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Bounce! Conversations with Larry Weeks

Interviews w/ authors, entrepreneurs, athletes and others on resilience, getting on or getting over life’s set ups and setbacks.

On the podcast Larry has in-depth conversations with notable people from a variety of fields and occupations; professors, entrepreneurs, athletes, physicians, etc, to get their stories or research on how to deal with or prepare for life’s challenges, stumbles, and stings. If research exists on how people bounce back, he talks about it. If there are physical practices, proven psychologies or philosophies that can help people build personal foundations before the storms come, he digs into it.

Mar 3, 2023

This discussion centers on what living with purpose actually means. 

My guest is Professor William Damon. 

William is a psychologist and professor at Stanford University and a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He has been designated one of the fifty most influential living psychologists in the world today and is one of the world's leading scholars of human development. Bills is a pioneering researcher on the development of purpose in life and wrote the influential book The Path to Purpose. His current work includes a study exploring purpose in higher education and a study of family purpose across generations. He’s been elected to the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

On this podcast, we cover these topics and more. 

  • The multiple definitions of purpose
  • Vocations/avocations  
  • How purpose can change over time 
  • Is purpose something you find or do
  • Purpose as a noun vs purpose as a verb
  • On having purpose vs being purposeful 
  • The benefits of a Life Review 
  • Bill's story about his early family life and his new book A Round of Golf With my Father 

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