The Whole View with Stacy Toth, Season 3, Episode 102: Passion Struck, Twelve Powerful Principles to Unlock Your Purpose and Ignite Your Most Intentional Life w/ John Miles

bVeteran, podcast host, and author John Miles joins Stacy to talk about imagining our own futures and taking action to get there, and changing the narrative of “failure” through cognitive restructuring. John shares stories from his new book that contributed to his 12 principles of mindset and behavior shifts to help us all unlock our purpose and ignite our most intentional life.

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Key Takeaways


  • John Miles helps individuals to unlock their ultimate potential and embrace their authentic selves. As the CEO of Passion Struck®, bestselling author, keynote speaker, and host of top health podcast, John merges deep insights from peak performance and behavioral science with an innate understanding of the human psyche.
  • He is also a veteran, with a 30-year career that spans across military leadership, entrepreneurship, global business and technology operations, life coaching, and strategic innovation.
  • John is committed to serving others through philanthropy, having helped raise over $1M to provide low-rent studios to aspiring artists in St. Petersburg, Florida and he founded the charity Feeding Little Geniuses to support underprivileged children. He has also supported Habitat for Humanity builds for the past two decades

Passion Struck

In Part One, John outline’s the key mindset shifts, which consist of six steps:

  1. Mission Angler
  2. Brand Reinventor
  3. Mosquito Auditor
  4. Fear Confronter
  5. Perspective Harnesser
  6. Action Creator

In Part Two, he details essential intentional behavior changes for aspiring passion-struck individuals:

  1. Anxiety Optimizer
  2. Originality Embracer
  3. Boundary Magnifier
  4. Outward Inspirer
  5. Gardner Leader
  6. Conscious Engager

Subsequent chapters explore deploying these shifts in your life using the “psychology of progress.” When mindset, behavior, and deliberate action are driven by intrinsic motivation (fueled by passion, perseverance, and intentionality) and imbued with a sense of mattering, theyproduce a passion-struck life.

Next Steps

Work on cognitive restructuring:

  1. Become aware of thinking, make your automatic thoughts conscious
  2. Evaluate it
  3. Get rational about it
  4. Replace it

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