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Shutting Down and Rising Up, Purpose Is Our Greatest Superpower and SuperCrowdUtah Was Amazing!
AI Episode Summary
Devin Thorpe welcomes guest Nell Derek Debevoise to the show
Debevoise has been working in the impact space for many years
She has recently written a book called Going First: Find the Courage to Lead Purposefully and Inspire Action
The book is a guided journal that helps individuals recognize the impact they already have and find ways to increase it
Debevoise believes that purpose-driven individuals are often too hard on themselves and need to take a breath and appreciate their current impact
Her superpower is connecting dots, gathering diverse ideas and people, and finding connections between them
Debevoise shares the challenging experience of shutting down her company after ten years
She emphasizes the importance of mindfulness in developing the skill of connecting dots
To connect with Debevoise and learn more about her work, visit her LinkedIn page or the website of her company, 3D Performance Group
Debevoise is hosting two events in November; one focused on one-on-one coaching and equine-assisted learning and the other on group work and energy tools for collaboration and performance improvement
AI Episode Summary
Devin Thorpe introduces Jade Simmons, CEO of Jade Media Global and the author of Purpose The Remix, during the "Superpowers for Good" show.
Simmons talks about how her idea of purpose being the effect on others, rather than the task itself, garnered a strong reaction from people and inspired her to write a book on the concept.
She believes that purpose is our greatest superpower and laments that people often see themselves as lesser in comparison to historical figures who have made significant impacts.
Simmons aims to encourage people to embrace their purpose and the effect they have on others, which can lead to powerful change.
She discusses her use of music, particularly the piano, as a powerful tool to inspire and unleash audiences.
Simmons explains that she discovered her purpose through a period of difficulty in her early career as a pianist, which led her to incorporate storytelling and engagement with the audience into her performances.
She took purpose-based risks by infusing different genres of music into her concerts and breaking the traditional format, which differentiated her and led to her being known as classical music's number-one maverick.
Simmons shares that her purpose is to activate people into being bigger and bolder versions of themselves, and she sees big potential in others, helping them see it for themselves.
She talks about her experience running for president in 2020 and how she had to constantly remind herself of her qualifications and vision despite being new to the world of politics.
Simmons offers tips for uncovering and embracing purpose, including looking back at behavior patterns, being intentional, and pressing through challenges and obligations. She encourages saying yes to purpose and no to things that don't align with it.
She invites viewers to visit her website, jadesimmons.com, to learn more about her work, including her book, her shows, and her consulting services. Additionally, purposetheremix.com offers resources for uncovering purpose.
After a year of planning, fundraising and preparation, we held the first in-person SuperCrowd event—SuperCrowdUtah—on Monday, October 23.
Praise for the event was enthusiastic.
SuperCrowdUtah was amazing! The world needs this. The country needs this. Your neighborhood needs this. Your business needs this. Your child-entrepreneurs need this.
As a Crowdfunding novice, I learned a massive amount in a single conference that would have taken me months to learn on my own!
The SuperCrowd event featured a league of championship opportunities, including invaluable investing and financial market insights, a ton of entrepreneurship advice, essential lessons on investor due diligence, grand networking opportunities, crowdfunding ecosystem building and great brand visibility.
The day kicked off with a general session. I introduced the event and made the case for impact crowdfunding.
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