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Exploring and discussing a variety of relationship topics and issues for people in all kinds of relationships; including partnerships, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, roommates and more.

Aug 13, 2019

Josh Kugler is the Director of Software Engineering at American Pinball and has extensive experience in the technology sector. He has worked with Fortune 50 companies as well as highly successful startups. He is a passionate executive who helps build startups while leading and sharing his knowledge and experience in sales, service, and cutting-edge technology. Josh also has an excellent eye for identifying opportunities - whether internally or externally - through creativity, innovation, and problem-solving.


Josh joins me today to discuss taking a leap of passion in your career. He discusses the difference between doing something you love versus something you dislike. We share stories of how we changed our career paths in pursuit of our personal passions. We also discuss the pros and cons of balancing your passion and pursuing your career.



“Sometimes, doing what our parents want us to do can be a good thing, but more often than not, it’s probably not. You have to choose your own path.” -  Josh Kugler


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:


  • Why Josh made the shift from working for a Fortune 50 Company to helping different startups.
  • How he got inspired to playball Pinball.
  • When I pursued my passion, I received support from Josh and my sister.
  • How his decisions impacted his life and the lives of others.
  • How his father’s ethics and values influenced his lifestyle.
  • What made it easier for him to pursue a more passionate job.
  • What allowed him to take the financial risk to pursue his passion.
  • How he and his wife raised their daughter to prepare her for the path of her life.
  • How a parent's voice and opinion influence the possible outcome and direction of their child’s future.
  • Different ways children respond to their parent’s death that affect the trajectory of their lives.
  • Why it’s more difficult to pursue a career passion than career security.
  • How doing something you love affects you emotionally and relationally.
  • The role that close relationships play in your success for doing something you love.
  • How to make a shift in your professional and personal life.
  • How to balance your passion and your job.


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