On Purpose Show
Summary: Join the On-Purpose Blog Talk radio show with Susyn Reeve and Rikk Hansen as they open doors to discover & live a lifework that’s alive with purpose. Susyn and Rikk share compelling conversations with midlife professionals, entrepreneurs, experts, and authors successfully doing work that expresses their purpose & passion. Learn the secrets and resources from their stories and experience to inspire your on-purpose success. More details about the show and host at: http://OnPurposeShow.com
Are you experiencing confusion, uncertainty, and stress as you seek new clarity of purpose? Looking for a way to get a new perspective, lift your spirits and enjoy the journey more? Consider an unexpected source of enlightenment: HUMOR. Listen to our conversation with Jollytologist, Allen Klein – author of Mom’s the Word and The Art of Living Joyfully. Through his books and his presentations, Klein shows people worldwide how to deal with everything from traffic jams to tragedies. Allen got into this unique line of work after his wife died of a rare liver disease at the age of 34. He saw how humor helped her, and those around her, cope. He also saw how humor helped him get through that loss. After her death, left his business, went back to school and got a Master’s Degree in Human Development, after writing a thesis on the therapeutic value of humor. He now teaches others, around the world, how to access humor in trying times, and get a new perspective on their situation to deal with everything from traffic jams to tragedies.
Are you feeling stuck and unable to see a way out? Are you hitting the wall with painful life issues that nothing seems to help with? Do you feel these issues are getting in the way of living your big lifework purpose? What if being STUCK was actually a good sign… even a springboard to living your on purpose life?? Listen to our conversation with Leslie Nipps, NLP and Family Consellations Practioner, who helps people stuck and in pain get to the root of their problem and move forward with new freedom. Hear some of the effective approaches she takes. How a form of respect you might not expect can play a role... The central role your family can play and even how your ancestors can help. Leslie has travelled her own path of being stuck. Near 40 she left the vocation she had prepared all her adult life for. Because while the work was meaningful she didn't feel satisfied, she felt stuck. After a period adrift, the day came when she made a commitment to experience joy. She didn’t know what the road to joy would be, but her commitment and willingness to ask for and allow help has led her both to joy and to the On Purpose work she does today.
Has the rug been pulled out from under you? Have you lost a hard-won dream, or had a core part in your life crumble unexpectedly? How do you find new purpose after a major loss? Listen to author, Carole Brody Fleet. And discover how loss can be a gateway to finding LifeWork purpose – a journey to find a new answer for the question, “Who am I NOW? Carole Brody Fleet is the award-winning author of the critically praised national bestseller, "Widows Wear Stilettos" and the Books for a Better Life Award finalist for her new book, "Happily EVEN After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond!) the Grief of Widowhood". Widows Wear Stilettos is proud to welcome the widowed community in its entirety, regardless of age, gender, technical marital status, sexual orientation or the circumstances that surround the loss of a spouse or partner. It was her personal experience of being widowed in her 40’s that led her to this purpose when she was faced with the questions, “Who am I now?” and “What do I do?” Hear Carole’s powerful story of discovering new and fulfilling purpose after the illness and death of her husband. Listen in on a compelling conversation of how loss can open up a new door to a next vital lifework chapter.
Is there a book in you waiting to be written? Or a message you care deeply about sharing – but feel stuck or afraid in some way... What if fear is actually a call for you to find your voice and claim your purpose? Hear Davina’s Kotulski’s journey of courage to find her own voice – and to share a message that’s touched thousands of lives. You’ll also hear some of the secrets she's discovered in helping others live a courageous and authentic live, get their book written and have their message make a difference in the world. Davina Kotulski, PH.D., is a psychologist, life coach and internationally known author and speaker in the field of Marriage Equality. Davina works with clients to live authentic lives in which their dreams come true. She leads live and on-live writing workshops to help people who have a positive message to get their books written and to make a bigger difference in the world. She is the author of Love Warriors: The Rise of the Marriage Equality Movement and Why It Will Prevail, Why You Should Give a Damn About Gay Marriage and the creator of the How to Come Out of the Closet & Into Your Power Program. She is currently working on a new book, Courageous Heart: From Fear to Fulfillment Gem of Wisdom: “Do what you love and follow your heart. Know that when you're sharing your true gifts the universe will compensate you abundantly. There are people who want what you have to share – whether it is a service, a skill, or something you create. They are seeking you and what you have to offer!”
Ever thought that it’s too late for you to live your heart-song? What if you knew you're never given a dream that is too big for you and that today is your day to say, “Yes” to your on purpose LifeWork? Melinda Lee is the author of the Sexy Over 50 Book Series and at 57 she knows that it's never too late to say, “Yes,” to a LifeWork that is a clear reflection of your passion and purpose. In her early 50’s Melinda left a successful career as executive director of a foundation to follow her heart-song – to be creative and serve the planet while still making a living and pay the bills. Her path led her to Los Angeles where she become a commercial actress and she is now an author and Dating Diva for Boomers. She is clearly passionate about helping women on their journey to find love and gets great pleasure in assisting them with inside-out-head-to-toe-make-overs to get the results they want. Gem of Wisdom: “Sometimes discovering your lifework purpose is an ever unfolding thing – so don’t be too hard on yourself if something doesn’t pop right away. Keep the practice of being quiet for at least one minute a day, remembering something that maybe you’ve done earlier in your life that you’ve poo-poo’d thinking, ‘I can’t make money doing this, I can’t this…, I can’t that …,’ all these excuses. The more excuses you have, probably the more it actually aligns with your purpose! ”
Are you overwhelmed with stress and anxiety even on your days off? Does your automatic stress response blind you to your purpose? What if stress was optional, How do you kick the habit? Adam Timm, bestselling author of Stress is Optional: How to Kick the Habit, shares how after kicking his own habit of a stressed-out life, he created Zen Life to bring his Stress is Optional message and tools to those who most desperately need it. Adam is a workshop facilitator, meditation expert, author, award-winning speaker and 9-1-1 operator for the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) who reminds us that by sitting still and breathing for 20 minutes a day you can turn off your automatic stress response and discover and live your life’s purpose.
Leadership in work and life can be a daunting challenge as well as an opportunity to powerfully express your purpose. What’s needed to grow into a passionate and courageous leader? Mike Kublin, author of 12 Steps to Courageous Leadership, shares how some unsettling feedback from his boss set him on the path to discover his purpose; and ultimately to create PeopleTek Inc., a successful company committed to growing successful leaders. Mike reminds us that the journey of discovery can be unsettling and scary, yet ultimately fulfilling when you have the courage, allow the time, and create a community of support.
What would the world be like if everyone was doing something that they loved? What would the world be like if everyone loved themselves? Susyn Reeve wrote these questions in her journal as a teen. Looking back at her 35 years as a leadership coach, self esteem expert, and bestselling author, she clearly sees now how this relationship between self-love and purpose has been at the heart of her work helping leaders to inspire their teams be the best that they can be. This second interview introducing this show is overflowing with Susyn’s gems of wisdom about this intersection of Leadership, Purpose, and Self Esteem. She also powerfully reframes the very real fear that’s naturally present when we move towards new purpose in our life.
Successful but “between-dreams” with work direction? Has a career or business that used to be satisfying lost it’s spark? Perhaps you’re in limbo; clear what you don’t want but without a passionate new dream… In this inaugural episode, Susyn Reeve interviews co-host Rikk Hansen, founder of Brilliant NEXT, about his 27 years guiding midlife professionals and entrepreneurs through this important time between dreams – to rekindle purpose and passion, and to discover a next lifework that’s really their Calling. Gem of Wisdom “A central part of you is already feeling the pull of your calling. You have a sense that there is something more… That there is something you’re here to do next. Trust that. Listen to that voice. Let it call you to a time of discovery. “Also, I believe that we’re given signs - that we’re guided in some way. A book comes that’s the perfect book, or a person that’s the right guide. Once you’ve acknowledged that you can’t ignore the calling, be open to the signs and the guidance. You are in some way being supporting in getting ready for, and moving towards, your next chapter.” http://OnPurposeShow.com