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From the Heart – The Inside Job of Living a Life of Purpose, Creativity, and Impact

From the Heart – The Inside Job of Living a Life of Purpose, Creativity, and Impact

By From the Heart by Katie Patrick
What does it take to live a life of purpose and positive impact? In this solo podcast, environmental engineer, designer, and author, Katie Patrick, talks straight from the heart about the struggles, breakthroughs, and revelations that come with a life spent trying to meaningfully change the world. It's about entrepreneurship, mindset, creative flow, parenting, perseverance, and what it takes to get by in the world we are trying to influence for the better. New episodes released every Wednesday.
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Is Following Your Dreams Bad Advice?
Just about everywhere, there's a message to "follow your dreams." But is it good advice? Dreams can be easily polluted all sorts of other people's toxic cravings for success and prestige.
September 22, 2021
Living on Either End of the Spiritual Bell Curve
Do spend time every week diving into your creative genius zone and your highest purpose? Do you spend time every week cleaning up your demons for ignoring them?  I call this the spiritual bell curve.
September 15, 2021
The Valley of Ego Death
The only way to get to the place you want is to let all attachment and need for it go.
September 8, 2021
Individual Behaviors vs Systems Change - Why the Debate?
In this episode, I discuss the lesser understood reasons for why individual actions and behavior DO matter (quite a bit) towards bigger societal shifts. It can be a confusing topic. The connections are stronger than you might realize.
September 1, 2021
The Power of Writing Well
There's a line in a song that says "Words are hotter fire. Word's are wetter than water." You might not think that words possess a superpower that can help you change the world, but if you're in the job of influencing people to change, language is your secret weapon. In this episode, I talk through some of the mistakes I see people make and how you can get better at crafting your written story and your copywriting. I hope you fall in love with the art of sculpting words that deeply move people - and through that, you change the world. On Writing Well, by Willian Zinsser The Sense of Style, by Steven Pinker Learn more at Follow me on Instagram and Twitter
August 11, 2021
How To Tell Your Story
If you're working on a cause, you need to tell the world why it matters – and not just in any way. You need to tell a story that deeply resonates so that people will fund you, work with you, and take action to support your cause. In this episode, I talk through the power of using The Hero's Journey template to tell your non-fiction story – and how discovering this twelve-step structure dramatically changed the course of my life, and how it might change yours, too.  Get the book, Resonate, by Nancy Duarte Get The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell Learn more at Follow me on Instagram and Twitter
August 4, 2021
We need to start Earth Imagination Day
What do you think of Earth Day? I've always found it a bit of a non-event. In this episode, I wanted to share my thoughts about how I think we can re-invent Earth Day to be more useful – I think we should turn it into "Earth Imagination Day." We need some kind of formal structure or practice to help get people into the headspace of the environmental imagination. I've found imagining eco-futures to be a truly magical experience and an endless stream of pro-earth inspiration. Would you like to start Earth Imagination Day? I definitely do! Learn more at  Follow me on Instagram and Twitter
July 28, 2021
Don't Be a Victim to Useful Hard Skills
All the climate science and policy textbooks in the world might give you a good education but does it give you the hard skills it takes to launch a campaign, create a movement, or build a startup? We need to get real about developing the useful hard skills it takes to create real on-the-ground change. Don't shy away from working harder on becoming an excellent photographer, UI/UX designer, copywriter, programmer, technologist, speechwriter, data visualizer, or website designer. We need these hard skills. Sustainability, climate, and environment folks desperately need to skill up on the practical skills it takes to build a movement and catalyze people into change.  Learn more at and follow me on Instagram and Twitter
July 21, 2021
The Myth of Failure (And Success)
Have you ever felt that you were a failure or "not enough"? It's pretty common to feel that way. What if there was no such thing as failure OR success? In all seriousness, there might not be. In this episode, I wanted to share a new way of seeing your work, your projects, and your many phases of life as "drafts" or iterations – as moments of creative flow and as practice for the next chapter.  Learn more at Follow me on Instagram at and Twitter
July 2, 2021
This Energy Practice Changes Everything
How does the energy in your body feel? Mine was fucked up. I started doing a different kind of meditation where I'd meditation on improving my energy - and it's changed the way I do just about everything.  Learn more at
July 2, 2021
Three Psychological Devils That Will Unravel You
In this episode, I wanted to share three psychological patterns that can undermine and unravel your entrepreneurship, your relationships, and your life if you don't notice them creeping in and taking control.  Learn more at 
July 1, 2021
Welcome to My New Podcast, Straight From the Heart
Saving the world is mostly about building technology, passing legislation, and growing movements – or is it? There's an entire world of emotions, headspace, and heart that comes with living a life built on purpose and impact. The way we deal with the tributaries, twists, and turns of the journey make all the difference. I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings with y'all, straight from the heart. Xx Learn more at
July 1, 2021