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Dr. John Demartini: Pursuing Your "Inspired Purpose," And Why Passion and Motivation Are Overrated

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I am so excited to present a second show with one of the world’s leading experts on human behavior, Dr. John Demartini.

Dr. John has a new book called, The 7 Secret Treasures: A Transformational Blueprint for a Well-Lived Life, which is designed to reacquaint readers with the power they already have within, as Dr. John Demartini shows you the way to powerfully transform your life with tools and principles you can use to create your most inspiring and fulfilling life. This book will be a discovery of your authentic self and your path to your life mastery.

Dr. John hits hard as usual by describing how pursuing your “passion” can actually be a bad idea, and how we also can forget about motivation when trying to live our best lives. “Anything that requires motivation, I outsource,” says Dr. John. Instead, we must honor my favorite maxim from Dr. John: “Ask yourself, What do you spontaneously do every day that brings you joy and requires no motivation?? This is what you value most highly and you must pursue in order to live as your authentic self.”

Dr. John Demartini is a world-leading human behavior specialist, researcher, best-selling author, educator, and founder of the Demartini Method—a revolutionary tool in modern psychology. He has authored 40 books that have been translated into 39 different languages and presented his insights alongside some of the world’s most influential people, including Sir Richard Branson and Deepak Chopra. Dr. Demartini’s cutting-edge methods are the culmination of almost five decades of research across disciplines including physics, philosophy, theology, metaphysics, psychology, astronomy, mathematics, neurology, and physiology. He has synthesized these teachings and incorporated them into his work on human values.


My favorite Demartini-isms:

  • “You create internal conflict with your authentic self when you traffic in thoughts and phrases like, ‘I need to, I should, I have to.’ These things require motivation, which is now turning out to be a flimsy and unreliable resource.” 
  • “Fill your days with high-priority actions or they’ll become filled with low-priority distractions.”
  • “If you don’t empower your life, other people will overpower you!”
  • “If you aren’t living according to your highest values, you succumb to distraction and instant gratification (modern world!).”



John speaks on mastery of the mind, the seven areas of life. He has ambition to contribute in some way globally. [01:45]

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from.  Are you going to apply the things that allow you to move forward and achieve? [04:51]

What would he suggest when people are stuck between what they know and desire and their actual way of accomplishing something? [07:26]

At age 27 John went from being in debt to a person of considerable wealth. {11:28]

What you have passion about can be suffering. [13:32]

Find the thing that you are inspired to do and love doing and bring it to the world. That’s how you get fulfillment. [18:10]

A successful business is customer-centric as well as employee-centric. [25:01]

The seven secret treasures all boil around human values. [33:08]

If you fill your day with very high priority things, it’s easy to say “no.” [37:12]

When you have a goal, you need to prepare. [43:09]

Weave your personal hobby that nourishes you with the meaningful things you do for others. [54:29]

Find a way to get paid for what you love to do. [56:10]




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