Find Your Authentic Purpose. An Interview with Philip McKernan
Men often seek money over meaning, but it needs to be reversed in order to find happiness.
Philip McKernan speaks around the world about the importance of overcoming personal obstacles, gaining clarity, and cultivating the confidence to believe in yourself. On today’s show, Philip talks on how men seek validation and are willing to go above and beyond to receive it. Although there’s nothing wrong with being a provider for your friends, family, and loved ones, we may create a life that’s unauthentic to who we are and our life’s goals when we’re seeking that validation.
[2:30] Who is Philip and what does he do?
[5:05] How did Philip make a shift from not being himself to living his purpose?
[8:00] Ask the hard questions about your authenticity and who you are.
[10:15] What kind of work does Philip do?
[14:45] One of the biggest issues we face is the lack of identity Who are we at the core?
[16:25] Don’t let the clutter get in the way. Stay true to your personal message.
[18:40] Phillip loves what he does so much that he’d rather die than not keep doing it.
[20:15] Do a lot of men seek money over meaning?
[22:10] The desire for security is driven by insecurity.
[22:50] You don’t need money to buy freedom. Freedom comes within.
[27:15] Who are you seeking validation from today?
[33:30] It’s important to have a relationship with yourself, but what does that mean and why is it important?
[39:35] People often are unaware of their current reality and how unhappy they may be.
[43:30] How did Philip trust his inner voice and how did he develop that voice?
[50:30] You connect with the right people and they either become mentors or students. Sometimes those relationships can’t be forced.
[55:30] We believe in great figures like Steve Jobs, yet we don’t believe in ourselves.
[56:40] What advice would Philip offer to others?
[59:25] Stop making this journey about you, start making it about other people.
[63:40] Letting go and giving up are two very, very different things. We let go to create space.