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Career Expert Ken Coleman: Find a Job of Purpose (ep. 400)

Ken Coleman

John O’Leary welcomes career expert, bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host Ken Coleman to the Live Inspired Podcast.

According to a recent Monster.com survey, 95% of workers are thinking about quitting their jobs. Coined as “the Great Resignation,” millions of Americans are searching for more happiness, fulfillment and flexibility after facing burnout and lack of growth opportunities.

Ken Coleman, bestselling author of From Paycheck to Purpose and career expert, shares how to discover meaningful work and practical steps to make it a reality.

If you or someone you know is looking to go from a day job to a dream job, this episode is for you.

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  • Get clear with what you were born to do by aligning your talent, passion and mission.
  • Develop a purpose statement. It provides clarity, confidence and courage to be what you were meant to be.
  • “When we find opportunities to serve others, we are making investments with no idea of the return. Look for opportunities to pour into the lives of others.”
  • Seven stages to discovering and doing work that gives you both a great income and big impact:
    1. Get clear
    2. Get qualified
    3. Get connected
    4. Get started
    5. Get promoted
    6. Get your dream job
    7. Give yourself away to work like no one else
  • Get a copy of Ken Coleman’s From Paycheck to Purpose here and The Proximity Principle here.


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  1. Q. What is the best book you’ve ever read?
    A. Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty by Harvey Mackay.
  2. Q. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today?
    A. Curiosity.
  3. Q. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be?
    A. My childhood Bible or the portrait of my wife from our wedding day.
  4. Q. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be?
    A. Theodore Roosevelt.
  5. Q. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
    A. Be patient. Learn the value and discipline of patience.
  6. Q. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?
    A. Be patient.
  7. Q. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read?
    A. He served his God. He served his family. He served his fellow man with everything he had.