It all comes down to passion and purpose for Brandon Pogue. This week on the podcast, Pogue talks about uncertainty of starting down a new direction in his late 30s, and finding a calling in life that’s both rewarding and fulfilling. As some doors open, others close, he says. Getting older, it can be easier to allow that process to happen and take new opportunities as they come. It’s never too late to make a change.
After all, we learn from challenges, failures, and things that don’t go exactly as we plan. It’s up to us to make the most of the twists and turns we encounter, continue to pursue our goals to the best of our ability, and hone our skills through hard work. A lot of people can “go broke” on purpose, Pogue says, just as people can get lost in passion. But when the two intersect, it’s the foundation of success.
What You’ll Learn:
- Follow opportunities as they arise
- Don’t be afraid to start down a new path, no matter when it appears
- Give yourself daily quiet and quality time away from technology
- Merge passion and purpose
- Allow yourself to learn from failures
“When passion meets purpose, that’s pretty unstoppable.” -Brandon Pogue
“If you’re seeing the doors open as they should and you’re seeing other doors close, you have to follow that. It’s not that you’re a bad person if you don’t, but you’re not living to your full capability.” -Brandon Pogue
“The biggest thing I think is, you need to go do what you know to do and get really, really good at it and then opportunity will come at the right time.” -Brandon Pogue
“Failures are some of the greatest things that make entrepreneurs who they are.” -Brandon Pogue
“As we get older and see who we are, we get more confident in who we become.” -Brandon Pogue
Brandon also mentioned & recommends the book, Chase the Lion, by Mark Batterson.