In this episode I have a personal conversation with the powerful James Butler. James and I met a few months ago and I was immediately struck by his strong, masculine presence. Then I started to speak with him. What I discovered was this deeply loving, caring man with a powerful desire to help people find their true purpose.
In this conversation, James explains how he’s always had these two side to him. On one hand, he was walking around school with a full sleeve tattoo at age 16 and on the other hand there was this deeply sensitive, artistic side. He struggled with a learning disability in school which forced him to excel in arts and physical fitness. These traits led him to believe that the best value he could provide to the world was simply putting his body in harms way. So, he joined the military at the height of the Afghanistan conflict and become one of their most elite soldiers.
After an accident left James as a shadow of his former self, he was forced to question everything he’d believed and truly recreate himself. He developed a new program called Reclaiming Warrior where he helps high-influence executives, rising entrepreneurs, and fast growing visionary companies to achieve their extraordinary projects and realize impossible visions.
Warning: James’ story will move you and motivate you.
In this episode I have a personal conversation with the powerful Brendan Baker.
After a near death experience when he was a kid, Brendan decided to live life to the fullest. He rose to the top of the corporate ladder, becoming the youngest person to ever be on the extended leadership team (those that report directly to the Directors) for Australasia and was part of the Human Resources Leadership Team. Eventually he decided he wanted to lead a more meaningful life so he launched his own business (The Start of Happiness) where he helps people find their passion and purpose whilst learning how to make an income from it!
In this conversation we talk about everything from the secrets to happiness, how school is overrated and why you don't need an MBA and Brendan gives me an insight into what it takes to live a happy and fulfilled life.
In this episode, we're live and unedited from Liberia, West Africa where I have a personal conversation with the powerful Simon Crowe!
Simon is a beautiful human that brings groups of people to Liberia to help them understand themselves at a deeper level and reconnect with their humanity. He first visited Liberia in 2014 when he fell in love with the beautiful lush rainforests and the wonderful smiles and welcomes from the local Liberians. Liberia has been struggling to recover from a long civil war leaving it as one of the poorest nations in the world and also one of the most corrupt. More recently, the country was hit hard by the Ebola crisis.
I was lucky to be led by Simon over 10 days as we explored rural villages and met hundreds of beautiful people that are starved of all the things that we take for granted. Clean water, showers, electricity, regular meals and even love and connection. We also met inspiring leaders that want to change the face of Liberia and see it prosper for future generations. I'm so grateful to Simon for brining me to this wonderful country. He helped me see that I had a real fear of connecting with people and has guided me to open my heart and connect with strangers on a level I never thought possible. This is truly a remarkable man and I'm so excited to have him on the show.
In this episode we talk deeply about Simon's passion and love for Liberia, his desire to build a school in one of the communities here and some of the challenges and conflicts that come from being in a place such as this.