What Moving 13 Times in 14 Years Taught me About Belief Systems

How Limiting Beliefs Hold us Back and What to do About Them

The belief systems you have today are usually the result of events far in your past. They come from events you can’t remember, words you do, and people you wish you could forget. Little do we know that what happens to us today can have far-reaching implications later in life, for better or for worse.

What Moving 13 Times in 14 Years Taught me About Belief Systems

When I was fourteen years old, I moved. Imagine, an already volatile time in life…right before high school…and suddenly I was uprooted from my friends and my surroundings to move to a new town and go to a school at which I knew no one.

Living Without Embarrassment

Our three-year daughter Aracelli sings, dances, shouts with abandon, like no one is watching. At a recent concert, all of those were on display.

Living Without Embarrassment

We recently took Aracelli to her first concert. She danced like it was a private show, just for her. No embarrassment. No wondering whose watchful eyes were judging her. No fear of pointing fingers or snickering voices.

She sang at the top of her lungs, sometimes when the music wasn’t playing. She shouted in response to the artists. She felt no shame.

Why You Should Embrace Fear to Find Your Calling

You need fear. To live a life that actually means something, to do what you were born to do, to find your calling and fulfillment in life, you need to embrace fear. My advice to anyone who feels like they are wandering through life: Stop running from fear and start running to it.

Why You Should Embrace Fear to Find Your Calling

The Only Thing We Have to Fear

Fear is not something to be afraid of as Franklin D. Roosevelt suggested. It’s the very thing crying out to you, telling you what you are meant to do.

[FREE WEBINAR] The 4 Surprising Secrets of People Who’ve Found Their Calling

I’d like you to join me at a very powerful training event that may just turn out to be a pivotal moment in your life. If you’ve ever wondered what it is that separates those people who are living a life of purpose and direction from you, this event is for you.

The 4 Surprising Secrets of People Who’ve Found Their Calling

It’s called The Four Surprising Secrets of People Who’ve Found Their Calling and it will be held at 2pm ET on Tuesday, March 17.

This is going to be powerful – and I really think it’s worth your time to make sure you can attend. Don’t wait.

Episode 058: Jeff Goins on Finding Your Calling

Have you ever wondered if finding your calling was something for everyone or just for those who were really special? When you read stories of people who have “made it” you assume they must have just known. They must have had clarity. But that’s not true. That’s what today’s episode is all about.

Jeff Goins on Finding Your Calling

What if we all had something we were born to do?

That’s the subject of the latest book by best-selling author, Jeff Goins. Jeff is someone who, in a short amount of time, quit his job working for a nonprofit, launched an online business, and began living his dream.

Episode 041: Niels Kaastrup-Larsen on Revolutionizing an Industry and Using Tragedy to Define Your Calling

What if the worst day of your life could actually be something that led to discovering one of your callings? That’s what happened to today’s guest when he rushed to his son’s school only to find his lifeless body lying there.

Interview with Niels Kaastrup-Larsen

Now, this story has a happy ending though. His son lived and the event led to today’s guest discovering one of his callings in life:

To save others from the same fate.

Today I am joined by our first international guest since Farnoosh Brock (who technically lives in the U.S. but was raised in Iran), Niels Kaastrup-Larsen.

Oh Captain, My Captain: The 2 Greatest Lessons I Learned from Robin Williams

Two of the greatest lessons I’ve learned in life came from Robin Williams.

From the risk he took in taking the role of John Keating in Dead Poet’s Society, I learned how to use my fears to take my life to the next level. From his character I learned how a leader helps others to roar.

Robin Williams will be missed. Today, I remember him fondly for these two great lessons.

Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poet's Society
I think you have something inside of you that is worth a great deal.” – Robin Williams in Dead Poet’s Society (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook

Lesson One: A leader helps others to roar

A leader’s job is to help others to find their courage.

A leader’s job is to help others overcome their fears and find that something inside of them that is dying to come out; that something that will change the world and give them life.

That’s what Robin Williams’ character, John Keating, does in Dead Poet’s Society. He helps his student, Todd Anderson, played by Ethan Hawke, find his talent and worth…and his “barbaric YAWP.”

Job, Career, or Calling? What is Your Work Orientation?

How do you view your current work?

Is it a job, a career, or a calling?

Are you waiting to start or find your “dream job” to pursue your calling or to leave your mark on the world?

 Job, career, or calling? Do you have a job, a career, or a calling? You get to decide. (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook

Yale psychologist Amy Wrzesniewski has interviewed thousands of workers in hundreds of different professions and found that people have one of three mindsets about their work. She calls them “work orientations.” They are:

Doing What You’re Called to Do | Carlos Whittaker with Homeless Man

Everyone is called to something higher than themselves.

Whether you believe in God or not, whether you are an artist, CEO, or “just” a mom or dad, I know that you are called to something great.

And when you do what you are called to, something amazing always happens. Like this…

WARNING: This is not a video that you play and listen to in the background. You need to watch it carefully. And it will blow you away.

When you do what you are called to, something amazing always happens. (Tweet That)

Why did this happen?

Carlos Whittaker was doing what he is called to do.

Even if Danny never showed up and created a heaven-on-earth moment, Carlos was making his mark on the world.

Part of doing what he is called to do was being in that park on that day. In the cold wind. In a bad neighborhood.

And because of him, the world met Danny.

What Will You Fight For? Braveheart Freedom Speech

I admit it. I’ve memorized only one speech in my life.

And it’s the famous speech from the movie Braveheart:

Will you fight?

When chasing your dream gets hard, how will you respond?

When doing what you are called to do seems too difficult, what will you do?

Will you fight or will you run?

Fight and you may die. Run and you’ll live…at least a while.

But it will kill you.