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The Different Levels Of Hope - Paul D. Lowe and Kristin Johnson, Dr Keith Amoss & Paul Clark

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On this episode of the World Game-Changers podcast, Paul is joined by Kristin Johnson, Dr Keith Amoss, and Paul Clark to talk about the enigmatic topic of hope.


  • If you’ve got hope then you don’t have fear, and if you lose hope then fear immediately comes in and fills that void. I’m a career coach so I work with a lot of people who have just lost their jobs. They may well be very good at their profession, but when they arrive on my doorstep they are hopeless. One of the big problems with that is they associate hopelessness with uselessness. It’s really important to re-instill the idea that it’s not all finished, you’re just in a bad spot. Let’s be hopeful, because many other people have managed in the past, there’s no reason why you can’t.
  • Hope has always got that outcome that, potentially, you’re wishing for the best, but it just might not happen. Depending on the degree of your faith – and there is a difference – faith would say (if it’s strong enough) everything will be OK.
  • Hope is powerful. Victor Frankel, a psychologist in the Auschwitz concentration camp wrote Man’s Search For Meaning, and what he did was observed the prisoners, those that gave up perished and those that had something to live for and a hope that they would be released back into the outside world and do what it was that they wanted to really do again. That kept them alive. It’s incredibly powerful, not wishy-washy at all.
  • I train a girl with severe mental health issues and she loves coming to the gym and I can see it in her; she hopes to do an event next year, she hopes to raise money for charity, she’s hoping she can do these things to push past her mental health barrier.

‘When you say “hope” you assume it’s a down and out feeling – where you need to find hope – but, if you hone in on hope it’s a good thing’.

‘It does take some action, hope is not just sitting there and waiting’.

‘On British TV shows hope isn’t the main factor in the characters’ journeys, they’re the underdog and remain the underdog and we laugh at that. On US TV shows 9/10 the underdog wins, they thrive off hope. This doesn’t happen for British people’.

‘I was going to say the only expert on hop is Bob, but that would be showing my age!’


Kristin Johnson is a prize-winning/ prize-finalist writer, blogger, ghost-writing/ creative writing consultant, screenwriter, and editor. A graduate of the former Master of Professional Writing Program from the University of Southern California, she has published/ collaborated on seven books.

Her current book AIN’T “U” GOT NO MANNERS has been called ‘the Bible for social media’.

She is a member of the Desert Screenwriters Guild, Society of Children’s Books and Illustrators, and Palm Springs Women in Film and Television.

Dr Keith Amoss: After some years working for the UK Government in London’s Whitehall I moved overseas and into the world of international organisations. I spent some 25 years doing the full range of Human Resources activities and held positions as Head of HRM and Head of Talent Management. I have loved living and working in five different countries in multinational and multi-cultural environments. In my spare time I have enjoyed lecturing for the UK Open University. My passion is helping others to develop and seeing them achieve their true potential. Let me do the same for you.

Paul Clark is a passionate personal trainer who champions the philosophy that genuine success is rooted in the pursuit of small triumphs and cherished family bonds; inspiring clients to embrace incremental achievements, fostering growth and fulfillment. By prioritizing meaningful connections and personal growth over monetary gains, Paul offers a unique approach to fitness that resonates deeply, and is an advocate for forming good habits from the get-go. Coming from nothing - from a small North Lanarkshire town in Scotland - makes Paul embrace the ‘nothing to lose attitude’. His life has progressed - from diagnosed depression, heartbreak and divorce - to a family man on a transformative journey towards a truly enriched and balanced life.

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Paul has made a remarkable transformation from existing for many years in dark, desperate despair; to now living a really healthy, happy and fulfilling life.
From an early age, he was in the vice-like clutches of the demon drink and constantly embroiled within a dark cocktail of toxic beliefs, self-hate and destructive violence.
Along with his empathetic and dedicated team of world-class coaches and mentors, Paul’s purpose is deeply transformational:

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He is extremely passionate about helping others to find their purpose, have a voice and ultimately, make a real difference. This has been built on a long and distinguished history of heart-centred coaching and mentoring.  He has also been responsible for raising significant amounts of funds for many charities and good causes around the world; positively impacting and inspiring thousands of children – mainly from challenging backgrounds – within the UK & worldwide.

Through this World Game-Changers podcast and books, he has been involved in – including being a best-selling co-author – Paul also helps others to get their own inspirational messages and stories out into the world; as well as offering support to many charitable organisations, in their development & fund-raising.

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