- FreshBooks — https://freshbooks.com/fizzle
- Storyblocks — https://www.storyblocks.com/fizzle
- The Tuneup Your Website Desperately Needs — https://fizzle.co/tuneup
- Charles Eisenstein— https://charleseisenstein.net/
- Charles on Twitter — https://twitter.com/ceisenstein
“If you are wanting to create a better future for humanity, your highest calling may not be something that looks big and successful on the surface.” — @ceisenstein
The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business
Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.
One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.
These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil’ guide. Get the 10 Most Common Mistakes in Starting an Online Business here »