Rebelling FOR Transformation with Justin Michael Williams

Rebelling FOR Transformation with Justin Michael Williams

Justin Michael Williams, 32, is an author, transformational speaker, and top-20 recording artist who has become a pioneering voice for diversity and inclusion in wellness. From growing up with gunshot holes outside of his bedroom window to sharing the stage with Marianne Williamson and Deepak Chopra, Justin knows well the pain of adversity and the power of healing to overcome. With his groundbreaking book “Stay Woke,” and over a decade of teaching experience, Justin’s message of hope and empowerment has spread to more than 40 countries around the globe. Justin is dedicated to using his voice to serve; to being a beacon of hope for those who are lost, and to make sure all people, of all backgrounds, have access to the information they need to change their lives.

Justin joins me today to teach us how to begin making “real-ass” transformation. He talks about his Baka (or grandma), and the one question she asked him that helped change his life. He talks about the power of meditation and why it only works when it is integrated with action. He explains why we need to shift our mindsets from fighting against racism to moving towards ending racism. He also provides resources to help learn and contribute to ending racism.

“We can’t just be looking at what we’re fighting against. We have to also have our eye on what we’re moving toward.”– Justin Michael Williams

This week on Rebel Souls:

  • Rebelling FOR the real deal transformation
  • Accepting that you cannot change anything externally until you change internally
  • Why being a chronic overachiever made Justin feel miserable despite all his success
  • The impact Justin’s Baka had on his life
  • Why you should ask if a habit is serving your vision or distracting from it
  • Why meditation is useless if you don’t have a way to integrate it into action
  • How meditation and worry are similar in practice
  • Justin’s Manifesto on how we can end racism
  • The difference between fighting against and moving toward something
  • Ways you can contribute to helping end racism 

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