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jumbleThink is a podcast focused on sharing the stories of dreamers, makers, innovators, and influencers from various segments of life. Along the way we will share tips that you can use in your pursuit to chase your big idea or dream. Our guests include artists, authors, business owners and executives, film makers, artisans, builders, politicians and other world changers. We set out to learn how their big idea started and what keeps them chasing their dreams. Our host, Michael Woodward, has worked with hundreds of businesses to help them refine their ideas and create their big dream.
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Building a comedy club in NYC is more than just having great comedians show up every night. It's about building a community. Dani is a Multi-preneur and has started many businesses. In 2008 he purchased Stand UP NY. Since then he has worked hard to build successful businesses not only in comedy but also podcasting. Recently he and the team at Stand UP NY launched Podcast Row brining together the world of comedy, entrepreneurship, and podcasting. In today's episode we chat about entrepreneurship, comedy, pushing the limits, creating community, podcasting, and much more.Today's episode is sponsored by:Skillshare: Get 2 months free of online course when you visit https://www.skillshare.com/jumblethinkPenji: Get 15% off unlimited graphic design when you visit https://penji.co/ and use code 'JUMBLE'About Dani ZoldanAn entrepreneur since 19 years old, Dani is most passionate and comfortable when navigating in uncharted waters and have applied that mindset to his numerous business ventures. While in college, he founded the online music company Eargazmic.com. Merging his love of music and computers (we called it computers back then, not technology), he created a website where independent bands and musicians can use the website to promote and sell their music. Each artist had their own web page which consisted of photos, a bio, upcoming tour dates and links to purchase MP3’s. He ended up dropping out of New York University to focus on the business full-time but ultimately closing the business in 2003.In 2004, when phone carriers starting utilizing voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and routing their traffic over internet lines instead of phone lines, he decided to experiment with that technology and built an IP connection from his apartment closet (that’s closet, as in where you put clothes) to Trinidad & Tobago and successfully was able to make long distance phone calls but paying local (Trinidad) prices. This experiment launched Titan International, which ultimately became a big player in selling wholesale long distance services to phone companies. Verizon, China Telecom, TATA Communications and many phone companies around the world relied on their services.Not stimulated by the telecom business so much anymore, in 2008 he purchased Stand Up NY, the famous comedy club on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Stand Up NY made its name in the 80’s and 90’s with many of the world’s best comics known to frequent the club including Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Louis CK and Jon Stewart. Dani purchased the club with one of his best buddy’s Gabe Waldman (also an aspiring comic), hired Steve Lewis, (the infamous New York club operator/designer) and gave Stand Up NY a major makeover. Today, the club is home to many current A-listers including Amy Schumer, Michael Che, Pete Davidson and Judah Friedlander.  In 2013, with his co-founder Jon Fatigate, we created Stand Up NY Labs, a comedy incubator. They successfully launched several hit podcasts including Tuesdays with Stories, Race Wars, The Jtrain podcast and In the Conversation which can can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and SoundCloud. In 2015, Cadence13, an audio engagement company invested in their company and currently ad-rep their network.At the end of 2016, Stand Up NY launched Skitish Media which creates short, funny, and shareable video content for brands and media agencies.In 2018, Dani created Stand Up NY Education in partnership with Teachable and produced its first online course called The Tight Five which consists of a 20 video course curriculum taught by 7 professional comedians. The same year, Dani started LaughPass - the first annual subscription to comedy clubs. LaughPass holders receive unlimited access to comedy shows plus a bunch of amazing perks.In 2019, Dani launched Podcast Row. The mission is to connect entrepreneurs to their favorite podcasters to help them share their story.Dani currently reside on the Upper West Side with my wife Billie, an orthodontist and three children - Bradyn, Sydney, Ryder and their cat Lola.
The world of drones is taking off in new and innovative ways. What was once impossible is now possible. So how will drones impact our every day lives? Derek Waleko and the team at Up Sonder is answering that very question. They have created the AirBNB for the Drone Industry. This marketplace connects businesses and individuals with professional drone services. But why would businesses and the average consumer need a drone service? The possibilities are endless from the use of drones for deliveries, real estate, construction, and beyond. But Up Sonder isn't stopping there. They are already looking for ways to offer autonomous drone support. One major lesson we learn in today's episode is that incredible world changing ideas often start by trying to solve our own problems. Derek is innovating in the space because he saw a need to help his mom. In the episode we also discuss the future of drones, how drones are impacting the skies above us, how a network of charging stations could change the drone industry, and so much more.Recommended Reading: Never Split The Difference by Chris VossLinksUp Sonder Website: https://www.upsonder.com/Republic Campaign: https://republic.co/up-sonderToday's episode is sponsored byPenji: Use code 'JUMBLE' to get 15% off your first month of unlimited graphic design at https://penji.co/OpportunityInChina.com: Connecting you with learning and teaching opportunities abroad.About Derek WalekoDerek Waleko is the Co-founder and CEO of the Los Angeles-based drone services marketplace, UpSonder.com. Derek has a love for the sky and is an FAA certified commercial drone pilot. Before turning his hobby into a career, Derek traveled the world living in Paju, South Korea; Barcelona, Spain; and Manhattan, New York. His travels lead him to investment banking where he learned about what made a good company and how successful management teams operated. All of which has been valuable insight he keeps with him today with his own company Up Sonder. Originally from Texas, Derek grew up on his family's ranch raising cattle and attended Texas Tech University where he met his wife, Sandy. Today he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their daughter Waverley and son Thatcher.
How does technology change healthcare? Anup Singh and InnaMed are rethinking how you manage your health once you leave your doctor or a hospital visit. By using technology with healthcare, they are able to offer better 'at home' monitoring all while giving doctors more time to address the modern tasks of having a practice. This innovative approach is helping individuals get better care all while navigating the complex changes to their lives due to conditionals like heart failure, kidney failure, and post-transplant care.Today's episode is sponsored by SkillshareVisit https://www.skillshare.com/jumblethink to get your first 2 months of online classes for free!LinksInnamed Website: https://www.innamed.com/Innamed Republic Campaign: https://republic.co/innamedAbout Anup SinghAnup Singh is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of InnaMed, a Y Combinator–backed startup that is developing a smart, at-home blood-testing device for monitoring chronically ill patients. Prior to InnaMed, Anup was a PhD student at UCLA in bioengineering and completed his BA and MS at the University of Pennsylvania in physics and biophysics. He has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed publications in the fields of microfluidics and point-of-care diagnostics and has been a speaker at conferences focusing on areas in the pharmaceutical and medical technology spaces. 
Have you ever wondered how you could invest in the next big startup? Investing in startups can be complex. Where do you find trustworthy startups? How can you invest in their ideas and dreams? On Today's show we chat with Chuck Pettid, CEO of Republic Funding Portal. Republic was founded by alumni of AngelList, the world's largest online investment platform for accredited investors, following the passing of the JOBS Act in May 2016. With this new legislation, non-accredited investors (the majority of the US population) could invest in startups for the very first time--but the complicated legal requirements called for a founder and investor-friendly platform to make startup investing truly accessible.Republic was built with this mission in mind. They're SEC-registered, FINRA-licensed and part of a large family of startup platforms together with AngelList and Product Hunt. Additionally, while they welcome all kinds of entrepreneurs, Republic specifically encourages startups with diverse teams and backgrounds to apply to raise with them. They're proud to report that last year, 25% of all investments made on Republic went to companies with founders of color (compared to 1% among traditional VCs), while 44% went to companies with at least one female founder (compared to 13% among VCs.) Diversity and inclusion are core parts of their mission and they believe that hidden gems can be found where the masses aren't looking.You can learn more about Republic at https://republic.co/Today's episode is sponsored bySkillshare: Get two months free when you visit https://www.skillshare.com/jumblethinkPenji: Unlimited graphic design at a low monthly rate. Get 15% off your first month when you use code 'JUMBLE' at penji.comOpportunityInChina.com: Connecting you with learning and teaching opportunities abroad.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to cultivate culture and creativity in your dreams and ideas? In today's episode we chat with Zack Curry about those very topics. Zack is the executive pastor at JC Sacramento and shares how they have approached building culture at Jesus Culture. He walks us through both the unintentional and intentional steps they tool to build a global movement. Later in the episode we chat about the tension of competition vs creativity. He shares how we need to rethink competition to get to a healthy place in our organizations to cultivate creativity. Along the way we also chat about being fully known, finding your dreams and ideas, the culture of Christianity and the local church, his new podcast 'Man Camp', and much more.Helpful Links:  JesusCulture Website: https://jesusculture.com/Man Camp Podcast: https://jesusculture.com/podcasts/show/man-camp/Today's episode is sponsored bySkillshare: Visit https://www.skillshare.com/jumblethink to get 2 months free.Penji: Visit https://penji.co/ and use code 'JUMBLE' to get 15% off your first month of unlimited graphic designOpportunityInChina.com: Connect with OpportunityInChina.com to for teaching and school opportunities abroad.About Zack CurryZack is part of the Jesus Culture Team. He is the Executive Pastor of JC Sacramento and also serves as the Operations Director for the movement as a whole. Zack was a part of a significant move of God on while in high school. The campus club he led grew significantly as God used students to lead their friends to the Lord and serve and minister to their campus. This experience marked his life with a passion to see the power and love of God to be released on campuses, in culture and in cities. For the past 21 years he has been ministering in the church and business. He is passionate about people knowing who they are and seeing leaders raised up to go into all areas of society to release the kingdom of God to see cultural transformation. Zack and his wife Melissa have three beautiful little girls Grace, Olivia and Ellie. 
Kerry Gallivan founded Chimani to help everyday people find the adventures of their dreams by visiting National Parks. National Parks are filled with all types of adventures but most people don't know where to start when planning their adventure to the park. Where should we stay? What are the places we 'must' visit on our trip? Where to we find a bathroom and some water? How do we avoid all the crowds in the parks? Chimani is helping people have the information that they need for their visits to the park all from the safety of their car of mobile device (even without internet connection).In today's episode Kerry shares the story behind turning his idea into reality and ultimately turning it into a business. We dive deep into the pitfalls that many visitors to national parks face and he shares how you can avoid falling into these traps. Throughout the interview Kerry gives us insights into how you can find the right parks for you and even a few of his favorite parks.Check out Chimani at https://www.chimani.com/ and use code 'jumble' to get 50% off your first year.To help invest Chimani visit Republic at https://republic.co/chimaniToday's episode is sponsored by:OpportunityInChina.com: Opportunity In China can help connect you with learning and teaching opportunities abroadPenji: Penji is your unlimited graphic design service as a low monthly subscriptions. Use code 'JUMBLE' to get 15% off your first month
It is easy to get buried in the business of entrepreneurship, ideas, and dreams. Often we forget when we have both small and big victories all while we push on to the next emergency, project, or goal. It's time that as entrepreneurs we pause and reflect on our victories and achievements. We need to build the habit of celebration into our patterns of chasing ideas and dreams. In today's episode I chat about how we build celebration into jumbleThink. I also give you an easy to use three step process to use celebration as a driving force to making your goals come alive. Today's episode is sponsored by:Penji: Use code 'JUMBLE' to get 15% off your first month of unlimited graphic design.OpportunityInChina.com: connecting you to learning and teaching opportunities abroad.
Many of us run our businesses but are so focused on what we are doing today that we forget to plan for the future. We respond to the emergency of today without ever thinking about how we can grow and innovate our products, services, and message to better impact our customers. In today's episode we are going deep into how we can use micro-experiments to innovate in our businesses. Micro-Experiments are a powerful tool because they remove many of the obstacles we face when wanting to step into the dreams and ideas we have for our business.In the first segment we chat about innovation versus inventing. While the two go hand in hand, they are massively different. Knowing when you should innovate or invent in your space is critical for setting up your business to flourish against your competition. Then we discuss the places in your business that you can use innovation strategies to rapidly grow. Finally we close out the segment by talking about the difference between micro and macro innovation and how we often focus on macro innovation when instead we should focus on micro innovation to quickly grow our products, services, and messages.In our second segment we go deep into the Dreamers Guide to Micro-Experiments. We also discuss how you can use micro-experiments in your business and life to turn dreams and ideas into reality.We close out today's episode by giving you some examples right here from jumbleThink of micro-experiments we have already done and new micro-experiments that we are trying right now. As we close the episode I share 6 tips on how you can start the process in innovating in your business.Today's episode is sponsored byOpportunityInChina.comPenji: Use the code 'JUMBLE' to get 15% off your first month when you visit www.Penji.co
You've watched movies like Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones and wonder what it would be like to be an archeologist or paleontologist searching for lost history. But what is it really like to search for 'hidden treasure'? Walter Stein is a professional paleontologist and teaches every day people how they can go on the adventure of a lifetime and discover dinosaur bones. In today's episode Walter shares how he turned a childhood passion into a career and along the way blazed his own trail of how to make paleontology not only a career but a business. He shares some crazy stories of his digs, how a dinosaur was named after him, and what a new generation of scientist need to know to make their dreams come alive.LinksPaleoAdventures.comVirtual Dinosaur MuseumPictures of our dig with PaleoAdventuresToday's episode is sponsored by:Skillshare: Visit https://www.skillshare.com/jumblethink to get 2 months free of unlimited online classes.Penji: Use code 'JUMBLE' at https://www.penji.com to get 15% off your first month of unlimited graphic design.OpportunityInChina.com: Visit OpportunityInChina.com to learn how you can study or teach abroad.Walter and his wife Heather started “PaleoAdventures” back in 2005. PaleoAdventures provides a wide range of services to the education, museum, and tourist related industries, including: Dig site tours, commercial internet fossil sales, lectures and educational programs for schools, clubs and museums, museum consultation, contract fossil preparation, paleontological resource assessments, and much, much more.  Walter is a professional vertebrate paleontologist and dinosaur hunter who has discovered, excavated, or prepared over 25 dinosaur skeletons and numerous isolated fossils over the last 18 years. One of Walter’s most famous discoveries is the skeleton of “Sir William” a juvenile Tyrannosaur skeleton collected in Petroleum County, Montana. Sir William is named after Walter and Heather’s young son William. Walter is a graduate of Appalachian State University (BS Geology, 1994), is former president of the Big Horn Basin Foundation, Staff Geologist/paleotechnician at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Field Collections Manager for Triebold Paleontology Inc. and Curator for the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. For the last three years he has been working closely with the AAPS (Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences), as chairman of their new "Journal of Paleontological Sciences". He is also the author of the book, “So You Want To Dig Dinosaurs; A Field Manual on the Practice, Principles, and Politics of Vertebrate Paleontology, published back in 2002 and"The Top 256 Rules of Paleontology" published in 2009”. See "Resume/CV" for Walter's Online resume and list of credentials.Heather has been a nationally certified massage therapist since 1997. She is a graduate of Suncoast School of Natural Health(1997), Tampa, Florida. She has worked at some of the finest hotels and resorts in the country including the 5 star/5 diamond Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs and Saddlebrook Resort & Spa in Florida. She has been trusted to work on many celebrities, and professional sports figures during her career. For the last five years, Heather has been an intergral part of the dinosaur business, working in both the field and the lab.They married in 2002 and have two boys William and Stephen.
Finding purpose is a very tricky thing. The more I talk to people, the more I see people who are living life without purpose. Some want to find purpose, others are content floating through life, yet many more don’t even know what to think about life all together. Living life without purpose is a really sad thing. There are leading thought leaders, speakers, and influencers telling you to ‘Start with Why’ and ‘What’s your What’. While these questions are great questions to answer, they are simply leading you to two things. Purpose and Identity. We’ve talked about Identity a lot over the last few years but we really haven’t talked much about Purpose. So on today’s show, we are talking ‘Purpose’ and more specifically finding your purpose in entrepreneurship.So let’s start by defining purpose. This helps to give us a baseline for the rest of the show. What is purpose?Noun: the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.Verb: have as one's intention or objective.Going a step further, many aren’t just looking for purpose but actually their ‘Life Purpose.’ According to University of Minnesota, Life Purpose can be defined asYour life purpose consists of the central motivating aims of your life—the reasons you get up in the morning.Purpose can guide life decisions, influence behavior, shape goals, offer a sense of direction, and create meaning. For some people, purpose is connected to vocation—meaningful, satisfying work. For others, their purpose lies in their responsibilities to their family or friends. Others seek meaning through spirituality or religious beliefs. Some people may find their purpose clearly expressed in all these aspects of life.Purpose will be unique for everyone; what you identify as your path may be different from others. What’s more, your purpose can actually shift and change throughout life in response to the evolving priorities and fluctuations of your own experiences. - The link to the full article in the episode notes:https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/what-life-purposeSo can you find purpose in entrepreneurship? I think it really depends on how you view your career, goals, and values…but for many entrepreneurs the reason they chose this path was to build things that mattered to them. They wanted to build their ideas and dream. They wanted to impact the world in some way. I don’t think I’ve ever talked to an entrepreneur that didn’t have purpose behind what they are doing. However there are those who I have met who seemed to be searching for purpose and hoped to find it through entrepreneurship. I think they are searching for some kind of fulfillment, joy, or to fill a void missing in their lives. To those people, I hope today’s show encourages you to step back and really figure out who you are and what you value. For those of you who are living your purpose through you journey of entrepreneurship, I hope today’s episode encourages you. Even if you aren’t an entrepreneur there are many powerful takeaways in today’s episode that will help guide you on the journey of finding purpose in your life.Ready to dive into this? So purpose in simplest terms is the object or goal in which you are headed. What you want to accomplish It’s the vision that is pulling you into the future you want to create. Purpose is an idea. It is a belief. The ambition, dream, aim, intent, the ‘end’. The Hebrew word for this is ‘acharit’ or the end. Purpose is the end result of behavior, beliefs, vision. It is where you are going and living fully in the moments to get there.Purpose is really the driving force in life. The reason why so many are searching for purpose is that they are feeling unfulfilled, lacking in some way, without purpose, or missing significance. When you find it, you feel like you are living ‘what you are created for.’ It amazes me how many people say those terms ‘I feel like I’m doing what I was created to do’ when they explain their journey of entrepreneurship. Some of these people believe in a God and others are atheistic in their beliefs. But all feel the same…that they are living what they were created to do. To live their purpose. How are some people able to find this entrepreneurial purpose while others seem to be miserable in life? Why aren’t more connecting with the purpose of their lives? And how can you find your purpose in life and entrepreneurship? We will be right back to go deeper into purpose and answering these questions.Segment 2We are back and talking about finding purpose in entrepreneurship. I want to take the next few minutes and focus now on why you need purpose in your life, especially if you are going to take the leap of being an entrepreneur. Why do you need purpose? According to psychologists at Psychology Today, when we don’t have a sense of purpose in our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to boredom, anxiety and depression. And particularly if we have an addictive personality it can make us vulnerable to substance abuse. Alcohol or drugs are, of course, a way of alleviating psychological discord, but at the same time they can be seen as a way of gaining a very basic sense of purpose: to satisfy your addiction. (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/out-the-darkness/201307/the-power-purpose)So are there different types of purpose? Actually studies show that there are several kinds of purpose. Some will benefit you more than others. What are some examples?Survival - This is the most basic of purposes you can give. It’s primal. In this style of purpose you are literally just trying to make it to the next day. In life this looks like food, shelter, water…but in entrepreneurship and business it looks a little different. It could be cashflow and payroll. It could be a difficult deadline. It could be finding the next project or getting rid of a bad project. Any way that you look at it, this kind of purpose in life or business is all about getting through today. ‘Surviving another day.’ Every person and especially every entrepreneur faces this in their lives. It’s a kind of purpose that should be short lived. It’s a reality we all have to face at times, however it isn’t a place we should live for long and we won’t last long if we try to live in the ‘survival’ place of purpose. Using a Pre-existing model or meaning of purpose - This takes on the belief and driving force of others that are around you or have gone before you. In life this often looks like religion or politics. Now I’m a big fan of religion…I’m a long time follower is Christ’s teaching. I understand that this fills my beliefs with a specific worldview and that I need to be aware of this as I bring my beliefs into business and entrepreneurship. It helps to define my beliefs in a specific standard of ethics. But it doesn’t stop there. As an entrepreneur there are teachings that for many they have adopted as their beliefs and purpose in business. This is neither good or bad (although it can become unhealthy), but it is a specific worldview. Great examples of this is following the reasoning behind ‘funnels’ like Clickfunnels. For others they might pick up a specific purpose in social oriented entrepreneurship like businesses focused on solving the problems of the environment, the needs of the less fortunate, or other beliefs. This can be a strong place to find purpose, but it can also become a dangerous place to find purpose. We need to question the purpose that we adopt from these sources until they stop being someone else’s purpose and start becoming our purpose. Status or Money: This is purpose focused on what I can accumulate. More money, more stuff, more power, more authority, to become famous. This could be because you want to impress others (external purpose). It could be to fill a desire for ownership or accumulation (internal purpose), but it could also be a purpose for another reason. If this is your driving force for purpose, you may want to stop and really find out what is driving you into this purpose. Is it greed? Maybe it’s fear? It could be consumerism. It could also be selfishness. If it’s one of those motivators of purpose, I would recommend that you find a place of healthy purpose. On the flip side, maybe you are doing it so that you can give to those in need, provide better for your family, or even save for early retirement. And those motivators might not be bad at all.Altruistic / Idealism: This purpose is split into two key area. First you might want to change the world out of your concern for something in society. You want to improve the world. You want justice for the broken things in life. Bring a new idealism and philosophy to the world. Secondly it could be to be to help those in need. This is often when purpose goes from being an internal driver forward and to an external driver to change the world. Your purpose is no longer about ‘just you’ but about the people and world around you.Personal or Spiritual Development: This is purpose that drives you forward into learning. Learning more about yourself, finding new creativity, making yourself a better person. Think of this as ‘self-improvement / Self-Help’ motivated purpose. There is a desire to grow personally. There is a desires to grow deeper into learning and spiritual revelation.So what are the positive side affects of purpose?Give you something to do or move towards. Gives you direction. Keeps you from being ‘bored’Brings you joy in the ‘doing’ of things to move your purpose forward.Helps others.Let’s you focus on the positive instead of the negative.Gives you challenges that cause you to grow and evolve.Make you healthier physically, emotionally, spiritually.Increases your self esteem.Allows you to communicate a vision or mission to your team.Most importantly it gives you hope.We are going to pause here for a break. When we return, we are going to talk about how you can find your purpose in entrepreneurship and life.Segment 3We are back for our final segment as we discuss how you can find purpose in your life and finding purpose in entrepreneurship. So let’s talk about how you can make this real in your own life. Now we are more focused on entrepreneurial purpose and you may be wondering why? Did you know that the average person spends 90,000 hours over their lifetime in ‘work.’ If you are an entrepreneur I would guess that you actually spend even more time working. So here are my steps to finding your purpose in entrepreneurship.Slow down. Many of us our to busy ‘doing’ that we can’t or don’t take the time to really walk through the process. In the last few years I’ve been saying ‘You have to slow down to go fast’. What I mean by that is that if you do not slow down you will spend most of your time responding to life and business. You won’t have time to find your clarity in your purpose. You won’t have time to create a plan. So you need to slow down.Take stock of where you are. Living a life of purpose weather in life or in business starts with being intentional. You need to know where you are currently. Do you have a vision for the future? Do you have purpose? Many people are simply floating through life. They are hoping to find what brings them fulfillment. The search is even deeper for many entrepreneurs because this is a critical piece for their success. So step back and really think about if you have a purpose. If you do, awesome. If you don’t, then you need to really think about what matters to you so you can define your purpose.Ask a lot of questions. Ask why something matters to you, why you care. Ask why you do what you do. Ask how you got to where you are. Ask if you are happy. What are you good at? What are you bad at? Question everything in life. Figure out what you value, your passions, hopes and dreams. Explore what you are good at and what you love to do. Often this is a great place to guide you into finding purpose. There are reasons that you are gifted in certain areas. There are reasons you are passion filled in other areas. These passions and giftings may very well be pointing you to your place of purpose. As an entrepreneur this can give you a leg up on helping to build your idea or dream so that you can fulfill your purpose. They will also show you areas in which you may need to grown or ask others to help. Write it down and refine. This is where you begin to craft your mission, vision, and purpose statement. For some reason when you write things down, they become more real. So write it down. Refine it until it feels right to you. Refine it until it’s clear to you. Refine it until it is clear to others. Get it so that your purpose is really focused.Look at your purpose both in the micro and macro levels. How does your purpose impact the small decisions you make? How does your purpose impact the big decisions you make? Don’t just focus on purpose from a self centered focus but also take into consideration how this impacts the people around you and the world.Make your purpose give others purpose. This is one of the fastest ways you can grow your business. When your purpose gives your team purpose, it will set them on fire to change the world. When your purpose gives hope to the world, you will grow advocates for your customers and beyond. As Mark Zuckerberg once said ‘It’s not enough to have purpose yourself. You have to create a sense of purpose for others.’ As the Bible says: ‘Without vision people perish.’ Create that vision to impact the world around you.Create a plan. How does your purpose impact your life? How does it change your business? What will it take to make this a success? You need to begin to build a plan to turn your purpose into reality. You can not stop with the idea alone. You must push into action. Without a plan you will not see the vision and purpose come to pass. Stop responding and start building. This may mean that you need to shake up your role in the purpose you are building. You may need to put others in roles and trust them with your dreams, ideas, and purpose. This is scary to do, but it is the best way to build your purpose so that you can really reach the fullness you were created for.Check back in with yourself. Finding purpose is a life long pursuit. It will change and evolve as you continue to mature and see how sometimes the unexpected opens up new places of purpose. Don’t be ridged in your purpose. Allow it to evolve and grown and ultimately become even more than you could have envisioned. I do want to caution you on a few things. First, don’t get so locked up in your purpose that you forget your family and the ones you love around you. You want them to be part of this journey. They will be the biggest supporters and help on this journey. Secondly, as an entrepreneur it’s easy to put our value in our purpose and it’s either success or failure. You need to know your value doesn’t come from success or failure. It comes from understanding your identity and choosing the unconventional path of entrepreneurship. Simply taking the step into the unknown shows that you are willing to take your purpose to the world. Keep going, it’s going to be worth it.And my final thought. People struggle to find purpose all of their lives. One of the quickest ways to find purpose is to get around people who know theirs. Don’t copy their purpose, but instead learn from them. Find out how they discovered their purpose. Ask the for help to find your purpose. You become like those you hang out with, so get around people that are going to push you to become the best at who you are. 
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