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Limitless Life: John Purkiss, headhunter & co-author Brand You

In my writing life I sometimes meet people who seem to have found their space on this planet. In this Insprational Avatar Series I ask them the questions I sometimes ask of myself and my protagonists

John Purkiss is a headhunter and co-author of Brand You has been my sounding-board partner. He helped me find my voice in the blogosphere, thanks to his wicked sense of humour. Here’s more from John

a. What is your life goal?
John Purkiss

 I don’t have one. If I did, it would be limiting. I am constantly (and pleasantly) surprised by what happens through me when I let go.

b. Do you believe in love at first sight?
 I believe in attraction at first sight. Love is infinitely bigger than that.

c. What makes you happy?
 I enjoy being well-rested, with a clear mind. I enjoy being immersed in some activity that benefits everyone.  I enjoy getting feedback from people who have found our books helpful.

d. The one thing you want to do/ or have done before you die?
 There are many things I would like to do. There’s no one thing. The list includes writing another book.  Maybe doing video and/or television. Helping some more high-growth companies to succeed.

e. The one ‘clue’ you would share with anyone trying to find their true calling.
 Discover the talents you love to use, when you lose track of time, in a way that benefits other people.

John Purkiss is the co-author of Brand You: The second edition has been revised and expanded in the light of developments in social media. It will be published in August by Pearson (Financial Times/Prentice Hall):

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