175 episodes

The Dare to Dream Podcast is where Vincent Van Patten and Gregory Russell Benedikt challenge you to embark on the adventure of your life. This podcast is for those who crave meaning and fulfillment and are willing to step into the unknown to find it. Vincent and Gregory draw wisdom from their own journey and from guests who exemplify what is possible when you have the courage to live a life that is truly yours.

Dare to Dream represents what it's like—not just reflecting upon one's trial by fire—but dancing in the flames. When you feel lost. Inspired. Alone. Called to be different.

The Dare to Dream Podcast Vincent Van Patten and Gregory Benedikt

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

The Dare to Dream Podcast is where Vincent Van Patten and Gregory Russell Benedikt challenge you to embark on the adventure of your life. This podcast is for those who crave meaning and fulfillment and are willing to step into the unknown to find it. Vincent and Gregory draw wisdom from their own journey and from guests who exemplify what is possible when you have the courage to live a life that is truly yours.

Dare to Dream represents what it's like—not just reflecting upon one's trial by fire—but dancing in the flames. When you feel lost. Inspired. Alone. Called to be different.

    #175 - The Boys Catch Fire Discussing Spirituality, Self-Love, and Transcending Our Own Rules

    #175 - The Boys Catch Fire Discussing Spirituality, Self-Love, and Transcending Our Own Rules

    Greg and Vinny hash it out on an epic episode, where they discuss topics such as our favorite monk; a Zen parable; what it means for Vinny to live "belly out"; how there's somebody out there in a faraway galaxy just like you gazing into the night sky; and the beauty of transcending rules.



    This was one for the books, a soul-nourishing hour between two best friends who hope that their conversation, wading through the existential soup, can light a fire in you.



    For more Dare to Dream content find us on:

    Apple Podcasts:⁠ ⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dare-to-dream-podcast/id1522983890⁠⁠

    Spotify:⁠ ⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/599zlweDDcmXP5YhOX6TFw⁠⁠

    YouTube:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoimyPFCjO_qrJhH4ALafcA⁠⁠

    Instagram:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thedaretodreampodcast/⁠⁠

    Join Vincent’s Newsletter - Citoyens du Monde:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://vincentvanpatten.ck.page/⁠⁠

    For Vincent's writing from Japan, travel photography, and more, check out:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://vincentvanpatten.com/⁠⁠

    Join Gregory’s Newsletter - Live a Story Worth Telling:⁠ ⁠⁠https://liveastoryworthtelling.gregoryrussellbenedikt.com/laswt⁠

    If you’re feeling empty despite your “success”, book a discovery call with Gregory:⁠ https://calendly.com/gregoryrussellbenedikt-1/discovery-call⁠

    • 1 hr
    #174 - Sharon Belknap - How to Receive Intuitive Guidance and Love in The Midst of Change, Loss, & Uncertainty

    #174 - Sharon Belknap - How to Receive Intuitive Guidance and Love in The Midst of Change, Loss, & Uncertainty

    Sharon Belknap is an incredibly talented artist, creator, and certified hypnotherapist. She describes herself as leading a feisty life of protecting and nurturing what she knows to be true for herself and this episode was one of the most enlightening conversations I've had in awhile.

    Expect to learn:


    Why simplicity is essential to unlocking your true gifts
    Why Sharon traded in Sunday service for Tai Chi in the park
    How a Swedish meatball marked the transformation of her life
    And how Sharon turned a heart-wrenching tragedy into a beautiful next chapter

    Get ready to laugh, to cry, and to leave this episode feeling grateful and tapped into your own deep intuition.

    Shownotes:
    ⁠Sharon's Website⁠: https://www.sharonbelknapdesign.com/
    ⁠Sharon's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharon.belknap.art/
    ⁠⁠Tidbits of Love: https://www.tidbitsoflove.com/
    ⁠⁠Gene Keys⁠⁠: https://genekeys.com/
    The Retreat Center Sharon mentioned: Atoncenter.com
    ⁠⁠Chris's Memorial Video⁠: https://www.instagram.com/p/CuS7r4xxOBP/



    To learn more about Sharon and take advantage of her special discounted Hypnotherapy session, email her at sharon@sharonbelknapdesign.com

    • 1 hr 21 min
    #173 - Santana Vega Yturralde - When You Honor Your Weirdness and Gifts, You Give Others Permission To Be Themselves, Too

    #173 - Santana Vega Yturralde - When You Honor Your Weirdness and Gifts, You Give Others Permission To Be Themselves, Too

    I (Vinny) am honored to record another podcast with Santana, who is one of my very best friends, a mentor, a spiritual guide, and just a rock in my life. 



    We met last year in Osaka, yet it feels like we’ve been friends for decades, and even longer, perhaps in a past life. On this episode of DTD we explore the themes of presence, personal growth, and the importance of authentic human connections—topics that are integral to this podcast and to our friendship. 



    We touch on the fear of change and the importance of embracing one’s own weirdness, which allows others to evolve and become their best selves, too. That person might be different from the person we know, and that is okay.



    The concept of the hero's journey is also highlighted, which has been instrumental in inspiring me on my own spiritual odyssey of healing pain. 



    For more Dare to Dream content find us on:

    Apple Podcasts:⁠ ⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dare-to-dream-podcast/id1522983890⁠⁠



    Spotify:⁠ ⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/599zlweDDcmXP5YhOX6TFw⁠⁠



    YouTube:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoimyPFCjO_qrJhH4ALafcA⁠⁠



    Instagram:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thedaretodreampodcast/⁠⁠



    Join Vincent’s Newsletter - Citoyens du Monde:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://vincentvanpatten.ck.page/⁠⁠



    For Vincent's writing from Japan, travel photography, and more, check out:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://vincentvanpatten.com/⁠⁠



    Join Gregory’s Newsletter - Live a Story Worth Telling:⁠ ⁠⁠https://liveastoryworthtelling.gregoryrussellbenedikt.com/laswt⁠



    If you’re feeling empty despite your “success”, book a discovery call with Gregory:⁠ https://calendly.com/gregoryrussellbenedikt-1/discovery-call⁠

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #172 - Are You Afraid Of Your Own Greatness?

    #172 - Are You Afraid Of Your Own Greatness?

    “It’s our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” — Marianne Williamson, A Return To Love



    In this conversation, Gregory and Vincent discuss the deep-seated fear that reigns in all of us: that of embracing our true greatness. To embrace our own greatness, we must admit to ourselves that what we want isn’t normal, nor is it what everybody else seems to want. 



    What we want isn’t secure or realistic, but it’s ours—our dream—and we owe it to ourselves to entertain that dream. 



    We feel that we aren’t worthy to live the life we truly wish to live, so we dim our own light in an effort to blend in, taking on the projections of others, instead of taking off our masks and shining as we are. 



    It isn’t our inadequacy, our shadow, our darkness that scares us most. It’s the light that’s begging to shine.  



    For more Dare to Dream content find us on:



    Apple Podcasts: ⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dare-to-dream-podcast/id1522983890⁠



    Spotify: ⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/599zlweDDcmXP5YhOX6TFw⁠



    YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoimyPFCjO_qrJhH4ALafcA⁠



    Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/thedaretodreampodcast/⁠



    Join Vincent’s Newsletter - Citoyens du Monde: ⁠https://vincentvanpatten.ck.page/⁠



    For Vincent's writing from Japan, travel photography, and more, check out: ⁠https://vincentvanpatten.com/⁠



    Join Gregory’s Newsletter - Live a Story Worth Telling: https://liveastoryworthtelling.gregoryrussellbenedikt.com/laswt



    If you’re feeling empty despite your “success”, book a discovery call with Gregory: https://calendly.com/gregoryrussellbenedikt-1/discovery-call

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #171 - Brett Wheeless - Becoming Worthy of Respect and The Value of Escaping Your Comfort Zone

    #171 - Brett Wheeless - Becoming Worthy of Respect and The Value of Escaping Your Comfort Zone

    The journey of following your dreams is never a straight path. There will be difficult, annoying, and painful experiences between who you are today and who you wish to become. "If it were easy, everyone would do it."

    Today's guest is the king of one liners, Brett Wheeless. Brett is co-founder of Wheelesss Fitness, a personal training company he runs in San Diego with his wife Chelsey.

    Expect to learn:


    What most people are getting wrong in the gym
    How to become worthy of respect
    What the most powerful force in the world is
    What exercise Brett his changed his mind about

    And much more.

    Brett and I have bonded in the gym over our shared love of motivational quotes and doing hard things and today's episode weaves together his journey into personal training with some of my favorite concepts.



    Show Notes:


    Wheeless Fitness (website)
    Wheeless Fitness (Instagram)
    Brett Gets Up (Turkish Getups)



    For more Dare to Dream content, find us on:

    Apple Podcasts: ⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dare-to-dream-podcast/id1522983890⁠

    Spotify: ⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/599zlweDDcmXP5YhOX6TFw⁠

    YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoimyPFCjO_qrJhH4ALafcA⁠

    Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/thedaretodreampodcast/⁠

    Join Vincent’s Newsletter - Citoyens du Monde: ⁠https://vincentvanpatten.ck.page/⁠

    Join Gregory’s Newsletter - Live a Story Worth Telling: https://liveastoryworthtelling.gregoryrussellbenedikt.com/laswt

    For Vincent's writing from Japan, travel photography, and more, check out: ⁠https://vincentvanpatten.com/⁠

    If you’re feeling empty despite your “success”, book a discovery call with Gregory:

     https://calendly.com/gregoryrussellbenedikt-1/discovery-call

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #170 - Signs From the Universe on a Spiritual Odyssey

    #170 - Signs From the Universe on a Spiritual Odyssey

    Expect to learn about Vinny's spiritual odyssey, a journey of self-discovery and healing that goes far deeper than just overcoming back pain.



    The conversation delves into the process of reprogramming the mind, the role of therapy, and the use of education, journaling, and meditation to change how we view our past and our pain.



    Our challenges are truly blessings. We just gotta be courageous, using them to better understand ourselves, our lives, and who we're meant to be. Enjoy the episode.



    References:

    Healing Back Pain, by Dr. John Sarno | Listen on YouTube

    The Divided Mind, by Dr. John Sarno

    You Are the Placebo, by Dr. Joe Dispenza

    Meditation for healing TMS/Mindbody Syndrome

    Curable App



    For more Dare to Dream content, find us on:

    Apple Podcasts: ⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dare-to-dream-podcast/id1522983890⁠

    Spotify: ⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/599zlweDDcmXP5YhOX6TFw⁠

    YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoimyPFCjO_qrJhH4ALafcA⁠

    Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/thedaretodreampodcast/⁠

    Join Citoyens du Monde: ⁠https://vincentvanpatten.ck.page/⁠

    Join the Renaissance: ⁠https://gregoryrussellbenedikt.ck.page/06dbff62e8⁠

    For Vincent's writing, photography and more, check out: ⁠https://vincentvanpatten.com/⁠

    To embark on your Hero’s Journey and live a story worth telling, book a call with Gregory:⁠  https://gregoryrussellbenedikt.com/⁠

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Gudjub ,

Insightful, engaging, and fun!

I just love the way these guys approach their ideas, super interesting and cool!

Mischa-Z ,

Want to follow your dream!

Ditch the heart attack and head to fulfillment! Amazing stories!

elle650 ,

Inspiring and thought provoking discussions for the modern dreamer

I love this pod, the hosts are not only intelligent, eloquent and motivating but also very handsome. What more could you ask for? If your in need of a little motivation to chase your wildest dreams and expand your horizons this is the podcast for you.

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