... and that's exactly what he's done. In November 2013 Butterss launched his company Inside-Out, whose very mission is to help people find their passion and purpose. Butterss thinks it's critical. "Having a passion gives you direction in life. When you know that 'this is your road, 'it relieves a lot of the doubt that we can experience in life. Life becomes a lot more fulfilling. I reached the awareness that I was most fulfilled when I was helping others and, now that I understand that principle, I want to help instil it in others."
Inside-Out provides one-on-one mentoring and tailored workshops, but some of its key activities are the Vent sessions. "We've had four Vents so far," Butterss says. "The basic concept is that we create an authentic space where people can turn up and listen to some really cool stories. The goal is to inspire people and spark something within them that prompts them to make changes in their own lives. It's a comfortable environment to explore those ideas - you're surrounded by like-minded people."
"In terms of our speakers - they're all people who have found their passion and are really going after it. These are everyday people, which was a very deliberate decision, who have often gone through adversity and then found their passion - that gives real hope. For instance, one of our previous speakers was Ryan Doughty, who broke his neck in a gym accident and was never meant to walk again. That was the catalyst for him to find his real passion. Now he's married with five kids and runs an adventure camp. "