Thursday, February 9, 2012

Raf Adams, Interview #161

Name: Raf Adams

Where you live: I live in Shanghai, China for 5 years (I am originally from Belgium)

What you do as a vocation or avocation?
I am an Entrepreneur in China, running workshop on happiness, the meaning and purpose of life, dow. to earth spirituality in China, Hong Kong and Singapore, I do executive coaching for Fortune 500 companies business leaders to help them lead with purpose and vision, I speak professionally for universities and non-profit organizations including TEDx. I’ve also published my new book The Suited Monk: A Guide to Life Purpose and Happiness (available on Amazon).

Your two favorite books: Built to Last by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras and Success Built to Last by Jerry I. Porras, Stewart Emery, and Mark Thompson

Your two favorite songs: Unforgettable by Nat King Cole and Over The Rainbow from Judy Garland

Why you are interested in spirituality?
Because life gave me a wake-up call to stop pursuing my corporate career, to start my life all over again 2 months before the financial downturn in 2008, because I found true love, my life purpose and had an awakening without consciously searching for it. After these experiences I started to dive into spiritual teachings and practices and teaching my experiences to others.

Your favorite quote: The Tao that can be told is not the Eternal Tao.

Your favorite web sites: google

Your hero? Anyone who is brave to follow his or her life purpose and is true to himself / herself

A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? How to teach what I know

A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?"
When I am delivering workshops and teaching from my newly released book The Suited Monk.

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