Recovery can be more challenging when we get caught in that spiral of addiction and narcissism. Somehow, you will have to get to the point where you just have to surrender to a higher power.
On today’s episode, Duane speaks with recovery coach and leadership expert Bart Nollenberger. Bart shares his journey of moving from someone who was self-absorbed in his addiction to a person who is truly about giving and surrendering the self. Bart went from wrecking six cars in high school either because he was drunk or he was seeking attention and his relationship with cocaine began when he was 20 years old. When he was 27 years old, he went in for treatment and he remembers pulling out a bundle of cocaine from his pocket and flushing it down the toilet. It wasn’t until 10 years after being sober that he finally found his higher power in Jesus. To date, Bart is celebrating 37 and a half years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol.
Bart is a successful motivational speaker, author, and trainer. He has taught sales and leadership for some of the top companies in the world, including Ford Motor Company, Toyota USA, and some of the largest auto dealership groups. But more than anything, Bart is passionate about recovery and living life in recovery. He recently authored the book, Keep the Change, and he also hosts a podcast of the same name, where he shares his personal experience, wisdom, personal development, and spirituality in an authentic way to spark change in others.
In this episode, you will hear:
- Making the decision to stop but still having to do the work
- Bart’s journey to recovery
- Letting go and letting God
- Finding integrity and humility through recovery
- The impetus behind Keep the Change – the podcast and the book
- How everything aligns when healing takes place
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