Believing Bigger and Thriving Through Disruption with Marshawn Evans Daniels

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On today’s show, I have with me Marshawn Evans Daniels. She’s a former Miss America finalist, a Georgetown graduated attorney, high-powered entrepreneur, TV commentator, and was also a contestant on “The Apprentice”.

Marshawn is the author of the book, “Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose”. 

Simply speaking, she does a lot of amazing, amazing, things.

“If you allow yourself to settle for less, nobody is obligated to stop you.” – Marshawn Evans Daniels

One of the themes that she writes about in her book and we discuss in this show is disruption.

If you REALLY want your life to change, what you’re asking for is disruption … and disruption is very often not a pretty or a comfortable thing. It tears down your current vision of your future and replaces it with something you cannot even imagine.

For Marshawn, the unasked for disruption that blew her own internal story to smithereens came in the form of discovering her fiance had been unfaithful to her 6 days before her wedding and directly AFTER she had dismantled a multi-million dollar talent management company she had built from the ground up.

That disruption put Marshawn on the path of inspiring and empowering millions of people and finding THE person she was destined to spend the rest of her life with.

We talk about how she persevered and much, much more in our wide-ranging conversation on life.

To listen to my conversation with Marshawn Evans Daniels on this episode of “The Process” with Brad Wilson click any of the logos below.

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Show notes:

01:05 – Can you share that story about your first foray into babysitting?
03:08 – Why do you think she made the choice in the first place?
05:36 – Why do we feel guilty for asking for what we want?
08:08 – How do we build awareness to recognizing when little me is talking?
13:13 – Believing bigger.
14:16 – Stretching beyond our comfort zones to step into a greater place.
18:04 – Climbing the ladder and finding a sense of identity in what we do.
22:04 – Talents verses gifts.
22:45 – Why did you think that you weren’t going to find success in your personal life despite having accomplished all those great things in your professional life?
27:31 – What was the first step to building everything that you’ve built so far?
30:22 – Embracing disruption.
36:06 – The impact of gratitude on the rebuilding and growth process.
39:01 – Can you direct people to specific journals that are set up specifically to do things in the way that you like having them done?   
45:54 – Learning and understanding the different tasks in your business before hiring people to do them.
49:41 – What’s an assumption that you think people make about their lives that you think they should spend more time thinking about?
51:56 – What’s a piece of conventional wisdom that you often hear given that you disagree with?
54:21 – What’s something related to performance that you see people waste a lot of time on that doesn’t give them much in the way of results?
59:39 – What does your typical morning routine look like?
1:02:43 – Are you a rabid fan of any logs or resources, and if so, which ones?
1:03:44 – Do you have any books that you re-read and if so which ones?
1:06:08 – What’s a project you’re working on right now that is near and dear to your heart?
1:08:55 – Have you ever strongly believed something in life, only to reverse course later on, and if so, what led to that change of belief?
1:09:49 – If you could share one truth with the world, what would that truth be?
1:11:14 – Where can my audience find you on the worldwide webs?


Additional Resources

Marshawn Online

Books Mentioned

Believe Bigger   


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