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“You do everything that society told you to do, to be happy and live the ‘American Dream’, but then at some point you find yourself living on autopilot. You find yourself going through the motions, and I found myself living on cruise control.” – Antonio Neves

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that life presents unexpected challenges. Today’s Finding Brave guest returns to the podcast to share his inspiring message, and how the perfect antidote to overcome life’s challenging situations is to stop going through the motions, or as he calls it, to stop “living on autopilot.” 

Antonio Neves is the author of Stop Living on Autopilot: Take Responsibility for Your Life and Rediscover a Bolder, Happier You; host of The Best Thing podcast and internationally recognized speaker. A top success coach, Antonio regularly delivers keynotes and trainings at top organizations worldwide. An award-winning journalist, for over 10 years Antonio worked as a business correspondent, host, and producer with top television networks (NBC, PBS, BET, etc.). During his career he has spent hundreds of hours interviewing and profiling prominent CEOs, startup founders, politicians, entertainers, athletes, and beyond. 

If you feel lost, stuck, and out of place in your own life, Antonio’s latest book, and the messages he shares today will help you find your drive and take empowering action to stay bold for lasting happiness. This episode is Part 1 of a special two-part mini-series with Antonio, and we hope to see you back for Part 2 next week.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • Why Antonio really wrote his latest book, and a big question that he wanted to get answered with it [5:51]

  • The impact that Black Lives Matter and the other pivotal events of 2020 has made on the lives of so many [10:35]

  • What he would do differently if he were to write his latest book after the pandemic hit [12:02]

  • How we can start looking at, and addressing, our own biases [14:36]

  • Why Antonio says that he was living on “cruise control,” and a big realization he made about it [15:48]

  • What can happen when you don’t identify where you want to go in life [19:31]

  • The shifts that happened when Antonio consciously decided to not conform and to be his true self [24:22]

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Antonio’s First Appearance on Finding Brave 

His Podcast

Antonio’s Publishers Weekly Op-Ed, An Author Wonders: Will White People Read a Black Writer’s Self-Help Book?

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“The willingness to stand for something has been an action that I’ve been challenged with my whole life.” [12:40]

“I think we all, and I’m speaking for myself as well, can reach a point in life where we’ve checked off all the boxes that society told us we were supposed yet we can feel lost and unfulfilled.” [15:17]

“You can end up anywhere if you don’t identify where you want to go first.” [19:31]

“What uniform are you wearing in your life? It could be the clothes [that you wear], it could be the car that you drive, or it could be the home that you purchase.”  [25:13]

“I think when we’re cognizant of the different types of uniforms we wear in our life, then we can slowly start to strip those back. It was scary for me, but it was powerful.” [24:28]

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