How to Discern Your Calling [Podcast S07E02]

3 Vital Components of Meaningful Work

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 2 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to find your calling in life.

Life is full of ups and downs—that’s especially true for business. So what keeps you steady in the storm? The answer is your calling. The problem is that sometimes people don’t know what their’s is. Hopefully, not after today’s episode.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The four attributes of a calling—and a framework for identifying yours.
  • The “Three P’s” of calling and what happens when one or more is missing.
  • Why personal passion is the essential—but not sufficient—for your life’s work.
  • The role competence plays and some clues for deciding what your truly best at.
  • How money factors in discerning your calling.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: Have you found your calling? Do you feel like you’re working in it today?

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About Us

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.

Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.

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