Have you ever found yourself wondering, how did I get here and why am I doing this? This week’s conversation revolves around going through the process of self-discovery as it relates to your job and different phases of your life. Cal Loo talks to us about his experiences with leaving the corporate world and his new life as a social entrepreneur.
Here are this week’s show notes:
(2:08) Cal Loo Interview
(3:05) The person I became wasn’t the person I chose, it’s the person I was expected to be
(8:43) You don’t have to have it figure it out, just figure out what’s next
(12:23) What’s important to you at 23 is different than when you’re 33
(22:50) Handling coming of age transitions through personalized rights of passage experiences
(39:36) Being conscious of what you’re doing and why you’re doing it
(47:25) Divorced, becoming a father, bought a house, sold a house and having a loved one die in the span of 4 months
(52:01) My spiritual path didn’t match the religion I was given
(57:33) The fastest growing religion is spiritual but not religious
Callan (Cal) is a Michigan resident and he walks a dual career path. On one hand he directs a global developer program for FLIR Systems, helping developers and everyday consumers imagine and actualize the use of thermal imaging in everyday consumer life. On the other hand he’s something of a serial Social Entrepreneur – being the co-founder and executive director/president/leader of local organizations Intentional Legacies, The Intentional Living Collective, The Rising Phoenix Awards, and Conscious Rites.
While his “day job” pays the bills and lets him do fun and interesting things with technology, it’s the social enterprise endeavors that really excite him. All of his companies and programs are connected by a single thread – the intention of helping people really know themselves well and lead heart-centered lives that are aligned with their core values. The Intentional Living Collective, which as filed for nonprofit status, is an organization on a mission to provide resources and programs for learning, growth, inspiration, and hope to the Community, and to facilitate collaboration between Community members for deeper connections and greater impact.
Cal is a huge outdoor enthusiast and enjoys camping, hiking, fly fishing, competitive volleyball, boating and spending quality time with his family and close friends.
Learn more about the organizations mentioned on today’s show by visiting:
Email Cal at [email protected]
This article originally appeared on Chris Forte’s Blog
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