(Episode 7) Daniel Gutierrez enlightens Joey about what it took to walk away from a life built on societal success and leadership, travel to a monastery in Nepal, and ultimately move to Peru to open a retreat and redefine what it means to be fulfilled.
“At the end of what seems like a freight train about to hit you, is really the light at the end of the tunnel and it will show up. You just got to be the one to go toward it.”
In this Episode:
Societal constructs around success
Being a political advisor
Walking away from it all
Finding inner peace
Living outside of ‘ego’
Moving to Peru
Building a retreat
About Daniel Gutierrez:
To get to the highest tops, one must explore the deepest depths. Nobody knows that better than Daniel Gutierrez.
Once a high-powered executive and in-demand consultant who graced the covers of Latin Business, Cypen and Color magazines, Daniel realized that there was more to success than a 7-figure earning potential. As President of PRIMER, a prestigious national leadership organization and an advisor to the Department of White House Personnel for the Obama Administration, Daniel was a highly regarded and deeply revered leader. Though Daniel was listed as one of the “Top 100 Hispanics in America” along with extraordinary individuals such as Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, actor Edward James Olmos and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, something was still missing.
Daniel clearly mastered the outer game. But his intuition told him that to feel fulfilled, he must also master the inner game.
To everyone’s surprise, at the height of his career Daniel dared to leave it all behind and decided to dedicate the next chapter of his life to becoming a Master of Mindfulness. During the past 10 years Daniel has led nearly 30 quests to the heights of the Machu Picchu, the depths of the Amazon and the top of the Himalayas. After the boardroom, now he has been guiding entrepreneurs and corporate executives in deep dive mindfulness immersions. Though mindfulness is a lifelong practice, Daniel has become known for giving life-altering strategies in as little as 60 seconds.
In the midst of Manhattan chaos, Daniel has been turning cubicles from a place of stress to pads of serenity. When facing extreme pressure, executives now go from high-strung to highly productive. Even Wall Street had to admit that when you want to climb to the top, there is nothing like following someone who is as comfortable in the boardroom as on the backbone of a mountain, having led thousands to the greatest heights of true success.
A beloved mentor and sought-after motivational speaker, Daniel was featured in the documentary Luminous World Views as one of eighteen world-renowned thought leaders in the area of transformation and leadership.
In November 2018 Daniel appeared as a special guest for renowned teacher, Michel Pascal on one of the biggest stages in the world, Carnegie Hall in New York City. He addressed a sold-out crowd with musical support from Earth Wind and Fire, Madonna and Michael Jackson’s best musicians. He is a bestselling author, who is excited to release his fifth book, Radical Mindfulness.