In this episode, you’ll hear the story of a man who left positions with high influence and pay to start a retreat center for transformation in Peru.
Daniel Gutierrez was a former advisor to the White House and the author of the book Radical Mindfulness.
When he published his book, he transformed his own life by listening to his own lessons. He is still on an amazing journey today by hosting guests at his center named Catalina to honor his mother.
Daniel is a good friend and fellow member of a wonderful organization, the Evolutionary Business Council. We talk about mindfulness, managing transitions, plant medicine, and much more in this fun interview.
The interview yields eight “fun nuggets” about transformation:
#1: Writing a book can create transformation in your life. (In Daniel’s case, he goes so far as to say that writing a book saved his life). Listen to him discuss how your stories can get in the way of transformation:
#2: You may need to read and re-read your own book to incorporate the lessons for yourself.
#3: You are not your “bio”.
#4: Ask permission. Daniel tells the story of his “dispacho” ceremony to connect to nature, honor Her, and ask for permission to use the land for his Retreat Center.
#5: Plant medicines remove the veil between ourselves and a greater consciousness. Listen to Daniel discuss lessons from plant medicine here:
#7: There is a difference between an experience and a healing. We discuss Michael Pollan’s book, How to Change Your Mind.
#8: There is a journey before the journey and even a journey after the journey
About Daniel Gutierrez
Once a high-powered executive and in-demand consultant who graced the covers of Latin Business, Cypen, and Color Magazines, Daniel Gutierrez realized that there was more to success than a 7-figure earning potential. As President of PRIMER, a prestigious national leadership organization and an advisor to the Department of White House Personnel for the Obama Administration, Daniel was a highly regarded and deeply revered leader. Though Daniel was listed as one of the “Top 100 Hispanics in America” along with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, actor Edward James Olmos, and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, something was still missing.
To find fulfillment, Daniel decided to dedicate the next chapter of his life to becoming a Master of Mindfulness. During the past 10 years, he has led quests to the heights of the Machu Picchu, the depths of the Amazon, and the top of the Himalayas. After the boardroom, now Daniel has been guiding entrepreneurs and corporate executives in deep-dive mindfulness immersions. Though mindfulness is a lifelong practice, Daniel has become known for giving life-altering strategies in as little as 60 seconds. When facing extreme pressure, executives go from high-strung to highly productive. Daniel has even turned Wall Street cubicles from a place of stress to pads of serenity.
A beloved mentor and sought-after motivational speaker, Daniel was featured in the documentary Luminous World Views as one of eighteen world-renowned transformational thought-leaders.
In November 2018 Daniel appeared as a special guest for renowned teacher, Michel Pascal on one of the biggest stages in the world, Carnegie Hall in New York City. He addressed a sold-out crowd with musical support from Earth Wind and Fire, Madonna, and Michael Jackson’s best musicians. He is a bestselling author, who just released his fifth book, International Best Selling Radical Mindfulness.
What’s fun for Daniel Gutierrez:
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