Accept Yesterday. Love Today. Anticipate Tomorrow. (ft. Eva Saha, Emmy-Winning TV Personality + Professional Host & MC)
Accept Yesterday. Love Today. Anticipate Tomorrow. (ft. Eva Saha)
How Eva Saha made a career out of being true to herself
“Serve others without expectation of reward or thanks, do it because it is the right thing to do. It does make you feel good, it does give you a life of purpose.”
Eva Saha is a professional host, MC, and moderator, interviewing the likes of Magic Johnson, Colin Powell, James Carville, Venus Williams, Michael J. Fox, and Bill Nye. Her gift for drawing out iconic peoples’ driving purpose has led her to be the host of choice for clients including Cardinal Health, the Women in IT Awards and Thomson Reuters. All this after a decorated career as TV personality on the Emmy-winning show 190 North on ABC.
CORE TOPICS + DETAILS:
[4:05 ] - Yes, And…
Applying a performance principle to life
In the field of improv comedy, the concept of ‘yes, and…’ is about building on whatever your scene partner or audience member presents to you. In life, Eva has made an effort to say ‘Yes, and…’ to the right opportunities— taking on new challenges, while adding her own unique spin based on her purpose.
[9:53 ] - The Answers Inside Us
Who we are isn’t something we can read in a book
Eva shares how as a child her parents couldn’t stop her from approaching strangers and introducing herself. Today, talking to strangers is her career. She’s amplified something intrinsic to who she is and made it her purpose and her path.
Is there something in your current job that you wish was more central to your work? Double-click on it, and find a way to make it more aligned with your path.
[25:37 ] - Satisfaction and Ambition
You don’t have to have a detailed 10-year-plan
While having a playbook for your future can be a powerful tool, Eva shares that she tries to stay in the moment. “I am so happy with this job right now. If it leads to something else I didn’t expect, like everything that has led to this point, great.” When you’re living true to your authentic self and purpose, following the habits and systems that lead you forward, new opportunities will present themselves without you losing sight of the now.
[33:43 ] - You Can Never Be Helpless if You’re Being Helpful
When you’re lost, guide others
Eva stresses the important role service plays in her life. By serving others without expectation of reward or thanks, we often end up pulling ourselves out of ruts along the way. It refocuses you on your purpose, brings you positive feelings, and reconnects you with the people around you.
[40:13 ] - The Unexpected Ingredients for Success
How a bad experience can lead to good outcomes
Eva discusses how some of her most negative experiences in life— professional setbacks, an unhealthy personal relationship— have helped set her up for greater perspective and the ability to recognize the good— career satisfaction, a healthy and communicative ‘fairy tale’ relationship with her husband today. Of course we shouldn’t seek out negative experiences, but when they inevitably occur we can change our mindset and discover what they taught us about ourselves and the world.
- [2:31 ] Gotham Artists
- [7:55 ] The 5 Second Rule, by Mel Robbins
- [42:38 ] About Reshma Saujani and Girls Who Code
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ABOUT PLAYMAKERS: ON PURPOSE:
The Playmakers: ON PURPOSE podcast is an all-access pass to a purpose-centered tribe of leaders in business, sports, and life who are on a mission of meaning and impact. The show takes purpose from an out of reach North Star to a practical and tactical exploration of how we can step into each day, ON PURPOSE, where life no longer happens “to us”, it begins to happen “for us”.
From the Why Coach of the San Francisco 49ers to your coach, take a seat at the table with sports industry executive, #1 bestselling author, personal transformation expert, turned senior leader and advisor to PurposePoint and the Why Institute, Paul Epstein, in this inspiring, yet immediately actionable podcast.
From formative stories pre-purpose to personal and professional transformation’s post-purpose, each show will share a high-energy, prescriptive blueprint to ignite impact and drive inner success, fulfillment, and purpose no matter your starting point. It’s time to meet Paul at the 50 and get ready to live and lead ON PURPOSE.
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In Detroit, history was made when Barry Gordy opened Motown Records back in 1960. More than just discovering great talent, Gordy built a systematic approach to launching superstars. His rigorous processes, technology, and development methods were the secret sauce behind legendary acts such as The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.
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ABOUT THE HOST:
Paul Epstein may not be a hard charging running back on the actual football field, but his list of high-profile wins in the world of sports will have you thinking that he could be.
Paul has spent nearly 15 years as a pro sports executive for multiple NFL and NBA teams, a global sports agency, and the NFL league office. He’s transformed numerous NBA teams from the absolute bottom in league revenue to top-two in financial performance. He’s broken every premium revenue metric in Super Bowl history as the NFL’s sales leader. He opened a billion-dollar stadium, helped save the New Orleans NBA franchise, and founded the San Francisco 49ers Talent Academy.
He's since installed his leadership and high-performance playbook with Fortune 500 leaders, Founders and CEOs, MBAs, and professional athletes.
Now, as a global keynote speaker, #1 bestselling author, personal transformation expert, turned senior leader and advisor to PurposePoint and the Why Institute, and host of the Playmakers: ON PURPOSE podcast, Paul explores how living and working with a focus on leadership, culture, and purpose can transform organizations and individuals anywhere to unleash their full potential.
Learn more about Paul at: PaulEpsteinSpeaks.com