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112 | Life Is Tough, But So Are You with Simon T. Bailey
Episode 1123rd July 2023 • Sacred Changemakers • Jayne Warrilow
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Life Is Tough, But So Are You with Simon T. Bailey

Our guest on the podcast today is Simon T Bailey, Success Magazine calls him, one of the top 25 people that will help you reach your business and life goals. He is a best-selling author and a “Hall of Fame” Keynote speaker. Washington Speakers Bureau recognized him as one of the 12 business speakers who emboldened audiences to think big and lead with purpose.

Simon was the first Black American sales director for the Disney Institute based at Walt Disney World Resort. Since leaving Disney, he has served 2,100 organizations in 50 countries by providing practical leadership strategies to accelerate results. His three LinkedIn Learning courses have been viewed by 250,000 individuals in 100 countries. He’s also written 10 books and has one of the 100 most-read motivational and successful blogs.

He is a certified Caritas Executive Coach that leads with Heart-Centered Intelligence and authored several books. His latest one is Ignite the Power of Women in Your Life - A Guide for Men. His greatest joy is spending time with his wife, their four children, and their new granddaughter. He roots for the Buffalo Bills, collects rare postage stamps, loves Gospel concerts, and enjoys watching reruns of Coming to America and James Bond movies.

In today’s conversation, we take a deep dive behind the scenes with Simon to explore what has shaped his work, the challenges he has overcome and the struggles he has broken through, and how these have shaped his beingness in the world. He emphasizes the importance of open conversations, feeling connected, and having the resilience and courage within to face life’s challenges and keep getting back up to ride the wave when you get knocked off center. Simon shares his own practices in open and vulnerable ways. These concepts, when worked on together, can lead to a better emotional state, stronger relationships, and create positive changes in the world.

Simon shares how there is value in learning to help others and tapping into the deep sense of fulfillment that can come from acts of kindness; even the smallest acts can have a great impact. In order to fully thrive in life and in an AI world, we must remember to stay true to ourselves and pursue what we love and value.

If your life or work feels hard, if you could benefit from a little more resilience and courage to keep stepping forward, then I encourage you to listen to this deeply resonant dialogue for insights. I suspect you’ll enjoy Simon's perspective on what we can do to embrace our wholeness and simply come home to ourselves, to rest in our truth.

Key Takeaways

  • How Simon’s unique life journey shaped his life and work, the struggles and the breakthroughs
  • How the stories we tell ourselves shape our lives
  • Leadership and the relational field
  • Becoming whole and forgiving oneself and others is critical to your well-being
  • The 3 principles of great leadership in today’s AI world

Memorable Quote

“When I am intentionally choosing to serve someone who can do nothing for me, it is in that beingness that we become a healing presence. They are healing, but we are also healing. And coming to that wholeness I'm helping somebody. And it doesn't have to appear on social media. I don't need a like a comment, or reshare. I am doing this because of who we become in the process.” — Simon T. Bailey

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