Last week, I had the great privilege of befriending Jean Oelwang – the CEO of Virgin Unite – Sir Richard Branson’s not-for-profit organization.
Jean has met some pretty influential leaders in her time working for Sir Richard, and she told me a story that inspired me and confirmed something I’ve suspected for a long time.
Jean shared with me that she spent a few days on Nekker Island with The Elders.
The Elders is a group of the greatest peace makers and social revolutionaries of our time. It was founded by Nelson Mandela, is chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and includes people like Kofi Annan and Jimmy Carter.
Recently, Sir Richard charged Jean with the task of observing and studying The Elders (during their time on his Caribbean Island) to find out what they all had in common.
In this candid interview, I share openly about the ups and downs of my romantic life and how my partner and I learned to create a relationship that acts as an incubator for self awareness and personal transformation.
How I ended my depression without pills or therapy…
How letting go of everything might just get you everything you’ve hoped for…
How to get your romantic partner to open up to you…
Why waiting for your partner to initiate intimacy is a trap that never works and what to do instead…
How to create a safe space in your relationship in which your love can thrive…
How to know when it’s time to break up…
What to do when you or your partner wants to leave the relationship…
And tons more useful tips and tricks for being happy and having more love in your life…
As much as I cringe at the get-rich-quick mentality that makes people write to me asking how to use the Law Of Attraction to win the lottery (really… I get this all the time), I got an email this morning that made me sit up straight and take out my wallet.
In the email (below) my client shared how she used Subliminal Software to win a car, then win $1000, then win $8956.00 from a 20 cent slot machine.
My client's email - click to enlarge
Sound like hype?
Well, about 6 years ago I used the same software to find and buy my dream house (brand new) for $80,000 below market value… then I forgot all about it.
It’s pretty rare that I come out and just blatantly tell you to go buy something. You know… I usually try to be at least a little subtle about it or something, right?
But not this time. This is the real deal.
I just-this-second bought the software (mine was lost when a waitress spilled my drink into my last computer) and I’m itching to begin using it again.
P.S. I’ve also used this software to manifest a 6-pack (not the beer kind) and my dream motorcycle…
P.P.S. I don’t believe in the “genie in the sky” type of manifesting promoted in The Secret movie. Bringing anything worthwhile into the world requires the right mindset and a ton of work – just ask any parent.
Have you ever wondered why some days you feel PHENOMENAL and other days you feel just… BLAH?
In this short 3 minute video, you’ll discover how you create both… and how to have more phenomenal days…
If you do the exercise the way I describe it in the video above, you’ll discover something truly valuable about yourself and how you go about creating your reality. This is a high leverage exercise, and I recommend doing it right now.
Here are my highest leverage activities that energize and drain me. I’d be curious to hear yours in the comments below.
Eating a high protein breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up.
2011 was a helluva year for me – certainly the most challenging one so far.
At the end of each year I look back and write a list of everything I learned that year… and 2011’s list was long.
So that someone other than me benefits from my mistakes, here are the most valuable 3 life lessons I learned in 2011.
LIFE LESSON #1: When I Face My Biggest Fears, Good Things Always Happen…
It was 14 May 2011 and I’m in Las Vegas standing in the wings about to be introduced to the TEDxSinCity audience as their next keynote speaker.
I’m nervous and excited at the same time…
Nervous because this is the most important speech of my life so far and if I fuck it up, I’ll look really bad in front of some of my most respected peers – and the world (watching the event live over the internet).
One year earlier, when asked if I’d like to take responsibility for organizing and speaking at the event, I almost backed out of the opportunity of a lifetime – to have the honor to speak at a prestigious TEDx event and have my work impact thousands of people on the internet.
“I just don’t have the time to put into organizing that kind of event and writing a speech…” was the pathetic excuse I came up with. Read the rest of this entry
If you ask me what I do for a living, I’m unlikely to reply “Relationship Breakup Coach“. However, it appears that the powers that be seem to think I’m up to the job of helping people heal from heartbreak.
How did I get this title?
Well, it all started with me sharing the intimate, most vulnerable feelings about my last breakup on this very blog. As I often do when I am facing a problem I have no idea how to solve (in this case, getting my ex back), I researched breakups, relationships and romantic partnerships from the best of the best.
Soon, word spread that I knew a thing or two about the human dynamics that occur between two people when they breakup, and I was approached to “open” the Breakup Solution Summit as their keynote speaker.
In the interview below, you’ll learn practical advice, healing insights and powerful tools to not just get over and heal from a break up, but also how to communicate with your ex, and when to let go.
Ever noticed how your current relationships end up being strangely similar to your past relationships – business or romantic?
Does it sometimes feel like you attract the same person in a different body?
If you’ve ever broken up with someone, or been the one on the receiving end of a breakup conversation, you know that it’s usually a painful process. Also, you probably know how easy it is to carry that hurt and pain into your future relationships…
When you don’t complete your relationships powerfully and with love (i.e.wrap them up once they end such that you feel empowered), you carry the pain, hurt and unnecessary meaning (emotional baggage) from that relationship into future relationships.
To help avoid this destructive pattern, I’ve created 5 short conversations to have with your ex (business partner or lover), so that you both leave the relationship with your power and sense of self in tact.
When my last lover ended our relationship, we went through this process and were in tears of appreciation for each other afterward.
Soon afterwards, she called me saying that she wanted to spend the rest of her life as my life partner. We’re back together now and deeper in love than ever before.
In this article you’ll learn a time tested technique for becoming the kind of person that commands respect and has people knocking down their door wanting to help them succeed. An added benefit is that the opposite sex will find you
A few questions before we get started…
Why is it that the doors of love, wealth, power, achievement and joy seem to naturally open for some people, while for the majority of the population these things seem like pipe dreams their entire lives?
What magic makes people who are successful at dating and relationships different from those who are not?
What magic allows Richard Branson have so much influence that just by saying he plans to invest in a business increases it’s share price?
Is it their track record, their network, their skill set, their personality, luck even?
Actually it’s all of those things and more, but if you were to put a magic umbrella over them all, the answer to that question would be TRUST.
“You are indeed a man of integrity, you always over deliver!”
Hi Bruce, I listened to the seminar tonight with Damien for the first time, it was awesome. I can attest that you are indeed a man of integrity, you always over deliver!!!!
Thanks Bruce, I really love receiving your emails, they always seem to come at the right time to help me over a new hurdle or to confirm something that I have just learned or had an epiphany about. Debra Rennie, South Africa