Get Passion Struck with John Miles

From the Corner Office

May 2 2024 • 30 mins

This week, we speak with John Miles, author, podcaster, keynote speaker and entrepreneur. John is the author of “Passion Struck: Twelve Powerful Principles to Unlock Your Purpose and Ignite Your Most Intentional Life.” Prior to the book, John had a successful career in the U.S. Navy and Corporate America, with Dell and Lowe’s, among others.

Together, we speak about what drove John to leave his high-paying C-suite role to become an author and keynote speaker working with people on what it means to live a life fueled by passion and purpose. We also discuss the early morning encounter — it involved a gunman who broke into his house — that led to his life epiphany.

3 Takeaways:

  1. (01:50) “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation”
  2. (14:00) Successful individuals have a consistent pursuit of reinvention
  3. (19:45) Great leaders speak with their feet


(00:00) Introducing John Miles and Passion Struck

(03:50) Climbing the corporate ladder to Fortune 500 C-Suite Executive

(06:45) Major life events that lead to Passion Struck

(13:10) Leadership advice from Passion Struck interviews

(18:20) Work-life balance

(19:18) What makes a good leader?

(23:55) Ski or be skied

(25:55) Passion Struck in 2024

(28:00) Rapid fire questions

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