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What to do After Graduation: Why Your First Job Might Not be Your Best Choice with Brian Drury (AoL 086)

I throw the term interesting around quite a bit – but I think it’s a great descriptive word for many of the guests that we have on the show.

Today’s guest is no different. Brian Drury leads a very interesting life.

From traveling all over the world for his day job, to being an author, speaker, and coach – it seems he has life made.

But it wasn’t always that way.

In fact, he started his career out of school like many of us – in a job that didn’t necessarily match who he was.

In this session’s discussion, Laila and I find out what prompted him to leave his first job out of college.

We also discuss what kind of process he went through to write his first book, and how he became a Amazon best seller.

If you feel that you might be going through a quarter life crisis (or even a mid life crisis!), then this chat is for you.

Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show!


  • What was Brian’s childhood like growing up? 7:07
  • Why was studying abroad such a pivotal moment in his life? 8:10
  • What prompted Brian to travel abroad during his college years? 10:34
  • What quarter-life crisis prompted Brian to figure out what he really wanted? 13:40
  • What gave Brian the initiative to write his first book and keep going when life got difficult? 21:20
  • What are some keys to Brian becoming a bestseller on Amazon? 38:48
  • How does Brian find the clients that he works with? 45:26
  • What’s Brian looking forward to right now? 49:15
  • What are Brian’s three favorite top books? 55:40
  • What’s one gift you like giving others? 56:53
  • What’s something we’d find in a manual in how to be creative? 57:30
  • One thing all high school students must know? 58:41
  • What does it mean to live a life of abundance? 1:00:30
  • … and MUCH more!

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