Passion Struck with John R. Miles

Kate Schutt On: The Best Gift You Can Possibly Give EP 105

February 8, 2022

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"But you will never know the impact of just deciding to act and using your heart to say, 'what would really help them right now' that I don't even need to ask to do." - Kate Schutt

Kate Schutt is an award-winning songwriter, singer, guitarist, and producer. She is also a life coach. In 2018, Schutt gave a TEDx talk, "A Grief Casserole." Kate Schutt is the rarest of combinations… brilliance and humility, wisdom and curiosity, creativity and intellect. Each on its own is a gift; in combination, extraordinary.

“Kate’s newest album Bright Nowhere is the ultimate reveal with storytelling so emotionally raw and honest, yet, truly inspirational in its humanity and musicality.” -Kevin Killen, eight-time Grammy-winning producer.

Our conversation ranged far and wide, covering everything from the background on why NPR calls her voice “glassily clear and glossily sweet,” the secrets to true fulfillment in life, to the best gift you can possibly give someone.

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  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:12 Kate Schutt Introduction
  • 3:20 Nutrafol and Grammarly
  • 6:19 What it was like for Kate to be the little sister
  • 9:26 Importance of exposing kids to music
  • 13:00 Tina Turner's influence on Kate's passion for music
  • 19:35 Pink and other musical influences
  • 25:54 Kate's TEDx Talk called "Grief Casserole."
  • 33:18 Learning how to handle mortality
  • 37:36 The importance of action to help others
  • 42:02 Helping people make potent changes
  • 45:49 The preciousness of cherishing every moment
  • 49:29 How as a "death coach" Kate teaches mortality awareness
  • 52:48 Generational trauma
  • 56:26 How division one sports taught Kate intentionality
  • 104:00 Lightning round of questions



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-- John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the PassionStruckPodcast. A show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022.

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