This week Erran Warden, Nutritional therapist, Natural Health Researcher and founder of Vivo Nutrients shared with us his perspective on what it means to SHINE.
As we count down to the Shine Legacy Award, we continue our Interview Series featuring the amazing global influencers who are speaking and sharing their brilliance at the LEAP AND SHINE CONFERENCE 2020 coming up in London, UK on February 21-22. Enjoy!
1. When you think of the word SHINE what first comes to your mind? And what does "Shining" look like from your Point Of View (POV)?
When I think of the word SHINE; all elements of light contained within a vessel or object coming together in perfect harmony is what first comes to mind.
From my POV Shining is when all aspects of your mind, your gifting, and inner potential are identified, aligned, sharpened then released, almost as in a perfect theatrical performance. The symphony of all of the elements being performed like an orchestra of multiple instruments being conducted to produce this beautiful sound- is just musical!
2. What would you say is your Shine factor?
My SHINE Factor is my continuous developing ability to help the body achieve optimum levels of wellness and vitality using only diet, natures finest ingredients and some well-defined principles (laws). The body is inherently designed to function to order. Any level of disorder leads to disease. The greater the level of disorder the greater the disease. However, the way back to wellness has consistently proven to be relatively simple across many disease profiles. Simply restore order internally and the body does what it is inherently designed to do from the very first cell separated within the womb. Just like nature, the body is obsessed with order. It also has all the answers but is seldom asked or involved in the process.
3. What are your thoughts about Mentorship and Influence do you think there is a connection?
Success without a successor is a failure.
"Your ability to positively impact others determines the value of your contribution to the world and the effectiveness of your life." - Erran Warden
I often ask myself if I died tomorrow (God forbid) who would miss me and why? When you are able to positively impact people’s lives, you feel a sense of purpose to your existence, the extent you develop this can determine the level of success you attain. A sign of a good leader or mentor is the number of people he/she has influenced who will replicate the teachings or thinking patterns acquired through that experience. If you die with all the knowledge and experience you have amassed during your years at the top of your game, without passing it on to a successor then in my humble opinion, you have failed.
4. Mentorship is a two-way relationship between the mentor and the mentee. Can you share two qualities you think mentees should exhibit in other to get the best out of their mentors?
No.1. A willingness to learn i.e. a desire to drop old thinking patterns or self-limiting habits or beliefs to make way for new, and more productive ones.
"Conventional wisdom is not always right. Just because something has never been done does not mean it cannot be done, or you can't be the first one to do it." - Erran Warden
No.2. Practicing the art of honor. Honoring people, your mentor, and those he/she introduces you to. Honoring the relationship, time, wisdom, knowledge, and experience. Practicing honor will enable many more doors to be opened to you as sometimes mentees miss out on golden opportunities through not practicing or understanding the principle of honor.
5. Can you think of one specific moment in which you dulled your shine and how you got your luster/sparkle back?
I once almost missed out on a golden opportunity to partner with a great business leader because I didn’t demonstrate that I had fully valued their mentorship, years of experience and contribution to my business and indeed my life.
On realizing my error I doubled down on all the places and times where I had not practiced honor and may be lost out on opportunities through not reverencing people who had even in the smallest way impacted my life. It truly humbled me and made me realize that everyone needs to feel valued, even the dustmen that collect your rubbish in the mornings. Through this process, I was able to revisit the opportunity, demonstrate honor, recognition, and value of what I had received and salvage what could have been a major loss and life-changing opportunity. Realizing the power of honoring people has now given me back my sparkle and a hidden tool in my character toolbox.
6. If you could BRAG about one particular shine moment in your career, or business what would it be?
I recently had a client seek my help to assist her with her tremors from Parkinson's disease. After concluding the initial phase of her bespoke Lifestyle Change Program, she returned for her follow up scan 4 weeks later in total bewilderment as she barely had any signs of her tremors. She could not comprehend how such a complex, extensively studied and well-documented ‘incurable’ neurological disorder could be so profoundly impacted through just diet, detox, and targeted lifestyle changes. She was completely gobsmacked. To be honest so was I, although we do not believe in such a thing as incurable diseases, only incurable people, It was the first time we had seen such remarkable results achieved in such a short space of time! It was and still is an amazing moment in my career as a natural health solution provider. My Shine factor shot through the roof!! Lol
7. You are one of the Global Speakers at the February 2020 Leap And SHINE Conference in London, What should attendees expect from you at the Conference?
They can expect to be challenged, inspired, empowered,, liberated and intrigued.
About Erran Warden
Erran Warden (aka The Juice Doctor) is a Nutritional Therapist, Natural Health Researcher, Innovator & Manufacturer of Botanical Health Products, Social Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, CEO and Founder of GO Juice Detox / Mi Healthcare & Vivo Nutrients.
Erran's passion for people, healing and helping others achieve ‘Freedom Through Wellbeing’, enabled him to assist thousands of men, women and children to successfully overcome long-standing health challenges, weight problems and more through detox, lifestyle change and applying age-old natural health principles.
About The Event
The Leap and Shine Conference which started in 2016 as a Virtual Summit is an initiative founded by Clara Rufai, The Shine Strategist offering Creative, Interactive and Transformational opportunities by bringing together global Thought-leaders and Influencers for paradigm-shifting, life-defining discussions with the aim to inspire, equip and empower individuals to break free from their prisons of limitation and take a ‘LEAP’ into their ‘SHINE ZONE’.
The two-day event promises enlightenment, education, entertainment, and networking with a line-up of successful global achievers. The theme for the conference is “Ready to Shine” and targeted at individuals and business leaders seeking to grow momentum and build a network of fruitful collaborations.