Imagine this: Your job is good, and safe, but it’s not fueling anymore. You decide to quit your “real” job and sell all your belongings to live a life of adventure. And just as you are waving your last goodbye, the unthinkable happens and it changes everything. Like most of us, award winning photographer Jody MacDonald didn’t know what her path would be. Yet when her wake up call came, she listened. From train hopping in the Sahara to paragliding in the Himalaya, she's no stranger to adventure and exploration. Her work blends insightful storytelling, big adventure expeditions and social change in the hopes of promoting the preservation of wild places. Men’s Journal named her “One of the 25 Most Adventures Women in the Past 25 Years and National Geographic said she’s one of the top female adventure photographers pushing the limits. I've admired Jody's work from afar for years. Her life story and career arc is remarkable. It set her on a path to tackle some of the life’s biggest questions and what she has learned is pure gold. In this episode: Why waste your time on things that make you unhappy? What Jody does to tune into her inner compass Trying to stand out? Put yourself into the shoes of the person evaluating your work Social media is a double edge sword. Jody shares how she tries to manage it How to harness life’s hardest lessons/tragedies and refocus on what really matters And so much more… Enjoy! Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.