If you follow my blog then you know that I am a bit of a geek and someone who is always looking for better ways to build relationships, stay in touch and do it more effectively.   I recently stumbled across a new cloud based platform called “Cloze“.  I happen to have tried out the 14-day free trial of the software, then purchased the software for my personal use.

So what makes Cloze different from all the thousands of CRM systems out on the internet?  Simply stated is aggregates data and information about your friends, clients and prospects from across several social media platforms and has a user friendly user interface that really makes is intuitive to use and become more productive.  Believe me this cloud based system is not like any other CRM you have encountered, but once you give it a whirl you will see what I am speaking about.

In this interview with Alex Cote one of the founder of Cloze we discuss the differentiators in the software and some of the new things in development.  I know everyone who enjoys staying on the cutting edge of technology, and wants to start using as system to make them more productive then you will certainly appreciate Cloze.

If you want to download the 14-day free trial please click here, ( for a 10% discount when you are ready to purchase, please use this code tun3pam2ok6wyb9n) if you want to read some of the Tweets click here to be directed to the organization’s Twitter page and read what users are raving about!!!!

I hope you enjoy this great interview with Alex Cote co-founder of Cloze.

I certainly review a variety of books for my podcast interviews, and I am always looking for authors and content that can be applied to real work applications.

I have to say that Bill Cates  and his new book entitled ” Beyond Referrals” is one of those books that almost anyone in the business world can read and gain useful insight into building relationships, and getting referrals to perpetuate their business.

Bill speaks with me in our interview about building what he refers to as a “Referral Mindset”  Bill states that beliefs and awareness of referrals is ultimately what will determine your success in obtaining more referrals.  If you believe something is possible, then you will see the opportunities.

Bill asks the reader to ask themselves three (3) questions: 1) Are you committed to referrals?  2) Do you believe asking for referrals is safe?  3) Do you have a process to generate referrals?  In our interview together we explore these questions and more about building a business based on referrals.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with the master of referrals Bill Cates about his new book “Beyond Referrals” , if you want more information about his book please click here to be taken to his website, or click here to go to his Twitter landing page.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Phyllis King the author of a new book entitled “The Energy of Abundance“.  In our interview together we explore how one can connect to an abundant core and master the art of receiving.

The Energy Game is about intentionally directing your focus to choose which frequencies are going to consume and align with us as truthfu .  Phyllis states that our consciousness responds to feelings and potent thought, it does not differentiate between real and imagined.

Phyllis has developed the “Energy Game” as way to access and invite in the energy of abundance.   The Energy of Abundance shows the reader  how to bring calm to your chaos and laughter to your missteps.  If the you have practiced techniques to access abundance in your life, and those techniques have not worked you will want to read Phyllis’ book ” The Energy of Abundance“.  The book is filled with great stories and examples of people that have practiced the “Energy Game” and succeeded at bringing abundance into their lives from romance to money.

If you want to learn more about physic Phyllis King, please click here to be directed to her website or you can check Phyllis out on Facebook.  I hope you enjoy my interview with Phyllis King author or ” The Energy of Abundance“.

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.

John W. Carver III is the author of a new book entitled ” Build Your Foundation: 68 Building Blocks for a Successful Rewarding Life.

In my interview with John we discuss many of his 68 building blocks, which are fundamental to living and enriched and rewarding life.

His book is filled with great stories that John has learned and applied to his life. In our interview with explore the many stories, and the ensuing life lessons that apply to anyone wishing to enrich their lives.

I hope you enjoy our interview and take away just a few insights that assist you in shifting patterns or belief that might be holding you back from success or happiness.

If you want to learn more about John please click here to be directed to his website.

 

Dan ZadraThis interview with Dan Zadra is the last in a series of interviews with the author about his inspirational books that are numbered in a series.  This last interview is about his book entitled “7-How Many Days Of The Week Can You Be Extraordinary”.

One of the things we discuss in our interview together is that fact that the average person has just 30,000 mornings they will awaken too.  Think about that number for a minute, 30,000 mornings-how are you going to spend yours today?

The key here is that this is your life, and don’t miss a day of it– every morning is precious.   This message is accented by a great story about a 95 year old woman recounting her time here on earth, and her thoughts on  how time flies, and that one morning she looked up and was 70 year old and as soon as she made the realization that she did not have much more time on this earth, she started to savor everyday and every moment and wanted to make a difference in the world.

It does not have to be your 70th birthday before you make this realization about how each day is important.  Learn to live  for each moment —that is really all we have.

We have all heard about learning to become a beginner again, but how many of us really practice it?  We lose something wonderful when it becomes more important to us to be the one who knows than to be the one who’s open to the everyday wonders around us.  “Those wo think they know it all have no way of finding out they don’t”, wrote Leo Buscaglia.  Fortunately, our sense of curiosity and wonder can rekindled and refreshed.

During my interview with Dan he tells personal inspring stories, and recounts stories that will inspire and move you.  If you are wondering how your days, weeks, months, years and lifetime are going

 

to be extraordinary then read Dan’s book “7-How Many Days Of The Week Can Be Extraordinary” he really provides sound advice and inspiration on how to live an extraordinary life.

If you want more information about Dan Zadra, please click here to be directed to his company website.  Or you can click here to be directed an interview with Dan on  YouTube.

 

 

Dan ZadraIn my ongoing series of interviews with Dan Zadra we speak about his book entitled “2 How Will You Create Something Beautiful Together.

As I have previously mentioned Dan’s books are easy to read, and extremely inspirational.   This book is about finding love, then creating something together that is beautiful.   Dan states ” Go where you’ve never been. Dream together, plan together, laugh together and grow together.”   Wonderful words, but how in our busy world do we find the time to dream, plan and grow together.

In my interview with Dan we explore the simple things that couples can do together to build a lasting and loving bound.   Dan states that their are only four questions of value in life…. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? —The answer to each is the same.  Love.

Dan mentions that creating a couples mission statement is very powerful.  I know that I have never done it, but I  can imagine how this process would really unite people.  He also talks about doing a couples journal, now that is a new one on me.  I have never heard of a couples journal.  Sharing thoughts, ideas and stories together sounds like it would be a kick and a way to grow closer with your significant other.

No matter what your dream, if you share it with someone you really love–and someone who cares about you then your dream mean so much more.  Likewise, if your spouse or significant other shares their inner most secrets it makes life all worth living.

We are hear to bond, love, live and unite our common interests in helping to make this world a better place to live.   Dan’s book “2 How Will You Create Something Beautiful Together.” is a great book to inspire, move and get you thinking about what is truly possible when you have your life to share with someone.

 

Enjoy this great read and interview with author Dan Zadra.

 

Carole Brody FleetWe all face the ultimate situation of grieving at one point or another in our lives, it is just part of life.  My interview with author and founder of a non-profit for women who are dealing with widowhood and grief Carole Brody Fleet really sheds new light on a topic that frequently is swept under the rug or not discussed.

Her new book  entitled “Happily Even After” which is a compilation of questions and answers asked by the women in her community  and all of the issues they are faced puts widowhood into perspective.  Obviously the sudden death or protracted illness of a spouse or significant other has lots of emotional challenges associated with it.  One of the important aspects that Carole bring out in the book is that widowhood does not need to define you as a person.  You will in your own time move on from the grieving process to one day build a new life for yourself.  It does not however mean that you must place all of the memories into the far reaches of your mind.  Cherish time and embrace the wonderful life you once had with that special person, but don’t let it define who you are.

Carole’s book is full of engaging and interesting stories and questions from women from all over the world who have written in to Carole asking for advice.  This guidebook as she calls it is designed to provide gentle guidance, support and help for the reader trying to come to grips with their loss.  Anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one or the potential loss will want to read this book and understand how to better cope and live “Happily Even After.”.

If you want to learn more about Carole’s foundation that supports widows you can click here to be directed to her website.  You can also watch a very compelling YouTube video presentation entitled “Turning Hurt Into Hope” by clicking here.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with author Carole Brody Fleet.

 

Bill ClokeI don’t believe that their is a person either male or female who has been in a relationship that at one point or another has not had challenges in communicating effectively, and finding harmony and bliss in their relationship.

In my interview with Dr. Bill Cloke who has been a couples’ therapist for over 30 years he reveals some very important tips and strategies for staying “Happy Together” the title of his new book. Bill states that the basic building blocks for a loving connection need to consider the following:

1) Boundaries-Understanding what is acceptable and what is not is vital for love to grow. We need to take time to outline what our boundaries are so we can live within them. 2) Consideration: To be considerate about the things that are important to your mates essential for harmony. 3) Fairness: Being fair helps keep a relationship balanced.  Share chores, vacations, spending, friends, and responsibilities toward relatives creates more harmony and positive feelings 4) Tolerance: Our ability to tolerate our partner’s foibles and flaws is important for lasting peace. Tolerance for differences in feelings, way of doing things, parenting styles, and the other opposing view that all couples have is a key component of creating love. 5) Responsibility: Being able to own our part of a problem is essential for conflict resolution. 6) Support: Support takes many forms, from helping your partner fulfill reams and aspirations to providing care when he or she is sick or defeated.

Bill points out that we also have many roadblocks to love, and some of them include: blame-shifting, victimhood, entitlement, denial, displacement, guilt, shame/blame, stonewalling, projection, devaluation. He states that to truly understand what healthy communication is all about, we need to consider the complexity of what may be causing conflicts with our mate.  An argument about putting the cap back on the toothpaste may actually contain clues to buried feelings.  The core of conflict may be a sense of feeling invisible or needing to control, but the cap is the way our feelings are ignited, so the toothpaste is where the argument is focused.

If you are in a good relationship and all is going well, then wonderful.  But don’t think that you cant’ learn from Bill book “Happy Together“.  This book is for anyone in a relationship whether things are going great, or if you believe it needs work.

This is one of the best books on relationship counseling I have read.  You just might be able to save and or improve your relationship by reading, understanding and applying some of the great wisdom that Bill teaches in “Happy Together

 

I hope you enjoy this interview, and if you would like more information about author Dr. Bill Cloke please click here to be directed to his website.