Ep320: Living an Intentional Life With Power Couple Dr. Leybelis Padilla and Prince Daniels Jr.
July 26, 2022
“Even though we were miles apart, it still seemed like our hearts never stopped loving each other. This is the beauty of having love as the foundation of your relationship.” – Prince Daniels Jr.
He was a rising football superstar, and she was on her way to becoming a full-fledged doctor. Prince and Leybelis’ relationship as college sweethearts in Georgia Tech seemed like a match made in heaven. Prince got drafted by the Baltimore Ravens, while Leybelis went to Howard University College of Medicine in D.C. However, it wasn’t always rainbows and butterflies as they had to endure growing pains together and apart. It might sound unbelievable given how strong their relationship is now, but this power couple had to separate for 3 years before finding their way back to each other for good.
Prince and Leybelis graciously shared how they managed to stay together and grow their relationship as a household of love for their daughters:
Embrace personal development and self-development. Allow yourselves to grow as individuals first, then as a couple. Elevate each other in moments where one of you is weaker, and celebrate wins when the other is thriving.
Communicate and learn each other’s love language. Be honest as to where you really are in your headspace, and what you really feel in your heart to foster mutual respect. The biggest needle mover in any relationship is setting expectations to avoid disappointment. It’s most important to say what you mean and mean what you say.
Conscious effort. It takes constant work to maintain a great relationship, but if there is trust in your heart, the journey will surely be worth it.
Meditate as a family. Prince, having spent time in a monastery, is an avid fan of meditation. Leybelis says that this keeps them grounded.
Emotional Intelligence. In all relationships, there are arguments. The thin line between success and failure in this regard is having the ability to calm yourself down and let your anger run its course. Push past the threshold and continue to communicate to understand each other.
Choose love. Everything else falls into place when this commitment is made and when actions are done based on love. Another prerequisite is love for yourself because it’s difficult to give what you don’t have.
This week’s giveaway is an opportunity to win a 1-hr coaching session with Leybelis to go over your health goals in addition to a copy of Prince’s book Mindfulness for the Ultimate Athlete.