Character
is forged in
the crucible
of adversity

Success lies on
the other side
of unfamiliarity
and discomfort

just because
it’s different
doesn’t mean
it’s impossible

do something
today that your
future self
would thank
you for

   fear
is never
an excuse
not to act

David Tian Ph.D., Executive Coach and Therapist specializing in Psychology, Philosophy, Relationships, Dating, Lifestyle, and Leadership

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David Tian Ph.D., Executive Coach and Therapist specializing in Psychology, Philosophy, Relationships, Dating, Lifestyle, and Leadership

David Tian, Ph.D., is director of Aura Transformation and a uniquely qualified international specialist in human behavior, emotional and social intelligence, masculinity, relationships, and a global educator, researcher, philosopher, and author.

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I treated this interview like an initial consultation. Listening will give you insights into how you could accept your inner child parts that have been filling you with emotional turmoil (even if you don’t have the same exact problems as Leon does).

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