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The Standout Experience

34 EpisodesProduced by John WalshWebsite

The Standout Experience will inspire and help you to go beyond the norm and Standout in your career and in life. Each week, we bring you incredible Standout people and world-class experts who share their best ideas, top strategies, and ready-to-use tactics that will help you reach your potential and… read more


Ep 21: Pankaj Shah Finding and Living Your Life's Work

Not many guests can claim having been to over 40 countries, but this is just one of the things you should know about Pankaj Shah. He is a foodie, a music junkie, and a people connecter. Today, Pankaj shares his best practices for determining your life’s work and leaving the mark you desire to make.

Pankaj is making an impact by founding, a social media networking platform designed to connect people based on who they are, not just what they do. By highlighting personal details and finding common threads, Sparrows allows users to stand out amidst a crowd of college alumni or employment history. Connections made on commonality and not competition or competencies surround individuals with inspiring networks that provide inspiration and energy.

Determining your “life’s work” takes time. You may not be there now, but when you look to add to the world around you rather than take, you are on the right path. When you walk into a room, do you have the mindset that asks “What can I do for you” rather than “What can you do for me?” There is no shame in transitioning to align your life and the projects you connect with. When you are in your “life’s work”, there is no such thing as work/life balance. It all intertwines; everything is fluid, life flowing from one area into another.

Building meaningful relationships is key. Don’t be afraid to be the least successful person in the room. Spend time getting inspired by your network. It is a scientific fact that you are limited physiologically, physically, and emotionally when it comes to the relationships you can meaningfully maintain. Be intentional and cultivate fruitful connections, not just a large quantity.

If you can take anything away from Pankaj and apply it immediately, it is this: Focus on being kind and empathetic. You never know the journey someone else is going through. 

Rise. Shine. Impact. Connect, don’t compete.

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