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Published:January 17th, 2011 12:08 EST
Betty Dravis

Chase Sharing, Bryant McGill, Author/Speaker/Life Coach/Ambassador of Goodwill is Revered by Millions by Betty Dravis

By Chase Von (Editor/Mentor)

Betty Dravis: Welcome to Dames of Dialogue, Bryant. I`m honored that you found time in your busy schedule to be with us and share your life journey. I met you indirectly through my Dream Reachers co-author Chase Von, but we have many friends in common.

 

As I understand it, your main mission in life is to create peace and harmony, not only throughout the world, but in individual lives. Since you reach and touch the lives of tens-of-millions of people, you have achieved beyond anyone`s wildest dreams. Where were you born, and what were you like as a child? I`d also like to know how and when you got started on your current path. Were you always a soulful person with a mission?

 

Bryant McGill: First, let me thank you, Betty, for the opportunity to participate in this interview. I have always been fond of your Dream Reachers books, mainly because they reveal to others the power every person has to live amazing and purposeful lives; purposeful in the deepest sense. I am also thankful to Chase Von through whom we met.

 

You asked where I was born and what I was like as a child. I was born in the deep south, in Mobile, Alabama, which is also known as the Azalea City. I was raised on a little dirt road in the country, in a town called Semmes. I spent much of my childhood outdoors. We had animals and horses and acres of open fields. I would hike deep into the woods, drink from running streams and sit in pear trees, eating pears, cut with a child`s pocketknife.

 

I was a sensitive, creative and funny child, who liked to make people laugh. But there was also a part of me which was defiant, willful and curious. I was born asking the question we are disingenuously encouraged to ask and always punished for when we do " That question is, Why? That question, more than anything, will get you into trouble if you are a child, or an adult. And so it was that I was a trouble-maker, and a natural system buster. I think secretly, many people hope someone will ask the questions they themselves are afraid to ask, even though they will likely punish the person asking.

 

I guess that is my optimistic way of looking at Tall Poppy Syndrome.  Deep down I wanted to know why and if the answer did not agree with my own instincts, there was a hardened steel of defiance in me; a rock that the hammer of so-called authority broke upon, when trying to forge me into its likeness. I realized many years later, that my methods of exerting and protecting my independence and originality had been deeply flawed, immature and ungraceful, in a brute-force way. You see, my understanding of power and strength, were modeled after the society in which I was raised; a spiritually sick society. To me, strength was a show of force; strength was hardness; strength was toughness. This is what most people learn about strength from observing the alleged seats of power, in the form of police, government, military... and from school, TV and society in general.

For the rest of this interview, do visit the below link:

 

http://damesofdialogue.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/bryant-mcgill-authorspeakerlife-coachambassador-of-goodwill-is-revered-by-millions-by-betty-dravis/