Purpose Driven Life
Meaningful work: Finding your purpose in life
Part 1: Finding your purpose in life – Learn from David Howitt’s story on how you can find your calling?
Part 2: How do you find the soul of your work? Hear incredible stories with entrepreneurs who are today’s modern day heroes.
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Article about our Guest:
Dec. 18, 2013 |Source: PRNewswire
According to David Howitt, it is when we accept our unique call and choose to embrace it, that a truly fulfilling life can be manifested. In his new book Heed Your Call, Howitt, an entrepreneur and business mentor who has guided company founders and Fortune 100 leaders, explains how anyone open and ready for change can unite artistry and analytics, and integrate intuition with intellect to positively affect the way they live and work. Published by Simon & Schuster and being released February 25, 2014, Heed Your Call is about the Power of And. It shows us how to live integrated and meaningful lives.
According to John Kroger, President of Reed College, “David Howitt believes life and career should be a spiritual journey, not just a job. His remarkable new book weaves together myth, science, spirit and business as never before.” The sentiments are echoed by Clare Hamill, vice president of Nike Growth Initiatives and founding board chair of the Children’s Cancer Association who notes that, “Heed Your Call speaks to all of us. It challenges us to be authentic and complete.”
Through telling his own story, along with those of other modern-day entrepreneurs, Howitt shares the stories behind his and others’ successes in eleven real-world lessons. These applicable tools help us weave business into our spiritual narratives and pour our souls into our professions. As Founder & CEO of the Meriwether Group, Howitt has done this for disruptive and category shifting brands including Oregon Chai, Pendleton, adidas, Voodoo Doughnut, Salomon, yogitoes, Klim, Bloch, Dave’s Killer Bread, Bishops Barbershop, Living Harvest, and more.
As fashion designer Donna Karan noted, “The message David Howitt delivers in his new book is what I believe to be an example of the journey we are all on toward creating a more soulful economy. His ability to infuse wisdom and wonder into the realm of business is exactly what is required to create a union between business, spirit, and philanthropy.”
Howitt believes in the Power of And––that it is possible to break away from the notion that you can’t have it all. Former CEO of Adidas America and Sports Brands International, Steve Wynne, commented that, “David demonstrates the virtues of embracingand––analytics and intuition, empathy and facts, logic and story, art and science––in both business and personal pursuits.”
Calling upon Joseph Campbell’s uber myth, The Hero’s Journey, Howitt proposes that we are all on our own journey towards work-life integration and that by heeding our call, by taking that leap of faith, we can unleash a new reality and build a positive roadmap for the future.
Readers have described Heed Your Call as one part Deepak Chopra, one part Richard Branson, and one part Hunter S. Thompson. Howitt describes it as a modern-day manifesto. He said, “It is a reflection of my own purpose and intention for birthing the Meriwether Group. We guide entrepreneurs along their journey and help them bridge the gap between commerce and their heart-centered desires.”
Heed Your Call is currently offered for pre-sale at www.heedyourcall.com. The book will be available in bookstores (for $24.99) and online via Kindle (for $12.99) on February 25, 2014. More information is available on Facebook and Twitter.
About our Guest
David Howitt is the founder & CEO of the Meriwether Group. He is an inspiring thought leader and accomplished entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience providing financial, strategic, and brand counsel to early stage, and Fortune 100 companies. He has the unique ability to integrate vision and growth strategies with mission and purpose, and has achieved success by following the principles outlined in his book, Heed Your Call. He affirms that by embracing the Power of And, where we unite artistry and analytics, and integrate intuition with intellect, that we positively affect the way we live and the world around us.