Hopefully you notice a difference in the audio of this episode as I recently redesigned my recording studio. For the other podcasters listening, I splurged and upgraded to a Heil PR40 which is awesome if I do say so myself. And it’s one sexy microphone. Makes me think I’m Elvis Presley…and yes I do also have blue suede shoes.

I felt the urge redesign my studio after having the honor of joining a workshop on design thinking at Stanford University for a week. And…wow…it was such a great time and allowed me to hone in how I will use design thinking in my work. You can learn a bit more about design thinking if youtune in to episode 9 where I interviewed Irene Au about mindful design. Which reminds me to tell you to check out Irene’s yoga studio when you next get to Silicon Valley in California. The studio is called Avalon Yoga and I really enjoyed getting to continue my practice while I was visiting there.

And one last thing. I drank a lot of coffee. I usually make my own coffee to save a bit of money and couldn’t resist splurging a bit in San Francisco. I went to the original Blue Bottle Coffee stand and then enjoyed one of the best lattes I’ve ever had Four Barrel Coffee House.

Today on the call I’ll be chatting with Bobby Umar who you probably know by as the organizer of #pocchat or power of connection chat.

Bobby is a master connector and writes and leads workshops on the power of wandering and exploring your personal interests in life. And for people like me, I love talking about purpose and how the world we live in now allows us to create a living off of what we love.

On the call, Bobby and I talk about:

  • Building a purpose-filled network
  • How he created #PoCChat
  • Work-life balance: How to be a successful entrepreneur and still be super dad

You can connect with Bobby at:

I loved getting the chance to talk to Bobby. My favorite takeaway is Bobby’s advice on how to be a super dad. I don’t have any kids yet, but when I do, I want to be a super dad just like Bobby.

I hope you got as much out of that as I did and I’d love to hear what you think and what you are working on. Share your thoughts with me on Twitter @markwguay or over at mark@thetravelingcup.com.

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