The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz

Ep. 12: Executive Coach, Former Monk, and Heart-Centered Writer, Don Johnson

September 06, 2022 Eric Teplitz Episode 12
The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz
Ep. 12: Executive Coach, Former Monk, and Heart-Centered Writer, Don Johnson
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Don Johnson graduated from college and lived as a monk in an ashram for ten years before a thirty-year career in the performance improvement industry as a leadership consultant and vice president of sales. He is a top writer on Medium.com, and has recently written a book with the working title "Be More Conscious: A Guide for Living, Learning, and Loving." He lives with his wife in a seacoast village in northeast Scotland.

Don Johnson Links:
Website: http://www.bemoreconscious.com/
Don's writings on Medium: https://donjohnsonwrites.medium.com/

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a free coaching consultation: http://ericteplitz.com/work-with-me/
Access a free preview of Eric's online course "Opening to Greater Possibilities": https://ericteplitz.thinkific.com/

The Person You Want to Be intro
Introducing Don Johnson
Verbal aikido
Childhood context ("That's NOT what I want to be")
"My mother was an artist"
"My intent in writing was to be honest"
Four core values
On college
"The people that seem to really love what they do, you remember"
The beginning of a spiritual journey
"I want to know more about this boy guru"
"When I was in it, I didn't think it was a cult"
"To live monastically for ten years, there's a lot you give up"
The abrupt stop
Back in the real world
First wife
Goals for parenthood
"Growing into the person that I wanted to be"