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Winning Your Inner Civil War (Part 1) – Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson and the Hero’s Journey to Build Heroic
Do you have a sense that something is rumbling in your soul, trying to get out?

Do you feel confused about who you are professionally?

And are you waiting until you feel ready, or are you building the world you want to live in?

Philosopher and CEO, Brian Johnson is back. This time he’s set his sights on an ambitious goal to create a company that will change the world. The Heroic Public Benefit Corporation is a platform that will provide the tools for optimal living as well as an online community that will become the answer to The Social Dilemma.

At the time of this recording, Brian’s raising $11 million to get the ball rolling, and Heroic stands to be the first company in history to raise $5 million through crowdfunding. There’s so much more to his grand vision, and you can learn more by visiting

Now if you’re like most of us, you may have a sense that there’s something calling you to the next level of your life. Perhaps you’re not clear about the role you’re supposed to play or maybe you just don’t want to rock the boat.

Brian is no different. And so as Heroic finds it’s footing in the world, he’s agreed to pull back the curtain and let us in on his personal process. Throughout this series of interviews, we’ll ride along with Brian through his hero’s journey — and find our own gold along the way.

In this interview:

* Heeding the call to go big
* Dealing with ambivalence
* “Am I a philosopher or a CEO?”
* “What one can be, one must be.” Maslow
* Walt Whitman, “Simmering, simmering, simmering…to a boil”
* “What kind of world do I want to live in and what am I going to do about it?”
* Building the answer to The Social Dilemma


* Confronting self-doubt
* Meditation to increase personal power
* Phil Stutz and leaning into the things that scare you
* Does pain or discomfort mean something is wrong?
* Wanting to find the hack, cheat code, or short cut
* How do we know if we’re on the “wrong” path?


* Trusting yourself instead of doing what makes others feel comfortable
* The key to becoming anti-fragile
* Hustling and success that makes us “weak”
* Burning ourselves up and out in order to impress others
* Is ambition a dirty word?
* Living and working in service of something bigger than yourself
* No more waiting to lead

Click here to learn more about Brian Johnson's project Heroic.

About Brian Johnson
After selling my first business (eteamz) over 15 years ago (at 26), I had enough money to take a little time off to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up. I became a lover of wisdom—a philosopher. My quest? I was obsessed about understanding what makes great people great. What is it about that .0001% of people in the world who truly optimize their lives, actualize their potential and give their greatest gifts in greatest service to the world? (And… enjoy the process!)

I read a ton and traveled a bit, studying Socrates in Athens, Aurelius in the Danube of Hungary, Jesus in Jerusalem, and Rumi in Konya, Turkey. I started sharing what I was learning via a daily newsletter that quickly went from a couple hundred friends to thousands of people.


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