Dr Demartini is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on human behaviour and personal development. He is an author of over 40 books, a much sought after key- note speaker as well as the founder of the Demartini Institute, a private research and education organisation with a curriculum of over 72 courses covering multiple aspects of human development.
Dr Demartini’s career has been focused on ‘ helping people fulfill what is most inspiring to them”. And if anyone is an expert on fulfilling their dreams and potential it is the doctor himself. A high school drop-out with a speech impediment, Dr Demartini’s life changed when he was living in a tent in Hawaii and surfing every day. He attended a talk with a man whose one hour lecture changed the course of his life and gave him the vision to follow his dreams and conquer his fear.
From that moment on Dr Demartini’s vision was to share his knowledge with the rest of the world and help others to change their destiny just as he had done.
Co-Creation Global asked Dr John Demartini about his journey to fulfilling his own personal development and what he hopes to instil on others.
If you had to give us a snapshot of who John Demartini is how would you describe yourself?
I am a 65-year young man on a mission of creating original inspiring, educational products, services and ideas or methods that serve global humanity. For 47 years, an international professional speaker/educator, polymathic researcher, best-selling author, philosopher and world traveller.
You are well known for developing the Demartini Method. Can you explain this approach and what led you to develop it?
It is a reproducible method that I have developed for the past 47 years. It is composed of a series of specific insightful and reflective questions that help clients or attendees become aware of the unconscious hidden order in their apparent daily chaos. It helps them transform their distressed psychology and physiology into eustress upon perceiving the hidden balance. It is used to dissolve resentments, conflicts, grief, fears and other burdening emotions. It has been used by hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide. Since I was 18, I have had a quest to assist individuals in discovering the magnificence of the universe and within themselves. It results in gratitude and love of the heart and certainty and presence of the mind.
You had a significant realisation when you were 17 years of age which was a catalyst point for your own personal transformation. Can you explain this life changing moment?
I had the opportunity to meet Paul C. Bragg at the Sunset Recreation Centre on the North Shore of Oahu Hawaii who in one hour during his one special evening presentation inspired me to do what I am doing today – travelling the world and professionally speaking and educating others. It was the first moment in my life to that point that I actually thought I could become intelligent and overcome my learning, reading and speaking challenges. My life trajectory changed. I have been inspired since that day to do what I get to do today.
When was the breakthrough moment that you realised that you had a calling to help people realise their potential and how did you act on this?
The moment Paul C Bragg guided myself and the other attendees through an alpha meditation experience during his special evening presentation. It was in that moment that I experienced seeing an inspiring vision of me being a teacher, healer and traveller around the world. I inwardly stated that I wanted to step foot on every country on the face of the earth and share my research findings with others. I presently live on board The World ship that travels to most countries around the world as a result of that vision. I also had a second life changing moment after failing my first class after attempting to return to school at age 18 after being a high school dropout. My mother found me distraught and crying after receiving a failing grade and stated to me when I momentarily lost my vision that: “Whether you become a great teacher, healer and philosopher and travel the world like you dream; or whether you return to Hawaii and ride giant waves like you have done; or whether you return to panhandling and bumming on the streets like you have also done, I just want to let you know that your father and I are going to love you no matter what you do son. We just love you.” It was at that moment that I again saw the inspiring vision that I saw the evening I met Paul C Bragg. And I said to myself at that moment that I am going to master this thing called reading, master this thing called studying, and master this thing called teaching and healing and I am going to do whatever it takes, travel whatever distance and pay whatever price to give my service of love across the world. From that day on I have been a man on a mission and am just inspired today as then to research, write, travel, teach and serve.
Of all your books, which one would you choose as an absolute must read and why?
The Values Factor because it helps readers access their hierarchy of values and shows them how to maximize their awareness and potential by living congruently with what is truly most important and meaningful to them individually, to prioritize their life, to live an inspired life, to delegate all else to those inspired to do what is to be delegated, to serve others doing what you love. The next book would be The Breakthrough Experience. Although this was written two decades ago, it is the basics of the The Breakthrough Experience seminar program I still do today, which I have had the blessing to present over 1,080 times over 30 years in 63 countries. It is inspiring to see the transformations I see weekly from this program and book.
Why is that you believe that gratitude is so essential for people?
Gratitude is the key that opens up the gateway of the heart which allow love to radiate outward that brings inspiration to the mind and enthusiasm to the body. It is key to healing and maximum performance. It represents a state of perfect equanimity of mind and maximizes the performance in all seven primary areas of life.
If you had to give people just one piece of advice what would that be?
Determine their highest value, most important objective and stick to it by prioritizing their daily actions and delegating all other actions to others most perfectly to do them. Finding the niche of service that allows you to do what you love each day. Ask yourself these seven questions each day.
- What would I absolutely love to do in my life each day?
- What mission or service does my life demonstrate I am truly committed to?
- How can I become handsomely or beautifully paid to fulfill this?
- What are the seven highest priority actions I can do today that will enable me to fulfill this?
- What obstacles might I run into along the way of fulfilling this and how can I solve them in advance?
- What action steps worked and which ones didn’t work effectively today?
- How can I fulfill this mission more effectively and efficiently tomorrow?
- How did whatever happen today still help me fulfill my mission of service on earth? How was it on the way and not in the way?
If you would like to learn more about this inspiring International best-selling author educator and consultant visit https://drdemartini.com.