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333 Don’t Wait To Be Great Proclaims Raven Blair Glover

June 25, 2018

Raven Blair Glover is an interview expert, a three times award winning talk show host extraordinaire also known as the  Talk Show Maven. Jack Canfield referred to Raven as "One Of The Best Interviewers On The Planet". She has interviewed such stars as Lou Gossett Jr, Brian Tracy, Montel Williams, Ali Brown, Sherri Shepherd, Brendan Bouchard and Lisa Nichols. Raven is a former CNN radio personality and is known by many as the queen of Internet radio. Raven is recipient of the Barack Obama 2016 Presidential Achievement Award. She is also the inventor of HatWraps; the first ever patented hat accessory that turns one hat into several looks.

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Most Influential Person

  • Alex Mandossian

Effect on Emotions

  • Well, mindfulness has helped me be a calmer person.
  • It's helped me to be more clear of where I'm going; more laser focused. It's helped me to understand sometimes I got to go on lockdown to get things done.
  • This is what I teach my clients, lockdown is where you cut off your phones and your texts. You contact the people that you need to get in contact with; family members and stuff and say, Hey, for the next 24 hours, 48 hours, weekend or week, I'm on I'm on lockdown because I'm going to finish this book, I'm going to finish the project, and it helps me to be on purpose with a definite purpose.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Meditation helps me to breathe; to have my breathing in balance. Okay. Where I'm not that anxious. I'm trying to rush because when I get anxious, my blood pressure shoots up.
  • So I've had to learn to be calm and take deep breaths, inhale and exhale and push out the negative and suck in the positive.
  • When you let go, kind of like a balloon, let go of it and feel yourself being free to be you.
  • So having a pattern of breathing calmly and breathing rhythmically, you know, has helped me stay clear, be more positive, be more focused and like I said, being more on purpose with a definite of purpose.

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Bullying Story

  • You know what? I can't say I ever was bullied. I can say that I was probably someone that was looked at as a bully, not to the extent of a bully as [people see it] today because it is really bad today, but this was years ago.
  • When I think back to grade school, I was in fights. And guess what, bringing it back to mindfulness, it was because my parents were very strict on me. We used to get whippings and and it was the fact that I was just living out anger because of what I was going through.
  • I believe people are a product of their product. Many people that have been abused, become abusers, right? Many people who were on drugs, are on drugs now. Their intentions were never to be on drugs, but they were brought up around that.
  • And so a lot of times people take their anger, they're really angry at themselves or what they're going through and they take it out on those that are weaker. So that's why I'm so glad now I get a chance to serve and I've become such a better person and, and all that.
  • And when I thought about your show and I know you're about bullying, I would have to say that I probably would have been considered someone that bullied those that seemed to appear to be more timid and stuff because of the anger.
  • So with that said, one of the things that I had to do to change my life was read and listen to audios and videos. I had to do a lot of reading interviews. Well, they were my therapy because I couldn't afford therapy.
  • I made a list of people that could help me. And as much as I love my audience, I asked them the questions that I needed to know because I needed to get better and it certainly has helped me.
  • Am I where I want to be? No. But like that old saying, thank God I ain't where I used to be. I just want to tell people, whatever you did in the past, the good news is you can correct it. It's not something I'm proud of.
  • I don't even know if anybody called me a bully. And because I knew your show was about that, I really meditated on it and I said, well, you know, I was probably bullying people that were more timid because I had so much anger.