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Jacob Nordby "Motivation for Life" Part 2

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Jacob Nordby returns to Begin With Yes

Jacob Nordby "Motivation for Life" Part 2

Today on Begin with Yes on Empower Radio we welcome back author Jacob Nordby. Jacob writes and speaks from the heart and shares his story in a way that we can all identify with. According to Jacob “living our lives is like learning how to play the violin in public.” You’ll be glad he came back and you’ll enjoy his warm, gentle sense of humor and his gutsy approach to living a good life.

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I’m Jacob Nordby and I have delusions of a better way to live. My whole life from earliest memory has been a steep uphill climb of self-discovery. If you can identify with that feeling, then I hope you’ll stick around. We have much to talk about.

I spent years chasing down the entrepreneurial American Dream–and, as exciting as that wild ride was, I discovered that my deepest desires were not for wealth and fame. I desire to “give birth the to best that lies within”…to discover and explore and experience all of life. My awakening to this led me to start the process of shedding much of what I had built up around myself.

I lost over 65 lbs and began to seriously examine what my life was really all about. During this stretch of the path, I encountered Rob Brezsny‘s wonderfully zany book, Pronoia.  In it, he used the term “Rowdy Creators” and I have been captivated by the idea ever since.

So, my fellow wanderer…if you find yourself always stepping to the beat of a slightly different drum…if you are fascinated by how life unfolds…if you long for a simpler, more peaceful existence…I hope you’ll join me. Together, let’s gather up our scattered energies and press forward into new frontiers of creation and bliss.


About Paul Boynton:

Paul S. Boynton is President & CEO of The Moore Center, an agency that serves people with intellectual, developmental and personal challenges by creating opportunities for a good life.


In addition to over 35 years in the health care, human services and nonprofit world, Mr. Boynton has served on numerous boards in New Hampshire in leadership roles, including Pastoral Counseling Services, Special Olympics NH and the New England Heart Institute.  He currently serves on the boards of Catholic Medical Center and The Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center.   


He received his B.A. in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and his M.A. in Counseling from Goddard College. 


Mr. Boynton is the author of the motivational book Begin with Yes, hosts the TV Show Begin with Yes, and writes the column, Begin with Yes in the Workplace.  He is currently using his book to help unemployed and underemployed people in New Hampshire and nationwide, offering free downloads of his book in an effort to communicate that when developing an effective job search strategy, positive attitude plus positive action leads to a positive result.


Mr. Boynton’s philosophy on life - reach out a hand to help someone, because as you do, there’s always someone ahead holding out a hand for you.