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035 Damion Lupo - Finding Personal Freedom and Confidence with Damion Lupo

By Aviv Shahar

Damion Lupo is an American Sensei and the founder of Yokido Martial Arts, a fusion of the practices of Yoga and Aikido.  He is also the author of Reinvented Life and leads three global companies with one unified mission: to free a million people from financial bondage. By bringing the principles of Yokido, which means Lethal Kindness, and the presence and generosity of the martial arts to entrepreneurship, finance and business, Damion is helping countless people find their personal freedom and confidence so money doesn’t continue to control their lives.  In this episode, you will learn how Damion got involved in the martial arts, how he teaches people to be present and grounded, how financial freedom is different from financial security as well as so much more.  01:37 - What Damion is currently working on 01:57 - Why his mission of freeing a million people from financial bondage is so important to him 02:43 - The most energizing part of his mission and work 04:10 - What the quote he has on his email signature line means to him 05:21 - His journey into his epiphany about self-responsibility 08:47 - How he got involved in the martial arts 10:11 - Damion explains becoming the martial arts 11:01 - Yokido and the process that gave birth to it 12:58 - The three guiding principles of martial arts 15:33 - Power vs Force inside and outside the arena of the martial arts 19:20 - The importance of developing somatic awareness and its role in the journey to personal mastery 20:27 - How he teaches people to be present and grounded 22:09 - How he went from a Yokido martial artist to coaching clients about personal and financial freedom 26:15 - What he’s learned about fear, overcoming fear, and finding confidence 28:42 - How he teaches and helps people face fear and find confidence 33:14 - Damion gives an example of his process of releasing someone from their fear to finding their inner confidence 35:45 - How he defines financial freedom and how’s it’s different from financial security 40:38 - The golden rule and the silver rule 42:52 - Saying “no” more than saying “yes” 44:13 - What a sense of purpose means to him and how it guides him in his work and the way he designs his life 46:43 - How asking yourself how you can be of service to more people can force you to disrupt yourself and your business 48:50 - What he’s currently working on to better himself 50:16 - Where he thinks he’ll be 10 years from now 51:01 - The advice he would give himself if he was 25 again searching to find his professional path 52:06 - Final thoughts from Damion FULL SHOW NOTES:

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