In this episode of Art of Authenticity, I had a thoughtful conversation with Joseph Wilner, licensed therapist, life coach, and drummer for the band, Yes You Are. 

Today we have Joseph Wilner joining us. Joseph is a licensed therapist and a life coach who also happens to be a drummer. When he turned 30 years old, Joe decided to honor a life-long passion of mine and commit to becoming a professional drummer. Although this may seem like an unorthodox career transition, he has decided that despite all the time and effort he put into going to school and following the path and making money and setting up a private practice, he needed to listen to that deep intuition and calling he felt within him to honor his dream of being a drummer, so he join the band, Yes You Are.

Joe shares amazing advice for those of you who are trying to get yourself to a new place, figure out what your dreams are, follow up on those dreams, and do what it is that you feel is deep in your heart and meaningful to you. If you just want to hear an awesome story of somebody who took the leap, I know you are going to enjoy today’s show.

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Show Notes

  • Understand what it means to follow your calling and why Joseph connects it to his life mission. [3:43]

  • Find out why Joseph believes that if we don’t follow our calling, we are almost destroying ourselves and our truth. [7:00]

  • Learn how to separate out the “smart choice” from the choice that actually has a passion behind it. [10:14]

  • Understand what to do when you don’t even know where to start to follow your dreams. [14:07]

  • Recognize that there is not just one path to follow in life, and that we simply have to make a choice. [16:22]

  • Find out what it means to acknowledge your dreams, to explore dreaming for your life again. [18:16]

  • Why kids have a lot more grit than adults do, not taking no for an answer when they want something bad enough. [20:59]

  • Understand why sometimes shame is a more powerful limiting feeling than fear itself. [24:11]

  • Discover the value of having a coach that can walk you through the process of realizing your dreams. [29:10]

  • Joseph shares his essential exercises that help you to uncover your purpose and calling. [31:07]

More About Joe

Joseph Wilner —

eCourse, Becoming Unstoppable — OR

Joe’s Band, Yes You Are

Yes You Are on Facebook —