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98. Finding the Purpose of Purpose & What to Do With Expectations with Elizabeth Martinez
Episode 983rd January 2022 • Gravity • Brett Kaufman
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This week, Gravity is guest hosted by Yohannan Terrell, CEO at Warhol & WALL ST. and Director of the Columbus Fashion Initiative, where he’s working to modernize and democratize Columbus’ massive fashion industry. He’s also an incredible thinker and inquisitive conversationalist. 

But wait, there’s more! This special episode brings two amazing guests for the price of one because, joining Yohannan for this discussion of life and legacy is the President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Elizabeth Martinez.

Elizabeth was born premature and given only 24 hours to live. She believes that early ability to defy the odds has set the tone for her purpose and identity throughout her life. 

Born in Puerto Rico, her family moved with her to The East Coast. She’s since developed an inspiring career, recently launching the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s Hispanic Mentoring Initiative, which has evolved into the model now used by agencies throughout the country. 

This episode gets into what makes a person, be it an urge to live up to expectations or a desire to shatter them. They discuss the ways our life experiences culminate when we find the right outlet for ourselves professionally and emotionally. Most importantly – this is still Gravity after all – they discuss the meaning of purpose and what it looks like to move humanity forward with intentionality. 

What Yohannan asks:

  • [04:00] Tell us a little about you and your beginnings.
  • [09:27] How did growing up in Puerto Rico affect you?  
  • [13:40] How did your experiences bring you to your current role in life?
  • [17:50] What are some impact moments you’ve had in life?
  • [28:40] How does the online world create a challenge for the next generation?
  • [44:50] How much of a role does purpose play in your life?

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