Engel Jones is all about conversation. So much so, that he set out to break a podcast conversational record. He recorded 1001 conversations in 3 months. He’s host of the podcast – Twelve Minute Convos, he’s an Entrepreneur and Life Coach. He loves helping you create a brand of yours through his personal formula called YOURS, an acronym for Your Own Unique Real Self. Engel is from the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago, and lives there with his wife, Amanda and their 2 children.
Most Influential Person
- Hal Elrod (Author of The Miracle Morning)
Effect on Emotions
- Mindfulness has helped me to become more stabilized.
Thoughts on Breathing
- I stand on my head every morning and breathe deeply. That really brings a peace and calmness and is also great for my back. In situations now, I catch myself breathing as a first response to a scenario, especially those drivers on the road.
- Book: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
- Book: The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan For Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey
- App: Headspace
- I remember being bullied for a short bit when I was in school. My aunt sewed my uniform to exact spec. It was 1995 and I was wearing a uniform that was designed for the 1960's. I really stuck out because my personality was the same. I would go around the school telling older students, “Hi, my name is Darlington Jones, for short you can call me Darling.”
- The children who were my age didn't really like that, or they didn't understand that.
- There was this one guy that got strength in bullying me. We were playing football and he would run in and he would hit me or kick at me.
- I remember coming home and telling my mother, because I'm a fighter, but I was in a new environment.
- I told my mother what happened and she said, “If he does that again, I want you to let him have it.”
- Getting up in the morning was painful, going to school was painful. I remember having to go to the toilet before I had to go to school because in my mind I was already conjuring up the emotions and the embarrassment I would feel.
- He did do it again and I did let him have it. It was at lunch time and it was in front of everyone on that side of the block of the school. Now this isn't violent, this is like push off. But I won and mindfulness for me represented the pain that you can go through.
- So many other people are going through this and you need not to fight. At the same time, metaphorically there are things that you deserve, that you should fight for.
- Make it easier for yourself. You deserve it, I deserve it.