EP8: G. Brian Benson: How To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Into A New Life
Today’s guest is G. Brian Benson who is an award-winning, Amazon best selling author, Life Coach, radio personality, actor, TEDx speaker who knows the value of trusting your intuition and wants to share his own personal journey of growth with you. His latest book is called Habits for Success: Inspired Ideas to Help You Soar.
He is a humble guy who decided one day to change his life and decided to step way outside of his comfort zone, the place that I call The Waiting Room. He stepped into a world that was completely unknown and pursued acting, singing, playing the guitar and so much more. He began to listen to his inner knowing (his intuition) and began to say yes to his destiny. We talk a lot about how that is not always easy and what he does to cultivate trust and walk through the fear.
If you are someone that has been feeling stuck in the same place for a long time and really want to change your life, this is THE episode for YOU!
I admire his eagerness to go out there and teach himself and give himself the skills that he needs to make his dreams come true. He is truly inspirational. He told me in our conversation that one of his proudest moments was that he just continued to show up and say yes and continued to trust his intuition.
I hope that what you take from this conversation is more than enough for you to say your first yes (or next yes) to step out of the waiting room. I’d love to hear what you think of this conversation and if it inspires any action in your own life. Be sure to comment below or connect with me on Instagram to tell me all about it.
More About G. Brian Benson
Brian is an award-winning and Amazon #1 best-selling author, life coach, radio personality, actor, filmmaker and TEDx speaker, knows the value of trusting intuition and wants to share his own personal journey of self-growth, discovery and accomplishment to help others reconnect with their own personal truths to live an authentic and fulfilling life.
As a 4x Ironman triathlete and cross-country bicyclist, Brian knows the value of hard work and never giving up on his dreams, a message he shares with audiences through each of his creative expressions.
Brian’s brand-new book “Habits for Success – Inspired Ideas to Help You Soar” with Mango Publishing is now available on Amazon.
Listen to Episode 8 Below:
In This Episode, We Talk About
Living his life in his family business and knowing it’s not his destiny and not what was meant for him and he left!
His process of leaving his family business and changing his reality, feeling stuck and how he moved on from it
The in-between period of when he made the decision to leave and when he was actually able to leave the business
The process of how he wrote and self-published his first book
How he began to push himself out of his comfort zone - public speaking and how one new thing would lead to the next
Brian’s goals for his work and the trap of expectations
How we don’t always get the lessons that we need until we can really be slowed down, in a variety of ways
How social media asks us to compare the best of others to the worst of ourselves
What Christina notices about Brian’s work - thoughtful and intentional
Feeling scared and doing something anyway - if it’s scary and exciting he knows he is on the right track
How Brian stays open to the possibility in the face of fear and doubt
How joy presents itself in Brian’s life and how he defines it
The scariest thing Brian has ever done
How he completed over 50 triathlons including 4 iron man races, after a devasting knee injury and surgery
His experience with TEDx
Brian’s biggest dream and what brings him the most joy
How Christina and Brian met online
What Brian believes was the hardest moment of his life
How he wishes to be remembered
And so much more!
Things We Mention In This Episode
Book: Habits for Success – Inspired Ideas to Help You Soar by G.Brian Benson
Short Film: The Guitar Man
Short Film: Searching for Happiness
Book: Brian’s List by G. Brian Benson
Book: Finding Your Voice by G. Brian Benson
Article: How to Help Someone in Crisis
Workshop: Join Christina at The Omega Institute for Life Reentry After Loss
Book: Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen
Book: Where Did You Go? by Christina Rasmussen
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NOTE: Please note, this episode contains mention and talk of suicide. Please take good care of yourself if this topic is triggering or leaves you feeling extra tender. If you’re struggling with mental health issues, support is available 24/7 through the Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255, and more resources are listed below.