I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Alan Weiss the co-author with Marshall Goldsmith of a new book entitled “Lifestorming-Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life“. This is a practical handbook for becoming the person you want to be. You will discover what it takes to redesign your life, friends, behaviors, and goals in order to move closer to your goals.
Alan and I discuss the evolutionary journey, and a very important question: To what extent is your journey one of internal control, and to what extent one of external control? I believe this concept alone is one of the most important elements that one must master if they are going to master their life. As Alan states are you taking a “random walk” through life, or do you have high control and are one of those people that creates your world, or are you mutually creating your world. No matter your purview of your world, it would be best to have high control if you want to make something of yourself.
If you want to change behavior, Alan states that most studies have found that it’s very difficult to merely change poor behavior. It’s much more effective to substitute a more positive behavior. Change for its own sake makes little sense. The key is to determine the salutary result that makes the change worthwhile.
I hope you enjoy the lively and engaging dialogue with Alan Weiss the co-author of “Lifestorming-Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life“. If you want to learn more about the book you can click here to be directed to the book website page. If you want to learn more about Alan Weiss please click here or Marshall Goldsmith click here.
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I have had the opportunity to interview Dorie Clark on several different occasions, and every time I emerge from the interview I feel that I have been given additional information that will help me be a better person and entrepreneur.
In my recent interview with Dorie, we speak about her new book entitled ” Entrepreneurial You“. This is a comprehensive guide to any entrepreneur that wants to learn unique ways to monetize their expertise and create multiple streams of income while thriving in the process. In our interview together we discuss the importance of our personal brand and building a great brand. Dorie explains that sustainable monetization requires a solid foundation build through a three-step process: 1) Building your brand. 2) Monetizing your expertise. 3) Extending your reach and impact
“Entrepreneurial You” is a hands-on guide filled with new ideas, stories, and applications to launch any entrepreneur to new heights.
I hope you enjoy my interview with author Dorie Clark, if you want to learn more about her new book please click here to be taken to the book website, you can also download a free Entrepreneurial You Self-Assessment which will give you the blueprint for professional independence. Enjoy the podcast!
Every time I interview Don Green from the Napoleon Hill Foundation I learn something new. Don is a continual learner with more knowledge and understanding about Napoleon Hill than anyone I have ever met. He has been the executive director and spokesperson for the foundation for the last 20 years and is just a wonderful person.
In my interview with Don, we discuss a newly released book entitled ” The Path to Personal Power“. As Don states, personal power is acquired through a combination of individual traits and habits. The ten qualities of personal power are: 1) the habit of definiteness of purpose 2) the promptness of decision 3) soundness of character 4) strict discipline over one’s emotions 5) obsessional desire to render useful service 6) through knowledge of one’s occupation 7) tolerance on all subjects 8) loyalty to one’s personal associates and faith in a Supreme Being 9) enduring thirst of knowledge 10) alertness of imagination. The old adage “knowledge is power” is not quite true. Knowledge never is power until it has been expressed in some term of useful service.
“The Path to Power” is a powerful roadmap that leads to a single discovery: You already have the power to attain whatever wealth, success, and prosperity you desire in life. All you need to do is walk the path without straying, and the rest will follow.
I hope you enjoy yet another great interview with Don Green the executive director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation. If you want to learn more about the courses, books and audio recording available through the foundation please click here to be directed to their website.
I absolutely love how author Albert Flynn DeSilver approaches the topic of writing. In his new book entitled ” Writing as a Path to Awakening,” Albert guides the reader through what can only be expressed as a spiritual experience. If you have ever written a book, poetry or long-term paper you will agree that the process of writing can be an out of body experience.
The deeper you get into your writing the more open you are to just write without judgments and you will experience what I term as flow. It is a wonderful experience, and sometimes you don’t know where the words on the paper come from–it’s is as if you were the channeled.
Albert writes that many of us struggle with maintaining a practice of staying consistent in order to develop a process. The consistent striving for an imagined sense of perfection is one of the things that can keep us off the page. If perfection is your jam, say this out loud, in all caps for emphasis. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PERFECTION.
“Writing as a Path to Awakening” is a treasure trove of practical advice on writing and on finding yourself, for the process of creative writing always has you exploring your deep inner thoughts, and learning how to express them to the world.
I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Albert DeSilver if you want to learn more about the author please click here to be taken to his website.
I really enjoy when an author can write a book and make a topic that can be complicated simple. That is what author and speaker Jeff Haven’s has done in his new book entitled ” Innovation Made Simple” Jeff is also the author of another book entitled “Us vs. Them Redefining the Multigenerational Workplace”.
In my interview with Jeff, we discuss how all big ideas start as small ideas and usually grow over time. As a matter of fact, Jeff states that every one of these ideas and incredible inventions took the creators a great deal of time to work out the kinks. If you look back in history you will see that many of companies like Microsoft, Apple, Hewlett Packard all started in a garage. In the 1990’s Apple asked themselves, “is there a way we could provide a legal avenue for customers to purchase the songs they want?” Two years later iTunes was launched and it has since grown to account for 75% of the digital music market and generates over 7 billion a year in revenue for Apple.
If you look back in history you will see that many of companies like Microsoft, Apple, Hewlett Packard all started in a garage. In the 1990’s Apple asked themselves, “is there a way we could provide a legal avenue for customers to purchase the songs they want?” Two years later iTunes was launched and it has since grown to account for 75% of the digital music market and generates over 7 billion a year in revenue for Apple. What is your idea? How will you start the process of development? Do you have the courage to pursue your dreams?
One simple idea Jeff speaks about is speeding up the creative process. He says if you want to speed up the creative process, you need to slow down. It might sound counter-intuitive but it is not our creative genesis is usually more active when we learn how to slow down, play, take walks in nature and learn how to be instead of do.
If you want to learn more about Jeff Havens the author and speaker, please click here to be directed to his website. I hope you enjoy this great interview with Jeff Havens.
Many of us are guilty of trapping ourselves in the web of negative self-talk. The not-good-enough, self-doubt cycles that many of us cope with on a daily basis. We know its detrimental, but what are we doing to stop insidious cycle of negative self-talk? How do we reduce this thinking quickly and replace it with a positive affirmative monologue?
In my interview with author and coach, Gary John Bishop we talk his new book entitled “Unfu*ck Yourself-Get Out Of Your Head and Into Your Life“. This book is an easy read packed with practical advice on creating more success and abundance in your life and quieting the pesky self-doubt. Over the years, Gary has coached thousands of individuals from entrepreneurs, athletes, professionals and creatives. Gary’s philosophy has yielded a high success rates by leading individuals down the road to replacing old negative self-talk with positive thoughts and sustaining this growth and potential.
Gary states that “If human emotions largely result from thinking, then one way to appreciably control one’s feelings is by controlling one’s thoughts—or by changing the internalized sentences, or self-talk, with which one largely created the feeling in the first place.” Gary believes the answers we are seeking lie within ourselves, but we must be open to finding these answers and believe in our guiding voice.
If you feel like something unspoken is holding you back from abundance and reaching ultimate success, then give Gary John Bishop a listen! If you are interested in knowing more about Gary please click here for his website.
We have all procrastinated getting something completed–it could be our taxes, getting that medical exam or just fixing our car. No matter what we procrastinate about there is an emotion attached to our procrastination.
In my recent interview with psychologist and author Mary Lamia, the author of a new book entitled “What Motivates Getting Things Done” Mary reveals what really gets in the way of us completing things in our life that need to get done.
As Mary states in the book “An emotion will be activated when it is triggered by a stimulus–an event, as situation, a thing, or the action of another person. It’s common vernacular these days to claim something has ‘triggered’ you, implying something has happened that has messed you up emotionally because it has activated an emotion based on an unpleasant emotional memory. Mary breaks us down into two types, deadline-driven procrastinators, and task-driven non-procrastinators and she explains the differences between these two types.
If you are interested in really delving into what motivates us to get things done, or what effects us from being driven to get anything done then I recommend that you listen to my interview with Mary Lamia the author of “What Motivates Getting Things Done“. If you want to learn more about Mary you can visit her website by clicking here.
I hope you enjoy this great interview with Mary Lamia about her new book “What Motivates Getting Things Done“.
When was the last time you had a strong gut feeling about something, or that little voice inside was whispering in your ear? How would you like to access that intuition on demand?
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing author Lisa K about her new book entitled “Intuition on Demand-A Step by Step Guide to Powerful Intuition You Can Trust“. In our interview together Lisa provides easy to use techniques that when practiced will allow you to access your intuition more frequently and with greater levels of reliability. Lisa has spent years studying intuition and her education and training prior to being passionate about intuition was science and engineering-interesting background for someone interested in intuition.
Lisa definition of intuition is ” a knowing without knowing how you know it”. Very short, simple and accurate. Lisa has ten (10) secrets to accessing intuition and they are 1) Be Relaxed and Be Open 2) No Figuring it Out, No Judging the Answers 3) Fragments and Symbols 4) Signs Outside of You 5) Believing=Power 6) Outside Tools 7) Trigger Your Intuition by Asking 8) You Get What You Get and You Don’t Get Upset 9) Ask for Clarity 10) Where’s the Bathroom. Now while this is a little out of context, I wanted to give you an idea of what Lisa reveals in our interview and throughout her book.
If you want to learn more about Lisa K and her new book “Intuition on Demand” please click here to be directed to her website. You can also join her Facebook page by clicking here. I hope you enjoy this interview with author Lisa K about accessing our Intuition on Demand.
How often do you beat up on yourself? What if you could learn to apply self-compassion to that part of you that gets lashed by your ego telling you that you are not good enough?
In my interview with author Radhule Weininger MD, Ph.D. we discuss her new book Heartwork The Path of Self-Compassion. In the interview, with Radhule she reveals the 9 practices for opening our heart up so that we can heal the pain that we carry inside, and that frequently won’t go away.
Hearwork is filled with wonderful success stories and practices so that the reader can apply the techniques to their specific issues. She also provides various meditation and mindfulness practices that cultivate heightened awareness, tranquility and inner happiness. As Radhule writes ” As your wounded heart begins to heal with self-compassion, it may begin to fill with generosity and kindness; the boundaries of your self-preoccupation may loosen, and compassion for yourself can naturally widen to compassion for others. His Holiness the Dalai Lama tells us, ” Although you may not be able to avoid difficult situations, you can modify the extent to which you (and others) suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation”
So if you want to learn how to respond differently with self-compassion and compassion for others, then you are going to want to listen to my interview author Radhule Weininger MD, Ph.D. If you are interested in exploring Radhule’s website, just click here. You will find more about her workshops, seminars and professional services.
I hope you enjoy my interview with author Radhule Weininger MD, PhD about her new book Heartwork, The Path to Self-Compassion.