I recently interviewed my good friend and awesome author Steven Kotler.  Steven has co-authored another book with Peter Diamandis which pushes the needle, and really gets the reader to think and take action.  BOLD: How To Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact The World instructs the reader on the new exponential growth  in technologies and how to play the game with the best of the best.  As Bill Clinton states ” This book is a visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world–and offers invaluable advice about bringing together the partners and technologies to help them do it.”  

In my interview with Steven we discuss the current technologies which are revolutionizing how we work and function as a society.  We talk about everything from 3D printers to the advancement in robotics and artificial intelligence.  These technologies and many others will shape the world as we know it, and the best part about the development of these technologies is that it is moving faster and faster, and we can all play in the game if we choose.  I must admit I have never felt so encouraged after an interview as I did with my interview with Steven– these are exciting times we live in; and BOLD is a must read for anyone wanting to make a difference in our world.

BOLD provides an easy to follow roadmap because it is divided into three parts: BOLD Technologies, BOLD Mindset and BOLD Crowd.  These are the three fundamentals that the authors state are required to create change and participate in the exponential revolution in new technologies.  It is also loaded with great stories from the leaders in the industry, Larry Page, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Elon Musk and others.  I highly recommend this book it is chock a block “full” with advice, stories and practical applications on how to proceed to become a BOLD leader in the technology revolution.

If you want more information about Steven Kotler and his Flow Genome Project please click here, if you want to receive his newsletter just click the link.  A great video about the book, click here.  I hope you enjoy my interview with Steven Kotler.

Pilar Gerasimo is someone that I will alway call my friend.  While we don’t speak to one another often, she is the kind of person that when you once meet her you bond almost immediately.  I respect Pilar for all that she is doing to make our world a better place to live and connect with others.  Pilar is the “Founding Editor of Experience Life Magazine“.  If you are not a subscriber, I would recommend that you seriously check out the magazine through the link provided.

In my interview with Pilar we speak about her course entitled “Refine Your Life” which can be accessed through the Entheos Academy .

It is the beginning of a New Year and many of us are focused on our vision, goals and attempting to figure out how we are going to attain our new life plan. In my interview with Pilar we discuss the important elements of your personal growth, which include purpose, vision, values, goals, obstacles and how to manage in the crazy fast paced world we live in.

As Pilar starts off “Refine Your Life” she has a quote from Thomas Merton ” We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves”  I think that about sums it up, if we are not in the pursuit of knowing who and what we really are, and why we are here on this planet– we get to go around the sun lots of times and ultimately we will transition from the physical plane to another dimension without the fulfillment and content of finding meaning and purpose.

If you want to get more direction as we start off this New Year, I can highly recommend that you listen to this interview with a wise, and purposeful woman Pilar Gerasimo.  If she inspires you to take action, then go check out her course at Entheos Academy.

I hope you enjoy my interview with author, editor and renaissance woman Pilar Gersimo.

At the end of last year I had the opportunity to interview author Molly Fletcher about her new book entitled ” A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating“.  I must admit I learned more in 30 minutes about negotiating from Molly than I had learned in 30+ years of business.  Molly truly is a master at her business having spent the last two decades negotiating $500 million worth of deals on behalf of hundreds of the nation’s premier athletes, coaches and television commentators.

Molly states that “Trust” is as the heart of negotiation if one wants long term success.  She says that trust is about your words, your actions and your motives.  In negotiation, it is easy to get consumed by your own self-interest but you have to understand the big picture. Trust is the foundation of an effective negotiation.

No matter what, and with whom you are attempting to negotiate listening to my interview and purchasing Molly’s book is a must.  If you want to learn more about Molly and her organization the Molly Fletcher Company please click on the link.  You can also go to the book landing page by clicking here.

Enjoy this great interview with a master at negotiation.

 

I had the pleasure of interviewing Eric Maisel the author of over 30 book on creativity, writing and personal growth.  His new book entitled ” Life Purpose Boot Camp” is an eight week plan for creating a meaningful life.  In my interview with Eric we explore the life long journey that so many people take in finding meaning and purpose in their lives.  As Eric states ” “no life purpose can event exist until we step back and identify, embrace and implement the ones that we choose.  He says that their is not one meaning of life but rather a multitude of subjective meanings, and that there is not purpose to life but rather a multitude of subjective life purposes.

In “Life Purpose Boot Camp” Eric provides the framework, tools and processes that people need to sort out their life purpose.  I know you will enjoy my interview with Eric about his new book.  If you want to learn more I recommend the following websites that will provide you with more information about Eric and “Life Purpose Boot Camp.”  Eric Maisel website, Facebook page, Life Purpose Boot Camp 

I recently interviewed author Ron Friedman PhD the author of a new book entitled “The Best Place to Work, The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace”.  As many of you might be aware the levels of engagement in the US workforce is abysmal with levels of disengagement at about 71%.  So just why do we have such an amazingly high rate of disengagement from employees?

The answer to this question and many more can be found in Ron” new book ” The Best Place to Work“.  Ron spent years studying the best places to work, he interviewed people and heard stories. He researched motivation, creativity, management, behavioral economics, neuroscience and combined this into his new book.  In my interview with Ron he provides insights into what is required to create the “Best Place to Work.”  It is not an easy formula for their are so many factors that affect how people perform and engage at work.  Autonomy, Purpose, Meaning, Fun, Play are just a few of the many elements of the workplace formula that Ron and I discuss in our interview.

I know that you will find my interview with author Ron Friedman to be enlightening and give you new perspective on what companies are doing and can do to develop environments in the workplace that foster  more productivity, creativity and innovation.

I hope you enjoy my interview with Ron and please check out his book website for the book by clicking here, you can also follow him on Twitter, and learn about his consulting organization called Ignite 80 by clicking the link.

 

What an honor to interview Rick Hanson the author of another great book entitled “Hardwiring Happiness“.  My last interview with Rick was for his book “Just One Thing, Developing A Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time”.  

In our interview together we get to dialogue about how our brains are not really hardwired for happiness, and how to use various practices that will help us to rewire our brains for happiness.  Rick explains the “three” layers of the brain which I think is fascinating and allows us to better understand  the “why” behind our inability to just get happy.  One of his practices Rick has developed, and he uses the acronym  “HEAL” , which stand for Have, Enrich, Absorb and Link.  This is a simple process developed to awaken us so we can reprogram our brains for happiness.

Another simple process he discusses in our inteview is just taking the time to notice our positive experiences.  This might sound simple but when was the last time that we took a few minutes to just bask in the awe of one of our happy moments.  As Rick states this helps us to reprogram the brains to better be wired to happiness.  I can not guarantee that we will all become Dalai Lama’s after listening to my interview with Rick, but it will put you on the right track to greater levels of happiness.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a fascinating author and advocate for well being and happiness.

If you would like to learn more about Rick Hanson and his wonderful program entitled ”  The Foundations of Well-Being” please click on the link provided and check out his great site.  Also if you want to watch a great TED talk video just click here.

 

I am not aware of a soul on this planet that at sometime or another has not wished that they could find a good doctor or naturopath to help them with an ailment or pain.  Many of us have seen the videos or experienced in person “healers” such as John of God or others, and I aware it is easy to walk away with a skeptical perspective.

I was introduced to Master Sha by Bill Gladstone, his book agent here in Southern California.  Don’t get me wrong I have not met Master Sha, but had the opportunity to speak with Bill Gladstone about his personal experience with Master Sha. As you will hear in my interview with Master Sha he is for real.  Everyone that I have spoken with that has encountered  Master Sha or attended one of his healing events is just in awe of his healing powers.

In my interview with Master Sha we have the opportunity to speak about his personal history, and the blending of ancient Chinese practices of Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture into something he refers to at “energy medicine”.  We also discuss “karma cleansing” which is something that Master Sha refers to and is associated with disease or ailments that we bring in from past lives.  Master Sha has helps his clients remove these energy blockages and become free from the pain and disease, that may have emanated from past lives.

I encourage my listeners to visit Master Sha’s website and watch some of the videos, then you can judge for yourself.

There is also a workshop coming up at the Agape International Spiritual Center on December 13th.  Just click on this link to learn more about the day long event.  Enjoy my interview with Master Sha, and I hope you will be able to attend this healing event.

 

This last summer I had the pleasure of being invited to visit an extraordinary collection of crystals, fossils, geodes and other amazing artifacts that Richard Berger has collected over his 40 plus years of being the curriorator of “the Masterpieces of the Earth” collections.

You must keep in mind as you visit his website at Masterpieces of the Earth and watch the video and view the gallery pictures that this is a private collection unlike anything that I have ever seen, and I would assume anyone listening to and viewing the photos has seen.

In my interview with Richard we discuss the special healing power of the crystals and the incredible energy that each of these artifacts emits to the viewer.  I know the effect that it had on me was a vibration that was peaceful, warm and very inviting.  It was almost as if the crystals and fossils were calling to me, and inviting me to harmonize with the inner vibration.

Richard’s mission is to turn the collection into a public museum so that all people can partake of the wonderful collection and get to experience these huge crystals and fossils that are were on the planet millions of years before the dinosaurs.   Just imagine having the opportunity to experience such an exhibit.

If you want to learn more about the exhibit, and helping Richard preserve it in its current state I recommend you reaching out to him via the website, or you can email him at richard@masterpiecesoftheearth.com.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a man who has the passion to preserve a wonderful piece of history.

There is no doubt that Scott Jordan the founder of ScotteVest is a passionate man.  He has built a fashion technology brand of clothing into a $50 million dollar business.  I recently had the pleasure of doing an interview with Scott,  about his new book entitled “Pocket Man” and we discussed everything from his strained relationship with his father, to the wonderful women in his life–his mother and wife Laura.

Scott’s story is not just another rags to riches journey, he is passionate about teaching others to follow their dreams.  That anyone can do what Scott did with passion, promotion and a lot of drive.  Scott has always moved fast and believes in speed, even when it comes to making decision in business.  Scott states that you can learn more from a day of doing than you can from a week of thinking.  He obviously is a man of action, and willing to take calculated risks.

Scott started in his fathers business selling cemetery plots, this is a tough sale to say the least but Scott learned a lot from being involved in the family business , and he attributes much of his success from what he learned from his father.  Passion for what you do is at the foundation of shameless personal promotion, and Scott appearance on Shark Tank and turning down a $1,000,000 offer might have been the culmination of a great promotional effort.

If you want to learn more about Scott Jordan and ScotteVest you can click here to be directed to their website.  You can also click here to watch a great video about the vests that Scott Jordan’s company makes that hold all of your technology gear.