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“I think society and life wants to see that we’re willing to do the work. Our dreams need encouragement, and that encouragement is the decisions that we make every single day.” – Antonio Neves

My conversation with last week’s Finding Brave guest was such an impactful one that we decided to air the conclusion this week, as the second of a two-part miniseries on course-correcting your life, before a crash happens. 

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. 

In this episode Antonio talks more about the “uniforms” that we all wear in our daily lives, and the ways we can start stepping out of those and into our true selves while not allowing ourselves to be a victim. I am so grateful to Antonio for taking the time to return to the podcast to share his wisdom with us, and for being so honest, brave and transparent in the process.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • The steps to take right now if you feel you are living on autopilot [2:47]

  • How to become your own benefactor by reframing your current job in order to do it [8:11]

  • Antonio’s special invitation to be a more bold and courageous person starting now [11:36]

  • What makes his latest book different from most books in the field of personal development [13:16]

  • Why it’s important to be open and honest with your friends, and how to do it in a loving way [15:09]

  • His thoughts on expansion versus contraction, and the way to stop being a victim in life [18:50]

  • A pivotal moment in Antonio’s life that changed everything and led to his big course correction [22:26]

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Episode 161 (Part 1) & 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?

Kathy’s Forbes Post, Your Covid Year In Review And 10 Things To Let Go Of In 2021

Books by Gay and Kathleen Hendricks:

The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level 

Conscious Living: Finding Joy in the Real World 

Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Commitment

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“I think many times in life what people are doing is they are trying to be like a Long Island Iced Tea, and doing too many different things [at once].” [3:36]

“I feel like we’ve reached a point in life where we feel we need all of the external support from everyone else, where we’re unwilling to support ourselves.” [8:19]

“Sometimes as you’re pursuing your dreams you have to invest in yourself at the same time” [9:49]

“I know this might hit you hard right now, but your dreams have an expiration date if you don’t act on them.” [13:39]

“We’ve reached a place in society where I think in many ways we’re pointing the finger at everyone else except for ourselves.” [16:03]

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