From the Archives: Unfollowing Your Passion and Finding Your Path With Terri Trespicio

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Terri Trespicio

Terri Trespicio is an award-winning writer, speaker, and brand advisor. She works directly with entrepreneurs and business owners to develop their brand messaging, working with companies such as Wells Fargo Advisors, Baird Financial, and Northwestern Mutual.

Terri is also a stand-up comic and performed a popular TEDx talk. Similarly, she has brought her knowledge to several speaking engagements, even being featured on popular shows like The Martha Stewart Show and Today.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • How Terri Trespicio found her start in New York
  • Why it is worth it to “unfollow your passions”
  • The value of becoming a complete resource
  • Demystifying the ideal of having one true calling
  • Circumventing the ritual social dance in business
  • Why you should not be beholden to your skillset
  • The power of knowing when to say no
  • Terri’s outlook on relationship building

In this episode…

When receiving advice on where to take their life, many people have been told to “follow their passion.” While this can be helpful for some, this vague encouragement can be a nonstarter. The saying is predicated on an ideal that is not always realistic or even desirable in the long run. What if there was a better way to find purpose and success?

Terri Trespicio is a speaker, advisor, and writer who has thoroughly explored this concept throughout her career. Her perspective on thriving in business is different from many but might be what someone needs to find their way. 

Returning to this popular episode of Access to Anyone, Michael Roderick is joined by Terri Trespicio to discuss her novel and her view on navigating the business world. They dissect the idea of passions, why this advice can be misleading, and how to find fulfillment outside of that framework. The two then go into the challenges of relationship building, knowing when to say no, and becoming more than a service provider. 

Golden Answer

If you could meet any living person, who would it be?

Terri Trespicio would meet Rachel Maddow, not for networking, but because she admires her as a storyteller.

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