Chris Grusso is an articulate and engaging author with an important message about not only his own spiritual awakening, but how he sees the world embracing “or not” religion and spirituality.

In my interview with Chris about his new book entitled “Indie Spiritualists” we discuss up front and personal about his drug addiction and the tough times he has endured, but emerging from the ashes  the wiser, and more at peace with himself.

If all of us were to take the deep introspective look at our lives I am sure we would find people and circumstances that give us indigestion and we would like to change. Chris takes a brutally honest and radically unconventional approach in ” Indie Spiritualists”, but encourages readers to accept themselves as they are, in all their humanity and imperfect perfection.

Chris is a musician, writer, author, blogger and has a refreshing message that we all need to hear and embrace.

I hope you enjoy our interview together, and should you want to learn more please click here to be directed to Chris’s website or click Facebook to link with him there as well.

I don’t have to tell my audience about the number of books and interview I have completed with personal growth, mastery and psychology authors.

I was recently sent a book called “Smart Change” by Art Markman professor of Psychology at the University of Texas which I believe could be a game changer.

We have all read books on how to change, as a matter of fact that is what most of the personal growth books are attempting to get us to do. “Smart Change” is attempting to do the same, but in a way that I believe can and will work if people apply the simple strategies that Art talks about in our interview.

I am not going to speak about the 5 effective tools in this blog entry, but you can go to his website to learn more by clicking here. You can also download his “Smart Change” Journal, simple but masterfully thought out.

The most important tool Art refers in his book he refers to as “Tame the Go System.” This is where you identify the triggers of habits, replace old behaviors with new ones, and generate specific plans to deal with the obstacles. This single idea worth the price of the book.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a very knowledgeable and thought provoking author—Art Markman.

Alan C. Fox is the author of a new book entitled ” People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity.”

What I found so interesting about my interview with Alan was is intuitive grasp of just how to treat people no matter what circumstance he found himself in. Now that was not always the case for Alan for his personality used to be somewhat introverted, but he learned how to utilize the skills he writes about in his book and apply them quite masterfully.

“Successful relationships are the bedrock of successful careers, families and friendships, which in turn are the hallmarks of a successful and enjoyable life,” state Alan. “The more tools you have, and the better you understand the tools you use, the more quickly and effectively you will achieve success.”

I encourage you to listen to the words of wisdom from this author as we discuss his life, the people tools and the many lesson along his life path that molded and developed Alan Fox into the amazing man and author he exemplifies.

If you want to learn more about Alan C. Fox please click here to be directed to his book website, or click here to view his Facebook page.

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I recently had the honor of interviewing my good friend Steven Kotler and an amazing resource on learning how to “hack flow”. Steven has just released a new book, hot off the press called ” The Rise of Superman”.

I bet many of you are wondering what “hacking flow” is all about. Steven has spent much of his adult career learning and personally experimenting with this concept, and decoding the science of ultimate human performance. So out with the personal growth stuff, because what Steven reveals in our interview is so powerful that it will transform your life physically, mentally and emotionally.

“Flow naturally catapults you to a level you’re not naturally in,” explained Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Ned Hallowell in an interview for the book. “Flow naturally transforms a weakling into a muscleman, a sketcher into and artists, and a dancer into a ballerina, a plodder into a sprinter, and ordinary person into someone extraordinary. Everything you do, you do better in flow…Flow is the doorway to the ‘more’ most of us seek.”

I encourage you to listen to the mind blowing podcast with an amazing researcher and author Steven Kotler.

If you would like to learn more about Steven’s research and work you can click here to be directed to his blog, or click here to go the the Flow Genome website, or here to be directed to the book landing page.

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If you are interested in reading a book that will provide new perspective on the subject of leadership, then I highly recommend reading ” Grounded-How Leaders Stay Rooted In An Uncertain World” by author Bob Rosen.

In my interview with Bob we discuss the challenges that leaders are faced with in our ever changing landscape and volatile world. As leaders are confronted with disruptive change and worldwide economic turbulence they need to learn how to adapt and change their thinking and behaviors to transform their worldview and perspective.

Grounded presents to the reader a new approach that speaks to our better self and help leaders become more self-aware. Bob presents the “Healthy Leader” model designed to expose leaders to six personal dimensions that fuel and refuel our world leaders, physical, emotional, intellectual, social, vocational and spiritual health.

Everyone is a leader in their own capacity, therefore the techniques and tools provided in Bob’s book are tools to enlighten and enrich the leadership experience. I not only recommend reading “Grounded” but that you visit the book website and the Facebook page for “Grounded.

Enjoy this wonderful interview with Bob Rosen author of “Grounded”.

I think as we all start of the New Year, counting our blessings is an opportunity for us to remember just how much we have to be grateful for.  

In my recent interview with author Brenda Knight we discussed her new book entitled “The Grateful Table-Blessings Prayers and Graces for the Daily Meal.”  The book has 365 prayers, blessings or precepts to live our life by.  We all need reminding, and having a book that we can just pick up and get a dose of inspiration while heightening our awareness of our blessings.  

As I write this blog entry on January 7th, 2014 the quote is from Mary Manin Morrissey.  ”True abundance is not gathering more things, it’s about touching the place in us that is connected to the divine source of abundance, so that we know what we need in the moment will be provided.”  

As we all enter the New Year, “The Grateful Table” is a way for us to all remember our many blessings, and abundance that is all around us.    

I hope you enjoy this podcast with Brenda, and that your New Year is filled with gratefulness, joy, abundance and love. 

I just conducted a great interview with Allyson Lewis the author of “The 7 Minute Solution.”  

Allyson believes in developing the fundamentals of knowing your purpose, vision and values. Having your purpose defined means you will be working on what is important, doing the right things that are in alignment with their heartfelt work.  As a result you are more productive  have less confusion and distraction in your life.  

The foundation of Allyson’s book is based on the fact that most American’s only have an attention span of seven minutes.  Throughout “The Seven Minute Solution” Allyson provides great tips and techniques to optimize our time to get more done of what aligns with our values.  She also stress the importance of saying motivated, and provides seven characteristics of staying motivated and focused.  

I hope you enjoy this great interview with author and Life Management expert Allyson Lewis.  You can watch a great video below as well as connect with her through her website, Facebook or Google+.  

Author Victor Saad is one of the most dynamic and interesting young men I have ever had the pleasure of interviewing.  His new book entitled “The Leap Year Project” is the story of his personal journey as a socially responsible entrepreneurs and the journeys of many other young students who took up Victors challenge to join him on this year long journey.  

These students choose to take a year out of their lives to ‘experience’ working in different businesses and learn from the experience instead of a textbook.  At the culmination of Victor’s journey, he was given the opportunity to speak before  a TedX conference in Chicago.  His twenty-minute talk absolutely points out the need for more experiential education which gives the learner “real life” experiences not just an MBA but a real life experiences designed to immerse the student in the business challenges.  

Through this experience, Victor has gone on to found Experience Institute which is how he is continuing the amazing work that he started.  I hope you will pick up a copy of his book, I know that you will not only learn about the wonderful journey that Victor took on his year long experience, but you will learn what is was like from many others who took the challenge with Victor.  

Please watch the TedX talk that Victor gave below, I think you will walk away rethinking how we educate young impressionable minds. 

Many of us have watched the  ”The Secret”,  or read the book and it has it raving fans, and maybe even an equal number or critics.

Manifesting is a topic which I believe Robert MacPhee the author of “Manifesting for Non Gurus” had done a wonderful job of providing the reader with insights, guidance and tip for manifesting.  His wisdom on the topic comes from years of facilitating workshops as a master trainer for Jack Canfield.  

In my interview with Robert we discuss his simple (5) step approach 1) Know Who You Are 2) What Are You Intending to Attract 3) How Will You Feel 4) Letting Go of Attachments 5) Inspired Action.   Very simply our results come from our actions, and “Manifesting for Non Gurus provides the reader with a simple step by step approach to manifesting.  

Robert also has created a “Daily Journal” which he believes is imperative in the change process.  On a daily basis is allows the reader to look at and record “Who Am I”, “What Am I Intending to Attract.” “How Will I Feel”, and “Letting Go of Attachments”.  

I hope you enjoy my interview with author Robert MacPhee a master at teaching people how to manifest.  You can also go to Roberts website by clicking here or watch the video below to see Robert teaching one of his courses at Google.