Finding Happiness, Purpose, And Joy with Dan Millman

Dan MillmanEarth is a perfect school and it provides us with a core curriculum of required courses. Millman has studied and polled many people and has come up with four purposes to life which answer such questions as: Why am I here? What am I meant to do? What is my purpose?  Within the four purposes he has found twelve required courses in the school of life that each of us are taking. These are: Self Worth, Discipline, Well Being, Money, Mind, Intuition, Emotion, Courage, Self-Knowledge, Sexuality, Love, and Service. He says of this school, “It’s based on the idea that earth isn’t just a school, but fundamentally it is a perfect school, guaranteed to teach us everything we need learn to evolve through the challenges in relationships, finances,  and all the activities of daily life …  When we accept that learning is the core of our life, it can shift our entire perspective, then everything we do becomes a way or a path in order to learn.” (hosted by Michael Toms)

Dan Millman teaches worldwide, speaking to women and men from all walks of life, including leaders in the fields of health, psychology, education, business, politics, sports, entertainment, and the arts. He is the author of numerous books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior (H.J. Kramer 1994) (adapted to film starring Nick Nolte) and The Four Purposes of Life: Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World (New World Library 2011). To learn more go to

Topics explored in this dialogue include:

  • What are the four purposes of your life
  • What is the difference between career and calling
  • What are the twelve required core courses in life’s school
  • What is a mysterious but accurate method of pinpointing hidden gifts and drives
  • Why what you do has more impact than what you think or feel
  • How small acts of service lead to genuine fulfillment

Hosted by: Michael Toms     Interview Date: 5/26/11    Program Number: 3404