Nick Laparra is a consultant, coach, speaker, humanitarian, and host of one of my favorite podcasts, Let’s Give A DamnIn this episode of Getting Work To Work, Nick shares a glimpse into his world and all of the projects he is working on and how he views work through three filters: giving a damn, radical generosity, and living a truly meaningful life.

Several quotes from this episode:

  • “The most powerful, successful, happy life is one where we’re radically generous with other people.”
  • “If you wake up every morning realizing that you might have ten minutes left on the earth, that fuckin’ like, that shapes what you do and how you do it and the things that you set aside time for.”
  • “I have failed so much. What those failures have taught me is that I’m not fucking afraid to do anything anymore.”
  • “One of the problems is that people wait until they’re in trouble before they look for help.”
  • “My goal is to get to the place where I’m completely available for people.”
  • “People that spend their time wisely get shit done and they have a much better chance at creating a meaningful legacy.”
  • “For you and for me, the encouragement is just keep putting out good content, keep serving people without a motive, without an agenda, and if it’s good it’ll get noticed.”
  • “I think people give up way too early. They stop at hurdle #2 or 6 or 10, not knowing that after hurdle 18 is the big payday.”

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