- Posted by Dan Moore
- On June 3, 2020
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Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of MTV’s highest-rated show ever on iTunes and Amazon called The Buried Life. As the cofounder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. President Obama called Ben and The Buried Life “inspiration for a new generation” and Oprah declared their mission “truly inspiring.”
An acclaimed keynote speaker, Ben has headlined business conferences and Fortune 100 leadership teams around the world, garnering standing ovations from AIG, Anthem, Amazon, FedEx, Harvard, Microsoft, Verizon, and more. Ben is recognized as one of the World’s Best Motivational Speakers as well as World’s Top Organizational Culture Thought Leaders by Global Gurus (2019, 2020).
In his first year of university, Ben was unexpectedly hit with a depression that forced him to drop out. In an attempt to feel more alive, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends. They borrowed a rickety old RV and crisscrossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to having a beer with Prince Harry, from reuniting a father and son after seventeen years to surprising a young girl with a much-needed bionic arm—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to thrive personally and professionally.
- When I was going through depression, I decided I was only going to surround myself with people who inspired me. —Ben Nemtin
- Once you get space and perspective, you realize dark times are the best time to evolve and grow. It forces you to look at things you might not want to. —Ben Nemtin
- Things you think are your weaknesses can be your strengths when you embrace them. —Ben Nemtin
- Build awareness around the idea that some people are serving you more than others. —Ben Nemtin
- When you give other people a chance to be a hero, they usually take it. —Ben Nemtin
- There’s an incredible ripple effect when you help someone and do what you love. —Ben Nemtin
Ben’s final thoughts: Creativity is an undervalued pillar of wellness. When I suppress my creativity, I start to flatline. When I’m able to express that, it’s so valuable. It allows me to be myself without having a mask or filter. For me, I try to continue to be creative. Speaking is my canvass.
The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!