Unbox Your Gift Podcast: Turn Passion to Profession

How to get clear on your purpose (in under 6 minutes)

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If you want to learn HOW to find your passion and turn it into a profession...you're in the right place.

Life is a gift. UnBox It. The best way is with your passion. Listen in and let’s start now with Interviews and Insights on turning your passion into a profession.
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How to get clear on your purpose (in under 6 minutes)
How to get clear on your purpose (in under 6 minutes)  One of the biggest signs of your passion / purpose is what you engaged in as a kid.   If you can engage in that activity that lit you up as a kid (as an adult), chances are, it can light you up again and that type engagement heightens  self-awareness (emotional intelligence), which stops overthinking and gets the head space clear on your WHY and re-discovering your purpose.  Listen IN  - you'll know what I mean...
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How to Turn Your Passion Into A PODCAST
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May 8, 2019
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May 7, 2019
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Marketing Strategies Not Working
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April 15, 2019
Meaning of Belief
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April 13, 2019
How to Stop being Overwhelmed and Unmotivated
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April 12, 2019
I hate my job. Stuck in a rut? Help me get a new job
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April 10, 2019
When Motivation Fades, Fails and Doesn't Work
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April 10, 2019
What to do When you Feel Like A Failure
What to do When you Feel Like A Failure... How to avoid getting discouraged...when you feel like a failure... Listen IN. 
April 9, 2019
How to Feel Confident (enough)
How to Feel confident without doubting yourself. Listen IN. 
April 7, 2019
The Ugly Truth about pursuing your passion
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April 4, 2019
How to Fast track Your Goal (with WISHcraft)
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April 3, 2019
Why School Fails and La Mer Succeeds: Christina Aloisio
Why School Fails and La Mer Succeeds: Christina Aloisio... Find out how to take a passion (like education) and create your OWN unique version of it!  How? LISTEN IN. 
March 27, 2019
Little Known Ways to Feel Motivated, Energetic and Feel Happy Right Now (for free)
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March 20, 2019
New Zealand Shooting
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March 19, 2019
How to get over feeling helpless?
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March 15, 2019
How to Turn Passion To Profession (career)
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March 14, 2019
Amateur Vs Professional work ethic
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March 6, 2019
TEST your idea with a signature talk formula
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March 3, 2019
The Problem of CHOICE
The Problem of CHOICE The best thing about 2019 is the choice thats available versus 30 years ago... The worst thing about 2019 is the CHOICE thats available versus 30 years ago... This episode discuss the PROBLEM of CHOICE.  LISTEN IN. 
February 27, 2019
Success Stories of 50 plus year olds
You're definitely older than you were yesterday (who isn't) but that's an asset. Here's are real the stories of the success after 50. LISTEN IN to this podcast and NOT the thought that your age is a limit!
February 27, 2019
How to know IF your (business) idea will work?
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February 27, 2019
Which Career Should You Have?
Which Career Should You Have? It's one of the biggest questions I get asked...and you'll be relieved when you hear the answer. LISTEN IN. 
February 20, 2019
HOW do I Improve MOTIVATION?  How do you FIND your recipe for success? When you haven't progressed or achieved the results you want in your career, study or business and you've listened to ALL the gurus and STILL nothing... What do you do? This episode is HOW to find your OWN recipe for success..ONE that has ALREADY worked for you....you just didn't know...LISTEN IN. 
February 19, 2019
The Drug Called: Motivation
Motivation is the Enemy of YOUR Long-Term Success. Motivation is NEVER there when you need it. When you start a diet it gets hard, when you start a business it gets frustrating at times, when you become a parent it's tiring... Motivation has become like a drug, we can't act confidently on a goal or decision..until we get a hit... LISTEN IN to learn what creates Long-term happiness, success and passion minus motivation....
February 18, 2019
What do you do if your job doesn't pay well?
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December 21, 2018
PASSION Comes Second To THIS...
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December 18, 2018
How to figure life out in your 20's.
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December 11, 2018
What do I do when I want to give up, lie down and quit?
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December 10, 2018
How do you pursue excellence?
How do you pursue excellence? What does it mean to achieve excellence? It's harder than you think...LISTEN IN.
December 8, 2018
How to motivate yourself
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December 7, 2018
WHY it's been HARD to find your passion... (in under 4 minutes)
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December 6, 2018
HOW to CHOOSE a Career AFTER Graduation
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December 5, 2018
How to Find Your Purpose (without overthinking it)
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December 4, 2018
Morining Routine Mastery
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December 3, 2018
DO this before you give up
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Career Advice for Students
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What is The Right Way of Following Your Passion
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November 28, 2018
Is a Career Change Worth It?
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November 27, 2018
How to Find Passion When Depressed...
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November 22, 2018
How TO Find Your Passion AND Motivation
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November 20, 2018
What Career Should I Choose?
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November 19, 2018
Can't Find Passion In Anything
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November 14, 2018
What Career Suits my Personality?
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November 13, 2018
Are Career Tests Accurate?
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November 6, 2018
Find WHAT triggers YOU.ak.a STOPS YOU
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November 1, 2018
When you find your passion. What next?
When you find your passion - how do you (now) realise your passion coming out of corporate or college or university? If preparation LOVES success, Here's WHAT you need to prepare to realise your passion, long-term.
October 25, 2018
How Your Childhood Points to Your Passion...
If you struggle to find your passion or you're second guessing what it is... listen to this episode to find HOW what you did as a kid (when there were no filters) can give you MAJOR insight and an AH HA into your greatest gift/ passion... LISTEN IN.
October 23, 2018
How to boost confidence
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October 22, 2018
What Learning Style Am I?
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October 19, 2018
How Prickly Pear Turns a Research Scientist Into An Entrepreneur: Dr Natalie Alexopoulos
This is a story of how your passion evolves. This is how a research scientist leveraged her skills in her profession, found a way to help her father's skin condition and realised she created a product that naturally and organically helps people. While working in a lab (day job), research Scientist Dr Natalie Alexopoulos started a baby skincare range (during her downtime) and to to have access to her own ingredients she bought an olive and prickly pear (now organic certified) farm that set the scene for creating Chiron Organic. An example of how career and passion can evolve successfully...Listen IN.
July 25, 2018
How to make a LIVING LOVING Coffee, yes! Coffee: Sasa Sestic The Coffee Man
Sasa was an Olympian turned Coffee Man. He immigrated to Australia, competed in handball in the Olympic Games. Retired from the sport. Found a fascination of making coffee in a bakery. Now, Sasha heads a GLOBAL distribution company...ONA coffee. In 2015 he became the WORLD Barista Champion. He's set up Project Origin which is BETTER than fair-trade! He works directly with coffee farmers - pays them premium prices for their work. He has a 100% NOT for profit book called the COFFEE MAN. All proceeds go to coffee farmers and their needs. He has a documentary made about him called the COFFEE MAN. IF YOU EVER thought your passion could NOT be turned into a profession Or you may NOT know where to start or how to continue the journey of your passion because it FEELS HARD- Listen to this interview , it will shatter (straight from a man whose done it) your doubts and hesitations in your thinking. LISTEN IN!
July 5, 2018
How Passion Leads To CHANGE: Peter Gould
Peter's successful design studio was acquired by Zileej (a UAE based company)..So How do you build a successful design company, have your artwork showcased all around the world... when you have competition like fiverr or Canva? How do you create change through design? And stand out for the LOVE of your work? Listen IN.
July 4, 2018
A solution to end inequality: Johanna Peek
After 10 years of working in multi-national companies, Johanna Peek pursued her passion and created a solution to address global poverty, by funding micro projects. We've all felt helpless when seeing poverty and inequality - but what if instead of feeling sad - there was something we could do at the grass roots level? What if you're work all day, everyday was about alleviating poverty - and not from a vague, birds eye level...but that everyday you saw the difference and benefit at an individual level? Sound too good to be true? Oh, It's very true...here's how when when you see someone in poverty or disadvantage, rather than have that sinking "helpless" feeling INSTEAD you KNOW you've created a way that can directly help that person, consistently. Listen to find out how.
June 30, 2018
How to start an Online Fashion House:Lisa Vogl (Verona Collection)
Lisa Vogl was an international photographer, after she converted to Islam, she realised that there wasn't modest AND fashionable clothes at reasonable prices available. Seeing a gap in the market, she co-founded Verona Collection a clothing line that doesn't just sells clothes but represents identity and empowerment. If you've EVER wanted to jump into an industry that you knew ZERO about and STILL have it be a success (because you're competing with the big wigs), then you have to listen to HOW Lisa within 3 years launched into a crowded online space and came up victorious with Verona Collection! Just ask Macy's (major dept store in the USA) - they stock the Verona Collection. YES! they stock hijabs! LISTEN IN.
June 28, 2018
From Mechanic TO T.V series, author and Star Gazer: Greg Quicke
Greg Quicke owned a mechanic business, bought a telescope and fell in love with the stars! From this passion for the stars, he created Astro Tours, in Western Australia, a 2 hours show teaching anyone who wants to learn about the sky and the cosmos. Since starting Astro Tours in 1995 (with no formal certification of astronomy) BUT a knowing and experience with the earth that EVEN astronomy students come to learn from him, he has been featured on BBC and ABC t.v series, he's an author and simply, a great guy who fell in love with the sky and wanted to share it with others ❤️ If you've thought you need copious certifications and degrees to 'feel' enough, or approval to pursue your gift - you want to listen to how Greg Quicke turned passion into a profession and UnBoxed his gift for astronomy and how you can do the same with your own Passion! Listen IN!
June 27, 2018
Turning Passion Into An Industry: Rhamis Kent
Rhamis Kent a former mechanical engineer set out to co-create not a profession but an industry, permaculture. He felt drawn to permaculture after watching a 5 minute movie on it, then co- created the industry and has since worked with many governments around the world with permaculture as well as teaching in countless countries around the world. If you come from a safe profession and ALL you have is passion...you want to hear HOW Rhamis co-created an industry from a passion. LISTEN IN! (p.s and what the heck is permaculture and what was in that 5 min movie that stirred such intense ambitions...) Listen in.
June 26, 2018
What career is for me? Are career coaches worth the money?
This episode addresses the questions of What career is for me? What career should I do or pursue? Are career coaches worth the money? I'll tell you ALL about it. Listen IN.
June 25, 2018
How to create your own following and media platform: Amanda Whitley
Amanda found went after her passion as a necessity. Not ever having any dream of going into business, Amanda was completely happy as a public servant. After giving birth to her daughter, who had lung disease, doctors advised Amanda that her little girl couldn't be put in day care, and therefore Amanda needed to stay home. Amanda soon realized that she needed connection with other people (now that she wasn't working anymore) and out of this need for connection….soon after, HerCanberra - a leading online publication for women, was born. If you want to create a following …. this is for you. Listen IN!
June 22, 2018
How being a people person can pay off....literally: Sohail Khan
You’re going to want to listen to this interview if you’ve ever been trapped in the wrong profession and you knew you were capable of more... Sohail was an accountant who became a multi-millionaire living in 12 bedroom mansion, with Ferraris and Lamborghinis parked outside his mansion….until he lost everything... Sohail moved back home with his mum. Life changed when he was reading an ad in a newspaper, that prompted an idea and from there, he eventually became known as the Joint Venture (JV) expert and monetised his idea (in a BIG way) and realised the greater mission behind his work. BTW: Sohail gives a very generous resource that you'll want to check out towards the end of the interview. Listen IN!
June 22, 2018
How the act of giving gifts….became the BIG idea to monetise: Alexis Rosenbaum
This is for you, if you’ve ever thought about creating a product and selling it online. Alexis was looking for that idea that would be a success. In her 20’s she tried her hand at different ideas but none were really successful, UNTIL one day, her husband (a professional basketball player) gave her an idea, which she now calls: Baseball Lacelets. Today, this family owned business has taken OFF, thanks to combining baseball and bracelets together……you gotta hear this! Listen IN!  
June 21, 2018
Becoming your own expert on your own health: Toxic Free Living Debra Lynn Add
The next set of 4 episodes are from a Summit I delivered and I know that you'll gain insights from these interviews that you normally wouldn't have (which is why I wanted to share them with you on this podcast) Debra Lynn Dadd is “The World’s Leading Expert on Toxic-Free Products.”. In her words, "Not because somebody gave me this title, but because I really am". She is an expert on toxic free living and after chronic ill health it became her passion to create health for herself (and it didnt just become a profession) but morphed into a 40 year mission… In her words "I’m an expert. Nobody else on the planet that I know of has my degree of experience with toxic-free products". This applies to passion AND toxic FREE living. Listen IN.
June 20, 2018
Find Your Passion with Clarity And Confidence...LIVE training
This is a LIVE training I delivered on HOW to find your passion with clarity and confidence at a conference. Grab a pen and notepad as you won't want to miss the opportunity to finally find that Gift that's uniquely yours. Enjoy! Listen IN.
June 20, 2018
An Accidental Idea: Justin Herald a.k.a. The guy with Attitude
Justin was known for having attitude, especially when he went to church. So to irritate a woman who kept telling him he had attitude he created t-shirts and wore them to church that had quotes and slogans on them. The t-shirts were such a hit, people at church were asking where they could buy one….and so started the $37 million a year clothing brand called Attitude. He has since sold that brand and now and works on other projects ( that you’ll hear about in the interview) but with SO much to share, this is one of THE most amusing and crazy passion to profession stories/ interviews you’ll hear. LISTEN IN.
June 20, 2018
How to find value in the everyday ordinary to get to EXTRAordinary
Living in a social media world full of companions....if you feel you havent achieved or aren't where you think you should be... Here's how to SEE your everyday, ordinary activities so that you can align with the EXTRAordinary (the goals that you're after) with greater peace of mind and NOT feel rushed. LISTEN IN.
June 20, 2018
How do I build my trust and confidence?
If you've ever struggled with decision making this will help you build trust and confidence in yourself, immediately! Just make sure you apply this! Listen IN.
June 20, 2018
How do I know if I'm in the right job/business?
Listen to the insights and distinctions on how to know for yourself if you're in the right job/business? Also you have an invitation to be ONE of a select FEW to be coached for FREE (usually $4,000) for a mini documentary series so that YOU can be the reason for someone else's success. The vision is to help AS MANY people as possible find their passion and have the courage (if they wish) to turn it into a profession - and that can only happen if you find our live your passion! I'd LOVE the honour of helping YOU. Find out how. Listen IN!
June 19, 2018
From Service Station Worker TO helping refugees and migrants become savvy business owners: Usman Iftikhar
Usman migrated to Australia from Pakistan in 2013 and couldn't get a job. So he went about creating Catalyser, a start up incubator that helps migrants and refugees (who are skilled and very qualified in their respective fields but also may find they can't get jobs), start their own businesses. Within 2 years of starting his enterprise, he was awarded the Young Commonwealth Person of The Year, he is the Australian lead for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance and his on a major mission! In this short space of time he's helped migrants and refugees start 15 new business. Here's how Usman turned an idea into an opportunity for some of the most disadvantaged people in our community! Listen IN.
June 13, 2018
Mindset of winning GOLD at the olympics: Jesse Aungles Gold Medalist
Jesse Aungles won GOLD at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 in the 200 metre individual medley (which means butterfly, backstroke, breast stroke and freestyle in the ONE competition!) And as a double amputee, he's labelled dis -abled. But so what, because achieving GOLD (or your personal best in anything as Jesse discusses) is all about focusing on ABILITY and NOT "dissing" it. LISTEN IN.
June 12, 2018
Fitness made her one of THE successful Business Women In Australia: Rowena Szeszeran McEvoy
Rowena ran away from home at 15. You'd think its all doom and gloom form there. Very much the opposite. Rowie has become one of Australia’s most successful business women, she has been highlighted in the BRW Young Rich List, twice, she is one of the TOP 20 richest people in Australia, under 40 – all because of her passion for fitness. You want to watch this interview if ever you felt you don't have enough certification, degrees etc. Rowie will obliterate that myth, she started at just 15 (without completing school). Listen IN.
June 11, 2018
An exercise on how to choose Which passion to follow
Many listeners get stumped on WHICH passion to choose (once they've found their passions). This episode takes you on an exercise on HOW to choose THE passion to focus on without neglecting your other passion projects (or getting distracted with overwhelm and indecision). Listen IN on How to choose which direction to go (in under 13 minutes 😁)
June 9, 2018
Former secretary used someone else's idea (this is legit) to build a multi-million dollar business: Lisa Wilbur
Lisa Wilber, a former secretary built a multi-million dollar business (and said good-bye to 9-5). Lisa used rock bottom as a stepping stone to find her mission and monetise someone else’s idea/passion… and made it her own passion. Awarded TOP female Network Marketer In the World! She is currently the # 5 money earner in the United States with Avon. In addition to this, she's created her very own line of products. How? Listen IN.
June 7, 2018
How to bottle your idea: How the challenge of infertility birthed an idea: Tasha Jennings
Tasha Jennings was trying to fall pregnant and was very surprised when she couldn't. This set her on a. journey to research HOW to conceive and by doing so stumbled on the idea of creating a supplement. If you've ever wanted to know HOW to take your idea and bottle it (literally), listen to how Tasha took her passion to fall pregnant and birthed her first baby, Zycia - the prenatal supplement . Listen In.
June 6, 2018
How a love of sewing allowed Vanessa Wilson to retire her husband in his 30's!
Vanessa, a former law professor turned entrepreneur, got her mum to teach her how to sew and the rest is history. You see, with sewing….yes…sewing….Vanessa was able to retire her husband, live on an organic farm with her husband AND home-school her kids. BTW she’s only in her 30's. There are plenty of people who teach sewing and how to sew (let’s face it, for hundreds of years) but how has Vanessa been able to stand out! She shares her business model – and how Vanessa has set it up to earn passive income…consistently.  And how you can apply what she has done, make it your own and turn your passion into a profession! Listen IN
June 1, 2018
Just sell socks! John's Crazy Socks Story
Mark Cronin just wanted to help his son, John (who has Down syndrome) do something after finishing high school (because the reality is, 80% of disabled people in America are unemployed). John has ALWAYS loved socks and so together they started John's Crazy Socks John's Crazy Socks, an online retail store that generated $1.7 million in their FIRST year ( and they only started in Dec. 2016) This is a in-depth interview that shares HOW even the simplest, tried and true ideas (like socks) can work. You're going to LOVE this father and son team whose mission is to spread happiness with socks. If you've ever felt your idea has already been taken - this interview is proof the world still needs YOUR version, YOUR flavour of the same idea. Listen IN.
May 31, 2018
Turning love of writing into a paid profession: Kellie Byrnes
You DON'T have to be the author of Harry Potter to turn your passion for writing into a full time paid profession. Kellie Byrnes shares how she monetises her craft of writing, how she published her first children's book, when you should self publish and when to recruit a publisher and shares the life of a full time writer so you can see how to turn it into a profession for yourself. Listen IN.
May 30, 2018
Think and grow a charity (TLC for kids): Tim Conolan
Tim Conolan created the charity TLC for kids (Tender Loving Care) back in 1998 and it's still going strong. What does it take to start and grow a charity, you'll definitely want to listen to Tim. Tim takes us behind the scenes of HOW he started this charity, what its taken to weather the challenges and HOW this charity impacts 2000 kids, daily...yes daily! This is how a former Dj and motivational speaker, found his passion to help kids and their families and turned it into a profession, helping hospitals Australia wide! Remarkable! Listen IN.
May 29, 2018
How to turn Spendings into Saving (the world around us): Dr Ellis Jones
We vote for a prime minister or president every 3 or 4 years, however we vote every single day with our wallet. Real, raw, grass roots level change, the type that actually has the PM or pres. do what's needed is triggered by how and where we spend our money. Dr Ellis Jones has created The Better World Shopper: An incredible guide that tells you WHERE you're money is going (when you make a purchase) and what you've actually voted for with that transaction. FASCINATING stuff. Listen IN!
May 28, 2018
Starting a Side Hustle when you're a Mum: Erin Jones
After 2 years of raising twins Erin knew it was time to do something for her AND not compromise on being a hands on mum... This is an example of what a start up side hustle for busy mum looks like...from funding marketing to learning the world of "business owner". Listen IN.
May 25, 2018
A Cheeky Shark Tank Story: Lori Cheek
Lori Cheek a former architect took her idea to Shark Tank, USA but got knocked back. She re-evaluated her idea and turned it into an app and launched. This is the story of how to come out of the shark tank with fire still in your belly, after being knocked down, publicly. Listen IN.
May 24, 2018
You can even monetise climbing Mt Everest
How do you turn a hobby into a profession? Cathy found herself and her team receiving an encouraging call from the late Nelson Mandela in preparation for their expedition to Mt Everest (no pressure). But what's REMARKABLE is Cathy to took this achievement and turned it into a profession. That's what Cathy says was the real breakthrough of her Mt Everest experience. Taking her hobby, her passion and monetising it so she has never had to work an office job for the past 20 years, since her adventures (and how you can too if you wanted to)...Listen IN.
May 23, 2018
How to serve the needy and the homeless using boxes: Monika Wiela
Monika immigrated to America not knowing English yet soon sold her first pair of shoes on the internet and founded a successful internet shoe business. But in 2012, a chance encounter, with a homeless man held a sign saying he needed shoes. Compelled to help, Give Back Box® was born. The platform allows consumers to re-use the cardboard boxes from their e-commerce purchases to forward used clothing, accessories to charities whilst helping the environment. If ever you've wanted to start or understand how to build your own impact, income and contribution...Listen IN
May 22, 2018
Full time job plus a side hustle for your child: Rachel Brittliff
This is an interview with lawyer Rachel Brittliff and how she wanted her daughter's interest in science to be nurtured. TOTALLY different to law, but she started a side hustle (science kits) with her little girl. If you have dreams AND at the same time you want to nurture your children's dreams as well. Here's and example of HOW to do so. Listen IN.
May 21, 2018
When money isn't bringing meaning...
Liz Volpe had a yearning to help Cambodians become self-sufficient entrepreneurs. She took what she knew, gathered other business thinkers and together took on the responsibility to run "dare to dream" entrepreneurial workshops so that kids in Cambodia could learn to create their own influence, impact and income, BUT first, facing the fear of...daring to dream. Listen IN.
May 19, 2018
The Shoe That Grows: Kenton Lee
Have you ever wanted to help a cause? While (donations are wonderful), Kenton Lee wanted to do something long lasting to help the orphanage he was volunteering in Kenya. SO after 6 long years he created the Shoe That Grows. A shoe that grows as the feet grow to help specially children who outgrew their or didnt have any at the orphanage (I know, incredible!) and it's durable, long lasting but that's just the beginning. This episode is going to leave you gasping and planting seeds for you and I to imagine, believe and think of the impossible MORE importantly have the audacity (like Kenton Lee) to then create it, Kenton shares how. Listen IN.
May 17, 2018
From School Teacher To Inventor
How do you go from School teacher to Inventor? If you've ever wanted to create something, invent something and support a cause...Laura Furiosi is dynamite! Her work is reducing rates of skin cancer by having created a swimwear that helps to do just that. If you've ever wanted to know HOW to stake an idea (In Laura's case to help her baby girl) a passion from a mere idea to major distribution (profession)... You're IN the right place. From design to patents to manufacturing to marketing to distribution - Laura is a legend because she's very real and raw about the journey of how this is done and how YOU can take a passion and turn it into a profession a.k.a Unbox Your Gift. Listen IN Now.
May 16, 2018
You can't hold down a job?
What happens when you can't hold a job down because you have MAJOR health challenges since birth? Patricia Scheetz is a double organ transplant recipient and her story is the definition of taking a passion and turning it into a profession to fit into a desired lifestyle. She went on a reality tv program to test her passion (that's courage), and even though she's had very scary challenges, she could easily (and be justified) to curl up into a ball and isolate herself... BUT instead she's truly defied numerous odds (death and doctors), found HER meaning , mixed it with an attitude that resembles sunshine and took the time to teach us about The Sweetest Gift. Listen In.
May 15, 2018
When working with the deceased happens to be your passion 😳...
Robyn O'connell is a woman who for 16 years has been working in her dream job and it just happens to be working with the deceased. It's a very interesting interview and proof that our passion, our gift and our value is not one size fits all, but a yearning to add meaning to our everyday. Listen in.
May 11, 2018
7 kids to Homeschool...Where's the time for your passion
After being on life support, Christina Mathewson decided she had a mission that she needed to pursue, in addition to homeschooling her 7 children! How do you find time to nurture 7 souls in finding their "place" and still have time to find your own? If you thought you're busy this interview will have you review your story of being too "busy" to unbox your gift. Listen in.
May 10, 2018
Permission slip to find your passion
A former teacher has made it her business to help other teachers' health and well-being. Ellen Ronalds Keene's passion is an example of how the traditional teacher role didnt fit her lifestyle and as such moulded her passion for education to suit her lifestyle. A practical example of Unboxing Your Gift.
May 9, 2018
A Stroke Of Inspiration
Retired UK Detective and private investigator, Shelagh Brennand's life took a turn when she suffered a sudden stroke at age 49. How do you find meaning, purpose and overcome the depression that stroke brings...you're going to LOVE Shelagh's candid conversation about how she found a passion, how she found meaning and the courage to contribute after stroke. Shelagh is the author of A Stroke of Poetry. The website that gives assistance to stroke patients is https://enableme.org.au and https://strokefoundation.org.au Listen in. Side effects: you may find your own stroke of insight.
May 7, 2018
Are you Kidding A Gap year In Your Forties?
Diane Squires shares how she took a gap year in her forties...not because it was warranted for maternity leave or carers leave (reasons we normally take leave) BUT because she needed time out and away from the overwhelm. She left the big, hairy, title and security of being a communications "Director" and started the journey of the unknown...to find and unbox her gift. Was that responsible or irresponsible? What's the point of a gap year in your forties or beyond? This episode will leave you in deep thought...about you. Don't delay. Listen in. BTW: there's brief post- show discussion thats added AFTER I thank Diane and say goodbye on when is Diane going to get a 'real' job (she gets asked this, commonly) and how to get to do what she does now...travel the world and write...Remember it's AFTER the show - so keep listening till the end :)
May 3, 2018
From Accountant to a Doula
This episode is about how an accountant (Samantha Gunn) turned her profession into a doula (yes a doula). From one extreme to another. It's fascinating how the journey of discovering your gift can unfold. This is a fascinating example. Btw if you need a doula Samantha is at www.samanthagunndoula.com
May 1, 2018
Education Or School?
There’s a difference between being educated and being schooled. This is an excerpt from an interview. It’s about 3 minutes. Enjoy! Let me know your thoughts...
April 30, 2018
How to find your passion minus your resume
How do you find your passion without being distracted by all the noise and what you feel you "have to do". This first episode will show you how. Please send through any questions you have.
April 26, 2018
Your Passion minus your resume
How to find your passion minus your resume (part: 2)
April 26, 2018
The fat and the thin of finding your passion
How change can even take place in a supermarket and how a life long weight battle at 40 for Jean created a worldwide movement (in the 60’s and 70’s)
April 26, 2018
Two choices Death or Insanity
Your passion is a unique journey, even though (as in today's example) it starts off as a nightmare.
April 26, 2018
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