Find Your Purpose to Fuel Your Passion

To truly live a fulfilled life, you must first find your purpose. Or, as Rene told me, allow your purpose to find you. Once you understand the “Why” behind what you do, that will fuel your passion. So what does this have to do with us here at Live Work Dream? It has everything to do with that icky guy (ikigai) I talked about a while back…

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I said Icky Guy, not Fun Guy!

Fit Life Creation: Creator Series on Finding Your Purpose

We recently had the honor of sharing the story behind our book, Be More Dog: Learning to Live in the Now with fellow entrepreneur, traveler, content creator, and influencer, Katrina Julia for her Fit Life Creation blog and podcast listeners. Our discussion focused on Jerry’s story, and how that led us to create the Tripawds community. But the big take-away was all about finding your purpose. And how that will fuel your passion.

First, for her Creator Series Katrina asked us to discuss how our unexpected inspiration fuels our passion and influence. In other words, how we turned tragedy into triumph – by growing Tripawds into the largest online support community for amputee pets and their people, after our Chief Fun Officer Jerry lost a leg to cancer more than 13 years ago.

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We dove deep into that transformation, so we’ll let anyone interested read all about it here:

Lessons Learned on the Road to Happiness with Rene and Jim: Creator Series

Rather listen than read? No worries! Being the awesome content queen she is, Katrina produces audio versions of the profiles she shares for her transformation series of amazing creator and influencer articles. So next, I convinced Rene to do the voice-over for our profile. You can listen to that on Apple Podcasts here:

CREATE with Katrina Julia: Lessons Learned on the Road to Happiness with Rene and Jim

As if that wasn’t enough, Katrina also hosts the podcast CREATE with Katrina Julia. She discusses everything about wellness, faith, wealth, travel and more, to create a life and business you love. She talks with amazing guests who share their success stories – and the challenges they’ve overcome to get where they are. So, ahem…we were a perfect fit. For the usually 45-minute episode, we talked nearly twice as long! 

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And we addressed so much more than just telling our story. This was a true transformation tale indeed. So much of what we said resonated with Katrina, that she asked deeper questions – and kept it all relative to the current situation everyone is facing right now. With the social and economic challenges forced upon people by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the way we are coping with that in our little hidden digital nomad segment of society, this conversation is sure to remain relevant for years to come. So we’ll let you listen to that here:

Unexpected Inspiration Fuels Rene’s and Jim’s Passion and Influence

In Katrina’s Creator’s Creations she shares the stories of creators and influencers. She says, “We are sharing highlights from transformation stories and how we are creating FIT Life Creation and the community.”

It’s no wonder that so much of our discussion highlighted the importance of community, overcoming challenges, and finding your purpose to fuel your passion.

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Find your Tribe!

It was an honor getting to know our new friend Katrina. And we are grateful for her letting us share our Be More Dog story. We look forward to learning more from her about expanding our reach and influence for Tripawds – especially on Instagram. She has clearly mastered that! Check out her profile @katrinajuliafit. If you’re on Instagram share your handle in the comments. You can follow our adventures @LiveWorkDream, and Wyatt Ray’s @Tripawds.

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