Derek Rydall

Derek Rydall is a prominent life coach and active speaker, bringing his unique brand of inspiration to audiences around the country. He writes for the Huffington Post and Spirituality & Health, among others.

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In his bestselling book Emergence, Derek Rydall helps you throw aside the self-help books and recognize one simple, radical truth: the answer is already in you.The harder we try to change, the deeper in the hole we get. We find a new partner but have the same old fights. We strive for an ever-bigger paycheck but end up broke at a higher income bracket.This is what happens when the basic principle of life—the Law of Emergence—is disrupted, stopping you from knowing that you are the...

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Life is not a problem to be solved, but an adventure to be lived!

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. In terms of speaking, probably 'consciousness, vision, purpose, destiny, excellence, genius, and power.' I can hardly have a conversation with someone without touching upon those. Phrases might be 'take it to the next level,' 'live life to the fullest,' 'follow your dreams/destiny,' 'awaken to the truth.'

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I don't really identify with anyone, in terms of feeling like they're just like me. But I do identify in terms of being drawn to, or aspiring to emulate. My top ten list would be: Jesus, Buddha, Einstein, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Oprah, Obama, Shakespeare, Spielberg.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Living in a constant state of conscious oneness with Source -- and letting It express fully! 

And in my less enlightened moments (or maybe more enlightened) it would be hanging with friends in a cool cafe overlooking the ocean on a gorgeous sunny day, eating amazing food prepared by a true culinary artist, indulging in a margarita, having deep dialog and laughing our butts off at all the crazy stuff we do!

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In my best moments, the answer is 'right where I am.' In other moments... Paris...Hawaii...in an ecstatic embrace with my beloved...or anywhere that is full of joy, adventure, and conscious, creatively inspired people!

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