“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”Maya Angelou
When was the last time you allowed yourself to take more risks and embrace the thrill of adventure, even when the outcome wasn’t guaranteed? Picture this: a person, much like you, who embodies a relentless spirit of learning, growth, forgiveness, and grace. Their story is not just inspiring—it’s a call to action for all of us.
In a world that often pushes us into the comfort of the familiar, there’s a powerful lesson to be learned from those who never cease to explore. Imagine being on the verge of discovering your next meaningful project—one that could make a lasting difference on this planet. The opportunity for growth and impact lies in the unexplored corners of your potential.
As we stand with just a few weeks left in 2023, let’s challenge ourselves to be more adventurous. Now is the time to shed the fear that holds us back and to keep trying, even in the face of uncertainty.
In this episode with Dan (Daniel) Marsden, Speaker and Author of the Book: Redeem the Dream ‘the song in your heart’ – took the risk of flying to the United States with a one-way ticket and following his basketball dreams believing that he has what it takes and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to turn that dreams into reality. Turned into many obstacles, hurdles, discouragement, and many possible negative blocks that would lead him to stop – but with his strong FAITH, he kept moving forward, believing that whatever happens in his life, it’s his journey to continuously uncover his potential and do his part to make a difference from being the Founder of Redeem the Dream Non-Profit Organization to now, passionately providing awareness about Human Trafficking on top of being a police officer.
In the conversation, you’ll learn:
- Other People’s Approval Don’t Define YOU
- The CHOICE is within YOU to break the generational curses/strongholds
- To LOVE People from a Distance
- Forgive to Help Yourself Heal
- Create Healthy Boundaries
- Give GRACE to others, even if it’s hard and painful
- Life is Beautiful despite the Challenging Moments
- EXPECT Great Things or Miracles to Happen
- Keep Holding ON to FAITH
- Pursue Your Dreams No Matter What Your Condition or Age
- Share your Passion with the WORLD
- Appreciate little MOMENTS in Life
- Live Life with NO REGRETS
- Detaching Yourself from Your Identity
- The Power of Vulnerability
- The Changemaker Ripple Effect
- Use Positive Emotions to Bounceback and Continue Pursuing Your Full Potential
- The Power of Morning Routine to Your Success
- Practice Gratitude
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dreamC.S. Lewis
The Empower Your Life Show aims to propel you consistently toward unlocking your full potential. Join Cindy Marie and her guests as they reveal their unique journeys, sharing practical tools and methods to unleash your greatness. With a blend of fun and authenticity, we explore diverse topics—from social businesses and career transitions to overcoming failure and fear. Here, we inspire and contribute to a better world, fostering your strength, confidence, resilience, optimism, and authenticity. Let’s create and grow your business and the life you truly deserve. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/empoweryourlifecindymarie/support
01:56 The Inspiration of Writing the Book Redeem the Dream
04:07 Lessons Learned from His Dad
09:39 Lessons Learned from His Mom
16:07 The Forgiveness
25:23 Lessons Learned from Broken Promises
32:16 Giving Up the Basketball Dreams
35:05 Non-Profit Organization Redeem the Dream Journey
44:49 What is FAILURE Before and NOW?
48:58 How Do You Keep Yourself Optimistic?
54:13 Where to Grab the Copy of the Book and Connect with Dan Marsden?
In the midst of life’s ups and downs, remember you have the power to choose your path. Try this simple daily practice: each morning, take a moment to set a positive goal for the day. Pick faith instead of fear, gratitude over grumbling, and curiosity over holding back. Know that every little step you take to discover your potential is a win. When fear creeps in, remind yourself—you hold the power of choice.
Here’s My Empowering Quote For You:
“Do something every day that brings you joy, for it is the fuel that propels you toward unfolding your true potential and living a life of fulfillment, peace, and abundance.”
And the question I want to leave is :
“What small, intentional step can you take today that aligns with your aspirations and moves you closer to the person you want to become? By dedicating just five minutes to this action, you not only challenge fear but also affirm your commitment to unfolding your true potential. What is that small yet significant action that resonates with your authentic self and brings you joy?”
As the leader of your life, your choices shape your destiny. Face fear with courage, nurture strong faith, and cultivate gratitude. Choose authenticity, approach challenges with optimism, and let resilience guide you. The journey to who you want to become starts with today’s choices. Step into leadership, let your true potential unfold, and embrace the incredible journey of your life.