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Creative People in Business: Igor SF Walker

My name is Igor, SF Walker and I am a Life Coach and an International Best Selling Author. My aim in life is peace, inspiration, health and wellness, harmony and abundance. Everything I do is driven by these thoughts. 

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© 2017 Valentina Sadiul Photography

 

  • Time you wake up: 6:30 (if not exactly 30 minutes before the Sunrise)
  • Morning routine: Glass of Alkaline water with Intention - Gratitude Journal: 10 thing I am grateful for - Lifestyle, existential questions and quotes I connect with: ("it is what it is, accept it, harvest the good, forgive the rest", "what they think of you is none of your business", "are all of my habits serving me, if not which ones do I have to change"...) - Visualization Meditation of my LIFE (total of 30 minutes)
  • Best habit: Walking
  • Worst habit: Alcohol
  • Personal philosophy: Slow Down, Reduce the Noise, Listen, BE before you DO, Gratitude
  • Book you are reading now: I am reading a book a week for this year, part of a project for my own book and I just finished "Zen Mind, Beginners Mind" - Shunryu Suzuki 
  • Most used apps: Kindle for Iphone, Youtube App, Communication Apps, Social Media Apps
  • Time you go to sleep: Varies and is driven by the body, not mind

 

 

 

What made you decide to become a life coach? What is unique about SF Walker coaching experience?

Re-connecting with my true self and my core, it was very clear that I always was and always will be a life coach and I simply realigned my path. It only took a 14 year old relationship ending, 16 year old healthcare career ending and a motorcycle crash to realign me, but this is why I am here now, so that other people do not have to go through what I went in order to discover true self and realign www.sfwalker.com/webinar-registration. Most unique part of the SF Walker coaching experience is the WALKING itself. It is a walking, listening and talking, for mind, body and soul coaching session. I do not have your answers, you however do and WE will discover them together. What I have is a never ending stream of caring, curious, "nothing is off limits" questions that will shift emotional states, provide different perspectives to be considered and most importantly guidance for you in finding your own answers. I am a grateful co-pilot and a co-creator in your own story, humbled to be invited into your space.

What is your favorite part about being a coach?

Learning and teaching. Raising awareness. Every single interaction I approach as being a student just as much as being a teacher. Being able to ask that right question that gives you your answer. Priceless.

Do you have any advice for someone who is contemplating working with a life coach but is unsure of the benefits they’ll get?

Understanding the difference between "I need a coach" and "I want to work with a coach." NO ONE needs coaching, I myself only work with my own mentors and coaches because I want to. I want to GROW and in doing so I want to CONTRIBUTE. I am the only one that can guarantee any benefits, as I am the only one taking the steps to get there. There is no question that new knowledge is gained, new understandings and new levels of awareness that all drive wanted change. In the end, it is all about habits and habits are programmed. I love saying to my clients, "Connect to knowledge, respect the teacher." The teacher is simply a vessel, and as the student is ready the teacher appears, regardless of the form.

What is a success to you?

Awareness and presence in the NOW.

When you look back at your coaching history with clients, what are the common issues or goals that they raise?

Love, Beliefs, Relationships, Time, Career, Money, Clarity, Habits, Purpose, Success, Creation of Reality, Acceptance, Forgiveness, Effectiveness, Listening, Public Speaking...

Why did you decide to write a children's book? What is this book about?

My children's book was one of those things that started it all for me, it was where I finally said to myself "OK Igor, let's take this from thoughts and only just talking about it, from daydreaming to reality. Let's obtain these amazing titles, published author and international best selling author." It sounded incredible and impossible, however because of focus, discipline, accountability and vision, today this is a reality. I understood everything in life is about programming, about education, about messages, and since words are spells, and people are more often than not "under a spell" I wanted to share a simple message "Beauty is everywhere, it's in you and it's in me, how I wish everyone would see" I chose a hummingbird to be the storyteller and wonderful sights of San Francisco to be the backdrop. The original page used to run a campaign to become an international bestseller is here: http://www.worldthroughmyeyesbook.com/ and my own personal story and the link to the book is here http://www.sfwalker.com/mystory

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Creative People in Business: Justin Witte

Justin Witte is a passionate writer who loves exploring new topics in an intellectual way that will apply to all readers. He loves to write about all our human conditions of ego, selfishness, and the solution: love.

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Time you wake up? I get up right about 7:30. I’m not that much of a morning person, and the really nice thing is, is that I live a block away from work, so I really don’t have to be. 

Morning Routine: I just sleep until the alarm goes off at 7, then I sit there for about a half hour just relaxing getting ready for my day.

My best habit: My best habit is being aware of all the thoughts that are going through my head through the day. I have found that fore most of my life I had no idea who I was, and today I continue to explore my thoughts because the self is infinite.

Worst habit: My worst habit is letting my irrational mind trick me and fool me into behavior that doesn’t help me or the people around me, for I believe I should be the best service towards others because to love others is the only true way to love yourself. 

Your personal philosophy: I am a philosophy major in college, and that has told me that, in the west, I am a Neoplatonist, and in the East, I am a Visishtadvitan. I have found this to be true for me, but I also believe that all belief systems are true.

Books you are reading: I read a couple of books at the same time. Right now, I am reading Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism, Plotinus’ Enneads, Ramanuja’s Commentary on the Gita, and Greek thought and the Origins of the Scientific Spirit.

What time do you go to sleep? I usually go to sleep around 1pm. Before I go to bed I stay engaged with politics because I find it interesting and I believe it is my duty as a citizen to stay involved. Also, before I go to bed I meditate for 45 minutes. I have always been more of a night person, and that is why I don’t do the mediation in the morning. 

 

What motivated you to be a life coach, and author? I am someone who has been through a lot. I have nine disorders, and I have been able to over come all of them. I was on SSDI for 15 years. Since then, I got one college degree in business, so I could make a living in accounting. I am going for another one in philosophy because I find the nature of truth fascinating. I am a pro-bono life coach because I want everyone to succeed. I have been able to overcome my disabilities mostly through my thinking. I am a writer and I wrote my first book, A Vicious Cycle A Change for the Better, when I could barely read because of my learning disabilities until 5 years ago. What my drive and motivation has shown me is that no matter what is happening in the world I only have one problem: myself. I believe that this world, and everything in it, is the way it is meant to be. I was an atheist for most of my life, but now I define God as everything I do not know, and I do not understand. This way I can learn from everything I go through. Learning is what all the Saints and philosophers, as well as Darwin, says that life is about. I will always have more to learn, and I will always have a drive to achieve something else, and the only thing that stands in my way is my irrational thinking. This is something that I help others explore and overcome. 

What has been your greatest professional success and your biggest setback? My greatest professional success is getting off of SSDI, and making above the median income in America. I learned how to read about 5 years ago because of all of my learning disabilities, and today I finished writing my first book called A Vicious Cycle. It has inspired me to write even more, and I am working on another one right now.  I now have a passion to help others achieve the goals that they want in their life. My greatest set back is when my mind takes me into my old ways of thinking, and I get stalled or take backward steps in my life. I have a long way to go no matter what, and there are times I forget and get frustrated, but I refocus and get back on track. Hopefully that will always be the case. 

What do you love writing about the most? I have written A Vicious Cycle A change for the Better, and I am focused on writing another right now. I made the first one applicable to the average person, but this next one I have going to be submitting to the Ibn al-Arabi Society for publication. I am working on writing about ethics and the way we all live our lives. I love exploring the nature of truth, and trying to reveal it to others. I love contemplation, even in my free time, and with the mediation I do every night, it has shown me that all of this is with me and everyone else. Truths are universal to all of us.

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Do you have regrets about what you put yourself through and your behavior of the past? I don’t have any regrets or any resentments. I am the way I am because of two things that are beyond my control: genetics and circumstances. None of us can control that. This has been what has told me that I am meant to go through every experience that I have. I either learn from those experience and Change for the Better, or I suffer. Today I pray for a lower tolerance of pain, so I no longer have to make myself, and the people around me, suffer. 

As a pro-bono life coach who are the people you want to help the most? I feel like life is about helping others. I believe that my selfishness in my only problem, so want to help the people who are struggling in their life for purpose, self-esteem, struggling with mental illness, and the desire to move their lives in a better direction. For it has shown me if all you want is love, you can’t be selective to who you give it to. Morality is not just something that one practices in crisis, but is a principle they live their lives by. 

What can reader extract from your book? This book is meant to be entertaining, yet at the same time get people to reflect on God, what it means to love and be loved, the best way to live your life, and to show that the only person that has any choice in their life is themselves. Everything else in the world is the way it is meant to be; therefore, someone can accept anything they go through and be happy in any circumstance. 

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