Rainn Wilson is best known for his legendary role as Dwight in TV’s award-winning show “The Office,” but he’s also a movie actor, a best selling author, the founder of media company SoulPancake, founder a non profit called Lidé Haiti, an amazing human….and a self-professed sci-fi and fantasy nerd!
In this episode Rainn takes us on journey through his early life and into his ideas on art and creativity, hard work, parenting and spirituality. We spend some quality time around the lessons he learned trying to make it as an actor and the difficult years that preceded his breakthrough. And we also go deep into what inspires his work away from acting – his family, SoulPancake, and why he founded Lidé Haiti, a non-profit organization helping young women in Haiti via the power of creativity.
A few more hot topics:
- Rainn never earned more than $20,000 acting in the first 9 years of his career. His advice? Keep cost of living low, do side jobs, and …. tune in to check it out ;).
- We examine Rainn’s personal challenges parenting from a place of privilege while simultaneously aiming to foster hard work, motivation, and drive.
- Rainn shares his spiritual journey, from questioning and challenging the faith he was raised with – to ultimately rediscovering that faith and why it’s right for him.
- and more my dear friends – much much more!
Enjoy and subscribe to the podcast below if you dig. Please give Rainn a shout on social @RainnWilson 😉
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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
- Rainn Wilson — https://twitter.com/rainnwilson
- Chase Jarvis — https://www.chasejarvis.com/
- Creative Live for Business — https://www.creativelive.com/enterprise
- SoulPancake — https://www.youtube.com/user/soulpancake
- Emmy Awards — https://www.emmys.com
- Mona Foundation — https://monafoundation.org
- The Office — https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386676/
- Dwight Shrute — https://theoffice.fandom.com/wiki/Dwight_Schrute
- Lidé Haiti — https://www.lidehaiti.org
- The Bassoon King — https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21975925-the-bassoon-king
- Seahawks — https://www.seahawks.com
- Kingdome — https://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/ballparks/kingdome/
- Tentacles of Dawn — https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6666185-tentacles-of-dawn
- Ron Burgundy — https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/anchorman/
- Cat Stevens — https://catstevens.com
- The Beatles — https://www.thebeatles.com
- Bhagavad Gita — https://bhagavadgita.io
- Isaac Asimov — https://www.biography.com/people/isaac-asimov-9190737
- Ray Bradbury — http://www.raybradbury.com
- Robert A. Heinlein — https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/robert_a_heinlein
- Upworthy — https://www.upworthy.com
- A Plus — https://aplus.com
- Joel McHale — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0570364/
- Chris Ballew — https://chrisballew.org/home
- The Presidents of the United States of America —https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvAnQqVJ3XQ
- Sean Penn — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000576/
- J/P HRO — https://www.jphro.org
- Seth Godin — https://www.sethgodin.com
- Brené Brown — https://brenebrown.com
- Greg Daniels — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0199948/
- Steve Carrell — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0136797/
- John Krasinski — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1024677/
- Jenna Fischer — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0278979/
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