Today our expert guest is Dov Baron, twice cited as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers to hire, the Meeting & Event Professionals Guide to the Top 100 Motivational Speakers, and named as one of the top 30 global leadership gurus.
He is a best-selling author and host of the #1 podcast for Fortune 500 executives, Leadership and Loyalty. He has interviewed and worked with leaders, and has been featured on Oprah, Ellen, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, CBS, Huffington Post, Larry King, New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and many other top-rated media outlets.
Dov didn’t fit in when he was a kid. Born in a ghetto in northern England, he was surrounded by alcohol, addiction, and violence. He left his home at 21 years old to begin to study around the world, and then in 1984 he became a public speaker.
Then, in 1990, something happened. Dov was an adrenaline junkie, and his friend and him decided to go free climbing. At about 120 feet up, a rock dislodged and he fell 12 stories down onto the rocks below.
That fall wasn’t the moment where everything changed, though. Dov just buried himself deeper into his own ego. It wasn’t until he reached his “choice point,” where he started to face that denial, and went through nine months of grinding against that before he truly saw a transformation.
Until we’re looking at our pain, you don’t really find your purpose.
Most of us don’t want to deal with pain, but your pain is not something to be afraid of. It’s a guidance system, not only physically but psychologically. It tells you what matters to you.
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“I want you to ask yourself a set of questions:
What has bothered me for as long as I can remember? What is it about owning my power that scares me? Who will suffer if I choose not to fulfill my purpose?
Somebody will suffer if you choose not to step and not play into your greatness. I see you, I believe in your greatness. I believe you were born with deep greatness. You did not come to this planet without a reason. You did not get your dreams by accident. They are your heart and soul crying out for expression.
Answer those three questions. Sit with those three questions. Meditate on those three questions. When you get the answers, go deeper, and deeper, and deeper, and you will reveal to yourself your soul’s quest.”