“When I think about purpose, I think of the meaning and the contribution, and really getting that fulfillment that your actions contribute to something greater than yourself.”
Mindy Price chats with Kadi Mancuso Rice about passion and purpose in this episode of the Multifamily Leaders Podcast. Kadi’s leadership throughout her career has been infused with her passion, but she notes that passion must be pursued strategically in order to avoid burnout and chaos. She emphasizes the importance of balancing passion with purpose, which is the end goal, the problem we are solving, or the value we are adding.
When people feel passionate about an idea, it can cause them to move forward blindly out of excitement. Kadi highlights the need to pause and reflect in order to consider how our passions fit into our current priorities and capabilities. She discusses the role of collaboration in balancing our passions with our company’s needs, and she shares JVM’s core values model and how it has helped her use her personal passions to make an impact.
Finally, she sheds light on navigating changes within the industry and notes the value of self-reflection, researching, identifying overlaps, and articulating our contributions when deciding which interests you and your team are capable of pursuing. She acknowledges that we have to establish clear boundaries, promote mental health, and sometimes say no when our plate is already full. Mindy and Kadi end their discussion by highlighting role models who inspire Kadi and the advice she would offer to those aspiring to a career in the multifamily industry.