Fear is something that is immobilizing, it keeps us from spreading our wings and doing things that we might not otherwise do.  If you are an entrepreneur then you have to be a bit of a risk taker, and willing to be afraid.  You are venturing into unchartered waters and have to learn along the way.

I had the pleasure of doing this interview with Peter I Scott IV the author of a book entitled ” The Fearless Mindset-The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Getting Fit in Less Time, Double Your Income & Become Unstoppable“.   Sound great doesn’t it?  I am pleased to report that Peter is a thriving entrepreneur and he has had to face many major fears in his life.   He spoke with me about the irrational fears and the rational fears, and how many of our fears are irrational once you take a deeper look at how the fear manifest in our lives.  Take for instance the fear of speaking in front of a crowd of people.  It is reported that this is the #1 fear for many people.  Most people would rather do anything other than speak in from of a group of people.  Usually that fear comes from our insecurity and that we might look bad in the eyes of others, we won’t be enough.

So how would you replace that fear and displace it from your mind—know you are enough, that you are confident and secure in who and what you are.  Exude confidence and understand that most of the audience does not know as much about what you are going to speak about as you do.  Reaffirm this through positive self-talk.

Peter said that one of the most profound pieces of wisdom he ever learned was from psychologist Fritz Pearl.  Fritz Pearl said “Fear is excitement with breath”  The lesson here is to breath, your breath is so important to calming you down and grounding your body.  Peter recommends yoga, meditation or any practice that will help to center you and focus on your breath to overcome your fears.

If you want to learn more about Peter I Scott IV and is upcoming 3-day course please click here to be directed to the website.

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Our moral compass is set by the values we live by.  Values are one of the most important elements we can define as individuals and as organizations. When our friends and family look at us they can tell you the values that we live by and uphold.  When our customers evaluate our level of service, they too can tell us the values our organization stands by and for.

In my recent interview with Dina-Dwyer Owen the co-chair of the “The Dywer Group” we discuss her new book entitled “Values, Inc-How Incorporating Values into Business and Life Can Change The World“.   Dina was profiled on the popular TV Show “Undercover Boss“.  Her organization is comprised of group of franchise companies that provide a myriad of services to homeowners, from Mr. Rooter to The Grounds Guys”

In my interview with Dina we discuss the importance of how values that she learned from her father, these values have helped to shape The Dwyer Group today.  Diana sites that 73% of people surveyed believed that a code of ethics makes their company a better place to work, and this is truly exemplified throughout the Dwyer Group of companies.   Dina know is that “being authentic” and transparent is important to the success of any organization.  If you want to learn more about the importance of personal and business values, then I recommend that you listen to the words of Dina Dwyer-Owen in our interview together.

You can learn more about her companies by clicking here, or you can connect with her on Facebook by clicking the link, or Twitter.  I hope you enjoy this great interview with a wonderful leader driven by her values and making this world a better place to live.

 

 

 

Bruce Poon Tip the author of “Looptail-How One Company Changed The World by Reinventing Business” is one of the most passionate people I have had the pleasure of interviewing.  

In his new book ” Looptail” he weaves in his personal story of struggles to success in business, along with much of his personal and business philosophy.

Bruce has  successfully grown his company “G Adventures” into one of the most sustainable and socially responsible organizations providing travel adventures for their clients worldwide.  He has almost 2,000 employees in more than 100 countries and 30 offices around the world. 

Bruce literally reinvented not only the travel business, but every element of how he runs his business and engages with his employees.  He eliminated his human resources department, and that is quite an accomplishment in an organization which is pushing  2,000 employees.  Bruce built his own philosophy on “the looptail”—a three-pronged full-circle approach that can guide any business to transcend their product and focus on passion and purpose in order to inspire freedom, happiness and community. It’s so named because everything you put into it, you get back in spades contends Bruce, in the form of profitability, growth and employee loyalty.  

I encourage you to listen to our interview together and embrace an author that is on the bleeding edge of reinventing how most leaders should consider conducting business.  It certainly is not business as usual for Bruce—he is always striving to improve both the employee and client experience.

To learn more about G Adventures and Bruce Poon Tip just click on the links listed below, or watch a wonderful short video about G Adventures—G Project.  

I hope your enjoy our interview. 

G Adventures Facebook PageG Adventures Youtube ChannelLooptail Book SiteG Adventures Google + Page. 

I recently interviewed author David Rohlander about his new book entitled “The CEO Code”.  In our dialogue together we discuss the key elements to helping CEO’s sustain success both personally and professionally.  

Effective communications takes more than talent—it takes trust, respect, understanding, empathy and resolution states David.   A key fundamental element of running a business with alignment, and a focus on the goals is a commitment to doing the job right and teams that know how to communicate effectively.  

David’s book takes the reader on a great journey into  understanding what it takes to make the personal transformation necessary to develop the skills and emotional intelligence to guide any company to success. 

This book is a recommended read for anyone who is in management, or at the head of an organization attempting to create a culture of compassion, commitment and efficiency.  

I hope you enjoy my interview with David Rohlander, you can learn more about his book and consulting services by clicking here to be directed to his website.  

Below is the book trailer video for your viewing pleasure. 

I have had the pleasure of interviewing Arjuna Ardagh for a previous book he wrote entitled the “Translucent Revolution”.  The Translucent Revolution  is wonderful, and in my estimation a must read for anyone on the journey to awakening. 

Arjuna life’s work is about coaching and helping people to awaken to the wonder of life.   His new book entitled “The Last Laugh” is a novel that is brilliantly written about Matt Thompson and Joe Murphy the ex-Merchant Marine who is Matt’s mentor, guide and savior.  

Arjuna takes you on an amazing journey with these characters, and in the process you explore the highs and lows and ups and downs of life, while personally relating and learning.  

I know you will love this insightful and funny story. You will probably laugh and cry while learning from the life lessons weaved into the plot.  

If you would like to learn more about author Arjuna Ardagh you can click here to be directed to his website.  Or watch the wonderful video below where Arjuna shares a reading from “The Last Laugh”.  

 

I recently attended a meeting of the “Disruptive Thinkers’ in San Diego.  The speaker at the regular Monday evening event was an author by the name of Neil Senturia.  I really did not know what to think, but I was in for a pleasant surprise.  Not only was Neil entertaining, funny and witty but his message was meaningful and dead on the money!.  

If you are an entrepreneur or social entrepreneur then you are going to want to listen to my interview with Neil Senturia about his book entitled ” I’m There For You, Baby-The Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Galaxy”.  This book is comprised of a series of rules that Neil has developed over the years, as a result of being an amazingly successful entrepreneur himself.  

Let me share a couple of the rules with you to see if you agree:

Rule #1: Return every email and every phone call.”

Rule #2: Networking is a profession. Become professional at it.”

Rule #3: You must go to every meeting and every event; in particular, the ones you know for sure will be a total waste of time.”  

It really doen’t matter if you agree or disagree with Neil’s rules or not, the book is a must read for anyone who runs their own business or is about to venture out into any entrepreneur activity.  Please take a few minutes and listen to our interview I think you will find our dialogue inspiring and the content very useful.  

To learn more about Neil Senturia and ” I’m There For You, Baby”, click here to be directed to his website.  

You can also watch a few very funny and informative book trailer just click below.