Unleashing The Power of Philosophy with Dr. Patrick Gentempo

by | May 30, 2021 | INSPIRED EVOLUTION PODCAST | 0 comments

In this week’s episode, Amrit interviews Dr. Patrick Gentempo, referred to as the “Philosopher-Entrepreneur”, chiropractor, a star in the world of health, wellness and business, international speaker and best-selling author of the book “Your Stand is Your Brand”. He is the founder and CEO of Action Potential Holdings, Inc. as well as the CEO of Revealed Films. 

“Everyone has a philosophy, the only question is whether they know it or not.”

We all have philosophies we live by. We may have adopted those philosophies intentionally but, in many cases, they may simply be premises passed down to us by some family member, teacher, or preacher.  Whatever the case, the philosophies we live by drive our behaviors and, ultimately, dictate our outcomes, so it is important to identify what they are.

Dr. Patrick Gentempo and Amrit dive deep into Patrick’s application of philosophy as a practical tool for human achievement and his successful book “Your Stand is Your Brand” on how deciding “who to be” will revolutionize not only your business but your life too. 

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Patrick refers to three branches of five in philosophy – metaphysics, epistemology and ethics – when doing philosophical exploration. Metaphysics is your view of reality, epistemology is the theory of knowledge and ethics is the one that provides you with a code of values that will be a guide to your actions and drive you towards your purpose. Through philosophical explorations you can identify existing contradictions in your own life. If you identify your contradictions, you can solve them, and then surpass actual challenges and pass onto the next level becoming a better version of yourself. 

He refers to Ayn Rand when talking about contradictions. She stated that “contradictions” lead to destruction. When you have contradictions in your basic philosophical premises the only possible result is destruction and the amount of destruction is relevant to the level of that contradiction. 

They talk about the importance of taking a stand and never taking opportunities over values no matter how good an opportunity may look. When an opportunity is in conflict with your values, it is not good for you. 

Taking a stand is the most crucial thing you can do to become more successful than ever. Your stand must be based on our own philosophical premises, key values, and purpose, and they must be aligned. And if they are in sync, you will have the power to grow in your personal life and your business too.

“When you take a stand, it means you understand what your values are. That takes a clarifying exercise to know which they are making sure you don’t have any contradiction”

In regards to starting a business, the whole idea of a business is giving it a soul; giving it a philosophy. That means knowing and clarifying its values, its purpose, its vision, all together becoming the heartbeat and the soul of the business. When you and everyone else operate in alignment with those values magic happens, but when you have contradictions your business begins to perish. 

In addition, there is an amazing conversation about finding your “Miles Davis” and the importance of creative destruction.

Finding your “Miles Davis”, means going back, figuring out the pure state of you, understanding who this person is by identity and expressing it out to the world to the fullest, with all your passion and heart – “Miles Davis was known for being able to express the purest expression of your soul”

Patrick discovered what it meant to find your “Miles Davis” back at Eleven Madison Park Restaurant, and uses “The Story of the Phoenix” as a metaphor for the concept of creative destruction.

The owners of Eleven Madison Park Restaurant have their own values, recognize contradictions and resolve them, and continue to thrive by taking a stand every time they recognize them. 

Over a period of years, Eleven Madison Park was a Michelin three-star restaurant, but they took it a step further. They were voted the number one restaurant in the world. Shortly after receiving this amazing award, they closed the restaurant down in order to “burn it down” to start from scratch and reinvent themselves. Whatever comes next is, with no doubt, going to be explosive and financially successful. 

They were creatively destructive like the story of the phoenix. The phoenix is a mythical bird that dies in the fire and then emerges out of the ashes vibrant, youthful, and more beautiful than it was before. It repeats this cycle over and over again. Its death was tragic, because something beautiful was destroyed, yet out of that event arose something more beautiful, spiritual and powerful. 

This story applies to Eleven Madison Park, but can also apply to you or your business. It means finding your “Miles Davis” and that you are willing to let go of how things are for the purpose of not getting stuck and creating something greater.

Find your values, figure out what you stand for in your life, and when you are willing to take that stand, then you will attract all that was never coming to you before

Having core values is key. Values are fundamental for fulfillment and purpose. In this episode Patrick and Amrit share exercises that will help you figure them out.

If you want to uncover your values and live in alignment to your purpose with Amrit, watch this:

Purpose helps you put your events and values in perspective, refocus on the things that are meaningful to you when things go wrong, and to move ahead and enjoy life. It is meaningful to the self and subsequently for the world as well; it helps us connect and accomplish big things together. That is what differentiates you from other animals. You have the power to choose a purpose, animals don’t, they live in survival mode. 

To have a fully human experience, you NEED to be PURPOSE driven. Having a purpose makes you unique, it makes you feel fulfilled and helps you navigate this world with so much more grace.

 “My purpose is to enliven humanity, so my goal is to help people wake up and expand their lives through understanding and applying philosophy.”

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About Dr. Patrick Gentempo:

Dr. Patrick Gentempo is the founder and CEO of Action Potential Holdings, Inc. as well as the CEO of Revealed Films where he also plays the role of ‘Host’ for their popular documentary series. 

He is often referred to as the “Philosopher-Entrepreneur” and has key-noted hundreds of presentations around the world.

Dr. Gentempo is also the author of the breakthrough book; YOUR STAND IS YOUR BRAND – which is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-seller published by Hay House.

While practicing as a chiropractor, he co-developed innovative diagnostic technologies, received patents and built a considerable international business of which he was the CEO for over 20 years.  Leveraging his ‘applied philosophy’ approach, he has launched over a dozen companies. He has given testimony to Congress and to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine on healthcare issues.

Dr. Gentempo is passionate about the use of philosophy as a practical tool for success and achievement. His unique perspectives have captured worldwide attention. Patrick’s TEDx talk, “Unleashing the Power of Philosophy”, received spirited accolades. His views have been published by Forbes.com and he has appeared on numerous programs and podcasts.

Dr. Patrick Gentempo’s book:

Mentioned Resources:

  • TEDx Talk “Unleashing the Power of Philosophy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pXel_1clHs – Mentioned in timestamp (01:32) – Conversation about  living a philosophical approach to life.
  • Ayn Rand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_RandMentioned in timestamp (01:32) – Conversation about identifying contradictions to solve them and then evolve; contradictions can lead to destruction.
  • “The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle of Art of Dharma” book by Gurcharan Das: https://amz.run/4aTE – Mentioned by Amrit in timestamp (06:35) – Conversation about contradictions and how they lead to destruction.
  • Eleven Madison Park Restaurant: https://www.elevenmadisonpark.com/ourrestaurant/ – Mentioned in timestamp (16:29) – Conversation about finding your “Miles Davis” and the importance of creative destruction – The story of the phoenix & Eleven Madison Park Restaurant Michelin Star award journey. 
  • Miles Davis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_Davis – Miles Davis was the personification of restless spirit, always pushing himself and his music into uncharted territory. He was an innovative lightning rod for musicians from all genres. Davis created some of the 20th century’s most challenging and influential musicMentioned in timestamp (16:29)

Tune In: 

Welcome Dr. Patrick Gentempo to Inspired Evolution!:(00:00:00)

Practical vs theoretical philosophy and living a philosophical approach to life:(01:32)

About what contradictions look like and how they lead to destruction:(06:35)

About Dr.Patricks’ stand and how to find your stand and make your brand:(16:29)

How to find your true values and true purpose:(32:39)

About persistence:(45:46)

Dr. Patricks’ interesting statement about what makes us different to animals:(51:25)

Dr. Patrick Gentempo’s purpose:(57:44)

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