Have you ever wondered if finding your calling was something for everyone or just for those who were really special? When you read stories of people who have “made it” you assume they must have just known. They must have had clarity. But that’s not true. That’s what today’s episode is all about.

Jeff Goins on Finding Your Calling

What if we all had something we were born to do?

That’s the subject of the latest book by best-selling author, Jeff Goins. Jeff is someone who, in a short amount of time, quit his job working for a nonprofit, launched an online business, and began living his dream.

And now, in his book The Art of Work, he wants to help you do the same. The book is full of inspiring anecdotes from people who are doing meaningful work and living out their life’s purpose every day. They have found their calling.

And Jeff argues this is not something reserved for the social elite. We all can discover what we were born to do and start doing it today.

Listen to Jeff’s interview and get a preview of his new book, which you can get for free for a limited time (just pay shipping). Learn how to find your calling, discover what you were meant to do, and pursue your passions.

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Episode Links and Resources

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Each of these quotes is from Jeff’s book, The Art of Work.

Your calling is not always easy. Practice can teach you what you are and what you are not meant to be.

If you can do something when it’s not fun…then it just might be your calling.

Discovering your calling is not an epiphany, but a series of intentional decisions. It looks less like a giant leap and more like building a bridge.

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Are you living out your calling right now? Why or why not?

6 thoughts on “Episode 058: Jeff Goins on Finding Your Calling

  1. W. Lee Warren, MD says:


    Great job. And congrats on being included as one of Jeff’s examples! You’re living a great story brother.


    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      Hey thanks Lee! Have you read the book yet?

      1. W. Lee Warren, MD says:

        Yes; it’s powerful. Especially the story about that former golfer…

        Strong work Matt. Thanks for living a great story. I wrote about that in my newsletter this week. And in a post on my site. (I’ve been thinking a lot about story lately)

        Good job.

      2. Matt McWilliams says:

        That was my favorite story too 🙂

  2. Jon Stolpe says:

    Am I living out my calling? Generally, yes! Does this mean I don’t have other ideas, passions, and dreams? No. There’s no question that discernment is required to determine the passions to pursue. I like Jeff’s thoughts on having a portfolio life. I’m not just an operations manager at a construction company. I’m also a writer, a missionary, a father, a husband, a friend, and the list goes on. These are part of my calling.

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      Well said Jon. Calling is definitely not confined to just ONE thing.

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