146: Defining Your Purpose & Living Your Legacy with Chris Smith

Chris Smith is the creator of The Campfire Effect, a proven framework to help entrepreneurs and brands tell their stories. He’s since used his experiences in the world of business to create Family Brand, a powerful way for families to discover how to create an intentional culture in their own homes to foster love, joy, and connection.

However, before he could help others do transformative work, he had to help himself. Ten years ago, Chris struggled with hopelessness as a husband and as a father. He had to take responsibility for his actions, unearth his true calling, and learn to live for now. If you’re wondering how to make change of any kind at any stage of life, Chris’s story and powerful tools can help you achieve these goals.

Today, Chris and I discuss the family brand, transformative breakthroughs, and how to stop being who you’re supposed to be and live as who you truly are.

In this podcast interview, you’ll learn:

  • Why Chris doesn’t teach anything that he hasn’t failed miserably at – and how our struggles with hopelessness and failure can humble and empower us to change our lives.
  • Why so many people live from a place of “should” – and how to unearth your true calling.
  • How discovering his own family history and legacy transformed Chris’s life and pulled him up from a personal low point.
  • Why it’s so much easier to be intentional in business than in our personal lives.
  • The three pillars of the Family Brand – and how to bring adult children into this framework without coming across as overbearing.

Inspiring Quote

  • “There is no freedom in the past because you can’t go back there. There’s no freedom in the future because you’re actually never going to be there. The only place where freedom is found is in the present.” – Chris Smith
  • “Everyone fails at who they’re supposed to be. The measure of a person, of a hero, is how well they succeed at being who they are.” – Frigga from the movie Avengers: Endgame

Interview Resources


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