Daniel Budzinski believes everyone truly has a purpose. He wants to help you to explore your purpose.
Over the past 5 years, he’s traveled to 30 countries, he’s had over 850 speaking engagements and has affected the lives of thousands of students throughout the world.
He’s the founder of Compassionate Touch, a non-profit that gives someone like you the opportunity to learn more about themselves by taking a trip to another country to empower students to achieve their fullest potential. So cool, right?
He is also the founder of PioneerPurpose.com an online tribe and course that helps individuals create a life plan and live out their purpose. He also takes the program into businesses allowing businesses to make an investment into their employees with the course and high schools in America.
One thing I’ve learned about finding your purpose from all the hundreds of interviews I’ve done is there are two actions that facilitate the process of finding your purpose more effectively than almost anything else you can do:
1) Focus on the needs of others to get out of your head and to find real problems to solve.
2) Throw yourself into a challenging experience because growth comes from discomfort.
Daniel’s approach is spot on because he’s combined both of these actions.
I also talked to him about why he decided to start a nonprofit and how he got it off the ground.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Be open to adventure.
- Learn by experiencing.
- Empower others through self-empowerment.
How Daniel Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 7 – 7.30 am
- Core work habits: 1) Writing out his vision 2) Encouraging colleagues 3) Building relationships and connecting with people.
- Ideal work environment: “The best time I can work is when I’m awake.”
- Superpower: Keeps going and never stops, even if it is uncomfortable.
- Book recommendation: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
- Regains focus by: Changing location and meeting friends.
- Favorite productivity tool: His calendar and to-do list.
- 90-day goal: Raise $250,000 for his new company, get his program into 5 more public schools and getting 500 new pioneers into his tribe.
“Being open and willing to let success take you wherever it goes.”
“Not everyone has a problem, but everyone has a purpose.”
“Purpose is the intersection of your meaning, passion and desires in life.”
“The only way to change your thinking is to have an experience.”
“Upgrade your reality is to ask a bigger question.”
If you are thinking of starting a non-profit, here are the first few steps Daniel recommends:
1) Find a mentor. Develop a relationship with someone who has already started a non-profit and learn the ropes from them. Getting someone from non-profit, asking them questions, and having them do the paperwork spending $250 max.
2) Hire a CPA to help you do all the legal paperwork to set-up your non-profit.
3) Ask yourself this question, “Can you do more as a non-profit or a for-profit entity?”