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Episode 145- Scott Harrison on How to Find Your Purpose in Life

June 23, 2022 • Entrepreneurship
Scott Harrison

It’s never too late to change your life. Ten years into a successful career as a nightclub promoter, Scott Harrison felt empty and unhappy. Desperate for change, he signed up to volunteer on a hospital ship in Liberia where he first learned about the impact of the global water crisis. That experience inspired him to start the nonprofit charity: water to bring clean water to developing countries around the world. Today, charity: water has funded 91,414 water projects to help more than 14.7 million people get access to clean water. On this episode, Scott talks about the power of second chances, finding a sense of purpose, and why it’s never too late to make a change.

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Show Notes

  • His early days as a nightclub promoter in New York City (2:32)
  • The drastic decision Scott made at age 28 to change his life (5:28)
  • The realization that he was chasing the wrong things (9:56)
  • Scott’s experience volunteering in Libera aboard a hospital ship (11:26)
  • Why access to clean water matters and the impact on global health (15:01)
  • How Scott started charity: water at age 30 (16:40)
  • The three big ideas behind charity: water: use 100% of all money; use technology to show people what they did with their money; lead locally (20:08)
  • The difference between the mission and the vision of charity: water (22:06)
  • How Scott unlocked his purpose in life (25:20)
  • The biggest lesson he has learned in building charity: water (28:04)
  • If you’re feeling stuck, start by taking action (30:17)
  • Success is about generosity (32:36)
  • The Spring: Join our community of monthly donors bringing clean water to people in need at charitywater.org/molly (36:08)


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