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Ep 058 You Are The Dragon with Dov Baron

By | Podcast

Mar 21, 2020

Besides being a bestselling author of One Red Thread and Fiercely Loyal: How High Performing Companies Develop and Retain Top Talent, Dov has been named one of Inc. Magazines Top 100 Leadership Speakers to Hire and as one of the Top 30 Global Leadership Guru’s. He has spoken to the United Nations, The World Management Forum (Iran), The New York National Speakers Association, and The Servant Leadership Institute.

Dovs humour and no-BS style is contagious. As a master storyteller, he is considered to be the leading authority on actualizedleadership. Actualized leadership means getting the result you set out to achieve in the most meaningful manner.

Working with diverse leaders and executive teams, Dov filters common bonds to create Fiercely Loyal cultures. You cant achieve loyalty without meaning and talent only stay when they feel they are a part of something larger than themselves.

In June 1990, while free rock climbing, Dov fell approximately 120 feet and landed on his face. The impact shattered most of the bone structure of his face. After ten reconstructive surgeries, no external evidence remains; however, this experience wasn’t just life-changing, it has been completely transformational. Dov shares how Dragons are born in fire, experiences that could potentially destroy you, instead can birth purpose, passion, and hunger to champion others to nurture the Dragon Fire in ourselves, our families, our communities, and our companies.Â

Dov believes the world needs more “Dragon Leaders” committed to living their purpose, standing in their truth, and empowering others to find their fire and do the same

what you will hear on this podcast:

* hear the story of how Dov Baron started his speaking career

* hear how a boy who was raised by a machinist, a sparky and a grease monkey turned from that upbringing like that into a  one of the most sought after speakers in the country

* fitting in or becoming a dragon

* enjoy the story of the caterpillar, the butterfly and the dragon

* for those who feel alone, for those who feel they don’t belong, how do we have the courage to be the dragon?

* hear about the legend of the dragon

* hear the story of the closet and trying to fit things in

* if we don’t deliver our fire, we will die without delivering our purpose

* is everybody a dragon?

* the alchemy of the dragons fire

*  the baptism of the fire

* hear the wisdom of joseph campbell above the cave and the treasure

* why do we push away what is good for us* what is freedom? 

* why are we so scared fo the very thing we want?

* hear a very clear beautiful description of the certainty of where we are, the uncertainty of the world 

* we know this, hear what happens when he goes underneath these words and captures something deeper?

* understand the pain of the identity crisis

* hear Dov walk you through the phases of life 

* what is the thing that allows people the courage to say i am not this, i am this. what happens in that moment.

* the story of the lady who would come to his wednesday evenings who saw him yers later and what she thought

* where does you power comes from ?

* the story of being present with whatever is in front of me

* the beauty of staying curious

* the world in evolution.  self awareness is the new bottom line

*start on the dark side, ask the basic hard questions. hear what they are

* 5 years of therapy ins 5 minutes

* my summary


to reach Dov, go to his Website:



email him: dov@dovBaron.com

or use his Social Media:






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Episode 62: Daniel Levin – The Power Of Listening And Connecting To Live Your Purpose

In this episode, Brett Dupree discusses some of the positives of the Covid-19 outbreak and how he is turning a corner is the sadness and fear he is feeling. Then he has a wonderful interview with Daniel Levin who left a BILLION DOLLAR business to find happiness.

I walked away from an opportunity to run a billion-dollar business to hitchhike around the world to find happiness and inner peace. People thought I was crazy. I know the courage it takes to do what you want to do, to walk away from what everyone else is doing, to create a life or a company that connects you to your purpose. I have done it. If you are ready to live connected to your purpose, I will help you.

“Danny has opened the door for us to become a culture of caring individuals to each other and ultimately the guest we serve. We would be hard-pressed to find another individual who has Danny’s passion and intuitive nature. We are truly very fortunate to have discovered him.”

Michael Stephens – General Manager – Andaz Maui at Wailea

The best place to find out more about me is as follows:



To buy my book, The Mosaic please go to:


Ep 059 A Global Human Connection Project with Traci Ruble

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Mar 26, 2020

Traci Ruble is a relationship expert.  She has been working with individuals and couples for over sixteen years in California and has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, ABC, CBS, and NPR.  She is currently working on her first book on intimacy at home and at work.  

Traci also founded and leads a global human connection project called Sidewalk Talk where over 7000 listeners sit on sidewalks in over 92 locations across 15 countries offering to listen about anything and heal our lonely and divided world.  Sidewalk Talk was recently featured in Oprah Magazine.




what you will hear on this podcast:

* hear about the environment she grew up in

* listen to her wound story

* how the assumptions we hold and very rarely what is true about the reality

* the piece that allowed her to lift herself out of the reality she was borne into

*  hear the lob over the net and what it meant

* hear how we create the thing we most seek

* the story of the annoying kid and diarreha of the mouth

*  the elisa story and what she was trying to say for what is your son trying to say

*  the feeling of exhausting her physiology to release the feeling of of stress and pressure.

* what changed for her in the movement fro running as a spiritual practice to running to achieve

* how her friendships helped her through her life

* what it means to repair with each other

* understand a whole new way of seeng connection

* hear the connection points we make that are not true, in the actions another does.

* the faulty assumptions we make and the acceptance that sometimes that will happen

* thich nat hahn, the trashman and the freedom that comes in letting go of the burdens they carry

* how she setup a movement to listen to people

* the beautiful moment of claiming who she is

* the artistry of the provocation of just sitting with another on a busy street with people hurrying by.

* thinking  through the process of just setting up 16 chairs

* what is the most surprising things she has noticed from listening to people

* find out what do people say most to  her and the people who listen with her

* listen to the story of her tour to the south with 7 listeners and what happened in Louisville, KY

* what would she say if she knew the world was really listening

* an intimate moment when she shares her big fear.

* hear about the kind of listening that melts away the attention giving speech and touched the depth of what really wants to be said

* the honor of truly hearing someone and the blossoming that happens when it happens.

* hear about the humility of seeng what we see as a reflection on ourselves

* find out what she is really good at. it just might surprise you.

* the story of the up-stander.

* the one thing she would suggest you do right now to help create the world you want to see


to learn more about danny, please go to his websites:




to buy my book The Mosaic, please go to: http://a.co/dvgsgG3

LIVING A 5D LIFE – the I Have Today Podcast with Diane Forster

By | Media

What If…The Social Distancing and Isolation is Really About ONENESS…

This week I sat down with Daniel Bruce Levin

He blends mysticism and business and is a rare kinda wonderful person and soul. And now, I call him friend. He’s a really cool guy to talk to, learn from and hang out with!

His book, “The Mosaic” which is a beautiful story and every word he speaks is a golden nugget!

Enjoy this episode!

Intention: I HAVE TODAY…to Live in the 5th Dimension! Daniel Bruce Levin was my guest on “I HAVE TODAY” to talk about some interesting topics, including li…


Intention: I HAVE TODAY…to Live in the 5th Dimension! Daniel Bruce Levin was my guest on “I HAVE TODAY” to talk about some interesting topics, including li…

Ep 057 Surrender, Letting Go and Minimalism with Nathan Seaward

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Mar 17, 2020

born into a pretty ordinary life in new zealand, nathan lived in a suburban neighbourhood which was a 15 minute bike ride to the airport , where he would lay in the long grass and watch the planes fly a few hundred feet above him.

surprise, surprise.Nathan Seaward became a pilot and enjoyed a successful 16-year career flying planes until. his desire for personal development led him to become a  Personal Coach and host and creator of the popular podcast The Nathan Seaward Show. 

He believes, through the process of self discovery and self mastery, entrepreneurs can change the world whilst creating extraordinary lives for themselves and their families. 

He became fascinated with minimalism. and today i hope we will talk about “reducing all of the excess stuff”  in your life so that you can focus on what you truly love.  he has travelled to over 25 countries and coaches a group of highly motivated ambitious people who want to take their life to the next level. 

to learn more about him:


in this podcast you will hear:

* a discussion about the coronavirus and it’s global reach

* listen to the story of his parents and who he mentor was and the family he grew up in.

* the impact of growing up the way he grew up

* hear the effect of the way we grow up on who we become

* the feelings of loneliness and not knowing how to not be alone

* holding people at bay, but not letting them go

* the favours of loneliness

* the beauty of owning your own experience

* the discovery and power of inner child work

* witnessing

* what he would like to say that he has not said before and why he feels that way

* hear us share with each other what we don’t really say to many others

* how the way we grew up experiencing love is the way we love now even though we want to love differently

* those inflection points where we collide with ourselves

* what suprises him most in the work he does

* hear the story of what he did in liberia and what he saw

* what stops us from loving and accepting each other?

* the closed heart reality????

* why do we carry the stories of our childhood so completely into the life we are living now.

* the power of how quickly southing can happen

* the stories, letting go, and having something completely new

* maybe life doesn’t have to be so hard, maybe everything we want can come to us when we just let go of all the stuff that fills us. it is simple.

* hear about  the moment when nothing for him was going right and  he couldn’t make it right and what he did.

* hear what was the noose around his neck and then what happened.

* the difference between getting and receiving

* the shack and the mansion

* a discussion around minimalism

* become aware of what you are carrying around with you, when you can at anytime set it down

* hear his answer to the question i always ask to end every podcast

*the story of the 7.1 earthquake in australia that he lived through and how fragile the world seemed

* hear about the world he sees and why he wants to hand that over to future generations.

* just stop and breathe and see all the things you are grateful for that have nothing to do with coronavirus/

* from airline pilot to life coach- hear the why? 

the impact.work site that he is offering people for free




for his podcast: h

impact.work – a free training on calming down and creating space for yourself





if you ever need someone to just listen to what you want to say, contact me.

Ep 056 Into the Magic Shop with James R. Doty, M.D.

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Mar 9, 2020

James R. Doty, M.D. is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. 

He works with a variety of scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural bases for compassion and altruism. He is also a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Doty is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, having given support to a number of charitable organisations supporting peace initiatives and providing healthcare throughout the world.

Dr. Doty has supported research, provided scholarships and endowed chairs at multiple universities. He is on the Board of a number of non-profits and is the former chairman of the Dalai Lama Foundation and the former vice-chair of the Charter for Compassion. 

Doty is the Senior Editor of the recently published Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart”that has now been translated into 36 languages.

But of all the accolades of all the amazing people who speak so highly of Dr James and his work, the thing that interests me most, is how in the emptiness of a life filled struggle, what happened when in the search for a plastic thumb, he walked into a magic shop.

what you will hear in this podcast:

* the beauty of what happens when we have no idea why we are doing what we are doing, but we do it anyway

* how the situations we are born into DO NOT always determine the life that is possible for us.

* what happened to him when he rode his bike much farther than he would normally ride and walked into a magic shop

*the power of a radiant smile

*the point where the way one person sees the world and another who sees the world differently collide and what happens to change the reality of the world they see

* what happened in the back room of a magic shop

* the important of attending life

*  the narrative we have that has nothing to do with reality

* how the change in narrative changed his perception of the world he saw

* the power of a change of perception and what it allowed me to become

* how being told things were not going to work and how he walked past that

* when we change the way we see the world the world we see changes, going deeper into that.

* the gift we have is how we respond to things, not the ability to change the things that happen.

* equanimity – evenness in a world that moves up and down

* attachment to transitory realities that bring unhappiness.

* the gifts of pain

* how the view of the angry kid and the way the world should respond to him but how this angry kid allowed this woman in a magic shop give him “psychological safety”

* the biases that effect the interactions we have

* the intersection point between the angry kid and the compassionate woman

* the dirty window story

* where did he learn some of the most valuable insights

* the ego mind and the beginners mind

* the story of the liquor story and the quart of vodka the story of the man and the friendship that emerged 

*  the story of the homeless man and  what he saw

*  the effect of listening to someone for only 10 minutes

*  the compassion center and how people would book appointments just so someone would listen to them

* one of the greatest gift we can give to ourselves when we just listen to another.

* what people think when we show our emotions and how people want to fix us.

*  the story of the village we used to grow up in and the moderation of the life we live now.

* in the presence of great spiritual leaders and unconditional love

* the story of the mirror maker

* the bridge from the world we do not want to hand over to our children to the possibility that exist for what the world could be

* his kind suggestion that everyone contributes to The Listening Tour. 

* the story of the 12 year child

* thank you all for the gift of your time and to Dr James for the work he is doing and get involved with what he has created.

* everyday we have the capacity to make one persons life better.


to learn more about dr. James and the work he does




Social Media: 

Twitter: @jamesrdotymd

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JamesRDotyMD

LinkeIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jrdoty/


listen to his 2 of his amazing ted talks: 




to get his book Into The Magic Shop, go to: https://www.amazon.com/Into-Magic-Shop-Neurosurgeons-Mysteries/dp/0399183647/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=james+doty&qid=1583504922&sr=8-2

To learn more about Danny:



to buy his book, The Mosaic: http://a.co/dvgsgG3

to hear his podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mosaic-podcast/id1465338321

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Chris Owl is just starting his podcast. i was episode#3
but he is doing stuff long time podcasters are not ever doing and he is doing long shows
so beware, if you jump in, get a glass of wine
or sip a scotch and smoke a cigar
or just sip on an herbal tea.
this show is packed with stories
questions and great conversation.
i hope you enjoy it.


Ep 055 The Recalibration with Filippo Voltaggio

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Filippo Voltaggio is Author, Workshop Leader, Host of “The LIFE CHANGES Show,” and Creator / Designer of a transformational jewelry line, PHI Beads™ and runs a program called “The Recalibration” 

Filippo has experienced many “life changes” and has subsequently made a career of supporting others in their life changes. 

Along the way, he has garnered many awards, including two “President’s Call to Service Awards,” a U.S., Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, and the “Master Award” from the Save the World Foundation.

what you will hear on this podcast:

* a discussion on the instantaneous connection that makes life so special

* hear how strong an influence his mother was on him even in a world where woman were overlooked 

* how he saw things that others did not see and how he sometimes gotten punished for it

* the stories here are less important and what the feeling of being an empath showed hm

* the story of the two people yelling

* the sensitivity that we all have as children

* how he saw things and shared it and people told him he could know that and still watching it coming to pass

* hear the conversation around just knowing things we shouldn’t know and shutting it down and the process of opening the door

* the hidden cure of saliva

* what scares you about shutting the door?

* what is the battle that prevents us from really giving voice to the voice that is our voice

* the effect of frustration on guidance

* the beauty of not knowing how we know what comes through us

* the client that got him to share more information with her out of love and not frustration and her feedback

* what allowed him to move from sharing important things with people out of love rather than frustration

* hear about The Recalibration Course

* the story of the famous director and what he said to me after interviewing him after his first show

* the interview that opens people’s heart

* our conversation on story, stories and the belief that you believe the stories you . 

* giving people the space to live their story and tell it until it no longer feels comfortable

* the story of the woman who didn’t want to participate and then broke out of th story to tel a new story

* what most surprises him in the work he does

* the realisation that wanting to be someone else would not allow us to be ourself   

* the lesson of the tomato plant man                                                 

  * how the quality of what we do is so much more important than the many things we do

* the calmative value of many voices informing us

* we do not need to hand over to others what we have been handed

* that beautiful moment where someone you see as one person suddenly becomes more himself

* the story about how the stories we believe can and do change

* the recalibration that happens when we give people the time to change at their own pace

* i misspoke his website at the end of the show. his main website is www.lifechangesshow.com


To learn more about Filippo please go to:











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Danny Levin returns to the show to share some new insights that are leading him to launch a Listening Tour this spring. We dive deep into the superconscious mind and the role of the breath’s support. How do we access the superconscious world of the breath to shift our interactions with this world and our life into more harmony with God or the One Creator? What happens when we choose to surrender ourselves to the support of God and allow the willingness of the Universe to guide us?

This is another fantastic conversation with Danny that you don’t want to miss. He always brings a beautiful energy that is humble while still imparting much wisdom.

All of this and more in episode 142!


Danny’s website: https://themosaiconline.com/