Following Your Dreams and Doing What You Love | Dr. Joan speaks with Jamar Root Part 3

There's an old adage that goes, "Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life." While this is intended for achieving a sense of fulfillment in your life while working, most individuals are torn between doing what they love and surviving. Due to the history of the Black community, most of the elders ignored what they loved, to focus on what helped them make a living. Right now, the younger generation seeks to find and chase what they love but are not sure how to make a living from it. How do you take what you love and are passionate about into an entrepreneurial endeavor?

In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Jamar Root about Following Your Dreams and Doing What You Love

Jamar Root is an Inspirational Speaker that aims to inspire the world to find and live through their passion. He also hosts a show and podcast called The Root of Everything which has the same mission. On the side, Jamar also runs his own Micro Content Business where he helps podcasters turn their full episodes into short-form content from Instagram, TikTok, and Youtube Shorts. He is also a 2022 college graduate from Temple University with a bachelor's degree in Sports and Recreation Management. He now resides in Dallas, Texas where he is originally from.

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What you can expect from this episode

00:17 Jamar’s WHY and mission

01:06 How do you look for and create opportunities? 

02:30 Can you lose your passion along the way?

04:03 What do people need to reignite their passion?

06:24 The Black Community | The Balance between Passion and Survival 

09:08 Standing on the shoulder of the elders | Hierarchy of needs

10:45 Jamar talks about his entrepreneurial journey

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About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples, and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live Fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.

Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native who lives in the beautiful community of Kamloops, B.C., alongside her loving husband and family.

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