Real Person | Real Needs Podcast: Authentic | Generous | Entrepreneur | Purpose | Geoff Desiato | Diary
About This Show
Geoff Desiato is a husband and father of two, with the responsibility to provide for his family. He's a proud high-school graduate who has worked full-time since he was 17 years old. But after 13 years of working for “The Man,” and being told that he needed to go back to school if he wanted to be successful, Geoff experienced a pre-mid-life crisis. Like many people, Geoff had passions and dreams but not the ability or confidence to pursue them. For instance, he is an aspiring actor and semi-professional singer. With the support of his wife, Geoff decided it was time to find a suitable career that would allow him to pursue his dreams while still providing for his family and doing something he loved.
So Geoff set out on his entrepreneurial journey by diving into the Real Estate industry. Upon getting his first taste of self-employment, Geoff became fascinated with entrepreneurship, and has since dedicated his time and energy to helping people who feel trapped in their day jobs discover how they are uniquely positioned to change the world!
This podcast chronicles the journey of a 30-something who is trying to discover his purpose in life and make his dreams a reality. It highlights one man's quest to be authentic and generous in the midst of a superficial and self-centered world.
Most Recent Episode
048: A Day at the Mall | Alternative Sources of Income | Dealing with Rejection
6 days ago
This past week I spent more time in the mall than I care to admit. No, I wasn’t doing Christmas shopping. Actually, I was turning the tables and making the mall work for me. You see, when you work in Real Estate, there are certain times in the year where things tend to slow down. Typically the end of summer right before the school year, and as the holidays approach. So being self-employed, you try to find creative ways to make some extra money around the holidays. What brought me to the mall was the prestigious opportunity of performing… market research.
00:00-03:42 My love/hate relationship with the Mall
03:43-09:46 My recent trip to the Mall with my kids
09:47-12:13 Taste-testing Tuna for Market Research to make some extra money
12:14-19:45 Acting, Sight and Sound Theaters, Bouncing Back from Rejection
19:46-20:41 Plug for www.6wordsbook.com, Housekeeping and Outro
Read the full transcript below:
Me and the Mall
Ah the mall. Me and the mall have a love/hate relationship. I love the food court. Where else can you get cheesesteaks, Chick-Fil-A, Asian cuisine and Orange Julius all at the same time. What I hate is just about everything else. My very first job was in a mall. Coincidentally in the food court at a Chick-Fil-A. But the mall, during the day, is a depressing place to be. For me at least.
I remember times when I would walk through the mall on my break and I would see like 13 year old kids acting they’re grownups, hanging all over each other, making out, all this swagger like their too cool for school. Something in me still loves going up to them and telling them that their Mommy is waiting for them outside (I tend to do things like that and it bothers my wife so much). In fact, when I was preparing for this episode I remembered that some 10 years ago, when I used to do a radio show with a friend of mine, I went on a rant about the mall. Here’s a clip, keep in mind this was recorded 10 years ago.
Some unsolicited advice to parents
Not much has changed from my perspective. For example, any time I see kids smoking or acting a fool it takes