CHARGE in Business and Life Podcast with Gary Wilbers: Episode #248 with Dr. Akhtar Badshah - The Importance of a Purpose Mindset

Ep: 248 Akhtar Badshah

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Introducing Dr. Akhtar Badshah

Dr. Akhtar Badshah is Chief Catalyst at Catalytic Innovators Group, where he advises organizations and individuals to catalyze their strategy focused on social and philanthropic investments. He also conducts Purpose Mindset Leadership Workshops with organizations to help individuals articulate their strengths and values, and craft their purpose statement

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  1. What problem do you solve?
    • We should be in the business of creating futures. He wants to share how to improve things for the greater good.

Show Notes:

  • The purpose mindset is the intention or the why behind what we do.
  • The purpose mindset is the reason behind your growth.
  • 5 principles behind purpose mindset.
    • Work from your strengths (write down 3 strengths and then work from there).
    • Put on a lens of abundance (instead of a scarcity view).
    • It is not about the efficiency of how you get things done but the effectiveness of what you are doing. 
    • It is about igniting movements. 
    • How do we go from just being generous to being empathetic and compassionate?
      • Create a purpose mindset journal 
      • Jot down every month where you were able to use your purpose.
  • It’s okay to focus on yourself first (but to the betterment of society). Then move to your family, community and workplace.
  • Write down 3 strengths, then 3 values that exemplify you. Then write your purpose statement.
  • Your work and your purpose shouldn’t be fully aligned. If they are, you are a robot. 
  • Dr. Akhtar Badshah’s book: Purpose Mindset    

Dr. Akhtar Badshah’s Recharge Round

  1. What habit do you think has led to success in your life? He’s open to taking on new challenges. Be open-minded, and take risks.
  2. If you had one do-over, what would it be? Embrace failures. 

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