Finding Passion And Purpose
Summary: Join Emmy-winner Richard Janes as he interviews artists, athletes, authors, entrepreneurs, activists, and influencers, as they tell their inspiring story of ditching the traditional 9-5 and embracing Passion and Purpose in their lives.
Chris Strompolos is the star of a new Netflix documentary: "Raiders: The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made". At the age of 11, after seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark, Chris decided to remake the film shot-for-shot and dedicated the next 8 years of his life to filming. Then, in his 40's a tape emerged of his fan film and it ended up being seen by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas themselves. Suddenly, Chris found himself putting the costume on once again & diving back into his childhood passion.
Ian Winer's early-life was controlled entirely by another person's desire for him to be a hockey player. He then took his skills in the hockey rink to WestPoint and was eventually led all the way to Wall Street where he was a frequent contributor on CNN Money, Fox Business, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, and The Financial Times. But then he had an epiphany. He wasn't happy. As a result, he walked away from it all and sought to redefine success on his own terms.
Pete Bethune has been shot at, stabbed with a machete, and held captive in a maxim-security Japanese prison. All in the pursuit of his unique passion and passion. From performing citizens’ arrests in Japan to rappelling from helicopters in Costa Rica, Pete is what is known as an animal rights vigilante and his story is one of extremes. Find out how Pete found his passion and purpose later on in life and why he believes most of us will never have the courage to do the same.
Jordan Roberts is probably best know for writing the 2005 Oscar winner for best feature documentary March of Penguins, or perhaps you’ll have watched his 2014 Best Animated Feature Film Oscar Winner Big Hero 6. It’s often thought that a true purpose needs to be grander than oneself, to serve a bigger cause. But what could set a greater example to the world than the compassionate healing of ones own soul so that it may shine bright for others experience. This is the domain of artist Jordan Roberts.
Joe Hewitt has worked in some of Rio’s most dangerous favelas helping at-risk youth through soccer. He is the CEO and founder of The Sports Creative: a non-profit, creating sports programs and partnerships around the world for at-risk youth. Through his work, he has seen the devastating effects that homelessness brings to people, which led him to discover his unique purpose. Host: Richard Janes
On August 19, 1958, 7-year-old Ayanna Najuma, and a group of 12 students together with a High School teacher named Clara Luper, set the stage for a civil rights protest that would sweep the nation in the 1960’s and continues to resonate in modern America through movements such as Black Lives Matter and #MeToo. This is Ayanna's story of finding Passion and Purpose. A story that would not only have an impact on her life, but arguably the life of every American who has come after. Host: Richard Janes
Join Emmy winner Richard Janes as he invites guests to tell their inspiring story about Finding Passion and Purpose.