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My BS Got in the Way

Updated: Jul 11, 2020

As Seen in the APeeling Magazine January 2020

This year has been full of surprises,. Nothing could’ve been possible if i didn’t take it all in received what was coming my way, this has never been easy for me, however a few years ago, I was taught and showed the impact it can make.

I was given this little red book “The Go-Givers” by Bob Burg. One of the sections of the book is about the Law of Receiving, which states, “The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving."

Does one thing just solve everything? For me it was The compounding effect. Over the past 7 years it’s been multiple personal development sessions, hypnotherapy sessions to help with my anxiety, reading books, listening to podcasts, having mentors, Friends that share, family members guiding me, being open to it all this has allowed me to grow.

I used to be a very anxious flyer, I had to travel with someone and definitely take Ativan. In the 25 years of my IT company I can count on 1 hand how many business trips I had taken. In the last 24 months I’m up to around 40.

I’ve been transitioning from Likky the IT guy to a business transformation coach and keynote speaker… This has been a fun ride, learning methodologies over the years that have helped 100’s of companies. This year I decided to take the leap and receive further training for my speaking.

To some it’s not a big deal, for me, a high school dropout, this investment of time, money, travel is like my college degree. It’s been a ride, a ride full of making choices, some real big choices in my conversations, in my being. I’m thankful to the team at Heroic public speaking(HPS) specifically Michael and Amy Port, Chloe Devita, Mike Ganino, writer Jen Singer and D’Arcy Webb who literally made me sing and asked me to speak up and not be shut down anymore.. Oh ya and use my big bushy eyebrows and smile more…this team has gone deep into my heart and soul, brought out emotions, hidden talent, exposed vulnerability and took me out of my comfort zone.

Most of all they had my back and allowed me to make some big choices. Some more BIG choices are in the future.

Working on a new keynote around my own BS (bull shit or blind spot) is being created. For those who have heard me speak before, it’s been around business transformations and sales. HPS helped me see that I was not saying what was really on my mind, I started to share my knowledge because I had transformed my IT company and knew sales. However what I really wanted to share and teach was my path and the BS in the way. Once I looked at myself and found my Own BS, I was free to share and teach with full authenticity.

So to be thankful for Bob Burg and The entire team at HPS for a year full of receiving. I am so grateful to all the people who came into my life this year and showed what life is and expose me to the unknowns, who knew I’d love country music.

I’m thankful for my entire family for the support and love while I pursue this new life.

Lastly for Sam, for keeping it all together while I’m traveling, taking care of the home, kids, dog and being the pillar for the business.


Likky Lavji is a speaker and coach who specializes in helping people identify their blind spots and overcome them to obtain success.

Visit his website.

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