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Podcast with Carin Rockind

Carin Rockind on Discovering Your Purpose

Today’s Guest:

Carin Rockind joins me on the podcast this week.  Carin is the creator of Purpose Girl, a movement to empower purpose-driven living.  She is also a leading happiness expert who works with companies around the world, teaching real-life strategies to help people live to their fullest potential of success and well-being.  

Are you searching for purpose?  Carin suggests purpose isn’t something external to you.  Rather it’s a verb, it’s what you do that lights you up – it might be inspiring others, teaching, empowering, making a positive difference in others’ lives, or being creative.  Tapping into this can help you find opportunities to follow your purpose within your existing job or create new possibilities to increase your happiness.  

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:15] – Carin believes purpose is the driving force behind who we are. She explains why purpose is so important.
  • [02:32] – Carin explains why it’s so difficult people to discover their purpose.
  • [05:19] – Carin talks about finding purpose in your existing situation.  
  • [11:00] – “Start where you are.”  Carin talks about how the start the process of identifying and working towards your purpose and what lights you up.
  • [12:38] – If you are unable to “start where you are” in your company, Carin explains other venues that you can use.
  • [13:28] – Carin encourages you to not hide your passions.  
  • [16:39] – Carin describes how leaders can help individuals find more purpose in their work.
  • [20:30] – Carin says we can’t have too much purpose because it leads to life satisfaction.  However, it can lead to obsession, which impacts other areas of our lives.
  • [23:15] – The Lightning Round with Carin Rockind.

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