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.

Have you tried to capture someone’s attention these days? Do feel like to have to set off a flair in front of their face just to get a few minutes of their focused attention? That is the way that I feel sometimes.

I am certain that in our world today many of us has a bad case of Attention Deficit Disorder, and it is not all the fault of the individuals.  Our world and the things in it that require our attention has increased exponentially.  As a matter of fact we use to speak about Moore’s Law and that the computing power would double every two years, now who know how frequently it is doubling today?

Google receives 4,000,000 searches every minute.  For more fun stats on the amount of data we deal with daily,  just click here to be directed to Data Never Sleeps 2.0 graphic and article. 

Ben Parr the author of Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention has been studying how to capture people’s attention.  He has come up with some very interesting facts, there are three types of attention-immediate, short and long term attention.  He also states that you can capture all three of these types of attention with what Ben refers to as the “seven captivation triggers.  In my interview with Ben we explore the captivation triggers and the research behind them.

I recommend that you listen to and get a copy of Ben’s book if you are in the business trying to capture the attention of your customers, or just your fellow workers.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with Ben Parr on his new book “Captivology“.   You can learn more by visiting his website by clicking here, or Facebook or Twitter.

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.

 

 

 

Intentionally is a how we all strive to live our lives. The question is how frequently do we live a life focused on our intention?

In my recent interview with Mallika Chopra we discuss her new book entitled ” Living with Intent“.  Even the daughter of Deepka Chopra had her own messy journey to purpose, peace and joy.  As he points out in our interview she struggled managing a business, motherhood and balancing between all of the demand on her life.   Mallika was taught at a very young age growing up in her home to set intentions and have a daily practice of meditation, but like all of us she got off track and had to take a strong look at how she was living her life.

How many of you set intentions daily before your feet hit the ground?  How many of you give gratitude for all that you have daily?  Just these two practices can have a significant impact on your happiness, joy and fulfillment in life.  Millika has an acronym for “INTENT”.  “I” stand for Incubate, “N” for Notice, “T” for Trust, “E’ is for Express, “N” is for Nuture, “T” is for Take.  Intention are expressions of who we aspire to be as individuals-physically, emotionally, spiritually as members of our families and communities.

If you are looking to live your life with more intentionally, peace, joy and happiness then I recommend that you listen to this wonderful interview with Millika Chopra about her new book “Living with Intent“.

You can learn more about Millika by visiting her  Intent website by clicking the link.  You can also connect with her via Facebook.  I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with Millika Chopra.