The Art of Work

A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do

03 Accidental Apprenticeships

Art of Work Conversations Podcast Episode 03

In this conversation, Jeff discusses why you need a team of mentors in order to pursue your calling and why finding them is easier than you think.

Show highlights

In this episode, Andy Traub and I discuss:

  • Why you cannot fulfill your calling without the help of others.
  • What mentors and apprenticeships look like today.
  • The worst and best ways to find a mentor.
  • Where and how you can find mentors.
  • Why you’re not alone in pursuing your dreams.
  • How finding your calling is like slipping on an old pair of shoes.
  • How many mentors you should pursue and will have over the course of your life.

Quotes and takeaways

  • You cannot find your calling on your own. It’s a process that involves a team of mentors.
  • The best way to find a mentor is to find the one who is already in your life.
  • Success always happens in the context of community.
  • We’re people, we’re wired for relationships, and we all need help from others.


If you want to move down the proven path to discovering what you were meant to do then we encourage you to pick up a copy of The Art of Work.

We hope you’ll join us in our next installment of The Art of Work Conversations where Jeff discusses why pursuing and practicing our calling takes so much work.

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