Have you ever noticed that more time you spend in nature, that the more creative you become?  Have you every asked the question why?  In my interview with author Patrice Vecchione about her new book “Step Into Nature-Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life” she answer these questions and more.

As Patrice and I explore in our interview she encourages people to find ways to become more linked to nature.  She provides simple ways to make that happen on a daily basis even though we might have excuses not to make this connection.  The most important element, is not how to become more involved but the driving force should be the why and the benefits to our psychic and spiritual health.  Nature as most of us are aware sparks imagination, creativity and brings spirit back into our lives.  We are more vibrant and live when we make daily connections with nature.

Throughout Patrice’s book “Step Into Nature‘ she encourages us to be fearless and step into nature with a joy that brings us closer to spirit.  Her book is filled with great stories, ideas and ways to engage more fully with nature.

I hope you enjoy my interview with author Patrice Vecchione about “Step Into Nature“.  If you want to learn more about Patrice and her book please click here to be directed to her website or click here to connect with her on Facebook.

This is my second interview with Dorie Clark, and each time we speak I learn so much about branding and marketing myself.  While not a master at the subject if you want to learn more I suggest that you listen to my interview with Dorie, and get a copy of her book entitled ” Stand Out-How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.” 

What impresses me so much about Dorie is her sincerity and mastery of the topic.  In our world today many of us are vying for the attention of someone to listen to our idea and this  is becoming more and more difficult to capture their attention.   We have so many many people competing for attention of our target audience that it frequently seems like a red ocean out there, clogged with social media posts, tweets, emails and a myriad of other ways to distract who we would like to attract to our message or idea.

Stand Out uses real life stories and studies from top business thinkers like Seth Godin and David Allen, and experts in realms as diverse of genomics and urban planning. Dorie guides the readers through the process of developing their own breakthrough ideas, and then building a passionate following around them.  I encourage you to listen, learn and apply some of what Dorie teaches and speaks about for it is incredibly powerful.

If you want to learn more about Dorie and her new book “Stand Out” please click here to be directed to her website, or click here to connect with her on Facebook.  Enjoy this great interview with someone who will change the trajectory of your career.

 

I recently interviewed Ariyana a spiritual aspirant with an amazing message about her new book “Light Atonement“.  As most who commit their lives to helping people make a spiritual transformation they start from ordinary beginnings, and this is true of Ariyana as well.  She embarked on this journey because she knew their was a larger purpose.

I encourage you to listen to our interview together as Ariyana guides you through her personal journey and you learn more about how she connects with guides from other dimensions.  Through mediation, psychics, crystals and other means, Ariyana develops her abilities and begins unraveling the mystery of this purpose and shares it with us in this interview.  In her book “Light Atonment”  she shares her hard-earned wisdom and offers reflections that will help the reader find the meaning and fulfillment that is often so elusive.

If you would like to learn more about Ariyana and her new book “Light Atonement” please click here to be directed to her website.  You can also link her Facebook page by clicking here.  I hope you enjoy this interview with Ariyana.

Every year for the last six years I have been attending the Natural Products West Expo in Anaheim, CA.  This event is a blast, loaded with new food products that are designed to be healthy and nutritious.  My intention in going to this event as a press person is to find up and coming organizations and authors that have a great products and cause for being in business.

This year I felt that I hit the jackpot.  I happen to come across the KIND Healthy Snacks.  I know that almost anyone reading this blog entry has heard of KIND, but do you know the story behind the organization?  I know that I didn’t, and recently had the honor of interviewing Daniel Lubetzky the founder about his new book ” Do the KIND Thing“.

Daniel has a fascinating personal story, but more importantly he has developed an organization, that is passionate about their purpose and committed to making this planet a better place to live.  Daniel is not only socially responsible entrepreneur, but really a KIND person fostering acts of KINDNESS.

While building a large organization like KIND Healthy Snacks is not an easy feat, Daniel has done it with persistence and the ten (10) tenants which make up the foundation of the company.  In my interview we discuss everything from this influence his father had on him who as a survivor from the concentration camps and the Holocaust, to his failures in business which gave him the grit and determination to keep going in times of adversity.

empathetic, understanding and compassionate toward others–a quality that is becoming harder and harder to find.  “Do the KIND Thing” is more than a book about business, it is a book designed to get the reader to understand what it takes to mold your into one of service, and in so doing reap the rewards and share in the profits–all kinds of profits.

If you would like to learn more about Daniel Lubetzky the author of “Do the KIND Thing” please click here to be directed to their website.  Or you can click here to be directed to the organization’s Facebook page.  I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Daniel Lubetzky.

I had the pleasure of meeting, then conducting this interview with author and sport agent David Meltzer.  His new book entitled ” Connected to Goodness” is about David’s personal journey, with life lessons that will inspire, inform and get the reader to take a new look at how they view the world.

Most people would assume that a sport agent needs to be tough and a ruthless negotiator.  David Meltzer is calm, peaceful, compassionate, empathic and a totally understanding person, and these qualities  he learned throughout life have shape him into a person who is an amazingly successful as a businessman and sport agent.

David lives by seven interconnected principles and four key elements of: clarity, balance, focus, confidence.  David also understands the importance of defining and living your purpose while examining your values, and aligning them with your purpose.  He also knows that having a foundation in life is imperative.

“Everything in life, from the construction of a building to a relationship, requires a solid foundation , or it will crumble. Values provide that foundation.  No matter what you attract in your life, identify, prioritize, and utilize your own values to build the foundation that will best provide clarity, balance and focus with confidence.

I encourage you listen to David Meltzer the author of “Connected to Goodness” while we learn from a master who has taken the time to understand the complex workings of the human mind, and has mastered his thoughts,  resulting in phenomenal success both personally and professionally.

If you want to learn more about David and his organization please click here to be directed to the book landing page, or click here to go to the Sport One Marketing website.

My good friend Guy Finely has released a wonderful book entitled ” The Secret to Your Immortal Self“.  I recently had the opportunity to have a very deep conversation with Guy about the book, and the key lessons that he teaches throughout the book.  One thing you alway know for certain is that when I interview Guy  you are in for a very deep exploration about your spiritual beliefs which will test your intellect and get you to search for you soul.

What I appreciate about “The Secret to Your Immortal Self” is that each of the lessons are just a few pages, and they explore the timeless wisdom of the universe and how to apply and live it.  As Guy states ” In one sense, the interior journey that leads to the immortal Self is demanding and difficult, even seemingly impossible at times; yet as paradoxical as it seems, there is nothing intrinsically hard about rising above ourselves and slipping into the stream of our own celestial possibilities.”

The Secret to Your Immortal Self is a book that will stimulate your thought while getting you to question some of your current beliefs.  I encourage you to listen to this amazing interview with Guy Finley as we explore the depths of our immortal self.

If you would like more information about the Life of Learning Foundation please click here, or additional information on the book click here.

I happen to listen to National Public Radio a lot, and I was listening to an interview with Chris Farrell about his new book entitled “Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing The Way We Think About Work, Community, and the Good Life.”  I was so intrigued that I reached out to Chris and he granted me an interview.

You will find that Chris does not buy into the gloom and doom that most economists believe, the sky is falling– Social Security is going to fail and there’s not enough money.  Chris is quite the contrarian and believes that if we the retirees shift our thinking about retirement, including our mindset or  better yet why retire at all if you are healthy and can still make a contribution to society.

You must understand that this is a controversial topic these days, and it is not because their is a conspiracy to convince the baby boomers to take their retirements at age 70 because the government can’t afford the early retirees and payouts, it is because so many baby boomers are living longer are healthier and want to make a contribution to the world.   We are living longer are more active and have much to contribute to society, communities, organizations–so why not continue to make a difference and work.

Chris makes interesting observation from Peter Drucker in “Unretirement”, that every once in a while society crosses a major divide, and that we are crossing the divide now.  We are making the difficult transition toward a different vision of the elder years.  This vision includes, people working longer, making more contributions to society, working in contract jobs, becoming entrepreneurs and volunteers.  Chris’s book is the roadmap for workers of all ages who want to adapt from the work-then-retire mindset.

I hope you enjoy my interview with Chris Farrell about “Unretirement” If you want to learn more you can go to Chris’s website by clicking here.

 

I recently was invited to a presentation by Ken Blanchard and his co-author Morton Shaevitz about a new book entitled ” Refire Don’t Retire: Make the Rest of your Life the Best of Your Life.”  I was certainly inspired by what Ken and Mort has to say about aging and how we need to shift our paradigm about retirement.

The reality is that baby boomers are living longer and are healthier than previous generations.  It is not uncommon to see baby boomers working into their 70’s and 80’s with more zest and vitality for what they are doing.  Some are required to work because their finances would not allow them to retire, but many are working for the love of contribution to society and want to stay active.

In Ken and Mort’s new bookRefire Don’t Retire” they create a parable and a very compelling story for the reader.  You are taken on a journey of an aging husband and wife who are lucky enough to have a wake up call, and shift their whole perspective about how they see the world.  They have a spiritual awakening along with a realization about their emotional, intellectual and physical well being that gets them engaged with zest, zeal and passion for life again.

If you are considering retirement, or are in retirement you really need to read and understand that their are so many other options.  What contributions can you make to society, how do you want to spend the rest of your life?  These are important questions, let’s face it you can only workout or play golf so much.

Please listen to this very compelling interview with Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz.  You can also learn more about their book by clicking here to be directed to the website for the book.  Enjoy this wonderful interview!!!!

 

I happen to be watching the documentary ” Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead #2″ by Joe Cross.  If you have not seen this documentary it is certainly worth watching, and learning about the life changing steps that Joe Cross took to get himself and thousands of others back to health and vitality.

As a result of watching Joe’s documentary I payed particular attention to an interview he conducted with Brian Wansink from Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab.  I was fascinated by how Brain was focused on how the change in our surroundings and environment can have a significant impact on our health and nutrition, so I reached out to him to do an interview for Inside Personal Growth.

In this interview with Brian Wansink, Ph.D. you will learn how simply it is to reconstruct and rethink your environments for success in your food consumption. Brian says that the answer isn’t to tell people what to do: it is to set up their living environments so that they will naturally lose weight.   He says we need to work with human nature not against it, and that willpower is a very challenging way to shift our eating patterns for success, and he proves it in his new book “Slim By Design“.

During our dialogue together we discuss some very simple techniques that you can employ in you home, the restaurants you eat in, your grocery store, your workplace and at your children’s school.   You will learn how to create a mindless solution for your eating habits, that will work and allow you to shed the unwanted pounds.   This is not to state that you can only change your environment for success, you still need to exercise and learn what foods are healthy for you, but this factor is a key to a healthy lifestyle  change in what you eat and how much weight you might be able to lose.

I hope you enjoy this upbeat and lively interview with a fascinating man and scientist, Brian Wansink, Ph.D. If you want to learn more about “Slim By Design” or his other books please click here to be directed to his website.