Author Gregory B. Davis has a real passion for personal growth and learning in his life, but most importantly, he enjoys helping others and seeing them advance in their life. Hear his story in episode 82 of The Path to Authenticity.
Where is the place you call home?
I proudly call Austin, Texas home – specifically the community of Volente, TX. I come from a long line of Texans, five generations on one side of my family and six on the other side.
What is your profession?
I am a life enhancer, an author, a thinker, a life observer. My goal as a writer is to present ideas in a straightforward manner so individuals can easily integrate them into their lives, and they come a step closer to what they’ve always dreamed.
What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
I’ve just started my next profession. While I continue to write I’ve taken a Trustee position with a foundation here in Central Texas. I am looking forward to expanding my impact on kids that have been diagnosed with Dyslexia. I was diagnosed at eight. My hope is to make sure they have the support to learn to read, then succeed.
What is your favorite quote?
“Our task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it” -Rumi.
I LOVE this question; I believe in continually acquiring wisdom throughout life. This leads perfectly to allow me to mention my upcoming book Wisdom is the Beginning, for which I researched 1,000’s of historical quotes.
What is your preferred form of creative expression?
My writing is my chosen form of creative expression. And it is a love that I found later in my life. I enjoy the steps of starting with a blank page then creating ideas that will bring more peace, passion, joy, happiness to the reader’s life.
What is your favorite movie, song, and work of art?
After I became a cancer survivor, “I Lived” by OneRepublic has become a sort of guide. Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Caught in a Crossfire” is my all-time favorite.
What historical figure would you most like to meet?
Albert Einstein – an absolute genius who was also dyslexic. I’ve always found his observations of the world combined with his intellect to be unsurpassed.
What natural gift or ability would you most like to possess?
I’d love to be more of a witty orator. I respect individuals who can enter a crowd or group setting and completely take over their environment and engage the group.
What quality do you admire most in a person?
Individuals keeping their word.
What is your idea of success?
My success is the completeness of my decisions and actions across multiple areas including family, learning, finances, social, health, etc.
What would you like people to say about you when you’re gone?
He could and did. I can too.
Gregory comes from a family that believes in the importance of personal betterment. His grandmother and parents became deeply committed to it when his grandmother, Thelma Box, founded personal-growth program Choices Seminars.