87. How Can We Find Purpose and Passion in Our Career? Unleashing your full potential with Legin.
On this episode of The Corelink Solution we dive deep into the topic with his guest Legin, a talented rapper, speaker, and advocate. They discuss their own personal journeys and offer advice on how to navigate the sometimes-elusive path towards finding fulfillment through purpose, in our work and career.
One of the key takeaways is the idea of taking action, even if it means starting with a job that may not align perfectly with your ultimate goal. James points out that sometimes, we can get stuck in overthinking and analyzing every step, which can hinder our progress. Instead, he encourages us to make moves towards our desired direction, even if it means starting with smaller steps.
Legin adds to this by emphasizing the importance of education and learning about the things that truly matter to us. He shares his own experience of dropping out of college but later going back to pursue a religious studies degree. Education, he believes, should be applied and not just pursued for the sake of obtaining a degree.
What is true humility?
Another significant aspect they discuss is maintaining the right attitude and remaining humble throughout our journey. Legin shares his struggle with false humility and learning to walk in the confidence of God while remaining grounded.
AARP Career Clinic
In our Career Clinic segment, we highlight the value of viewing jobs and experiences as experiments, rather than long-term commitments. He encourages us to embrace the idea of multiple career stops along our journey, as it has become more common in today’s ever-changing job market. Failure is simply a lesson to be learned from, and as long as we keep things in perspective, it won’t be fatal to our progress.
So, if you’re feeling stuck in your career or searching for your true passion and purpose, I highly recommend giving this episode a listen. If you or someone you know are interested in entrepreneurship and want to learn more, visit AARP’s website for more information and small business resources.
The insights from Legin will inspire and motivate you to take action, stay humble, and embrace the twists and turns along the way. Let’s chase our passions and find purpose in our work together!
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Legin’s Journey to Full-time Music [00:03:03] Legin talks about his decision to leave his job and pursue music full-time, despite the challenges and uncertainties that came with it.
Initial Challenges after Transition [00:04:30] Legin shares the difficulties he faced in the first six to nine months after making the transition, including financial struggles, car troubles, and the passing of his mother-in-law.
Divine Intervention and Affirmation [00:06:02] Legin recounts a pivotal moment when he felt like giving up, but received a phone call from DJ Noble, who felt compelled by God to encourage him not to quit. This moment of affirmation gave Legend the strength to keep going.
Reconciliation with Father [00:07:34] Discussion about his experience with his father, their reconciliation, and the importance of forgiveness.
Letting Go of Bitterness [00:08:18] He shares a personal story of letting go of bitterness and the impact it had on his relationship with his father.
Hope and Forgiveness [00:09:52] We reflect on the significance of forgiveness and reconciliation in his journey towards finding hope and faith in God.
Fatherlessness and Validation [00:16:13] We discuss our experiences with fatherlessness and the search for validation, emphasizing the importance of finding passion and purpose.
Counseling and Mental Health [00:19:25] We highlight the need for counseling, particularly among black men, and challenge the stigma around seeking help for mental health issues.
Career and Music Ministry [00:23:35] The discussion revolves around the intersection of music and ministry, with the speakers sharing their perspectives on how their careers encompass both aspects.
[00:24:23] The Importance of Financial Responsibility Discussion on the significance of money and how it can be a tool or a master.
[00:25:03] Education and Finding Purpose The value of education in pursuing one’s passion and purpose in life.
[00:26:39] Attitude and Service The importance of maintaining a humble attitude and the significance of serving others.
Chasing Passion and Purpose [00:32:28] Discussion about generational differences in pursuing passion and purpose in one’s career, and the importance of earning an income.
Making Moves Towards Your Career Goal [00:34:33] Advice on taking steps towards your desired career path, even if the first job or step is not directly aligned with your ultimate goal.
Failure and Context in Career Journey [00:36:38] Importance of learning from failures and keeping things in the right context while navigating one’s career journey.