“When climbing the ladder of success, make sure it’s leaning against the right building.”

A few days ago I lifted myself into a wobbly handstand as sweat dripped down my face in a yoga workshop. And for those who have been following, one of my yearly goals is to hold a handstand for five seconds without assistance.

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In front of the yoga class, stood my guest on the show Raghunath. To say I’m really excited to share his story on purpose with you would be the understatement of my year so far. I first met Raghunath a bit after I began practicing yoga and have following his work ever since. Although, many of you may have listened also listened to his music like I did as a kid. Were you into the punk rock scene?

To be completely honest, during the workshop I struggled with ego because I wanted to be able to hold a handstand like he could. He would float into handstand as easy as skipping down the street. And hey…what can I say? I’m a competitive guy.

I’ll let him tell you his story, but to start off — some of you may know the ex-punk ex-monk Raghunath (or Ray of Today) as Ray Cappo, the singer of the insanely popular band Youth of Today.

On the chat, Raghunath shares:

  • How to handle the fulcrum of success
  • Where to lean your ladder when climbing the ladder of success
  • Tips to find your true calling. You know…the one that shakes your soul and brings tears to your eyes
  • Food for the soul

Stay connected with Raghunath and perhaps one day we’ll be practicing handstand next to each other at Super Soul Farm. After all, my handstand still needs quite a bit of work!

Namaste :)

“There’s no ultimate absolute truth. There’s no right belief. It really is just the one you choose for your self. To believe in yourself, you need to start choosing your own beliefs.”

Joining me on the call on purpose is Ryan Coelho. He is a Toronto Canadaian-based personal development and leadership specialist and millennial engagement consultant.

Ryan has so much energy that as soon as we said good bye I did ten push-ups. Not kidding you at all. I felt alive after talking with Ryan. And my guess is that you will to

Here’s a bit of what we talked about:

  • What it means to really believe in yourself
  • The law of attraction (or as I called it Lavatraction)
  • How to create affirmations
  • Learning to trust what comes your way
  • How to engineer success
  • Creating symbols in your life to represent your growth
  • Raising yourself to social actualization
  • The strength of the millennial

I hope you enjoy this coffee chat on purpose and I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. Say hi on email or tweet me @markwguay.

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I appreciate you and the work you do to create a better tomorrow.

Cheers,
Mark

I hope you’re all enjoying the January sun even though my friends who live in the New York area are shivering indoors during this polar vortex. During this time of the year, I find myself staying indoors more than usual which, for me, is a rarity. As a child, I would be outdoors all day playing hockey or walking through the woods. I just crave nature. And while I do love the winter snow, when icicles freeze on my eyelids, I would rather wrap myself in a blanket with a hot cup of coffee.

Even though I’m indoors more, what I don’t like to do is waste my time on social media — scrolling through news feeds and realizing an hour later that I just wasted an hour of my life.

So, today on the podcast I have Mark Babbitt joining us to share his story of finding purpose along with tips he has for having tremendous impact with social media. He’s the owner of Youtern.com and the co-author of A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive. 

Here’s a few things we talk about:

  • How the words “Nobody builds relationships anymore” fueled his life’s purpose
  • Social media is the digital handshake
  • Tips for social media drama queens and trolls
  • Tips to schedule out social media time and not get sucked into the vacuum (a.k.a. Digital Nicotine)
  • The testimonial economy
  • The power of implied trust and how to maintain it

I hope you enjoy this coffee chat on purpose and I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. Say hi on email or tweet me @markwguay.

If you get value out of this podcast, please share it with a friend and leave a review by clicking this link. 

I appreciate you and the work you do to create a better tomorrow.

Cheers,
Mark

So, about a couple weeks ago I was at a Charity Water fundraising event and bumped into this really cool guy with a creatively designed t-shirt. He ended up being a volunteer for the event, helping out people like me to navigate through the space and learn about the many people that make Charity : Water such a successful non-profit.

The guy turned out to be Darwin Dion and when I learned about his for-purpose mission to make the fashion world a bit more generous, I asked him to come on the show.

He has such an uplifting spirit and creative drive, so I’m excited to share his story with you. We’ll dive into his background then meander through how he has navigated the for-purpose for profit pendulum with his for-purpose for-profit company, Panda Sal.

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This show is brought to you by my Charity : Water birthday campaign. I’m turning the big 3 – 0 and would love for you to celebrate with me. Instead of gifts this year, I would much rather prefer a donation to Charity : Water where 100% of the proceeds go to the cause. To learn more about how they keep up the 100% percent model, you can listen to The Traveling Cup episode 46 where Scott Harrison shares it with us.

There’s children in this world who spend hours each day walking to get dirty water and want to go to school. Let’s give them the gift of clean water so that they become students and grow into the remarkable adults they’re destined to be.

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Thanks so much for listening! I appreciate you and your gift to this world.