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And onto this week’s show!
Well, I still haven’t quite come down from this conversation. So much to unpack from all the revelatory juice. I welcome with great enthusiasm, Dr John Demartini this week. He is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on human behavior and personal development. He is the founder of the Demartini Institute, a private research and education organization with a curriculum of over 72 courses covering multiple aspects of human development. He travels 360 days a year to countries all over the globe where he shares his research and findings in all markets and sectors. He is the author of 40 books published in 29 different languages. He has produced over 60 CDs and DVDs covering subjects such as development in relationships, wealth, education and business. High achiever, much? And all from such humble beginnings with health adversity, homelessness and dropping out of school early. The only limits we have are those we place on ourselves and John not only proves it in his own life, but helps many around the world prove it to themselves.
Here are the questions I asked John with some juicy tangents along the way:
So many people live their current life and future projections, based on the bad stuff that might have clouded them from their past. You have such an inspiring story that PROVES it’s not our past that defines our ‘lot in life’ but the values and priorities we decide on for ourselves. Seems despite some massive adversities in your life at such a young age, that you just knew you weren’t going to be bound by limitation – Can you explain how that might be? Why were you able to ‘just know’ when so many people can’t see beyond hardship?
And then… what are some of the steps we could take to free ourselves from what we think might limit us and live freer / bigger lives? Is it doing deep work on our values first and foremost?
We can spend whole days, months and years doing all the little things that aren’t so important if we stop and think about our values / priorities – how do we shift this and lead with the big stuff that matters on a deep personal level instead of ‘what everyone is asking of us societally / culturally? When is it ‘rude / inconsiderate’ to priorities our needs – is there a point at which this becomes selfish?
What are some of the traps we can fall into, sacrificing our true selves for the demands of others?
When it comes to the idea that people doing something meaningful with their lives tend to live longer – What about the person stuck in 2 jobs as a janitor / burger king cashier just to keep food on the table / kids clothed. One might argue that’s not feeling very meaningful for them – Can the ‘meaningful part’ be our ‘why’ rather than the work itself… Caring for our kids is surely the most valuable endeavour of them all, right? So whatever it takes makes it meaningful?
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Find out more about John Demartini here: www.drdemartini.com
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