You’ve heard the story of AJ Leon. But behind the magic of Misfit, Inc. is a voice that we don’t hear that often. AJ’s partner in crime, Melissa, keeps the Misfit machine humming along. In this interview, you’ll get an in-depth look into her background and the operations of their organization.
Here are some highlights from our chat:
Recognizing When You’re Living a Life of Mediocrity
Choosing Work that’s in Line with Who You Are As a Person
Looking at the Future Your Current Life Could Lead To
Why Interesting Work Requires Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
Dealing with Family Members Who See the World Differently
What Has Informed the Projects that AJ and Melissa Will Work On
Lessons from the World of Performing Art and Shakespeare
The Insane Level of Detail that Goes into Misfit Design Work
How to Create Experiences that Delight People’s Senses
The Difference Between “Your Best” and “Enough for an A”
The Clash Between Work that Matters and Work that Pays
The Dangers of Compromising on Your Ideal Life
Resources and Links Mentioned in this Episode Include:
Die Empty by Todd Henry
The Life and Times of Remarkable Misfit
Melissa Leon is Chief of Staff at Misfit, Inc., a foodie, video editor, entrepreneur. and humanitarian. She is currently traveling around the entire world in 1,080 days. You can follow her on twitter @melissaleon.
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