February 16 2021
I am the founder and manager of the fitness concept BalletBeFit. As a former dancer who trained with the Royal Ballet, I bring my ballet training and knowledge of health and posture into the gym to help people who are struggling with their weight to build a strong, beautiful and, an elegant physique using graceful and controlled movements of ballet to gain balance, control and posture with workouts which will leave you feeling healthy and refreshed. As an author, speaker, and coach, I help people of all ages, shapes, and sizes get in and stay in excellent shape. As an advocate for a mindful approach to health and wellness, I believe it’s only through a change in lifestyle and mindset that you can be the success you are meant to be!
Through the building of my successful business BalletBeFit, I have recognized the importance of mindset in fitness and in building a sustainable and profitable business. A healthy mindset is a gateway to a healthy body, overcoming willpower depletion, negative self-talk, and being the best version of yourself.
With my wealth of experience as a coach, I have also realized the importance of mindset in helping people stand apart in their field. I now offer business mindset and wealth mastery programs to help educate people and help them learn valuable strategies on how to build a thriving business and to remain ahead and relevant in the incredibly competitive business world.
In the latest installment of Mindset Matters, Rachel Withers is joined by Danny De Brabander, the Co-Founder of #TeamDDB, an organization raising awareness on bowel cancer among younger people and sourcing funds for local charities in Wirral, to discuss mindset when faced with tragedy.
Danny was diagnosed with terminal (Stage Four) bowel cancer in January 2019 when he was just 37 years old. His battle with bowel cancer included a life-threatening fight with Sepsis, major heart issues caused by Chemotherapy, and three major surgeries. Today, despite being told two and a half years ago that he had just months to live, Danny’s latest scans show no cancer visible!
Listen, as Danny provides insight into his mindset when faced with not one, but multiple tragic adversities. In a time of complete darkness, Danny looked to helping others through #TeamDDB as a means of therapeutic treatment and uplifting energy.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy a truly uplifting episode featuring the mindset it takes to overcome some of the biggest adversities life can throw your way.
0:45 – Introduction and background on Danny De Brabander
4:00 – Danny’s initial diagnosis with bowel cancer
7:00 – Going through a variety of treatments, but experiencing heart difficulties along the way
9:45 – The birth of #TeamDDB
11:40 – The warning signs of bowel cancer (colon cancer)
14:45 – The ongoing charitable efforts of #TeamDDB
20:00 – How mindset is so important when in a negative situation, like dealing with cancer
27:00 – Hyper-focusing his efforts on #TeamDDB helped keep away negative thoughts and emotions
31:00 – Danny is worried to plan ahead in his life due to the chance of a negative scan
33:00 – Danny’s message to someone diagnosed with a terminal illness
36:00 – Closing remarks
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