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How would you answer this question, “What does it mean to be mission-led and not job-led?”

When I asked my guest, Samuel Suraphel this question I had no idea that his response would lead me to one of the biggest reframes about work that I’ve had!  

Hold on to your hat and get ready for a powerful nugget-packed conversation! 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why you need to work your way out of your job 
  • Why you shouldn’t be afraid to lose your job 
  • A different way of seeing how problem-solving relates to your work 
  • The central place of adding value to your understanding of work 
  • The role and order of money in the life of a creating maven
  • Why what we’re talking about will make you future ready
  • How being multi-passionate can be an asset and not just a reason to be unfocused
  • Why this is all ultimately about your mind and mindset
  • And so much more….

In the end, I know you’ll be just as inspired and motivated as I was to recommit to this creating journey as a true creating maven.  

About my guest:  Samuel Suraphel is an entrepreneur, global program manager, and technology specialist with over 20 years of experience designing, managing, and successfully completing complex projects that require creative problem-solving skills and leadership in a multicultural environment.  Since 2014, he has led Mansa Colabs, a company that supports the growth of early-stage companies and non-profit projects. Mansa Colab’s client companies include Genii Games, Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, Gateway CDC, and a leading non-profit working to increase diversity in health systems.  A strong focus is also placed on entrepreneurship ecosystem building, particularly for African Diaspora businesses, and the promotion of the creative sector as a source for entrepreneurial and employment opportunities. 

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