It is seldom that I come across a book that is packed full of insight, wisdom and real world applications.  I had the honor of conducting an interview with Rebecca Costa the author of ” The Watchman’s Rattle-Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction“, about her new groundbreaking book.

Rebecca states that many of our current world problems are due to the accelerating complexity which outpaces the rate at which the human brain can function and develop new capabilities.  If you feel that our world is moving at breakneck speed and you are not able to keep up with the pace, you are not alone.  In the “Watchman’s Rattle” Rebecca cites civilizations such as and Mayan, Khmer and Roman empires which fell and became extinct due to trying to find quick fixes to their problems.  Drought, food shortages, war, population growth as all factors that we face today, and will require that we think our way out of extinction.  Biological capabilities–the genetic features of each human organism–represent the only common denominator in every civilization and therefore, must necessarily play a role in every civilization’s outcome.  Evolution can not be left out of the conversation, ” The Watchman’s Rattle” the the book that allows for us to have this dialogue and understand our challenges, and hopefully come to a way out of extinction.

Rebecca cites what she refers to as supermemes which are beliefs that have transferred from generation to generation and are at the foundation of the challenges we are facing as a civilization today.  Everything from irrational opposition to extreme economics, Rebecca and I discuss these supermemes in our interview together.

If you are interested in learning more about Rebecca Costa and her fascinating viewpoint on our current state of the world, then I recommend you click here to be directed to her website.

She is also the host of “The Costa Report” which is a online radio show that she does weekly, you can click here to be directed to the show.   

I hope you enjoy the lively interview with Rebecca Costa author of “The Watchman’s Rattle”  Rebecca’s Facebook page, Twitter 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“.

How many of you have had an opportunity to speak before a group of people and wished you could have conveyed your message in a more compelling way?  I know that this has happened to my several times, and while I have known about the impact a good storyteller can make on an audience I never felt that I was very proficient at the storytelling process.

In my interview with my friend and author Karen Dietz, we discuss her new book entitled “Business Storytelling for Dummies“.   We explore some of the mistakes that many of us make in developing our story as well as practices for organizing a great story.  So just what is a story as defined by the authors : ” A story provides packets of sensory language presented in a particular way that allows the listeners to quickly and easily internalize the material, comprehend it, and create meaning from it.”   Easier said than done, right!!

I must say that “Business Storytelling for Dummies”  is very well organized, and provides the reader with an opportunity to explore, understand and practice new skills in storytelling.   It takes the reader through a step by step process in developing their story no matter what the circumstance.  If you are interested in developing new business opportunities, working on sales and meeting presentations or improving customer service within your organization, then learning how to organize and tell a great story will improve your odds of getting your point across and with excitement, engagement and interest by your audience.

If you want to learn more about business storytelling then I would recommend that you read “Business Storytelling for Dummies” and listen to this podcast.  You can also check out Karen’s website Just Story It by clicking the link, or the Facebook page by clicking here, and Twitter by clicking here.   I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Karen Dietz about her new book “Business Storytelling for Dummies

 

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield the authors of a new book entitled “The Art of Doing-How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well“.  In my interview with the authors we explore some of the thirty-six superachievers they profiled in the book.  We also explore the characteristics that superachievers have in common, and the reasons for their success.

I asked questions about actress Laura Linney, Cesar Millan and Tony Hsien the founder of Zappos.  All of them has shared core principles and practices.  While all of their stories are different, the principles and practices are very similar.

I am going to list the practices/principles articulated by the authors,  for I believe this is paramount to understanding what makes each of them tic.  First, they all have extreme dedication to what they profession.  Second, they have what the authors refer to as intelligent persistence. Third, they rely on a community of support.  Fourth, they possess great listening skills.  Fifth, they are all great storytellers.  Sixth, they have a keen ability to test their ideas to determine if they are viable.  Seventh, they know how to manage their emotions.  Eight, they are always evolving their skills and abilities.  Ninth, they are patient and last they have an attitude of happiness.

The authors have articulated the takeaways from each of the thirty-six superachievers, “The Art of Doing” is a great book with wonderful stories and insights into how the super achievers think and act. If you want to learn the principles and practices of these individuals I highly recommend reading their book and listening to our podcast.  You can also check out the book website by clicking here, or visit the Facebook page by clicking here, or Twitter Feed by clicking here.

I don’t know of a soul living that has not had an issue with clutter in their life.  This could be physical or mental clutter, and we are all looking for ways to organize and reduce the amount of stuff and or thoughts that are preventing us from living a life of freedom.  I know “Getting Clutter Free for Life (The Weekend)” has particular importance for me because I am needing to do a cleanse of my home for soon I will be making a move.

In my interview with author Cary David Richards about his new book “Get Clutter Free for Life (The Weekend) we discuss the psychological issues associated to attachment to our stuff, and ways to systematically release our stuff.  As Cary states the basis of this book is about learning how to live in the moment and being present, and it is challenging to accomplish this free state of being when the energy around you is stifling our creativity and freedom of expression.

Cary has a great way to approach getting rid of our clutter and stuff, he recommends categorizing (ie: clothes, electronics, furniture, pictures etc.)  and dealing with one item at a time.  Cary suggests that you take all the clothes out of your closet not just deal with one closet at a time, this approach allows you to inventory the items, and put them into the discard, give away, or keep pile.   He recommends doing this for all the categories of items you own, for this allows for an entire house cleaning, and it will accomplish it quickly.  Cary also states to do this process quickly, not drag it on for months and months–prolonging this de-cluttering process give you opportunities for excuses to keep stuff you should eliminate.  Cary does not like to refer to himself as a minimalist, but it certainly sounds like he leads a life of freedom from clutter and stuff which is the minimalist way.

If you are in the process of thinking about de-cluttering, or cleaning house I would recommend that you listen to my interview with Cary David Richard about his book “Get Clutter Free for Life (The Weekend). If you want more information about Cary David Richards you can visit his website by clicking here or go to his Facebook page just click here.  I hope you enjoy my interview with author Cary David Richards.

Creativity, Innovation, Imagination what do these words evoke within you when you hear them spoken?  Do you become enlivened and excited about the prospect of engaging in activity that will birth or create something new, or do you shy away from your creativity?

I recently attended the Illuminate Film Festival and happen to hear a good friend of mine, Barnet Bain speak about his new book entitled ” The Book of Doing and Being–Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love and Work.”  Barnet is the producer and director of award winning films such as “What Dreams May Come, Homeless to Harvard and the Celestine Prophecy. Being a producer requires one to tap into their creative energy to develop and manifest such works of art.

In my interview with Barnet we explore the art of creativity and the fine line between “Doing and Being“.  As Barnet states “Creativity is a state of mind, it starts with that desire to have impact, and the ownership of that desire is everything.”  Barnet’s book supports the reader through  practice exercises to assist the reader in getting in touch with their creativity as well as learn how to balance and maintain their creativity.

The Book of Doing and Being” reminds us of is how we have been conditioned and the wiring of our brains to avoid utilizing and tapping into our creativity energy.  “Creativity shatters our conditioning, our unexamined beliefs, and our assumptions, which naturally exposes how much we take for granted”.  As Barnet writes this requires us to to break the patterns that have created our structured imagining, that imagination that is part of our conditioning and habituated patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that have become part of our brain chemistry.

If you want to learn more about Barnet Bain and his new book “The Book of Doing and Being” please click the link to be directed to his website.  You can also connect with Barnet through Facebook and Twitter by clicking on the links.  I trust that this interview will bring our your creativity energy to be channeled into doing good for for the world!!!

I have come full circle with author Glenn Aparicio Parry.  Recently his publicists reached out to me about doing an interview with Glenn, what she did not know is that Glenn and I had previously been affiliated when Glenn was involved in as the director of the SEED Gratitude Institute in Albuquerque, NM.  I just love how the Universe works in bringing people back into your life, just at the right time.

Glenn has written a new book entitled “Original Thinking-A Radical ReVisioning of Time, Humanity and Nature“.  In my interview with Glenn we explore the deep inner realms of our thinking.  How can we reconnect with all the natural ecological and spiritual ways to help restore our world to wholeness?   In other words is our linear and rational thinking at the root cause of our current degradation of our society?   If so how as a species can we reconnect with our “nature”.

As Glenn states “The origin of thinking is thanking. Original thinking is thinking that begins in wholeness, in gratitude for all there is. Thinking that begins in wholeness remains in wholeness, even if ti employs abstract thought for limited purposes. We are always in relationship with the whole.”  If you want to further explore how our thinking is at the center of so much of the dilemma we face as a society, then you won’t want to miss a minute of my interview with Glenn Aparicio Parry the author of “Original Thinking

If you want more information about the book and the author please click here to be directed to his website, or click here to go to his Facebook page, or here for Twitter.

I recently had the honor of attending the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona AZ.  While I was there I got to meet several producers and directors of what is referred to as “conscious media”.  One of those gentlemen was Jeffery Brown the producer of a movie entitled “Sold“.  This movie was not only well produced, written and directed the message was mind blowing.  I personally had no conception of the volume of sex and human trafficking going on in our world. There are currently over 5.5 million young girls involved in sex and human trafficking.

In my interview with Jeffrey Brown we discuss the drive and fortitude that it took to get this movie produced, as a matter of fact Jeffrey has been working on this for over 6 years.  The fruits of his labor are nothing short of breath taking.  If you have an interest in learning more about the worldwide challenges we are faced with in sex and human trafficking then I recommend that you listen to my interview with Jeff.  I also highly recommend that you go to the movie website by clicking here, and watch for showings that will be in your communities.  The movie is expected to release in October of this year.

The movie is based on the best selling book “Sold“, and you can click on the link to be directed to the Amazon website for more information on the book.  I highly encourage you to listen to this fascinating interview with Jeffrey Brown producer of “Sold“.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing author Paula Rosenfeld about her new book entitled ” The One Blessing: How Deeksha Can Help You Become Your Authentic Self, Heal Your Relationships and Transform the World“.  With a title that promises so much, I just had to learn more about what Paula refers to at Deeksha.

Paula is part of a movement of healers who are studying the “Oneness Training”.  She has traveled to India to study under guru’s of this healing prayer and process.  The miracles that are occurring in people’s lives is nothing short of amazing.  In our interview together we discussed the benefits of that people are having such as changes in health, relationships, prosperity, happiness and a permanent awaking in their heart center quieting the chatter in the mind allowing for a transformation in consciousness.

I encourage my supporters to carefully listen to our interview, and if you are so inclined purchase a copy of Paula’s book “The Oneness Blessing“.  If you want to learn more about Paula and how Deeksha can help you please visit her website by clicking her or visit her Facebook page or Twitter by clicking on these links.

I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Paula Rosenfeld.