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What Happens After Your World Gets Turned Upside Down [Podcast]

For the next 10 weeks, I’ll be featuring on this blog a new podcast called The Wrecked Sessions.

This show is limited to 10 episodes, each featuring a different guest. We’ll be delving more deeply into the issues I cover in my book, Wrecked — particularly, what it means to live a more selfless, purposeful life.

Wrecked Sessions

This is also a fun way for me to experiment with podcasting without making an indefinite commitment. If it works, I may do more of this sort of thing. Let me know what you think.

In this first episode, I’m interviewing my friend, Stephen Proctor, who has an interesting story of how he got wrecked and stays that way while in America.

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About our guest

Stephen Proctor is an entrepreneur, artist, and VJ. Stephen spends most of his time traveling with music groups, running the media for live performances. But in his free time, he takes off a part of each year to travel and do missions.

Why does he do this?

Stephen is someone who exemplifies what it means to be wrecked. As someone who had a paradigm-shifting experience when he was younger, he’s now returned to a seemingly ordinary life and has to figure out how to process what’s happened to him.

The result is he’s learning to live in the tension between security and sacrifice.

Show highlights

In this episode, we’re going to talk about:

  • How you get wrecked
  • What to do with your extraordinary experiences once they end
  • Why we may need to wreck holidays like Christmas (and Easter)
  • The importance of discomfort in growth
  • Why our guest started his film and media business by going on a mission trip
  • How to structure your life in such a way that you continue to live out of a place of radical faith and risk

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Download the transcript

You can view the complete transcript of this session (courtesy of Eva P. Scott) by clicking here. Right-click and select “save as” to download it to your computer.

Connect and share

To find out more about Wrecked, including how to buy it or download the first couple chapters for free, click here. It’s available as an audiobook, as well.

For those interested, we’ll also be doing another vision trip again in the future. Find out more here.

And if you get a chance to leave a review of the podcast on iTunes, that would be awesome.

Lastly, I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to reply to this email (if you’re getting my free newsletter) or leave a comment. Here’s today’s discussion question…

Have you ever been wrecked and had to return to your “normal” life? How did you deal with this tension? Share in the comments.

About Jeff Goins

I am the best-selling author of five books, including the national bestsellers The Art of Work and Real Artists Don't Starve. Each week, I send out a free newsletter with my best tips on writing, publishing, and helping your creative work succeed.

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