It's very important to find things in your life that make you feel alive.

What does it mean to feel alive? According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of alive is: Having life; living; not dead or inanimate.

Here’s my definition: It is living our daily lives, working, driving, playing, conversing, eating, sleeping, exercising, meditating, connecting, teaching, learning, growing, and the like.

But… I feel it is still so much more. I encourage you to be the captain of your ship by finding hobbies that make you feel alive. I have two questions for you. What’s your hobby? What do you love?

I have a neighbor who loves to travel and teach wellness and healthy living. I have another neighbor who loves to practice and teach meditation to keep himself healthy and help others feel happier. As for myself, I love to serve others and share my gifts of motivating and inspiring those around me. I’m also passionate about my volunteer work with the Recovery Community, High School Sports and mentoring ex-convicts reacclimating them back into society.

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Finding your purpose and living more intentionally will help you on this journey to living your best life. Sit with yourself. Figure out your passion, that thing that drives you to get up each day. Figure out what it would look like if that was the thing you got to do every day. Then figure out the Trail. The Trail is the series of steps between where you are and where that place is. In this episode, I outline steps that make up the Trail.

Welcome to “Wisdom with Charlie Perkins,” a 10-minute weekly podcast. During each episode of this podcast, we will talk about inspiration, leadership, and management tips. We’ll also have some fun. We’ll try to enhance your brainy parts. This podcast is available on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Amazon Alexa, Spotify, iHeart Radio, and Google Podcast.

About Charlie Perkins

Charlie Perkins is an author, musician, photographer, and videographer based in Rochester. The Chicago-bred Perkins attended Northwestern University concentrating on Radio, TV Broadcasting, and Interpersonal Communications. He spent 29 years at Harris Bank in Chicago and taught “Principles of Corporate Television” Columbia College in the same city. He has also spent 17 years as Unit Manager, Media Support Services for the Mayo Clinic. In a previous life, he covered the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan’s championship run, ’96-‘98 as a freelance photographer.