There are some people who just seem to know how to draw out the best in you, and that’s how I feel about Shelly Immel’sÂ interview of me forÂ The Big Life Project. She helped me cut to the essence of my work to makeÂ business a better force for good in the world.
Below, you’ll find some outtakes highlighting a few key ideas from the interview. These are short, 2-3 minute clips.
The full interview is available in two parts:
In part 1 of the interview on â€œSoulful Work,â€ we talk about:
- Key elements of Soulful Work:Â Human Connection & Meaning
- â€œBig meaningâ€Â andÂ â€œlittle meaningâ€
- Why is business often on the wrong sideÂ of issues when so many employees are good people?
- Communities of faith & community in business, and why separation is a good thing
- â€œLuck doesnâ€™t like a schmo.â€Â Grandfatherly advice to live by.
- Your Heroâ€™s JourneyÂ to find meaning in your life
- How toÂ make technology amplify our humanityÂ (not just serve productivity)
- Companies as property vs. companies as community
In part 2 of the interview on â€œSoulful Work,â€ we talk about:
- HowÂ size of organizationÂ relates to fosteringÂ community
- Different modelsÂ of organizing people to get things done
- Whoâ€™s making workplaces more soulful?Â Young Entrepreneurs.
- Soul Power!
- Time to talk, or time to walk?
- How to find your peeps and make your work more soulfulÂ â€“ if not where you earn your living, then where you volunteer
I want to thank Shelly for coming up with such great questions and for the opportunity explain some of what I’m thinking about these days. It really was fun doing his interview with here and I highly recommend you check out her site.
What Makes Work Soulful: Connection & Meaning:
What is a Soulful Company?
â€œLuck Doesnâ€™t Like a Schmoâ€
Your Heroâ€™s Journey: Find Your Purpose
Soul Power! (how souls working together amplify each other)