Dr. Carl Barnes: How can you turn pain into purpose?
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Our next guest is Dr. Carl Barnes. His mission is to educate, motivate and inspire individuals who have experienced rejection, denial and defeat, and who feel hopeless. He’s an expert on this because has spent the last 35 years serving his country in the United States Navy, including many years as a Chaplain. Dr. Barnes has experienced firsthand countless setbacks and challenges and know what it means. Based on his decades of ‘in the trenches’ experience, he has created lessons which will provide tools to help you overcome, and navigate the stormy seas in your life. He helps through his book titled: Resilient Sailing: 10 Lessons to Persevere in Life’s Stormy Seas, as well as his workshops, coaching and on-line courses. Learning from Dr. Barnes will help you be better equipped to face your rejections, as well as help you cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
In episode number 261 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out about Dr. Barnes’ childhood with a fearful teenage mother, why he chose Southern Illinois University – Carbondale for his undergraduate experience, how he got over disappointments, rejection, and defeat over the years and successfully climbed the ranks in the military, why developing the skill of listening is so important, why you should never give up on your dreams, why being a lifelong learner is so important, how to turn pain into purpose, the right way to ask for help if you’re struggling right now, and what he does for self-care.