Host, Mike Domitrz, welcomes CAST members Bridgette Cook-Burch and Dr. Alexandra Solomon to discuss discovering and living the soul’s longing, or dharma. Dharma is the day-to-day journey of uncovering your calling. The group explores what dharma needs to develop amid relentless distractions, how play, quiet introspection and trusted conversations nourish our soul, and how attaining freedom may be a better measurement than declaring success.
Today’s topic was inspired by the book, The Great Work of Your Life, by Steven Cope. The theme of the book rests in three concepts.
1. Find your dharma.
2. Do it full out.
3. Let go of the outcome.
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[1:24] Bridget defines the exciting concept of dharma.
[3:42] Finding your dharma through play and quieting down.
[11:59] How to avoid focusing on the outcome.
[18:43] Making the discovery process introspective and relational.
[20:51] It's better to fail at your own dharma instead of somebody else's.
[23:56] Should we substitute the word freedom for success?
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Bridget is a New York Times bestselling author, and an entrepreneur with a history of creating successful business. During the recession, Bridget built a multi-million dollar trucking company, yearly tripling revenue while nearly 600 companies in the industry across North America failed. She shares with team leaders, entrepreneurs and CEOs the trade secrets that visionary leaders use to create lasting success. An active social entrepreneur and humanitarian, Bridget is a founder of SHEROESUnited.org. Bridget provides your group with unusual stories from the books she’s written – stunning examples of leadership — what to do, what to be… and what not to be.
Dr. Alexandra Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University, and the author of Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want (New Harbinger, 2017). In addition to being a couple therapist, Dr. Solomon trains graduate students and teaches the internationally renowned undergraduate course, Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101. Dr. Solomon is a sought-after speaker and media commentator on the topic of love.