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From Atheism to Purpose: SeanMKelly’s Inspiring Path to Abundance and Joy

Join host Barry Shore and guest SeanMKelly on a profound journey of spirituality and purpose in this enlightening episode of The Joy of Living Show. Sean shares his transformative journey from Christianity to atheism to a profound spiritual awakening. Discover how Sean’s podcast guests have played a pivotal role in his shift from a materialistic to a purpose-driven life, offering insights that challenge societal norms and inspire personal growth.

Key Learnings:

  • Explore Sean’s shift in perspective and deeper understanding, including his reflections on age and mindset.
  • Understand Sean’s personal growth after his father’s suicide and his realization about the emptiness of a materialistic pursuit.
  • Learn about Sean’s journey from chasing money to attracting abundance through service and humility.
  • Discover the importance of mindset on mental health and well-being, along with Sean’s daily practices for holistic health.
  • Gain insights into Sean’s purpose-driven life and his advocacy for inspiring and educating others, particularly about issues with the public education system.

Benefit to Listeners: 

Listeners will gain valuable insights into spiritual awakening, mindset shifts, and the importance of living a purpose-driven life. They will learn practical tips for personal growth, holistic health practices, and successful podcasting, inspiring them to make positive changes in their own lives.

Show Notes:

[10:56] Journey to Spirituality

  • Sean’s journey from Christianity to atheism to spirituality.
  • Sean’s spiritual awakening through podcast guests.
  • Transition from materialistic to purpose-driven life.
  • Shift in Perspective and Deeper Understanding
  • Barry discusses age and mindset, emphasizing a sense of wonder.
  • Shift from chasing money to attracting abundance through service.
  • The impact of mindset on mental health and well-being.
  • Sean’s personal growth and reflection after his father’s suicide.
  • Sean’s realization about the emptiness of a materialistic pursuit.

[22.01] Shift in Focus

  • Gave up friendships, alcohol, weed, and sex to focus on making money for five years.
  • Worked 15 hours a day, chasing money without a clear purpose.
  • Shifted focus to align with purpose, now chooses podcast guests based on their inspiring message, not their follower count.
  • Believes in humility and serving others, regardless of their popularity or follower count.

[32.00] Mindset and Purpose

  • Purpose is to inspire and educate people, particularly about issues with the public education system.
  • Recognizes life’s purpose and aims to make a difference.
  • Advocates for a purpose-driven life and living joyfully.
  • Discusses mindset shift from focusing solely on money to aligning with purpose.
  • Shares struggles with anxiety and drug use, now focuses on holistic health practices.
  • Practices Wim Hof breathing and grounding daily for mental and physical well-being.
  • Values learning and incorporates new health practices from guests.
  • Shares childhood struggles with creativity in the public school system.
  • Discusses the importance of breathing and its role in enhancing life.
  • Mentions living in Las Vegas and missing nature but enjoying the hiking trails and natural beauty in the area.
  • Talks about the benefits of negative ions from the ocean and rain in forests.
  • Reflects on the success of his podcast and the importance of producing valuable content without compromising integrity for money.

[40.22] Introduction to Podcasting and Finding Purpose

  • Being able to touch millions of people and produce great content
  • The journey to starting a podcast as an introvert
  • Uncomfortable but rewarding experiences in podcasting
  • Impact on people’s lives and changing mindsets
  • Importance of purpose and passion in podcasting
  • Tips for hosting: listen more, talk less
  • Importance of having good guests and leveraging their following

[51.41] Tips for Successful Podcasting 

  • Discussion on podcasting as a purpose-driven endeavor
  • Encouraging podcasting for passion, not just money
  • Tips for growing a podcast: social media, guest outreach
  • Summary of key points and encouragement to share the podcast

Insider Tips:

Oday joined IBM Consulting as the Global Sustainability leader in August 2023, bringing extensive experience in scaling businesses and a background in management consulting. Before joining IBM, Oday was the Founder & CEO of Better All Round (BAR), a B-Corp certified, innovative, ESG-focused diversified fiber-based business.

Under his leadership, BAR launched Ora Household Towel, a revolutionary product developed from initial concept to market within a year. Prior to launching BAR, Oday worked for over 20 years as a management consultant, starting his career at KPMG before moving to Accenture, where he held various leadership roles. At Accenture, Oday served as Global Head of Media & Entertainment, Global Head of Business Consulting for Communications, Media & High Tech, and Global Go-to-Market Lead of Accenture’s Analytics business.

Throughout his career, Oday has built strong teams and alliances while serving clients worldwide. In addition to his professional achievements, Oday has served as an advisor to several innovative start-ups and as a founding mentor for Henkel X.

Topics Covered:

  • What is generative AI and how can it help scale sustainability?
  • What will it take to bridge the gap between sustainability aspirations and action?
  • What are three things every business leader should know about generative AI?
  • How does generative AI help organizations collaborate better?
  • Where can our listeners go for more information?

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About SeanMKelly

With an extensive social media following of over 11 million, Sean has made his mark as a prominent force. He initially made waves with his innovative e-commerce brand, Jersey Champs, and then built a thriving empire in Web3 marketing that gained significant attention and was quickly acquired.

Sean’s unique ability to anticipate emerging trends and swiftly scale his ventures sets him apart. Driven by unwavering dedication and adaptability, he made the bold decision to drop out of college. It was during this time that he then recognized the isolating nature of entrepreneurship. From reaching out to influencers on Instagram to cultivating a powerful social presence, Sean’s aim has always been to impact and connect with a diverse range of individuals.