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Turning Pain into Power to Live a RARE Life with Brandon James Duncan

Brandon James Duncan is of the philosophy that we all desire freedom, and if we can just learn to turn our pain into power, we all can become our own personal liberators.

You might think that your pain is restricting you in life, but Brandon and Brad want to help you challenge that false construct. Listen in to hear how you can use your fears as a pedestal instead of a stumbling block!

Turning Pain into Power to Live a RARE Life with Brandon James Duncan

Time stamped show notes:

[:33] What has brought Brandon to this moment? What is his mission in the world?

[2:16] The driving force is connecting others to have a positive impact.

[3:30] The moment he felt compelled to share his story

[6:47] You are a vessel.

[7:47] What his big cause is: pain to power

[8:07] In all pain exists a gift, a lesson, an opportunity.

[9:50] “Be, do, have” vs. “be, do, give”

[10:50] Everything that has happened to you has brought you to this moment.

[12:19] “I don’t need to know everything if I know everybody.”

[15:45] The youth is where we can impact some change.

[15:57] We face challenges at different areas/stages of our lives.

[16:24] Education is going to be important no matter your age.

[17:17] Bringing together people and creating a community with various themes

[20:32] How can you build more platforms?

[24:45] When you’re inspired you’re “in spirit.”

[25:39] If collectively people want to make an impact, there has to be clarity and criteria.

[26:31] The hard part is executing to achieve what you want in life.

[27:20] The resources are there to help you achieve anything. The hard part is execution.

[28:46] Focus on whatever you’re doing. Wish you were better, not that it is easy.

[29:03] Become 1% better every day.

[31:17] We’re designed to function at high levels in some areas of life.

[31:30] Few people learn how to tap into high levels of performance.

[32:19] The function is a result of the activity (e.g., fitness).

[34:35] Daily habits determine your life experience.

[34:47] Daily habits are influenced by the beliefs, thoughts and feelings.

[35:17] Connect beliefs, thoughts and feelings and have a plan of action to accomplish anything in life.

[36:42] Strategy will show up if you have the what, how and why clear.

[38:10] Leadership starts with leading yourself.

[39:05] Pick a habit you can better everyday.

[39:39] You can create reality with ideas.

[42:11] If you like something, go do it. Don’t care if it’s saturated.

[43:02] We all desire freedom.

[43:13] The only way to create freedom in your life is by doing what makes you happy.

[44:20] No one can do it like you because they’re not you.

[44:25] People will want to work with you based on their own values, needs, desires, etc.

[44:38] Markets are big.

[45:28] Freedom vs. responsibility – two sides of the same coin

[47:10] Responsibility allows the capacity for freedom.

[49:03] Start to create personal responsibility in your space by beginning at home.

[51:36] Exercise your gift in life. You are the gift.

[52:26] You make the world a better place by making yourself better.

Three key points:

  1. In all pain exists a gift, a lesson, an opportunity. Turn pain to power.
  2. The resources are there to help you achieve anything; the hard part is execution.
  3. We all desire freedom. The only way to create freedom in your life is by doing what makes you happy.

Resources mentioned:

Wakeup Warrior – http://wakeupwarriormovie.com/

Last question:

You continuing to do what you're doing and bringing more people into your podcast. Just keep pushing forward. Want: climb Mt. Everest.