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.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jack Canfield about his newly revised and updated edition ” The Principles of Success 10th Anniversary Edition”.   In our interview we had the opportunity to discuss the revision in the 10th anniversary edition.  As Jack mentions the edition of “The Principles of Success” now includes new success stories, teachings and a entire section of the book dedicated to digital media, branding and important topics of how to grow in our digitally connected world.

My interview with Jack is filled with stories and a focus on the fundamental principles of success which include, “Knowing What you Want”,  “Taking 100% Responsibility for your Life”, Unleashing the Power of Goal Setting”.  In total the book outlines 67 success principles and provide the reader with access to powerful tools through Jack’s website.

As we all start off our year, and now almost through the first quarter if we are interested in changing patterns, behaviors and beliefs that don’t service us we would all gain tremendous insight and guidance from reading and applying “The Principles of Success“.

To learn more about Jack’s new book just click here to be directed to the book website, and click here to get access to the free tools that are being offered as a bonus to his book.  I hope you enjoy this great interview with Jack Canfield a master teacher of the Principles of Success.

 

I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Derek Rydall the author of a new book entitled ” Emergence: Steven Steps for Radical Life Change.  

In my interview with Derek we discussed his unique approach to the end of self-improvement.  As Derek discussed with me, his premise is that if we look at ourselves as being whole and complete just the way we are, we don’t need to change anything.  I actually really like his approach, because it is correct.  Each and every soul that is incarnate on this planet is whole and complete, and if we were to approach life from this perspective we would not come from lack, limitation and fear.  Our ego does a really good job of instilling within us  the feelings of lack, limitation and negative self talk.

Derek uses the symbolism of the “oak tree and the acorn” and calls it the acorn principle.  Because many of us hold a belief that our fate is determined by external conditions and that things we need are “out there”–the reverse of how life really works-we constantly struggle against the nature order of the universe.

The acorn principle allows you to understand your true nature, and how you were designed to grow and thrive.  The acorn already contains the perfect pattern and potential to become an oak, and so do you.

If you want to learn more about Derek and his new book Emergence: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change please click here to be directed to his website.

I hope you enjoy my interview with an author that takes a totally radical perspective to ending our delusion of lack and limitation, and truly helps us see who we really are and capable of growing into.

 

As we  get focused on our health goals for the start of the year, many may have experienced that it has been challenging to maintain that focus, and have already given up.

In my interview with Jordan Meltzer the co-founder of the Pure Start Cleanse we discuss strategies that work for anyone looking to cleanse and shed that unwanted weight.  The Pure Start Cleanse program provides the elements to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and detoxify, re-energize and burn fat without feeling tired or hungry.

The supplements that are required to start the cleanse are not proprietary, and all products to maintain your cleanse can be obtain at you local health food store.

If you want to learn more about the Pure Start Cleanse program please click here to be directed to the website, you will also be provided with a no-cost half hour coaching session with Jordan Meltzer the co-founder of Pure Start Cleanse.

I hope you will avail yourself of this great offer to find out more about becoming more mentally, physically and spiritually revitalized.

I recently had a wonderful interview with Whitney Freya the author of “The Artist Within“.   Whitney is a creative muse and coach for a growing number of clients around the world.  Her new book “The Artist Within” is a guidebook for helping our inner artist to become more expressive.  Whitney likes to refer to this process as “making us creatively fit” and finding our “super soul flow”.

She outlines the eight principles of design, and these principles are the language of our mind’s eye–how we visually analyze everything we see.  As we discuss in our interview we explore these principles which are emphasis, balance, proportion, unity, harmony, contrast, rhythm and repetition.

If you have not drawn anything or painted or used any form of media to express yourself you might want to check out Whitney’s new book and learn what it possible to become more artistically expressive and not be afraid doing it. You will definitely have fun and your creative energy can be expressed in many different ways.

If you want to learn more about Whitney Freya and her new book please click this link to be directed to her website.  I hope you enjoy this interview with an extremely creative muse–Whitney Freya.

I recently interviewed my good friend and awesome author Steven Kotler.  Steven has co-authored another book with Peter Diamandis which pushes the needle, and really gets the reader to think and take action.  BOLD: How To Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact The World instructs the reader on the new exponential growth  in technologies and how to play the game with the best of the best.  As Bill Clinton states ” This book is a visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world–and offers invaluable advice about bringing together the partners and technologies to help them do it.”  

In my interview with Steven we discuss the current technologies which are revolutionizing how we work and function as a society.  We talk about everything from 3D printers to the advancement in robotics and artificial intelligence.  These technologies and many others will shape the world as we know it, and the best part about the development of these technologies is that it is moving faster and faster, and we can all play in the game if we choose.  I must admit I have never felt so encouraged after an interview as I did with my interview with Steven– these are exciting times we live in; and BOLD is a must read for anyone wanting to make a difference in our world.

BOLD provides an easy to follow roadmap because it is divided into three parts: BOLD Technologies, BOLD Mindset and BOLD Crowd.  These are the three fundamentals that the authors state are required to create change and participate in the exponential revolution in new technologies.  It is also loaded with great stories from the leaders in the industry, Larry Page, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Elon Musk and others.  I highly recommend this book it is chock a block “full” with advice, stories and practical applications on how to proceed to become a BOLD leader in the technology revolution.

If you want more information about Steven Kotler and his Flow Genome Project please click here, if you want to receive his newsletter just click the link.  A great video about the book, click here.  I hope you enjoy my interview with Steven Kotler.

Pilar Gerasimo is someone that I will alway call my friend.  While we don’t speak to one another often, she is the kind of person that when you once meet her you bond almost immediately.  I respect Pilar for all that she is doing to make our world a better place to live and connect with others.  Pilar is the “Founding Editor of Experience Life Magazine“.  If you are not a subscriber, I would recommend that you seriously check out the magazine through the link provided.

In my interview with Pilar we speak about her course entitled “Refine Your Life” which can be accessed through the Entheos Academy .

It is the beginning of a New Year and many of us are focused on our vision, goals and attempting to figure out how we are going to attain our new life plan. In my interview with Pilar we discuss the important elements of your personal growth, which include purpose, vision, values, goals, obstacles and how to manage in the crazy fast paced world we live in.

As Pilar starts off “Refine Your Life” she has a quote from Thomas Merton ” We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves”  I think that about sums it up, if we are not in the pursuit of knowing who and what we really are, and why we are here on this planet– we get to go around the sun lots of times and ultimately we will transition from the physical plane to another dimension without the fulfillment and content of finding meaning and purpose.

If you want to get more direction as we start off this New Year, I can highly recommend that you listen to this interview with a wise, and purposeful woman Pilar Gerasimo.  If she inspires you to take action, then go check out her course at Entheos Academy.

I hope you enjoy my interview with author, editor and renaissance woman Pilar Gersimo.

At the end of last year I had the opportunity to interview author Molly Fletcher about her new book entitled ” A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating“.  I must admit I learned more in 30 minutes about negotiating from Molly than I had learned in 30+ years of business.  Molly truly is a master at her business having spent the last two decades negotiating $500 million worth of deals on behalf of hundreds of the nation’s premier athletes, coaches and television commentators.

Molly states that “Trust” is as the heart of negotiation if one wants long term success.  She says that trust is about your words, your actions and your motives.  In negotiation, it is easy to get consumed by your own self-interest but you have to understand the big picture. Trust is the foundation of an effective negotiation.

No matter what, and with whom you are attempting to negotiate listening to my interview and purchasing Molly’s book is a must.  If you want to learn more about Molly and her organization the Molly Fletcher Company please click on the link.  You can also go to the book landing page by clicking here.

Enjoy this great interview with a master at negotiation.