In the new book “Nothing Changes Until You Do” Mike Robbins explores the issues of self compassion and getting out of our own way.

In my interview with Mike we discuss the important issue of self-love, and I don’t mean the narcissism. We all need to be asking ” Are the actions we take on a daily basis, self fulfilling or are we going through the motions?” Reflection and insight will awaken us to a new life, one with more intrinsic rewards.

Mike’s book is filled with great stories that all of us can relate to about our life quests.

Being gentle with ourselves and asking for help, can sometimes be a difficult thing to do, but reaching out and asking for support is sometimes all it takes to get us or of our negative mindset and move through some difficult times and challenges.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a great authors. If you want to learn more about Mike and his other books please click here to be directed to his website.

I happen to be listening to a podcast that the Robert Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership was hosting , and I heard an interview with author Ari Weinzweig the author of a trilogy of books entitled ” A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Managing Ourselves”, “Being a Better Leader” and “Building a Great Business” all in the Lapsed Anarchist’s series. I was so taken by Ari’s approach to how he built and ran his organizations that I invited him to be on Inside Personal Growth. In this interview about his book “Managing Ourselves” Ari and I discuss the 12 Tips for more effective self-management, which are truly gems and so important to learn on our path of self discovery and personal growth. Tip one (1)  is “Get to Know Yourself”, now while this seems simple most of us spend a lifetime going deep into our soul seeking to better understand our best attributes and qualities as well as how to improve the ones that frequently get in the way and don’t serve us as becoming better human beings. The second Tip Ari speaks about is “Honoring Your Emotions.” We all know the line “leave your emotions at the door” when you go to work. As Ari states that is utterly impossible—our emotions go with us wherever we go but we can learn to monitor and manage them so they don’t get in the way of what we are trying to accomplish. The entire list of 12 tips are in his book, as well you can go to his website to learn more. I know that you will receive a lifetime of personal and business wisdom from my interviews with Ari. I highly encourage purchasing Ari’s trilogy of books and to  learning more about his organization Zingerman’s by clicking on the link here. He has also created Zing Train a training organization based in Ann Arbor, MI with a mission to help organizations better serve both their customers and employees. To learn more click here to be directed to the Zing Train website, or click here to be directed to the Zingerman’s Facebook page.

 

I’ll bet that many of you have seen author Mark Nepo on Oprah’s OWN “The Life You Want Weekend”. I recently had the pleasure to interview Mark about his new book entitled ” Seven Thousand Ways to Listen”.

Mark explores the many ways we are asked to listen, and how it helps us live. “Listening is the way we befriend the life we’re given. Our friendship with everything larger than us opens us to the wisdom of Source. This is the work of being.”

During my interview we explore the importance of listening to our intuition for it aligns and tunes us into the Universe in order to discover and rediscover the learnings we were born with. We also speak about some of the practices of Buddhism and how deep listening allows to hear the Source through immersion, absorption and presence.

I thoroughly this interview with Mark Nepo, and I am sure you will as well. His is as authentic as they come, and his message about life and living are so profound.

If you want to learn more about Mark and his body of works, please click here to be directed to his website. You can also click here to be directed to his Facebook page.

Enjoy the interview—I sure did.

Lets face it, relationships can be challenging. They are a compromise and a collaboration—especially relationships with our significant others. The work we invest into our relationships can pay off in spades relative to our own happiness and the happiness of our partners.

In Naomi Bergers new book entitled “Marriage Meeting for Lasting Love” Naomi provide the reader with very sound advice with regarding a process she refers to as the “marriage meetings”. This is simply a defined meeting time weekly set weekly where we meet with our significant other using a set of guidelines to have a 30-45 minute dialogue. She suggests following an agenda 1) Expressing Appreciation 2) Coordinating Chores 3) Planning for Good Times 4) Addressing Problems and Challenges.

Naomi has been using this process in our counseling practice for years, and the results from her clientele has been amazing. If you want to add spice and more harmony to your relationship, then I would suggest you reading Naomi’s book “Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love” I am sure you will be provided with many tips for improving your love life.

If you want to learn more about Naomi, please click here to be taken to her website.

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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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.  

 

In a recent interview with Dr. Michael Gurian we discussed his new book entitled ” The Wonder of Aging-A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty”. 

This book is a must read for anyone who is over fifty, for Michael offers a comprehensive look at the emotional, spiritual and cognitive dimension of life after fifty.  Michael sees the second half of our lives as an enormously fruitful, exciting and fulfilling time.  I know that many in this age group might have a different opinion but after reading Michaels book you will come away with a different viewpoint of life after 50.  

Michael discuss open the issues of sex, and how men and women age differently, effects on the aging of our brains and living with a sense of legacy and purpose.  

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I enjoyed doing it.  For more information about Michael Gurian and the Gurian Institute please click the link above or see the Facebook page link below. 

Gurian Institute Facebook page