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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? | Ep 383

Topics in this episode include lifestyle design, coast fi, slow fi, and aligning your interest with your career!

Sometimes it can be hard to separate what you do for a living from who you are as a person. Also, financial situations and limited resources can make you feel stuck living a life that doesn’t align with your interests and values. But fear not for this is a cycle that can be broken! Listen along as Lauren from “The Fioneers” joins the show and walks through steps you can take to potentially unlock some more freedom in your life!

The Fioneers


  • 1:04 – Introductions
  • 1:56 – Jessica Update
  • 5:23 – What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
  • 12:03 – Identity and Career
  • 18:35 – Slow FI and Coast FI
  • 27:12 – It’s Not Set In Stone
  • 32:44 – Fear and Creating The Life You Want
  • 41:38 – From Passion to Career
  • 45:05 – Conclusion

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