This podcast is all about connection, conversation and community. On today’s episode, we’re diving deeper into these three “C’s” with the idea of Waves and Ripples. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite stories, and Jason Meucci will join us in a special segment to share the waves and ripples in his life, which he connects to the Higher Purpose Podcast.
Waves and Ripples
Both waves and ripples are movements of water or liquid in response to a stimulus. The scientific definition of a wave is “a moving disturbance in the level of a body of water” — there is motion there. There is action, there is energy. Both definitions include movement and a response to some type of stimulus: something has to start the movement.
The distinction is that waves move you in a specific direction, whereas a ripple is a far-flung effect of something.
Opportunities in action
Imagine yourself sitting at the edge of the water, watching and listening to the waves. That’s one way to enjoy a wave’s impact. But unless you seize the opportunity, take action, and jump into the wave to have it carry you somewhere — you’re just sitting on the shore. You need deliberate and intentional action.
Jason Meucci’s waves and ripples
Jason has not only ridden waves and ripples, but has also created plenty of his own that we can trace through the Higher Purpose Podcast.
He shares the story of getting to work with Jake Haupert after listening to him on an episode. They’re spreading the word about how transformational travel works to make the world a better and more connected place, a project that has potentially global ripples.
He also shares a story about connecting with Bernadette Jiwa through the podcast, who, within a week, had sent him a box of her books from Australia for him to share. That’s a ripple that has bounced from the podcast in Georgia, to Jason in Washington, to Bernadette in Australia, and back to Washington — and who knows where else!
He talks about meeting and becoming friends with Renee Smith and Tyler Adams through the podcast, and says he can list another ten to a dozen people he’s connected with through the podcast. All of this because he decided to take action, get involved, get to know these people and invest in their relationships.
More waves and ripples
The first ever episode with Mark Tim was an introduction through Chris Patten.
The Profile of Purpose Series, made up of conversations with 12 business owners who are in the business of purpose, also came as part of a wave.
My friendship with Marcel Schwantes led to an introduction to Mike Vacanti, which then kicked off the HumansFirst series on the podcast (and the waves and ripples from each of my guests on the series!) and my involvement with the HumansFirst Club — which also led to my hosting the HumansFirst Hangout, which has been another set of waves and ripples all of its own!
A call to action
I want to invite you to share your waves and ripples story that is somehow connected to the tsunami effect of the Higher Purpose Podcast. Go to kevindmonroe.com/waves and you’ll find a page and instructions to record a voice message and share your story.
If you record it by Saturday, June 15, you’ll be able to hear it on our 100th milestone episode airing on June 25.