Q1. You are a life & business coach, podcast host, author and speaker. The invisible thread in many of your presentations focuses on how to get more from life. So really, how can one get more from life?
Getting more from life is personalized to depend upon what you, yourself, want from life. It’s about being heart-centred to serve you first, then others. Reciprocity is a critical component. Your degree of service decides the level of rewards in your life. You want more, then do more, because you don’t deserve it just for thinking about it. Doing what I do is all about having “you” conversations and delivering “you” guidance and mentorship. Many of us are pursuing the desires others have for us, presented as “it’s in your best interest.” As children, we went after what we desired for ourselves, until we were taught differently, by our environment. Think of the childhood tantrums, and teenage rebellions, etc… Consider the responses to those behaviours, and we see that some were justifiable, while others simply squashed our natural tendencies or innate gifts. These traits / gifts ended up on the back burner, and we became accepted into society and our tribe for our compliance. We have validated their expectations with good citizenship! Over time, our hearts’ desires become a distant memory, and yet they are exactly what we need to elevate ourselves and others. That’s how we end up at a point in our lives wondering “How did we get here?” Getting more out of life starts entirely with us. If we had no hold backs, no barriers of any kind, what would we want, need or desire to pursue? Who would we become? The response to these questions is usually quite profound and drastically different from the responders’ current endeavours. Getting more from life is maximizing every moment we have towards our heart directed intents to live fully in service to ourselves with positive impact to others. Doing so requires congruency within your mind, body, soul.
Q2. You have worked extensively with youth and young adults. What are the biggest problems facing this generation, and what can they do to overcome it?
We are in a time of rapid change occurring fundamentally at many levels, and in many ways. Our youth and young adults are our future leaders and when speaking with them the general sense is one of anxiety and hopelessness. The conversations stem around identity as a consequence of patriarchy, educated poverty, inflationary living, and mental health, to name a few. They feel past generations have left them in crisis and many are coping through escapism lifestyles centered around the world wide web. On one hand, internet prominence provides an advantage of being comfortable with technology. On the other hand, it is debatable whether they can decipher when technology is harmful versus helpful. This is important because as our future leaders, their knowledge will eventually drive decisions around the responsible use of technology. To overcome these issues, they must re-engage and seek awareness without getting distracted. They must recognize every change provides opportunities, and they can choose to thrive by seeing where those opportunities exist for them.
Q3. Your highly rated book has the most interesting title – Aladdin Carpets. Can you pls tell us something about the book?
The book is a metaphor of our potential to soar beyond what we imagine for ourselves. If we were to weave a tapestry of ourselves, what would that tapestry look like – what yarn would we use, what colours would we work with, how dense would we weave it, how thick would we make it, and how much trust would be present for us to fly on it, like Aladdin? The book guides you through self-reflection and is a conversation starter with yourself and others. Each chapter closes with a Spin-Into-Action section to work through and reinforce the chapter lessons.
Q4. You’re the creator of the ‘Divintastical Living’ brand. How can a Coach such as yourself help people achieve their dreams for a divine life?
“Divintastical Living” is a movement that supports taking ownership of one’s life with full accountability. It is all about awakening to the fact that we are in control – always – by having divine free will and choice. As such, we get to decide to become the artisan of our life. I help with guidance to go within to connect with what I call our “God spark” and reflect what’s within externally. If we had a blank canvas, what would go on that canvas to authentically represent us? What aspects of ourselves would we keep, and what new aspects would we create? As adults, we get to decide, and those decisions consider our experiences and the lessons learnt from those experiences. As someone who continues to undergo this transformation, the process reveals our hardships were actually done for us to get to where we need to be. We have to let go of our facades, stories, past, and proceed with celebrating us for what we have, what we will do, and where we’re headed.