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Freelancing, Failure, Follow-up, Risk, Reframing and the Passionate Life: Gregg Levoy Intvw Transcript Part 2


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two of a two part transcript of my lengthy interview with Gregg Levoy, one of my favorite writers. Link to recording of interview here.

Thanks Thanks to Tsara Shelton for helping with the transcript editing.

My guest, Gregg Levoy is the author of Callings, a best selling book and a new book Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion. And I have to say these are both brilliant, incredible books that you gotta read. Things are a little different on this interview, I'm doing it live, face to face with Gregg, discussing his new book, The Nature and Nurture of Passion.

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We pick up where we left off in part one of the interview transcript.

here's Gregg's website GreggLevoy.com

Rob: So, okay, so let's kind of use this conversation about your transition to talk about passions and about freelancing because I also do interviews with a lot of writers too.

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GL: Okay.

Rob: So, you talk about the freelance writing life - talk about that.

GL: The freelance life.

Rob: Yeah.

GL: Oh, well it's not for everybody; it's definitely stepping out of the proverbial box of the mindset of working for somebody else, and yet I have the free in freelancing, which is worth a king's ransom to me. To be able to have the freedom to write what I want to write, to get up when I want, to shop when I want. You know, to go skiing on a Tuesday because I can, you know what I'm saying?

Rob: I do, I do. I've been there, I'm still there.

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GL: Right, exactly. And the freelance life is - I'm definitely constitutionally wired to be a freelancer.

Rob: What does that mean?

GL: Well, I chafe under the yolk of employment, of working for other people and working toward their goals rather than my own. I never liked about half the assignments that were given to me as a reporter. I was like ugh, do I really have to spend a week of my life going out and interviewing prominent Cincinnati couples on the question: if you could spend twenty-four hours with someone other than your wife, who would it be and why? Do I really need to devote a week of my life to that?

Rob: Yeah.

GL: And I don't know what prurient ideas the editor had in mind when he assigned that, but people said things like I would like to spend time with Anwar Sadat you know things like that, Albert Einstein. It wasn't like Farrah Fawcet or Brad Pitt, you know? And so the freelancing, why I say I'm wired for it is that I really want to pursue what I want to pursue.

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity scheduled for release May 22, 2019

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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