Ever been plagued with the thought of ‘I’m not good enough?’
On today’s episode, Dina Kaplan who is the Founder of the The Path, shares her story of how her old belief of ‘I’m not good enough as I am’ that she picked up when she was 8 years old ran her life and the mess it created.
That belief had Dina put on a false mask to fit in and she pretended to be someone she wasn’t. In this episode Dina and I go deep into how this negatively impacted her life and wove it’s way through her career and came to a head when she co-founded and was running her first tech start-up Blip.tv. At that time, when Dina was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Fast Company’s Most Influential Women of Web 2.0, on the outside it seemed like she was living the life, but on the inside her entire whole world was falling apart. She suffered through panic attacks for 2 years because she was deeply struggling with who she authentically was and who she was pretending to be.
Dina shares how she broke free of that disempowering belief to come home to herself. You’ll hear Dina’s inspiring journey and the specific steps she took to trust her intuition and to love and express her authentic self.
Dina Kaplan is Founder of the The Path, which teaches meditation for the modern mind. The Path has taught thousands of people to meditate around the world and at festivals including SXSW, Sundance, Further Future, Dialog and more.
Dina is a certified meditation teacher and has led meditations across the country at conferences, for large and small groups, brands and individuals and in Japan, Kazakhstan and elsewhere in Asia and Europe. She has studied and practiced dozens of meditation techniques, including Vipassana, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Vedic (or “mantra”) meditation, loving-kindness or (“metta”) meditation and more.
Before founding The Path, Dina was co-founder and COO of the tech start-up Blip.tv in web video. Before Blip, Dina was an Emmy-award winning television news reporter for local NBC stations. Prior to reporting, Dina worked as an associate producer for MTV News and at the White House as Director of Research for the Office of the White House Counsel. Dina was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Fast Company’s Most Influential Women of Web 2.0. She has a column in Forbes.com and has written articles about living mindfully for the New York Times, today.com, Time Magazine’s Motto brand, Marie Claire, Medium, Town & Country and more.
Dina has taught classes at Columbia Business School, Columbia Journalism School, NYU’s Stern School of Business and NYU’s ITP program for engineers and designers. She has spoken at TEDx Athens, SXSW, the World Economic Forum, Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, DLD, Le Web, Cannes Lions, Monaco Media Forum and CeBit.