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You've heard the story of AJ Leon. But behind the magic of Misfit, Inc. is a voice that we don't hear that often. AJ's partner in crime, Melissa, keeps the Misfit machine humming along. In this interview, you'll get an in-depth look into her background and the operations of their organization. Here are some highlights from our chat:

  • Recognizing When You're Living a Life of Mediocrity 
  • Choosing Work that's in Line with Who You Are As a Person
  • Looking at the Future Your Current Life Could Lead To
  • Why Interesting Work Requires Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
  • Dealing with Family Members Who See the World Differently 
  • What Has Informed the Projects that AJ and Melissa Will Work On
  • Lessons from the World of Performing Art and Shakespeare
  • The Insane Level of Detail that Goes into Misfit Design Work
  • How to Create Experiences that Delight People's Senses
  • The Difference Between "Your Best" and "Enough for an A"
  • The Clash Between Work that Matters and Work that Pays
  • The Dangers of Compromising on Your Ideal Life 

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Melissa Leon is Chief of Staff at Misfit, Inc., a foodie, video editor, entrepreneur. and humanitarian. She is currently traveling around the entire world in 1,080 days. You can follow her on twitter @melissaleon. If you liked this article, would you share it with your friends? Just click here to post it to Twitter. 

Originally aired almost 4 years ago.

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