The new book Holacracy-The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World is a book that will get anyone in business thinking about how to organize their company.  As a matter of fact, many major companies have embraced Brian Robertson’s Holacracy System including the forward thinking organization Zappos.

In my interview with Brian we take an in-depth look into how to design an organization with this new management model.  Holacracy is a combination of individual accountability, team transparency, and flexible, face-paced tactical meetings to help in creating greater levels of efficiency, adaptability and productive operations.  Holacracy also develops absolute habits of making commitments about when you will deliver a particular project or action.  For instance in tactical meetings you capture next action, but do not attach deadlines or commitment to them.  You might be asking why?  Committing to deadlines has downsides and obscures a more dynamic, reality-based approach.  Brian states that by accepting the next action item in your role, is by definition making the commitment to continuously track the action, and to consciously do the action as soon as it becomes the most important item among your possible actions.

I encourage you to listen, take notes and learn from Brian Robertson a man on a mission to transform how organization run, and how the cultures are transformed.  He has a fascinating approach and one that is worth your investigation of time to understand.  If you want more information about Holacracy you can click here to be directed to his book site, or click here to be directed to Holacracy.org.

I recently met Greg O’Brien the author of “On Pluto” a fascinating book about Greg’s journey with Alzheimer’s.   In my interview with Greg we get to explore what goes on in the mind of someone with early onset Alzheimer’s.   While Greg will admit to you, his short term memory is frequently only about 60 seconds long,  the left side of his brain that part that is associated with creativity has not been affected as much and is more readably accessible.

I really like how Greg explains what it is like living with Alzheimer’s.  He says it is like doing laundry in the basement of your home and someone turns out the lights–how would you feel?  He says confused, frustrated, angry and ultimately you yell out for help and someone turns on the lights.  Everyday a sliver of your brain is being sliced off, and slowly you move into what Greg refers to as the distant planet Pluto.

Greg mentions that in the world Alzheimer’s has become and epidemic with approximately 135 million people being affected worldwide.  The outlook for this disease and its growth amongst the Baby Boomer is staggering.  He states that in 25 years there will be two kinds of people in the world–those with Alzheimer’s and those treating someone with the disease.

I hope you will take the time to listen to this wonderful man tell his story with has such a compelling message.  Listen, learn and understand how one lives with this disease, and can fight it as long as possible– through his book “On Pluto“.

Greg O’ Brien has not laid down,  he is a fighter and someone who will stay mentally alert using all the power he has to tell his story and provide ways to manage life with Alzheimer’s.

If you want to connect with Greg please click here to go to his website, and click here to connect with him on Facebook.  Enjoy this great interview.

Micheline Nader is an author on a mission, in her new book entitled ” The Dolphin’s Dance” she explains the importance of the power of conscious awareness.  Now while you might be saying to yourself, what is new about that–it is one thing to talk about and another to really be consciously aware and in the now every moment.  This might seem unattainable to many, Micheline offers a five step journey into becoming more self aware and make the big principles accessible.

Throughout the “The Dolphin’s Dance” Micheline weaves in her personal story and experiences, which are quite compelling.  The exercises in the book help the reader explore their inner world and expand their understanding of their emotions, beliefs and patterns that govern their behaviors and shape your identity. This is a book of practice and self -inquiry designed to transform your thoughts, beliefs that are shaping your current perception and reality of your world.  Learn about what Micheline refers to as your “Identity Signature” which obscures your true self, and through bringing it into conscious awareness, you will be able to rediscover who you really are and allow your light to shine into the world, unobstructed.

I hope you enjoy my interview with Madeline Nader about her new book ” The Dolphin’s Dance“.  If you want to learn more about her please click here to go to the book landing page, you can also connect with her via Facebook by clicking here.

Have you ever noticed that more time you spend in nature, that the more creative you become?  Have you every asked the question why?  In my interview with author Patrice Vecchione about her new book “Step Into Nature-Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life” she answer these questions and more.

As Patrice and I explore in our interview she encourages people to find ways to become more linked to nature.  She provides simple ways to make that happen on a daily basis even though we might have excuses not to make this connection.  The most important element, is not how to become more involved but the driving force should be the why and the benefits to our psychic and spiritual health.  Nature as most of us are aware sparks imagination, creativity and brings spirit back into our lives.  We are more vibrant and live when we make daily connections with nature.

Throughout Patrice’s book “Step Into Nature‘ she encourages us to be fearless and step into nature with a joy that brings us closer to spirit.  Her book is filled with great stories, ideas and ways to engage more fully with nature.

I hope you enjoy my interview with author Patrice Vecchione about “Step Into Nature“.  If you want to learn more about Patrice and her book please click here to be directed to her website or click here to connect with her on Facebook.

This is my second interview with Dorie Clark, and each time we speak I learn so much about branding and marketing myself.  While not a master at the subject if you want to learn more I suggest that you listen to my interview with Dorie, and get a copy of her book entitled ” Stand Out-How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.” 

What impresses me so much about Dorie is her sincerity and mastery of the topic.  In our world today many of us are vying for the attention of someone to listen to our idea and this  is becoming more and more difficult to capture their attention.   We have so many many people competing for attention of our target audience that it frequently seems like a red ocean out there, clogged with social media posts, tweets, emails and a myriad of other ways to distract who we would like to attract to our message or idea.

Stand Out uses real life stories and studies from top business thinkers like Seth Godin and David Allen, and experts in realms as diverse of genomics and urban planning. Dorie guides the readers through the process of developing their own breakthrough ideas, and then building a passionate following around them.  I encourage you to listen, learn and apply some of what Dorie teaches and speaks about for it is incredibly powerful.

If you want to learn more about Dorie and her new book “Stand Out” please click here to be directed to her website, or click here to connect with her on Facebook.  Enjoy this great interview with someone who will change the trajectory of your career.

 

I recently interviewed Ariyana a spiritual aspirant with an amazing message about her new book “Light Atonement“.  As most who commit their lives to helping people make a spiritual transformation they start from ordinary beginnings, and this is true of Ariyana as well.  She embarked on this journey because she knew their was a larger purpose.

I encourage you to listen to our interview together as Ariyana guides you through her personal journey and you learn more about how she connects with guides from other dimensions.  Through mediation, psychics, crystals and other means, Ariyana develops her abilities and begins unraveling the mystery of this purpose and shares it with us in this interview.  In her book “Light Atonment”  she shares her hard-earned wisdom and offers reflections that will help the reader find the meaning and fulfillment that is often so elusive.

If you would like to learn more about Ariyana and her new book “Light Atonement” please click here to be directed to her website.  You can also link her Facebook page by clicking here.  I hope you enjoy this interview with Ariyana.

Every year for the last six years I have been attending the Natural Products West Expo in Anaheim, CA.  This event is a blast, loaded with new food products that are designed to be healthy and nutritious.  My intention in going to this event as a press person is to find up and coming organizations and authors that have a great products and cause for being in business.

This year I felt that I hit the jackpot.  I happen to come across the KIND Healthy Snacks.  I know that almost anyone reading this blog entry has heard of KIND, but do you know the story behind the organization?  I know that I didn’t, and recently had the honor of interviewing Daniel Lubetzky the founder about his new book ” Do the KIND Thing“.

Daniel has a fascinating personal story, but more importantly he has developed an organization, that is passionate about their purpose and committed to making this planet a better place to live.  Daniel is not only socially responsible entrepreneur, but really a KIND person fostering acts of KINDNESS.

While building a large organization like KIND Healthy Snacks is not an easy feat, Daniel has done it with persistence and the ten (10) tenants which make up the foundation of the company.  In my interview we discuss everything from this influence his father had on him who as a survivor from the concentration camps and the Holocaust, to his failures in business which gave him the grit and determination to keep going in times of adversity.

empathetic, understanding and compassionate toward others–a quality that is becoming harder and harder to find.  “Do the KIND Thing” is more than a book about business, it is a book designed to get the reader to understand what it takes to mold your into one of service, and in so doing reap the rewards and share in the profits–all kinds of profits.

If you would like to learn more about Daniel Lubetzky the author of “Do the KIND Thing” please click here to be directed to their website.  Or you can click here to be directed to the organization’s Facebook page.  I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Daniel Lubetzky.

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.

My good friend Guy Finely has released a wonderful book entitled ” The Secret to Your Immortal Self“.  I recently had the opportunity to have a very deep conversation with Guy about the book, and the key lessons that he teaches throughout the book.  One thing you alway know for certain is that when I interview Guy  you are in for a very deep exploration about your spiritual beliefs which will test your intellect and get you to search for you soul.

What I appreciate about “The Secret to Your Immortal Self” is that each of the lessons are just a few pages, and they explore the timeless wisdom of the universe and how to apply and live it.  As Guy states ” In one sense, the interior journey that leads to the immortal Self is demanding and difficult, even seemingly impossible at times; yet as paradoxical as it seems, there is nothing intrinsically hard about rising above ourselves and slipping into the stream of our own celestial possibilities.”

The Secret to Your Immortal Self is a book that will stimulate your thought while getting you to question some of your current beliefs.  I encourage you to listen to this amazing interview with Guy Finley as we explore the depths of our immortal self.

If you would like more information about the Life of Learning Foundation please click here, or additional information on the book click here.