Creating Ripples Across Generations

I didn’t fit in when I was a kid. Born in a ghetto in northern England, I was surrounded by alcohol, addiction, and violence. I left my home at 21 years old to begin to study around the world, and then in 1984 I became a public speaker.

Then, in 1990, something happened. I was an adrenaline junkie, and my friend and I decided to go free-climbing. At about 120 feet up, a rock dislodged and I fell 12 stories down onto the rocks below.

That fall wasn’t the moment where everything changed, though. I just buried himself deeper into my own ego. It wasn’t until I reached my “choice point,” where I started to face that denial, and went through nine months of grinding against that before I 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.

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 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.

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With gratitude,
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    Inc Magazine top 100 leadership speaker, Inc #1 Podcast for Fortune 500 Executives, Entrepreneur Mag contributor, Leadership Strategist, Storyteller.

    Dov Baron

    Dov Baron is “The Dragonist”, guiding us in how to recognize and nurture dragons (the top talent) hidden in our organizations. A Dragon Leader is not a position; it’s someone who is always pushing to improve and wants those they serve to reach their full potential.   Dov’s humour and no-BS style is contagious. As a master storyteller, he is considered to be the leading authority on actualized leadership. 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 can’t achieve loyalty without “meaning”, and talent only stays when they feel they are a part of something larger than themselves.    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. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers to Hire and as one of the Top 30 Global Leadership Gurus. He has spoken to the United Nations, The World Management Forum (Iran), The New York National Speakers Association, and The Servant Leadership Institute.    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 was completely transformational. Dov shares how Dragons are born in fire. Experiences that could potentially destroy you can, instead, birth purpose, passion, and the hunger to champion others. We can learn to nurture the Dragon Fire in ourselves, our families, our communities, and our companies.    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.