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“I learned many great lessons from my father–not the least of which is that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” - Jim Carrey
It’s downright scary to take a deep look at what needs to change in your life, as Dennis Morolda and host Ian Lobas know only too well.
A former public school teacher, coach and principal, Dennis works with individuals, schools and organizations all over the country providing professional development, assembly programming, motivational speaking and life coaching. Dennis is also the host of the Building Men Podcast, a motivational destination for real talk about purpose, mindset, relationships, connections and the foundational building blocks to success.
In this episode, Dennis speaks candidly about how finding his purpose, after 20 years in the field of education, has transformed his life.
While he was an assistant principal and later a principal, Dennis noticed there was a high number of adolescent boys with disciplinary and truancy problems, as well as failing grades. He started a social group called “Building Men '' for boys in the 6th to 9th grades. They discussed accountability, respect, responsibility, discipline, relationships, perseverance and masculinity.
In his commencement speech at Maharishi University, actor Jim Carrey told graduates, “So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality.”
Dennis and Ian discuss how to overcome societal, familial and financial pressures to make changes in your life, with the right systems, procedures and guidance in place.
In this episode you will learn about
15:20 - How to reframe your mindset when you feel stuck
15:49 - Why school systems are flawed
25:53 - The five basic needs that kids and adults have
32:07 - The importance of walking the talk
38:40 - The choice you have at every moment
45:02 - What happens when you understand your mission
47:14 - The the 3 main pieces of advice people in their nineties gave
48:30 - What to consider if you hate your life
51:54 - What really does the word “legacy” mean?
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