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The Best Books on Finding Your Purpose

I love books. After having moved a number of times in the last few years, I should say that I really love the library and digital books (I love my Kindle). I’m always finding new books and checking way too many of them out from the library (which I’ve found is a great way to rack up fees and support your local branch).

I peruse and read just about anything that I can get my hands on related to purpose, passion, calling, vocation, business, marketing, and writing. This is why my list grows way faster than I can keep up with it (just like my library fines!).

The problem with there being so many interesting books out there is that few of them really stand out to me after a few weeks or months have passed. They may be fun to read once, but I’m interested in finding the books that stand the test of time and keep offering more insight the more you read them.

So I wanted to offer my short list of favorites along with why I think they matter.

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Using Film to Change the World with Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell is a humanitarian filmmaker and UN/NGO Storyteller. In her words, her work “lies at the intersection of arts, social justice and global development.” I love that, because I love intersections, particularly the intersections of such important things. I also love it because it’s so specific. Lisa isn’t making summer blockbuster entertainment films. She’s making films that tell the truth about people and issues…

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The Art of Mindful Service with Stefan Ravalli

What does mindfulness and meditation have to do with hospitality, restaurants, and service?  For Stefan Ravalli the answer is everything. After digging deep into the service world through bartending and craft cocktails, Stefan slowly found himself being invited to more— more than just performance, more than just entertainment, more than just making good drinks.  A journey of exploration that took him around the globe and…

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