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Secret Academy Episode - Ben Newman

When Ben Newman was just 8 years old, he lost his mother to amyloidosis, a rare disease that results from an accumulation of improperly folded proteins. She left behind a journal and told her sons to continue to write her legacy even after she was gone. Ben felt anger and frustration from having his mother taken away at such a young age, but he later learned the importance of having people there for him to help get through tough times. This would come back to guide him as he transitioned into adulthood. Ben spent ten years in the insurance industry doing sales, and he was so successful and confident that companies would ask him to speak and motivate others. He enjoyed motivating people so much that he started coaching people one-on-one and eventually authored several inspirational books on maximizing results in people's lives professionally and personally. He used his mother's legacy to demonstrate a very important truth: our circumstances in life are much less significant than our responses to them.

Lesson's in Today's Interview:
  • How his mother's terminal illness taught him the importance of having people to lean on
  • Being in the insurance sales industry and transitioning into performance coaching
  • Why mental toughness is critical
  • Other resources that are an alternative to paying for a performance coach
  • Using the power to "reframe"
  • What you can do if you are lacking a passion in life
  • Why thinking big and having a bigger purpose will motivate you to succeed more
  • Tips for young entrepreneurs to start a path towards success
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