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Podcast 129: Kary Oberbrunner about unhackability

Podcast 129: Kary Oberbrunner about unhackability

There is a different discussion today in Podcast 129 in that it is not directly related to the RV industry, but something that impacts everyone in the RV industry personally – even consumers, to some extent.

Earlier today, RV Daily Report published a story about employee engagement. If can be found here: http://rvdailyreport.com/industry/only-one-third-of-employees-are-engaged-at-work/

Gallup released its annual report in which it surveyed 151,400 workers to determine if they were engaged, not engaged or actively disengaged from their work responsibilities. The 13 BEST states, which is topped by Alabama, report employee engagement hovering around 35 percent. That means two-thirds of workers in the best states are not engaged in their jobs.

Gallup defines engagement this way:

  • Engaged employees are highly involved in and enthusiastic about their work and workplace. They are psychological “owners,” drive performance and innovation, and move the organization forward.
  • Not engaged employees are psychologically unattached to their work and company. Because their engagement needs are not being fully met, they’re putting time — but not energy or passion — into their work.
  • Actively disengaged employees aren’t just unhappy at work — they are resentful that their needs aren’t being met and are acting out their unhappiness. Every day, these workers potentially undermine what their engaged coworkers accomplish.

This is a serious problem that impacts every business and workers, too.

Author and public speaker Kary Oberbrunner comes on the show this week to talk about his books, many of which are targeted toward helping people either become more productive or find out where their passions lie so they can become more engaged in their businesses and careers.

His most recent book, Elixir Project, dives into an interesting concept that people can get hacked. They can start off with dreams and goals or plans to accomplish big things, but they allow themselves to get hacked along the way either through distraction or focusing on urgent matters rather than essential tasks.

Oberbrunner talks about ways that people allow themselves to be hacked and describes a few of his other books.

Day Job to Dream Job helps people identify what they are passionate about and turn that into a career.

The Deeper Path looks at discovering the purpose of life and how people can use their unique talents and gifts to find a fulfilling career.

Your Secret Name speaks to identity and how people can be disempowered by what they think about themselves or what others think about them.

Oberbrunner’s goal is to ignite 1 million souls on fire by 2020. It’s an ambitious goal, but once people become aware of the idea that they are hacked or that there may be more fulfilling jobs that tap directly into their unique skills and passions, he’ll likely achieve it.

Take the free Unhackability Assessment by visiting

Sign up for Kary Oberbrunner’s free Elixir Project webinar and learn how to become unhackable.

For more information about discovering purpose for your life, check out The Deeper Path.

If you want a more fulfilling career, sign up for the self-study Day Job to Dream Job Bootcamp.

If you struggle with identify, poor self esteem or the weight of what others think of you, the Your Secret Name five-week journey can help.

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About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is a freelance writer and podcaster who has been writing about the RV industry since 2000. He is the former editor of RV Daily Report and can be reached at greg@rvdailyreport.com.

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