Kari is editor-in-chief of Rank and File magazine, a digital publication for purpose driven entrepreneurs and a value-based magazine. She loves talking to people about her mission, one to which she has devoted her life, and today, she and Kevin talk about the value of entrepreneurial leadership that serves others in all life.
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- Kari was the founder of the digital magazine, and she shares the path that led her from being an intern to being a change maker and purpose driven person who believed in the power of purposeful leadership. She shares the two truths she discovered that revolutionized her own view of business models.
- Kari was asked to give a TED Talk-like speech, and in that process, she uncovered the deeper lessons she learned in creating Rank and File, and how she was surprised to find her values embedded in her struggles and successes in growing the publication.
- Experts have an incredible chance to elevate others with their knowledge, and Kari talks about how her publication is a platform for purpose in that way. Because of that, her perception of purpose is still changing and growing as Rank and File grows and changes.
- People might find themselves placed on a pedestal even though they never had any of intention of being there. Kari talks about how that can affect them, but also, how she seeks to use her media influence to put the right people on a pedestal.
- While Rank and File is meant to help others, Kari finds that, every day, it’s challenging her as well. There’s a balance Kari must strike to keep doing what she’s doing, and she asserts that being able to serve other begins with self-care. She shares a profound observation: if people are worth serving in business, they are worth serving in her personal life as well.
- We need rules in our business lives, and Kari shares some of her simple, practical rules for each day, which include eating a good lunch and spending the second half of her lunch hour focusing on relationships.
- Kari shares the three symbols in her story of Rank and File: laying napkins on laps, the love letters, and the big red bus. The stories behind the symbols are powerful and fascinating.
If you feel like you don’t have purpose at work, or you want to clarify your purpose at work, we have a free 5 day email course you can take with daily challenges and action steps to help bring the meaning you are meant to have into your everyday. Go to kevindmonroe.com/workpurpose.