Be A Coffee Bean

Much of life can feel like a pot of boiling water, but as Damon West explains, “be a coffee bean” that transforms the water itself. Join Christina and Damon on this episode of The Decide It’s Your Turn® Podcast as they talk through how to make a real change in your life and keep showing up as the best version of yourself.

In this Decide It’s Your Turn episode, you will learn:

  • Damon’s personal experience with addiction
  • How to make real change in your life
  • What is means to “Be A Coffee Bean”
  • How to keep showing up in your life

Making Real Change


Whether you’re addicted to something or someone in your life is, everyone is affected by addiction.


Damon shares his personal experience with addiction and the moment that changed and “saved” his life forever.


Real change in our lives takes place when we have a powerful spiritual awakening. 


In order to make a change in our lives it requires us to go outside of our comfort zone and what we’re used to.


Be A Coffee Bean


This one sentiment Damon learned in prison changed his perspective forever:


“Be a coffee bean”, The coffee bean is the one agent that can transform a pot of boiling water.



The power to “change” lives within you, and it’s up to you to harness this aspect of your mind.


We all desire to connect and be loved, but oftentimes there are many factors outside of our control. It’s important to focus on the things we can control in times like these.


How To Keep Showing Up


Certain steps you can take to keep showing up as your highest self to “Be A Coffee Bean”:

  1. Spending time in your spiritual practice
  2. Maintaining your perspective
  3. Take a personal inventory on your role and the part you play

About Damon West:

Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a college professor, internationally known keynote speaker and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Coffee Bean: A simple Lesson to Create Positive Change, which Forbes’ listed in the “Top Twenty Books You Need to Read to Crush 2020.”

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