The Power of Callings with Gregg Levoy

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For as long as we live, we’re always looking for guidance, for answers and most of us look for these answers in books, or in the ideas and opinions we receive from others, but what if everything we need to know to truly live an authentic, meaningful life, all those answers reside within us and they are communicated to us via dreams, or little subconscious promptings – that voice in the back of our head, mysterious signals that appear at us out of nowhere at exactly the right moments and all we need to do to access them is open our minds, listen carefully and with the conscious, dedicated intent of turning every such calling into carefully directed action that leads us to a better life. These callings our powerful and they are relentless.

In episode #31, we’re discussing the power of callings with Gregg Levoy.  An introduction to the subject taken from one of Gregg’s articles-

‘…any leap you want to make in your professional or personal life that will bring you this sense of alignment and aliveness is, by definition, a calling. That calling could be to leave your job altogether or come to it in a new way, to take on a new role or let go of an old one, to make a creative leap or launch a new venture or style of leadership, or to simply make the kind of course-correction in your life or work that will make your life literally “come true.”…’

About the guest-

Gregg Levoy is the author of Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life (Random House)—rated among the “Top 20 Career Publications” by the Workforce Information Group—and Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion (Penguin). He is also the former behavioural specialist at USA Today and a regular blogger for Psychology Today.

He has presented at the Smithsonian Institution, Environmental Protection Agency, Microsoft, National Conference on Positive Ageing, American Counselling Association, National Wellness Conference, National Career Development Association, and has appeared on ABC-TV, CNN, NPR and PBS.

A former adjunct professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, and former columnist and reporter for USA Today and the Cincinnati Enquirer, he has written for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Omni, Psychology Today, Fast Company, and many others. 

Shownotes -

  • Why Gregg Levoy chose to focus on and write about ‘callings’
  • What does a life that  truly belongs to you look like?
  • Are we chasing authenticity or simply escaping difficult choices?
  • What the path of authenticity may look like?
  • What are callings really?and How to become more conscious of callings
  • How to use callings to build a better life
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotions or mindset more receptive to callings
  • Why you must immediately act on your callings
  • Why certain people keep missing out on their callings
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