Art & Soul: The Art of Better Living - John Barfield On The Value Of Your Own Time And Talents

Sep 15, 2016

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John Barfield came from humble beginnings earning less than $2 an hour as a janitor at the University of Michigan.  Today, he is a successful businessman, author, and the focus of a PBS documentary.

Local entrepreneur John Barfield in the WEMU studios.
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We had a conversation about how everyone can be successful both personally and professionally and what's important in life.


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Barfield says it's important to realize the value of your time and talents and to do the best that you can with the tools you were given.

Barfield's new book, "Starting From Scratch."
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Barfield says you can be successful, you can have a good life for yourself, but the purpose of living is to make life better for others.

John Barfield enjoys a post interview chat with WEMU's Michael Jewett about music.
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