April 12, 2020

Episode 12: David Bernstein - Founder of Life Force Project

Episode 12: David Bernstein - Founder of Life Force Project

NEW EPISODE INTRO FORMAT WITH MUSIC! Please let me know what you think of the new intro format and music choice. Today’s guest, David Bernstein, is someone who definitely took a huge step back (albeit with the help of a substantial global event) and...


NEW EPISODE INTRO FORMAT WITH MUSIC! Please let me know what you think of the new intro format and music choice.

Today’s guest, David Bernstein, is someone who definitely took a huge step back (albeit with the help of a substantial global event) and shifted into a much more fulfilling career. After graduating college, David initially found his way into a sales role at a food distribution company which is where he first recognized his knack for connecting with people at a professional level. Then, like many others around the year 2004, he became intrigued by real estate which at the time was on fire. Through networking like crazy, David landed a job at a real estate investment firm and thrived there until the hammer came down in 2008 with the Great Recession. As David mentions, it was the hammer he needed to get out of a marriage that wasn’t working and an overall way of life that wasn’t healthy. So, fast forward a bit, David moves to Panama, and begins to become connected to the earth’s life force and energy which helps provides the spark for what is now Life Force Project – a company founded by David that combines captivating global destinations with a team of the world's most beloved and innovative holistic experts, spiritual leaders, eco-adventure specialists, yoga teachers, cultural guides, and business game-changers to transform your experience of wellness, travel and life. In one of the deeper interviews I’ve had so far, we discuss the Coronavirus pandemic and thoughts on how to best cope and thrive in this new environment, his path through sales and real estate investing, the impact of the Great Recession on his life, and of course Life Force Project.

Timestamps

00:03:54 How David is dealing with the current global situation

00:12:57 Advice for people in big cities on how to best cope in the current situation

00:19:15 Applying the Taoist perspective

00:29:53 Was he always someone who practiced mindfulness and meditation?

00:32:00 When did his passion for connecting with people start?

00:35:45 What drew him to sales and real estate after college

00:40:00 Value of college for him

00:43:00 First job after college

00:46:16 Moving to real estate investing

00:50:22 The impact of the Great Recession on his life

00:56:52 How to break through the tunnel vision without a painful or traumatic event

01:01:58 Moving to Panama

01:13:29 Value of authenticity in your actions

01:14:10 Inspiration to start Life Force Project

01:18:14 Life Force Project

01:27:25 Transformational quality of travel

01:35:55 What would he say to his 20-something year old self

01:37:26 What's been his driving force

01:39:00 Some good first steps for someone to take to begin practicing mindfulness