Giving Love Through
the Pains of Life

Highlights and Key Takeaways from GrowthLab #23


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Mario Somera

Founder of Ephesus Home for Abused Girls & Serial Entrepreneur


Who am I? Why am I here? What was I born to do?

These are life’s most important conversations.
They hold the keys to living our deepest truths
and so fulfilling our highest potential and greatest promise.

Together let us take an afternoon walk
and touch these truths through the lens and story of one of us
– a fellow human being journeying through the same questions.

Each week we feature a guest from yet another
walk of life, who opens up to us his or her journey.
Together then, we are active participants
and partners in this journey.

In so doing, week after week, we help each other take further steps
– they can be baby steps or they can be giant leaps forward –
in the lifelong journey to our peak selves.

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Mario is such an energetic, enjoyable and enlightened entrepreneur! Bravo!


Age will never stop us from transcending. Hearing stories from Mario about making tea from a flower and eyeing to officially launch it as a business at his age, makes me realize that I still have a lot of opportunities to transcend and to keep on looking for things that will make me relevant.


For those who are led by their GPS (Genius Purpose Service) the only time this so-called navigation system will be deactivated is when we reach the grave. We listen to the whispers that bare our truths. We hear the cries. We’re forever driven to use our gifts to heal the pains around us. We have the ability to turn dirt into rich soil so as to bear fruits.


Do whatever you want to do in life that will make you happy, especially in helping other people find their true happiness and forgiveness in life. Do not dwell in sadness, in fear. You will conquer the challenges in life because you surrender everything to the Lord.


No amount of worldly pleasures can exchange for the happiness you will find with God.


Many of us fall victim to excess, pleasure, and indulgence. They drag us deeper and deeper into a hole of emptiness. We have to find those aha moments that allow us to step back, reflect on our shortcomings, and find ways that turn things around for us.



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