A person could look extremely successful from the outside but if the source of their actions is shame or fear, can they really be said to have achieved much? Today on the show we are going to be digging into Dr. David Hawkins’ book Power vs Force, which lays out an energy spectrum between two fundamentally different ways of affecting change in the world. Being forceful is at the low end of the spectrum and is rooted in negativity, while being powerful is on the opposite end in all respects. As an example, Hitler’s actions were rooted in force, whereas Mother Teresa’s, in power. In this episode, we stress the idea that we change the world not by what we say or do but by who we have become. From this starting point, we will use Dr. Hawkins’ paradigm as a way of helping listeners to take the first steps toward the inner work that is required to become the person they need to be to reach the goals they want. Be sure to tune in and learn how to get to know yourself on a brand new level so that you can go back out into the world and show up with more power and less force today.


Key Points From This Episode:

– The intention to explore Power vs. Force on today’s show.

– We change the world not by what we say or do but by who we have become.

– A system for calibrating energy designed in the book and how different historical figures rank.

– That high energy scores are associated with power but low ones with force.

– Finding out what the source of your results is.

– Getting to grips with the source of your power.

– Thinking of some times that you were very powerful.

– Finding out some times that you acted forcefully.

– What is the most powerful step you can take today that would improve your life, business, and relationships?

– The proportion of how outer and inner work affect one another.

– Using love versus shame to know if choices were made out of power versus force.

– How solid confidence comes from the knowledge that the source of success is within.



“We change the world not by what we say or do but as a consequence of who we have become.” — Chris Goodman [0:07:38]

“Dr. Hawkins’ point in the book is about power versus force. People at the low end of the spectrum are forcing things. They are not being honest so therefore it requires more force to bring some kind of effort or power into the equation.” — Chris Goodman [0:10:12]

“Whereas people on the higher end of the scales, the Mother Teresas, the Gandhis, the Martin Luther King Jrs of the world exerted so little force yet so much power.” — Chris Goodman [0:10:28]

“The reason my clients are gravitating toward this book is that they are realizing that at their best moments they have been more full of power than force.” — Chris Goodman [0:11:09]


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

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Power vs. Force

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