Real Leaders

How to Find Your Passion And Fuel Your Burn

PODCAST PEOPLE: A Summary from the Real Leaders Podcast

“Every single day is this fire and this burn that lies inside of me that I won’t stop, I won’t quit. I want to serve. I want to give everything that I have. One day at a time. And I think for all of us, we have that burn. And if you can get yourself to the point where your mind is controlled by your burn every single morning, not the fears, doubts and uncertainties, and you wake up, and you connect to that burn, it allows us to respond positively in a world right now that is very, very tough.”

Ben Newman is a highly regarded Performance Coach, International Speaker and Best-Selling Author, though you may also know him as the host of The BURN Podcast. He coaches a wide range of clients from sports teams to Fortune 500 companies, encouraging them all to pursue what fuels their burn.

The following is a summary of Episode 115 of the Real Leaders Podcast, a conversation with performance coach Ben Newman. Watch, read, or listen to the full conversation below.

Purpose Overtakes Pain

Ben shares his the impact of his mother’s death when he was a child and her lasting legacy. Her strength and determination through a terminal illness inspired fortitude that would carry him through the rest of life:

“I knew my mother’s story drove me. I didn’t articulate it as “the burn” then, but I was trying to encourage people to find what inspires you. Because when you’re inspired, and you create consistent action in your life, the consistent action is what causes you to go write one hell of a story. And so, for all of us, that’s what we’re looking for. It’s the consistent action, it’s the answer. The magic answer is typically the work and the action connected to a big belief in yourself.”

The BURN Comes from the Heart

Ben encourages us all to pursue passion. Connecting from the heart generates a mindset of thinking bigger and believing beyond what we might think possible for ourselves.

“When you connect somebody’s heart to their passion, and you teach them to think bigger and believe in all the greatness that lies inside of them, they’re going to work like they have never worked before. And the relationships I’ve had in my life, whether I’m coaching an individual, coaching a company, working with a team, to me, that’s what it’s all about. It’s about being able to connect with the heart, get them to think about what’s possible, and then you go attack it one day at a time.”

Listen to Episode 115 on Spotify, Anchor, Crowdcast, and Apple Podcasts

How to Sustain the BURN

Ben presents us with key questions for taking on any future successes: What exactly is it that you want? What type of life do you want to lead? And then what does that person do on a daily basis? And how do you have to live? What does your purpose have to be to achieve all those things?

“Grab your future. Bring it to today. A lot of times the things we want in the future help us find clarity on what our purpose is, or the reason why we want to take the necessary action to have the things that we want in the future.”


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