Purpose

Is 2020 the Year of Perfect Vision?

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The Same Feelings from 2008 Resurface in 2020 – How to Move Forward with Meaning While the economic recession of 2008 and the 2020 COVID-19 crisis have very different origins, the consequences are extremely similar. Loss of jobs, loss of livelihoods and loss of certainty. Lynne Golodner remembers this feeling well. Lynne became a single mother of three young children at the onset of one of the worst financial crises in modern history, generating extreme uncertainty and unbridled fear. It’s exactly how many millennials and Gen Z-ers feel today. With the need to figure out a way to support her […]

Entrepreneurship

Paul Saginaw’s 5 Important Questions To Ask to Start A Meaningful Business

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Is there a blueprint for meaningful success? Not exactly. Successful entrepreneurs like Lynne Golodner, the founder of Your People and host of the Make Meaning Podcast, and Paul Saginaw, the co-founder of Zingerman’s, did not follow a specific path to get to where they are today. However, both faced tough decisions and asked some important questions before even beginning their entrepreneurial journeys. If you want to create a successful and meaningful business, take some time to find answers to these questions… 1. What are you going to do, and why do you want to do it? On the Make Meaning […]

Message

The Importance Of Telling Your Story: A Conversation with Barbara Jones

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There is power in your voice. There is meaning in your story. This is something that Barbara Jones understands. As Executive Editor at Henry Holt Publishers in New York and a decades-long friend and mentor to Lynne Golodner, Barbara has infused her professional career with meaning and purpose by sharing one story at a time. This line of work is “inherently meaningful,” Barbara said, as a guest on the second ever episode of the Make Meaning Podcast. A Story Can Change The World Stories can transcend time, space and emotion. They can help us learn fundamental truths about ourselves and […]

Leadership

Paul Saginaw On The Power Of Mentorship

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This week, Paul Saginaw opens Saginaw’s, a food venture in Las Vegas that has long been a dream of his. In honor of this momentous occasion, we launch the Make Meaning blog by sharing the story of one of the people who inspired the podcast, and one of our very first guests: Paul Saginaw. Listen to the original interview here. When Lynne Golodner invited Paul Saginaw to be one of her first guests on the Make Meaning Podcast, she did it for three reasons: She has long admired his unique entrepreneurial vision for business.