Episode 043: Philip McKernan – Living A Meaningful Life: Being Transparent & Authentic

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Episode 043: Philip McKernan – Living A Meaningful Life: Being Transparent & Authentic

Philip McKernan is one of the most interesting human beings I’ve ever met.  Philip had no fear in challenging my beliefs and even some of the ways I asked him questions during this conversation.  I absolutely loved it.  After we stopped recording, Philip gave me an impromptu coaching session (for 45 minutes) to help me prepare for a speech I have coming up.  He said, “Think about what that audience needs to hear… And tell them that.”  It was incredible.  I am so grateful to now call Philip a friend.

Philip speaks around the world about the importance of overcoming personal obstacles, gaining clarity, and cultivating the confidence to believe in yourself. He has shared stages with some well-known speakers…Stephen Covey, Richard Branson, the Dalai Lama to name a few, and the feedback is generally overwhelmingly positive.  Through live personal leadership experiences, he has worked with all sorts of people from housewives to Olympic athletes, TV personalities and entrepreneurs, people who’ve gone bankrupt to billionaires and everything in between, and he’s uncovered that people’s dysfunctional relationship to money and their inability to get in touch with their own deep intuition inhibits their ability to gain the authentic clarity they need to live an authentic, and meaningful life.

Episode 043: Philip McKernan – Living A Meaningful Life With Transparency & Vulnerability

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“In the absence of clarity, take action.”

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What is your definition of success?
  • How did you reinvent yourself?
  • How do you help people become aware of the cost of not doing meaningful work?
  • How do you help people know what they want versus knowing what they think they want?
  • What’s your process for public speaking? How do you prepare?
  • How can people get outside of their comfort zone?
  • What are your thoughts on people who are “busy?”

“Busy people are running from something. Complicating their lives and justifying why they are doing it” – Philip McKernan

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • His work with clients focuses on: education, knowledge, wisdom, awareness
  • How The pain of doing what he was doing became insurmountable
  • Knowing what you want vs. what you think you want.  You need to focus on the why. Head and Heart
  • Transparency and vulnerability are the keys to success
  • A great process for public speaking – NEVER go on auto-pilot
  • A learning leader is constantly evolving
  • The elements that define a quality life

We put on a mask to get others to like us.  We must be vulnerable. Transparency is the key to success.” – Philip McKernan

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This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Philip McKernan is a leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From PhilipMcKernan.com   

Philip speaks around the world about the importance of overcoming personal obstacles, gaining clarity, and cultivating the confidence to believe in yourself. He has shared stages with some well-known speakers…Steven Covey, Richard Branson, the Dalai Lama to name a few, and the feedback is generally overwhelmingly positive.  Through live personal leadership experiences, he has worked with all sorts of people from housewives to Olympic athletes, TV personalities and entrepreneurs, people who’ve gone bankrupt to billionaires and everything in between, and he’s uncovered that people’s dysfunctional relationship to money and their inability to get in touch with their own deep intuition inhibits their ability to gain the authentic clarity they need to live an authentic, and meaningful life.

Philip’s greatest skill is listening – although many would say it’s talking – his ability to pinpoint your deepest want or need is precisely what makes him so sought after. He cares deeply for people, and believes each of us has so much more within us, than we allow ourselves to see and therefore shine.

Philip loves the simple things in life, his wife, 2 kids, extended family, friends and spending time with himself! He loves to travel, having visited well over 70 countries around the globe for work and pleasure. He’s a keen golfer, likes to hike and loves to get out in nature, especially in his home country, Ireland. He moved to Canada in 2007 and currently resides in Vancouver.

With a knack of getting into all sorts of scenarios – he’s caddied in golf for the President of Ireland, been chased and nearly killed by a bull elephant in Nigeria, made wine in Australia, has worked with orphans in Sri Lanka and Guatemala, written 4 books despite being dyslexic – this list is endless….his wife would say “life is never dull with Philip around”.

Philip believes the path to a happy and fulfilling life is found through the meaning we derive in life through the WORK we do, our relationship to OTHERS and the most important relationship of all, the one with one’s SELF.

Philip’s soul focus is helping people create a life that means something and make money doing it.

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