Srikumar RaoI found my interview with Srikumar Rao to be fascinating.  Here is a man that has been teaching a course on Creativity and Personal Mastery at the University level.   Year after year his courses are filled with students that provide accolades for the professor and the material taught in his courses.

In the introduction of his book Dr. Rao asks you to wake up from your dreamworld and make a better life for yourself. His book and his course shows you how to take the action and create a life filled with success, happiness and fulfillment.

Dr. Rao states that the first block to personal mastery–and one of the biggest–is our unquestioned mental models.  He states that these are our fixed ideas of how the world works and how things should or shouldn’t be done.  We accept these models so completely that we live our lives according to them. From these fixed ideas we construct our own realities.  And some of us must admit that the realities we create are not so wonderful.

So just how does all of this happen?  It happens through our mental chatter.  You created your world unconsciously.  Your world was created by your constant companion.  So who is this constant companion?  It is the mental chatter that you are in dialogue with on a daily basis.  It is your voice of judgment that is telling you what is right, and what is wrong.   One of the secrets to a successful life is to be aware of this mental chatter, and to look for the patterns in our mind chatter.  Journal and attempt to replace the mental chatter with positive reinforcing messages.

Are You Ready to Succeed? is filled with wonderful exercises to help the reader overcome many of the challenges that one faces in becoming a true success.  The ideas and concepts are borrowed from the ageless wisdom, but we all need to be reminded of the ways to over come the mental challenges that get in our way of success.

I highly recommend this book, and Dr. Rao’s course.   If you would like to learn more about the course and to download the syllabus please click here to be directed to Dr. Rao’s website.  I know you are going to love this interview with a true master of in the art of creativity and personal mastery.

Jackie LapinJackie Lapin has a special energy and essence.  She is a very accomplished author as well as the founder of  a non-profit called United World Healing.

In my interview with Jackie about her book entitled, “The Art of Conscious Creation“, we discuss the some of the Universal Guiding Principles to leading a happier and more fulfilling life.  In our interview together she articulates some of her own personal stories about how she personally has learned to manifest what she needs to have a fulfilling and meaningful life.

What you learn from Jackie is that the focus is not on yourself that brings happiness and peace, but a focus on helping and serving others.  You will learn the power of building communities of support and how important that is for helping you manifest in your life.  As Jackie states her book is a manual for empowerment.  It is a wake-up call for those who have spent their lives feeling powerless, victimized or buffeted by life’s challenges.  With the awareness of your infinite powers to create your own reality to change the future, to change the world, you can set an exciting new course as so many others around the globe are doing.   I hope by the time you complete listening to this interview you are inspired to ask the question, “What can I do?”

This interview is for those who want to get up and not only change their own personal life, but help in changing the lives of countless thousand of others who are in need of assistance.  Enjoy listening to my interview with Jackie Lapin, and please visit her website by clicking here for more information on her her workshops and books.

Guy FinleyI always have a great time interviewing Guy Finely.  This is my fourth interview with him, and each time we are able to explore his material more deeply to get to the essence of his message.

I happen to be going up to Oregon the coming weekend to visit with Guy and his team, and I am so much looking forward to my journey.

In this interview we are discussing his new audio CD series entitled “Being Fearless and Free.”  Most of us will admit to living with some kind of fear that holds us back, that keeps us running, or that crushes our hopes and dreams. And if we could peek into the secret longing that lives in the hearts of everyone we know, we would see there the one great wish that we all share in common: we want to be fearless and free.

This life-liberating album is the doorway to the secret source of fearlessness within you. In it, Guy reveals all new Principles of Power that will help you realize a peace and contentment that nothing can wreck. You, your life, and every experience you go through, will be transformed before your very eyes.

  • See the world through the inspired eyes of your True Self
  • Build a bridge to happier human relationships
  • Help create the light that makes the world a brighter place
  • And above all, perfect your life


Secrets to the Fearless Life Revealed

The sixteen special talks in this album were presented to small groups of students over a period of six months. Each talk builds upon the ones that came before so that step by step the mask is pulled off the lie of fear and listeners begin to see themselves and the events of their lives in a bold new way.

Now you too can learn how to see the world through the inspired eyes of your True Self… build a bridge to happier human relationships… help create the light that makes the world a brighter place… and above all, perfect your life.

I encourage you to listen to this podcast closely, for each time Guy articulates a new idea I am inspired to want to go deeper personally.  To explore areas that I potentially have not explored within my self, and my connection to a greater Spirit.  Guy Finley get you to think and questions your thoughts and hopefully shift your paradigm about your thinking.

Please visit Guy’s website to learn more or to purchase a copy of this wonderful CD series.  To access his website please click here.

 

Don GreenI recently attended the Book Expo America in New York and had the pleasure of meeting the executive director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, Don Green.  Don is currently in charge of any new publication that the foundation publishes as well as overseeing all of the historical works of Napoleon Hill.

The association recently published a new book entitled “Napoleon Hill’s Golden Rules-The Lost Writings.”  In my interview with Don we explore the timeless writings of Napoleon Hill and the wondrous wisdom exemplified in the message.   What is so wonderful about this new book is that the message is so simple, yet so profound.  Even after all these years Napoleon Hill’s writing are a valuable part of the fabric of our positive thinking and human potential movement.  The stories depicted in this new book are a great way for people to remember these simple principles of living an enriched and rewarding life.  I like to say they are probably not anything you don’t already know, but we need frequent reminders of these principles to keep us on track.
I highly recommend this new book, and my interview with Don was a real pleasure.  I hope you enjoy listening and I encourage you to visit the Napoleon Hill’s Foundation website for more information on books, CD’s and other valuable supportive material published by the foundation.

Please click here to be linked to their website.

 

Victoria MoranIf you want an author that walks her talk then Victoria Moran’s new book entitled, “The Love-Powered Diet” is a must read for anyone who is looking to release weight.  You see as a young adult Victoria was the daughter of a mother and father that were in the weight loss business, and Victoria was about 60 lbs over weight.

Her new book is all about how if you look inside yourself, and learn how to appreciate who you really are that this is the beginning of a successful weight release program.  Now, this is not to say that you can just love yourself and the pounds will just melt away. The psychological aspects of weight release are just as complicated if not more so than calorie reduction and exercise.

The “Love-Powered Diet” addresses a duel dilemma: the addictive nature of overeating and the nutritional shortfalls of the standard American diet.  It offers solutions for both.

The Love-Powered Diet is really simple, and it distills down to two parts.  (1) Inner awareness of unconditional love can make profound changes in a person’s life. (2) Inner change includes the ability to make positive, loving food choices.

I highly recommend this book, and I know you are going to love my interview with Victoria.  If you would like to learn more about Victoria’s other books and her appearances please click here to access her website.

Have fun reading this book, it is all about how much you can love yourself to health and wellness.

Patricia Varley While Patricia is not an author yet, she is certainly a highly qualified speaker, trainer and coach.  Her concepts and ideas about leading your life from the inside out will assist anyone seeking to grow and learn more about themselves.

She works with business people in assisting them to become transformational leaders and thinkers.  In my interview with Patricia we explore the patterns that we need to shift to obtain a more balanced life and to become more centered.

Reinventing Success from the Inside Out with Patricia Varley is a powerful facilitation guide and supports participants in transitioning between the mainstream and what is evolving on the planet at this transformative time in history. She leads people through the processes, tools, techniques and strategies to awaken their integral authenticity and discover and communicate their uniqueness and live their vision. She assists a wide range of clients in multiple industries, developing and implementing creative strategies and insights to help them achieve integrated and satisfying professional and personal lives. By connecting them more to who they are, they are better prepared to shift and take an evolutionary leaps in all areas of their lives and work and live from their highest potential.

I am certain that you will see a book in the near future by Patricia. But in the meantime you can visit her website to learn more about her coaching, and workshops by clicking here.

Mike RobbinsIt was a pleasure having Mike Robbins back with us for another podcast. His book entitled “Focus on the Good Stuff-The Power of Appreciation” is a wonderful book about learning how to appreciate the good within.  As simple of a concept that this might sound , it is something that we all need to be reminded of.  I know that many of us are frequently attempting to be more, do more and have more.  The challenge with this thinking is that is limits our focus on the good stuff as Mike says.  We loose sight of appreciating who and what we are, and we are more focused on how we can be better. This persistent focus on always attempting to be better is a proverbial never ending cycle.  Our ego is really good at telling us that we are not good enough.

In Mike’s book we explore the five (5) principles that help us to shift our focus, and accentuate the good. The first of his principles is “Be Grateful”  Gratitude is something that we don’t give ourselves and other enough of. It is always easy to fall into the “woe is me attitude.”  But we usually can find someone worse off than ourselves.

  • Principle #2,  Choose Positive Thoughts and Feelings.  The simplest way to state this principle is that thoughts become things;choose good ones.”
  • Principle #3, Use Positive Words.  I like what Mike points out here from another author Don Miguel Ruiz.  Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using words to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
  • Principle #4, Acknowledge Others.  Wow! is this an important one.  Is is so much easier to criticize someone than it is to praise and acknowledge.  Look for the good in others, and then take action by acknowledging them for the good you see in them.
  • Principle #5, Appreciate Yourself.  Self Appreciate is difficult.  It is always easy to judge ourselves, but just like in Principle 4 Acknowledge Others we need to acknowledge and appreciate our own abilities, talents and our inherent good.

Mike’s book Focus on the Good Stuff allows you to shift your focus and to look at yourself and others with new eyes.  It shifts your perspective just enough to begin to see the good, and not to dwell on the negative

I encourage all of my listeners to read his book and visit Mike’s website for more useful information and wisdom from someone who has practices these principles in his everyday life. Mike is an amazing example of these principles in action.

Richard MossThis is a thoroughly delightful interview with a very insightful and wise man, Dr. Richard Moss. I stumbled upon Richard’s work while I was doing a search in Google. I was fascinated by the information at his site, so I contacted his assistant and we were granted an interview. The focus of this podcast is Richard’s most recent book entitled, “The Mandala of Being: Discovering the Power of Awareness“. This book focuses on the four places our mind goes to when we leave the “now”, specifically; the past, the future, judgment of ourselves and judgment of others. Richard also shows us the way home by teaching ways to stay fully present which in turn leads to a life of authenticity.

Drawing from his own profound self-realization and more that three decades of working with people of diverse backgrounds, Richard encourages and accompanies the reader on a journey toward freedom from fear and any other limiting or threatening feelings. Deep self-understanding, inner ease, spontaneous healing, more fulfilling relationships, and enhanced creativity, are all wonderful blessings that can arise from reading and reflecting on the, “The Mandala of Being: Discovering the Power of Awareness“.

I know you will enjoy this podcast with a wonderfully warm man who has the ability to show you how to attain what he refers to as “radical aliveness”. Where the mind is silent and the body is filled with presence and a new enthusiasm for living is born. He discusses simple practices that meet the challenges of maintaining the aliveness in daily life without requiring the presence of a teacher or special sacred environment to gain this aliveness.

I highly recommend this book and the workshops that Richard facilitates. If you would like to learn more about his on-line courses, books, audio programs and workshops please click here

Larry Wilson It is certainly by no accident that one of the men who has influenced me the most is my first interview for our podcast and this blog. If you are not aware of Larry Wilson’s many accomplishments he is probably best known for having founded one of the largest learning organizations in this country, Wilson Learning Corp. I met Larry about 12 years ago after having read several of his books. I called him up at his ranch Pecos River in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I told him that I was starting a company called Sales Solutions Systems, and asked if he would be interested in meeting with me to discuss an opportunity that existed in the insurance industry. His answer was a resounding yes, and he welcomed me with open arms and heart when I met him at Pecos River some 12 years ago. Pecos River has since been sold, but what an incredible retreat facility it was, with ropes courses and beautiful scenery and some of the top training in leadership that this country had to offer at the time.

Since our meeting each of our lives have taken many twists and turns, but one constant is that Larry has always been there for me every step of the way to help guide me through the maze of business and personal growth.

In this podcast you will learn more about his current work “The Great Game of Life” and his book “Play to Win!: Choosing Growth Over Fear in Work and Life. Larry has recently developed a 12 session course that is one of the best personal growth courses I have ever reviewed. Later this year we will be bringing this program to our Digital Seed learning platform so that thousands of people can enjoy this work via the Internet and collaborate with others across the country in the process. This podcast is a wonderful insight into Larry Wilson the man and his own personal journey. I hope you enjoy it.

I apologize for the sound quality of my voice (Larry comes through much clearer). We are still getting the hang of recording phone conversations over here.