Dr. Daria Hamra – At the Top Helping Those at the Bottom
By Mary Maxey October 24, 2019
In today’s episode, our guest is Dr. Daria Hamrah. He is an expert in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the head and neck and has been engaged in the oral and maxillofacial surgery field for the past 15 years. He is one of few maxillofacial surgeons to be fellowship trained in Facial Cosmetic Surgery and to hold a license to practice Facial Cosmetic Surgery in the state of Virginia. He is also an author, public speaker, and beauty blogger and has published and written columns and articles for the Washington Post. And today, he is going to share with us how he got inspired and how he created a foundation to help others.
[4:45] Why should we listen to you?
I love talking to people that I meet for the first time. I think you can always learn something from talking to someone. And you asking me the question of what you’re going to learn from me. I think a conversation can go anywhere. Sometimes you might not learn anything. It depends on who you talk to or how deep that person is or thinks.
[10:10] Where did this prototypical guy come out of?
It was just my desire to help people and make sure they are happy about themselves. You got to trust the process. You got to follow what you’re passionate about. And then at the end, you’re going to reach what you love doing because the whole time you follow your passion. The reason why people don’t get there a lot of times is that they get impatient.
[11:23] I don’t even know where are the others are in their state of mind. I went back to my childhood, kind of figure out where it started. It just that inner drive or passion, drove me to what I’m doing today. In addition to trying to make people happy.
[15:07] How did you decide to proactively do more to serve people?
Nothing I do is planned. I don’t sit there and plan what could I do next year, it’s almost to a point I got a phone call from an old friend, and he asked me for my help. And that’s how the foundation started. I believe the universe calls us all the time. We choose whether we’re going to listen to the caller.
[19:42] What are the things that you think humanity could do that could be vastly life-changing?
I think not to worry too much about the future and just trust the process. I always tell people life is a process. 9 out of 10 things that you worry about never happen. Sometimes they don’t trust themselves. This lack of self-awareness. I always tell people to spend a little time with themselves and find out what are they afraid of.
[28:59] What promise did God make to the world when He created you?
There’s always someone there for you. You have to keep your eyes open. You’re never alone.
[22:41-22:44] “If you don’t spend enough time to look into yourself and see what you’re passionate about. You will never find what you love.“