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Why You Should Avoid Living a Pinball Life | Passion Struck Podcast

Have you ever wondered why you should avoid living a pinball life?

25 | Are You Living a Pinball Life | John R. Miles
25 | Are You Living a Pinball Life | John R. Miles

In this exciting momentum Friday episode of the Passion Struck Podcast, John R. Miles discusses just that – why you should avoid living a pinball life. New exciting interviews every Tuesday and Friday and you are not going to want to miss those upcoming including NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and the President of the Nebraska University VADM (ret.) Ted Carter.

Why would you want to live your life like a pinball machine? Like a piece of driftwood without intentionality and with constant distraction?

But so many of us do, we continuously react to what others are throwing our way, instead of being intentional with our passion.

John R. Miles gives a historical example of a famous American who was leading the pinball life and how he went on to not only discover but live his passion.

John breaks down the pinball life concept and provides actionable advice on how to avoid living one.


What you will learn on the show about why you should avoid living a pinball life

  • What makes successful entrepreneurs according to Jim McKelvey
  • Story of a young man who goes from poverty to national hero
  • John introduces the pinball life concept
  • How to avoid living life without intentionality
  • Saying yes to the most critical mission in life

Quotes from John R. Miles about why you should avoid living a pinball life

“You see, a vision is like a porous bucket. And that’s why we need to repeat it continuously until it’s known by heart and becomes part of our personal character or organizational culture. That is why it is so critical that you get away from living this pinball life and that you start creating a vision for the future that you would like to attain.”

“Prepare and your chance will come to take your vision for the future and make it a reality. When you say no to 100 other missions, you say yes to the most crucial one there is. And that is exactly the reason I created Passion Struck. To become the catalyst that helps you who are struggling to understand how do you take this idea and take it to action. We can help you with that. We can become that catalyst that helps you take action on your ideas.”

“Why would you want to live your life like a pinball machine without intentionality and with constant distraction?”

“Because by leading a pinball life, we’re not creating new innovation. And we’re not really practicing vital leadership either. We are living a life that is necessary, but not strategic, valuable, but not value-added. Its indifference or apathy at its pinnacle.”

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— Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help make other’s lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life’s biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

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