Guest: Jake Ducey
Jake Ducey is a remarkable young man.
At just 23 years of age, he has published two books, built an orphanage in Guatemala, given a viral TedX talk, and spoken before tens of thousands of students and corporate employees.
His most recent book, The Purpose Principles: How to Draw More Meaning into Your Life, was a joy to read, deserving of a spot on my list of Top 10 personal development books.
So, how does a guy who never got better than a C in a writing course have the audacity to become a bestselling author in a category dominated by established writers decades his senior?
Hard work. Dedication. And knowing his purpose.
Last week, Jake stopped by the podcast to reveals how YOU can find your purposed and draw more meaning into your life.
Here are my notes:
3:25 – Jake goes from failing English class to becoming a writer. How he did it and why.
12:36 – Where Jake finally found the value and meaning he was looking for (and where you can find it, too.)
15:24 – The two most important questions we should be asking ourselves and why most people aren’t even thinking about them.
19:38 – How Jake found perspective and freedom from the fear of failure through a near death and the loss of a friend.
25:28 – What the top five regrets of dying people can teach us about life and opportunity.
28:10 – Process over product: “you don’t find joy out of things and paychecks.”
35:00 – How we can encourage young people to make better decisions and be happier while they do it.
37:37 – Why being scared all the time might be a good thing and what you must do to find the “magic.”
45:36 – The one thing that will make us happier and healthier than we could ever imagine…even if it sucks sometimes.
48:08 – Talent vs. skill. Which one is more important to learn how to do absolutely anything.
51:26 – Dealing with haters: how to keep from driving yourself crazy.
57:00 – The three small phrases we should all use more often.
Click the PLAY button below to listen to this week’s interview.
See you soon with Vani the Food Babe (Wednesday) and Dr. Martin Blaser, author of Missing Microbes (Friday)!