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The Kindness Diaries with Leon Logothetis

Meet Leon Logothetis

Leon Logothetis is a humanitarian, best-selling author, and cause-adventurer. He is the host of the Netflix series “The Kindness Diaries“, where he circumnavigated the globe on his vintage yellow motorbike “Kindness One,” giving life-changing gifts along the way to unsuspecting good Samaritans. All of this while relying solely on the kindness of strangers. In February 2019, a second season of the series was released, this time with Leon traveling from Alaska all the way to the bottom of Argentina. The show is currently being streamed on Netflix in 190 countries

Leon’s greatest passion is combining adventures with great, meaningful causes. He teamed up with First Book and drove a car from London to Mongolia, raising money to buy 10,000 books for underprivileged children. He drove a vintage London taxi across the states, giving free cab rides to the needy and working with Classwish to bring hope back to schools. He has collaborated-for-a-cause on web-series for Southwest Airlines, Little Things, and Trivago, garnering millions of views and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for those in need. 

Leon has documented his travels for numerous media outlets, including Good Morning America, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Outside, Good, Psychology Today, and The New York Times. His best-selling books “Amazing Adventures of a Nobody”, “The Kindness Diaries”, “Live, Love, Explore,” and “Go Be Kind” are in stores now.  

Where Kindness Begins

Leon Logothetis started this inner journey after waking up realizing he had everything on the outside but felt empty on the inside. He decided to dedicate his life to finding his authentic self and essentially “unlearn everything we were taught.” 

This is a great question to ask yourself, what would be helpful to unlearn so that you can feel even more connected to your You-est You? Where can you begin to be more kind? To interject random acts of kindness into your life? How can you be more intentional and speak words of kindness daily? We have to train ourselves to live more purposefully in a kind manner, not just to others but also to ourselves.

Expanding Empathy

Some of the most powerful takeaways from our conversation:

  1. Your life is not about living someone else’s dream. Spend time in stillness, in nature, and silence to hear your own dream.
  2. The secret sauce of kindness is empathy
  3. There is no problem being as successful, wealthy, or famous as you can be. Just make sure you are basing everything on empathy, kindness, and compassion.
  4. There needs to be a bigger purpose in fulfilling any dream, goal, or desire. Find that bigger purpose, and hold close to it. Leon shared that he was a bit doubtful at the beginning of his expedition from Alaska to Argentina until he heard his inner wisdom say, “You are doing this because others will be inspired to be kind.” This larger ‘why’ helped him in difficult times of doubt and fear during the rest of his trip.
  5. True wealth is in your heart. Never forget that. No material wealth can come close to the wealth that lives in you right now. 

Hoping you were as inspired by Leon’s experience, strength and wisdom as I was. Share how you will find more ways to be kind to yourself and to others! 

Sacred Connection

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