Dov Baron helps individuals, corporations and organizations to generate exponential growth and fierce loyalty. He’s an author, a radio host and a leadership expert. He is considered by many to be a leading authority on Authentic Leadership. Dov is also the founder of Full Monty Leadership and The Authentic Speaker Academy for Leadership. He is founder and host of the global number 1 podcast for Fortune 500 leaders entitled: Dov Baron’s Leadership and Loyalty Tips for Executives.
Effect on Emotions
Mindfulness has affected my emotions because the truth is that being mindful means you are ‘with’ your emotions so I don’t run away from them.
I don’t pretend I’m not having them. If I’m sad I will cry. If I’m angry you will know. If I’m joyous you will know.
I don’t repress or deny anything.
Thoughts on Breathing
Breathing has many levels for me. I started out with Prana Yoga and I still do some of those practices.
About 15 years ago my voice was destroyed from the amount of speaking I had been doing. My wife decided she would find somebody who would help me and she found Arthur Samuel Joseph who is one of the leading vocal experts in the world.
He flew up here to my house and we spent a day together and he trained me on breathing in order to take care of my instrument. Before I speak, I use the breathing exercises that he has taught me.
Every day in my meditations I practice breathing.
I was both a bully and I was bullied. I’m very sensitive and when I was a kid I was very sensitive. I am naturally an introvert. When I was a kid I was very different because I was into spiritual things that other people weren’t.
I was also the only Jew in a Christian school so I got bullied every day. Kids would thrust their palm in my facing showing me their 5 fingers. It stood for ‘The Jews Killed Our Lord’.