Live Your Dance Episode 5: How to Find the Dream in Your Job with Dave Booda


Episode 005: How to Find the Dream in Your Job with Dave Booda

Dave Booda, the podcast host, life coach, world traveler, self-proclaimed music geek, and former naval officer tells all about his journey to find himself and create work that he’s proud of. 

In this episode, we dive into… 

  • The importance of living in the “grind” 
  • Having a “job that pays the bills” vs. doing what you love and making potentially less money
  • What would you do if you had absolute financial security? 
  • The difference between soul-driven work, vs. paycheck-driven work
  • Diving into the fact that the “Happiness Factor” isn’t dependent on the job at all
  • The problem with thinking that there’s a “perfect job” out there for each of us
  • Dave’s method for getting “in flow” each day
  • How to stretch your comfort zone, since our life stinks or expands, depending on our comfort level
  • Dave’s perspective on having a Mission Statement 
  • How to transition from doing a job, to doing what you love
  • The problem with identifying as your job (i.e. a Naval officer)
  • “Soul cultivators” vs. “soul destroyers”
  • When to focus on creating and when to focus on monetizing
  • “Dancing is a choice to make life beautiful” -Dave Booda


Referred to in the ‘cast: 

Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki [book]
Doing what you love won’t make you happy by Dave Booda [article]
Gary Vaynerchuk’s Keynote Talk [video]
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl [book]
Steve Job’s Stanford Commencement Address 2005 [video]


Where to find Dave:

Dave’s Podcast: Darken the page
Dave’s interview of Molly King on Darken the Page for Dave’s blog