When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned

Patrick is an attorney with an MBA who has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, government relations and corporate law.

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Podcast: When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned

Patrick is an attorney with an MBA who has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, government relations and corporate law. As Chief Development Officer for Global Empowerment Mission, he spearheads all fundraising initiatives for the international disaster relief organization. He has demonstrable results in organizational leadership, public advocacy and fundraising. A native New Englander, he has lived on both coasts of the United States and worked professionally in both the northeast and southeast corners of the country.

Lynch has a law degree from Suffolk University Law School and an MBA from Suffolk University Sawyer Business School. A two-time survivor of childhood cancer, he now serves as a motivational speaker. He is an official TEDx speaker, has spoken at national conferences, and was recognized as a top national fundraiser by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Team in Training program. He is an engaged volunteer and advocate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and “Be The Match” and recently ran his first marathon to personally raise money and awareness for blood cancer.

Key Highlights

[00:01 -16:30] Listening to Your Inner Voice

  • Patrick talks about his experience in law school and his conflicted feelings about continuing to practice it after passing the bar exam
  • If you or your employee is not a good fit for the job, let them go the earliest you can
  • Through Patrick’s eyes: Surviving cancer twice
  • There is a voice inside of us that is uniquely different from any other living creature in the universe.

 [12:51 – 26:31] Follow Your Heart and Listen to Your Gut

  • It takes courage to contemplate death but there’s beauty in facing and preparing for it
  • Sometimes we think we have planned life out but looking back it’s serendipitous
  • The moment of clarity that pushed Patrick to quit law
  • Maintain relationships and create connections with people you see you could potentially work with in the future

 [26:32 – 37:51] The Best Things in Life Aren’t Usually Planned

  • Here’s the one common denominator of successful people
  • No matter how much you think you have it all figured out, you never have it figured out
  • Talking with people could develop your empathetic side
  • People who are confident in their decisions are the ones who can learn the lesson from failure
  • Patrick’s motivation for speaking on Ted Talk

[37:58 – 40:04] Closing Segment

Links Mentioned:

 Brian’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-c-adams/

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