Beautiful Dreams: What did you want to be when you grew up? What were your dreams of doing meaningful work?

In this special episode of The Tightrope with Dan Smolen podcast, we ask these questions which are so central to our personal narratives, but also to our pursuit of happiness.

You will discover the beautiful dreams of some of our season’s guests, like: Charles Glassman who knew early on that he wanted to be a doctor; Richard Ezike who saw himself building beautiful buildings and great cities; Edythe Richards who wanted to perform before a live audience, and; Michael Shochet who was enthralled with being on TV.

This season, we meet highly successful people—all leaders in their respective fields of influence—who overcame life and professional challenges to do truly meaningful work. Each shares their remarkable stories and useful insight on how we can aspire to do the work of our dreams—work that is profound, protects the planet, helps people, and is fun.

So…let’s walk this Tightrope together, to recapture our dreams of doing meaningful work.

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What were your beautiful dreams?

Please join us for an amazing experience. And do remember this: our best days lie ahead.

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