This episode originally aired on The Meaningful Way Podcast | Episode 37

How far would you go to chase down your dream? To reach your destiny and fulfill your full potential? For Damien Horne, musician and songwriter, it meant surviving extreme poverty and homelessness twice in his life to recognize what his purpose was and how to begin living it.

Damien’s the middle child of 11 siblings, was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina by a single mother, and was the first in his family to receive a high school diploma. His life’s one of hope, loss, pride, defeat, and ultimately, success. It wasn’t until his second run with homelessness living in Nashville that his life dramatically changed. Today, Damien’s a popular recording artist who’s worked with big names like Faith Hill, Big and Rich, Robert Randolph and John Legend. He’s part of a country music trio, The Farm, that was signed by Warner Brothers and works alongside the Salvation Army and Boys & Girls Clubs to share his story and bring a positive influence.

Recognize what living your full potential looks like and see the impact it can have on the world around you.

Key Takeaways:

Growing pains… You’ve seen it before. Your hopes are high, you think the opportunity is yours, but then…it’s not. Maintaining a positive outlook while keeping grounded and focused requires a major internal shift. Graduate from a self-defeating attitude with THIS encouraging lesson. . . [8:59].

Talent search… We’re each born with unique gifts. From teachers, musicians, to community leaders — when we’re using our talents, we’re changing, influencing, and encouraging those around us. But what does that look like for you? HERE’S what to look for. . . [11:57].

Destiny discovered… Living a meaningful life means living your life with purpose, and you have ONE life to live… time to get out there and love yours! Need a starting point? Discover your possibilities with these THREE steps. . . [21:24].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You’re never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.