The Real Purpose Podcast

The Real Purpose Podcast

By Michelle Carre
The real purpose podcast is about bringing purpose and inspiration to our lives. Our journey started in 2013 when we created the Airdrie Angel program, a grassroots charity that we were able to build through our business. Whether it’s in business, our community or life in general, we’re exploring and sharing how to have real purpose in all that you do.
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Ep. 6 - Random Acts of Kindness
We kick off our first episode of 2020 chatting about Random Acts of Kindness.  A simple concept with a big impact.  We chat about different ways people can do Random Acts of Kindness and the mind shift to get you thinking about others more often. Story #1: Pat has a long family history of cancer and has been fighting it herself for many years.  She’s gone through various treatments and it has now spread leaving the doctors with very little they can do.  She recently received the news that she has about 3 - 6 months to live and is approaching the rest of her life with grace and positivity. Sponsors: Summerhill Florist, The Pink Wand Cleaning Services, Rotary Club of Airdrie, David Bowman Painting, Oranj Fitness, Montana’s Restaurant, Daddy Daughter Hair Day,  McCarthy & Sons Services, 100 Men Who Give A Damn Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WsbNnMJaIwc Story #2: Kaitlyn is a single mom raising a young daughter.  She is going to school and working.  On top of her busy life she has been facing medical challenges that have resulted in a lot of stress and loss of income.  Despite the troubles she is facing she still helps people around her and tries to build others up. Sponsors: Montana’s Restaurant, Kids Up Front, Refurbish Renovations, Oranj Fitness, Daddy Daughter Hair Day, Crossfit 403, Ross Hope, Kimberly McArthur, Venue Church Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FU9-TM1FMAM Purpose Pick: Jonathan Zittrain shares a positive spin on the internet and how in some ways it’s a Random Act of Kindness… https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_zittrain_the_web_as_random_acts_of_kindness Watch FULL Podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MYULNYcHuwk Airdrie Angel: https://airdrieangel.ca The Carre Group: http://www.thecarregroup.ca Switchback Creative: http://switchbackcreative.ca
33:17
January 28, 2020
Ep. 5 - Giving Back Strategies for 2020
As we embark on a new year (and decade) we often consider new years resolutions for ourselves or build a plan for our business but did we set any goals around giving back?  Today Michelle and Trevor explore the different ways business can proactively plan their giving back strategy. Story #1: Cheryl went in for a routine procedure but things did not go as expected and she ended up in the hospital for 6 months!  With her husband at her side Cheryl is now home again and doing better but not without a real scare. Sponsors: Vitreous Glass, Summerhill Florist, Daddy Daughter Hair Day, Mezzanine Hair Studio, The Pink Wand Cleaning, Rotary Club of Airdrie, Oranj Fitness, 100 Men Who Give A Damn, Big Springs Plumbing & Heating, Venue Church Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/54vl_fNivBI Story #2: Despite a diagnosis of an aggressive cancer, you will hear during this emotional conversation that Michelle is choosing to maintain a positive outlook for herself and her family. Sponsors: Vitreous Glass, Montana’s Restaurant, Daddy Daughter Hair Day, The Pink Wand Cleaning, Abe’s Modern Diner, SvB Events, Oranj Fitness, 100 Men Who Give A Damn, Visionary Chows, Refurbish Renovations, Big Springs Plumbing & Heating, Rotary Club of Airdrie Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/D1ID7_Dz7jw  Purpose Pick: The Anti-CEO Playbook - https://www.ted.com/talks/hamdi_ulukaya_the_anti_ceo_playbook/transcript?language=en Watch Full Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BLzq3WFRVCk Mentions: SureCall, White Collar Boxing, McKee Homes, 2020 Alberta Winter Games, The Hair Lounge, Shamrock Shimmy, Airdrie Food Bank, Thumbs Up, Airdrie Chamber of Commerce, Astoria Asset Management, Airdrie Puppy Pals Airdrie Angel: https://airdrieangel.ca The Carre Group: http://www.thecarregroup.ca Switchback Creative: http://switchbackcreative.ca
38:36
December 20, 2019
Ep. 4 - Gratitude Creates Happiness
This month we are talking all things gratitude!  Suzy joins Michelle this episode as they discuss gratitude personally and in business. Suzy shares a great idea for a gratitude practice.  And we are reminded that sometimes a simple "thank you" can mean the world to someone! Story #1: Stacey and Mike have a beautiful daughter Ruby, who has Scoliosis.  She’s been through a major surgery already and has to go through it again.  This surgery means Christmas in the hospital.  Her older brother, Theo is so supportive and this family is united in their journey.  We’re so happy to be able share this package with them. Sponsors: Jason & Tara De Weerd & Friends, Project Linus, Summerhill Florist, Re-Ferbish Group, Anna’s Spa & Wellness, Daddy Daughter Hair Day, City of Airdrie, Oranj Fitness Airdrie, 100 Men Who Give A Damn Airdrie, Big Springs Plumbing & Heating, Venue Church Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/VFwA5SiOuWg Story #2: The middle son in this family has a tumour deep in his brain that is inoperable.  Various treatments haven’t worked and they are taking it all one day a time.  Meanwhile, the Dad was also in car accident last spring that made him unable to do his job.  It’s been a tough road for this family and we hoped to lift their spirits with this package. Sponsors: Loving Hands Partners In Care, at Dawn Massage, Big Springs Plumbing & Heating, 100 Men Who Give A Damn Airdrie, Montana’s Restaurant Airdrie, Redline Real Estate, Kids Up Front, Venue Church Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/by4xWC36y0k Purpose Pick:  Want to be happy? Be Gratful an amazing Ted Talk from David Steindl-Rast https://www.ted.com/talks/david_steindl_rast_want_to_be_happy_be_grateful?language=en Watch the FULL podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gubnd70_M60 Airdrie Angel - https://airdrieangel.ca The Carre Group - http://www.thecarregroup.ca Switchback Creative - http://switchbackcreative.ca
50:16
November 26, 2019
Ep. 3 - Shopping Local = Giving Back Locally
Shopping local has become a big topic of conversation in our community lately with the recent closure of several great businesses.  Michelle and Trevor dive into what it means to shop local and why it’s so important.  Trevor shares a simple way to help get your mind thinking local! Quick note, as we were chatting about some our awesome local business Michelle made a mistake on the name of a brand new bakery in Airdrie.  It’s called La Table Haute Pastry! 1st October Story - Chelsea Chelsea and her family have been facing financial stress and on top of that, both of their young sons need medical equipment that is not covered by Alberta Health Care.  Thanks to our sponsors, we have been able to lift their spirits! Sponsors: Jason & Tara De Weerd & their Family & Friends, Project Linus, Anna’s Spa & Wellness, The Pink Wand Cleaning, SvB Events, Big Springs Plumbing & Heating, Watches N’ More, Daddy Daughter Hair Day, 200 Club, Axiom Mortgage, Loving Hands Partners in Care, Montana’s Restaurant, Venue Church 2nd October Story - Bev Bev recently had surgery to remove her bladder which was pre-cancerous and is facing challenges since the surgery.  Unable to work, her funds are running out and she is losing hope.  With the help of our sponsors we were able to bring a package to her to help her out. Sponsors: Anna’s Spa & Wellness, Summerhill Florist, The Pink Wand Cleaning, Rotary Club of Airdrie, David Bowman Painting, 100 Men Who Give A Damn, Oranj Fitness, City of Airdrie Staff Purpose Pick - Get to know your community & shop local!! Watch the full episode on YouTube or check out Chelsea's Story and Bev's Story. Airdrie Angel    The Carre Group Switchback Creative Save on Foods Airdrie Oranj Fitness Homegrown Damit Amit Montana’s 948 Brewing Sorso
42:40
October 23, 2019
Ep. 2 - Unique Ways Companies Give Back
There are so many ways a company can give back.  From a 1 for 1 model to giving back a portion of sales or services to creating programs so that their employees can give their time to organizations that touch their hearts.   In this episode Michelle and Trevor discuss the different ways business can give back.  It will get you thinking about how you might be able to give back in your community. Purpose Pick: Ted Talk - The Invention That Unlocked A Locked-In Artist by Mick Ebeling  Episode Links: Toms Shoes Ten Tree Airdrie Angel The Carre Group Switchback Creative
43:30
September 24, 2019
Ep. 1 - Giving Back To Your Community
Welcome to The Real Purpose Podcast!  In our first episode you'll meet the Founders of the Airdrie Angel program, Matt & Michelle Carre and their partners, Suzy & Trevor Rounce.  We talk about how and why the Airdrie Angel program was started.  We also discuss our love of the community and how we want to use our businesses to improve our community. AirdrieAngel.ca TheCarreGroup.ca SwitchbackCreative.ca
54:56
August 29, 2019