Category Archives: Purpose

Behind the Scenes with The A-List with Alex Cequea

The A-List with Alex Cequea I’ve started a new interview series called The A-List with Alex Cequea, where I interview social entrepreneurs and innovators from every field who are making the world a better place. I’ll be posting articles about the interviews that I do on a regular basis, and giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to grow a brand new audience, and lessons I’ll learn along the way.

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11 Social Good Blogs and Sites to Follow in 2014

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Our web habits can cement our thinking and limit the type of information we’re exposed to. When we visit the same few sites over and over, we stay within the same echo chamber of news and entertainment. If you really want to grow, you need to branch out.

Here are some great social good sites to visit regularly. They offer a healthy mix of uplifting news, informational content, inspiring stories, and more. Enjoy! Continue reading 11 Social Good Blogs and Sites to Follow in 2014

Running an Alternative Education System–With Steve Cooperman

steve-facilitate-open-space1What are the challenges of running an alternative educational system? And why do we need one in the first place? Steve Cooperman has been involved with alternative education since childhood. In this interview, he shares some of the challenges involved with structuring alternative learning environments and gives his insight into how he thinks we’re able to learn most efficiently. Continue reading Running an Alternative Education System–With Steve Cooperman

Turning Your Passion into a Career–With Yahya Bakkar

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I’m really excited about this interview! I’ve known Yahya Bakkar for a few years now. I met him in college, and watched as he dropped out of college, turned himself into a successful motivational speaker, and found his long-lost mom after 24 years–a story he chronicled as part of a documentary called The Secret of Destiny. Continue reading Turning Your Passion into a Career–With Yahya Bakkar

6 Lessons I Learned While Attempting a Guinness World Record

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On June 8th, 2013 (my 31st birthday), I attempted to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Speech Marathon. Crazy, I know. This record is not to be confused with longest non-stop speech, which would definitely have been harder. This record consisted of giving back-to-back presentations for almost 37 hours straight (with a 5-minute break after every hour). I beat the previous record by about 15-30 minutes, and as you can imagine, I learned a few things. From the first day of preparation to holding up my fist in the air as the clock struck 36 hours and 30 minutes, I got some surprising insights about communication, higher purpose, and the effectiveness of hot tea. Here’s what I learned. Continue reading 6 Lessons I Learned While Attempting a Guinness World Record