1. Applying The Hero's Journey Model in Everyday Life with David Lee #309 Marc Miller - Career Designer for Career Pivot 47:55


In this episode, I am speaking with David Lee from Soul Satisfying Work and we are going to discuss how to Apply the Hero’s Journey Model to your everyday life. I think you will find this is a quite thought-provoking episode.

David is a colleague of Scott Woodard who was on the podcast with his wife Camille in episode 305 when they told their story of becoming ex-pats in Mexico. David reached out to me via LinkedIn after that episode had been published.

David had been a guest on a variety of podcasts lately and I asked him to pitch me a podcast episode idea.

His pitch was the following:

How to Use the Hero’s Journey model as a tool for navigating this chapter and bringing more thoughtfulness/intentionality, wisdom, and fascination to life. I remember David Whyte saying how John Keats said poetry made all of life more interesting. I’ve found that applying the Hero’s Journey to everyday life makes everyday life more fascinating as well as how we view our journey as an earthling.

We did not have a plan for how the discussion would go ahead of time. I like to let these discussions flow organically and I edit them down. It turned out to be one of the most thought-provoking discussions I have had in a long time. The interview lasted close to 50 minutes which I edited down to a little over 40 minutes. So, the episode is a little longer than usual, but I would encourage you to listen to the entire episode.

This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.

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