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On the Brink with Andi Simon

May 22, 2024

Welcome to On the Brink with Andi Simon. I am so delighted you have joined us for this podcast with Donny Willis where we share his own inspirational advice for how to intentionally build a better life.

In this enlightening podcast episode,  Donny Willis is a wonderful guest, who you may recognize as the "butter man" from the iconic 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Donny shares his remarkable journey of personal transformation, a story that resonates with many of us navigating our own life transitions. Donny is a pastor and the founder of a thriving church community in White Plains, NY. In this podcast, Donny and I dig deep into his own life’s journey and how he helps others intentionally build a better life for themselves and those around them. You might also like to read Donny's book,  "Good, Butter, Best,  From  Dream  to  Reality."

What are Those Universal Themes of Life Transitions?

Throughout the episode, Donny Willis and I delve into the universal themes of life transitions, the complexities of decision-making, and the pivotal role of emotional intelligence in adapting to change. Donny underscores the importance of seizing new opportunities as they arise and the transformative power of building and nurturing relationships to support personal growth and community resilience. We often forget that we are in control. Yes, we can intentionally build a better life if we think about our own personal story and continuously build that story around self-improvement.

Donny also shares with us his seven life-lessons that each of us can apply to create a better life for ourselves and those we care about.

If you prefer to watch the On the Brink with Andi Simon Podcast, you can find Donny Willis's video here:

Donny Willis Podcast Video

Thanks for joining us. Read the entire script on the blog page at

From Observation to Innovation,

Andi Simon

CEO | Corporate Anthropologist | Author