CBLYN 047: Live Your Dreams By Shifting To Your Brilliance With Simon T. Bailey

You too can Live Your Dreams By Shifting To Your Brilliance through asking the three specific questions shared within this episode.

I have heard the first one before: What would you do if you knew you could not fail? This question I like and have asked others in my coaching sessions.

Second Half Dream Life


In this episode, my guest Simon T Bailey shares how he left a very lucrative and successful career to follow his passion. He did so while on a business trip to Paris asking himself three important questions. Those questions are shared within this episode. 


Thanks to all who have left a review of the Choose Your Best Life Now in iTunes. As mentioned in a previous blog, I will be transitioning to Second Half Dream Life, which will keep the focus of this site – your best life or dream life. I wrote a post explaining this process, which I encourage you to read.

Tip Of The Week 

The tip of the week has to do with taking action. Here’s the tip: “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ― Winston Churchill

Brief Bio on Simon T. Bailey:

Simon’s life began in the humble surroundings of Buffalo New York. He began working at a young age. His family instilled in him an unparalleled work ethic. He discovered he had a gift for speaking in high school and put his platinum tongue to work in the hospitality Live Your Dreamsindustry while attending college. He climbed from a position at a Days Inns Hotel in Downtown Atlanta to eventually becoming a sales director for the world renowned Disney Institute.

He is a leadership expert and catalyst for emerging leaders He helps individuals, organizations, and businesses shift their thinking using a proactive approach, resulting in improved performance and accelerated results.

He is a bestselling author of 7 books. His breakout masterpiece, Release Your Brilliance, published by HarperCollins, was ranked number 17 of the Top 100 books being read by Corporate America, according to 800CEORead.com. His highly anticipated new book, Shift Your Brilliance – Harness the Power of You, Inc., invites readers to shift their thinking, creating a disruption from the norm that ignites creativity, drives productivity and increases accountability.

Simon T. Bailey’s purpose is to inspire 10% of the world’s population to brilliant action by providing actionable takeaways that produce sustainable results

His journey to his Brilliance began while  sitting at his desk at Disney. He received a phone call from a journalist who asked him where did he see himself in 10-15 years. He said that he saw himself as the president and CEO of the Walt Disney World Resort and eventually the Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company. 

All that changed while on a business trip to Paris. You could say he had an aha moment after asking himself three very important questions:

The 3 Questions that Simon asked himself:

1. What would I do if I knew I could not fail?

2. What would I do even if no one paid me?

3. What makes me come alive?

3 Steps To Remove Doubts:

1. Get Quiet

2. Journal Your Thoughts

3. Celebrate Where You Are Going

Books mentioned:  

Shift Your Brilliance by Simon T. Bailey

Release your Brilliance by Simon T. Bailey

Where can Simon be found online:

Website: http://www.simontbailey.com 


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“When not inspiring organizations and individuals to brilliant action, I relax in my small town of Windermere, FL working on my tan. Okay, that was a really bad joke.” ~ Simon T. Bailey

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About Kingsley Grant

I am a published author, motivational speaker, father of two, husband of one, licensed psychotherapist, certified midlife transitional coach, follower of Christ and President of Helping Families Improve, Inc.

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