Lets face it there is a health and nutrition revolution going on in our country, or is there?  If you look at the statistics in the media it does not seem like we are making great progress.  So what is the secret?  How can we improve our health, and vitality?

In my recent interview with Howard Koseff MD and his wife Lauri Koseff we discuss the techniques and plan outlined in their new book entitled ” Power UP, Transform Your Life and Health in 14 Days.”  It is really quite simple, no major detox plans just plain old whole foods loaded with nutrient rich green vegetables, and nuts. Their plan is does not deprive you of food, it just replaces the foods high  in carbs and sugars with healthy pure food.

Individuals who have adopted the 14 day plan have shed weight, increased their vitality and improved their mental acuity.  The book is filled with delicious, nutrient-dense PURE food which is the medicine of life.  You are provided with shopping lists, and amazing recipes to follow.   I spoke with Lauri about some of those recipes, all of which sound delicious and will leave you feeling satisfied and reduce cravings.

As we approach the year-end, most of us are looking to change our life and I bet lots of us would like to lead a healthier lifestyle.  If you want to start of the New Year with a focus on your well-being and health,  I highly recommend reading and following the recipes in ” Power UP, Transform Your Life and Health in 14 Days.  

I hope you enjoy my interview with Howard and Lauri Koseff, to learn more you can visit their website by clicking here.

We have all heard the saying that “we are spiritual  beings having a human experience”, and I truly believe this is the case.  If this is not the case then what is our bigger purpose for being on this planet?

I recently had the honor of interviewing Indira Dominguez the author of a new book entitled ” YOU, A Spiritual Being on a Spiritual Journey“.  In our dialogue together we discuss the elements of getting our “out of our mind” and that we are not our minds.  Indira guides her readers into a new dimension and paradigm shift about how to access an energy and vibration that connects us to our higher self.  She examines a very important focal point, and that is that we are not  just our minds–we are so much greater.  In most cases we allow our minds to shape our day to day actions, we live in an always on, automatic life.   When we come from this energy, we frequently come from fear, lack, not enough.

If you can learn to separate your mind from Self, you can activate a new dimension where you access your intuitive Self which is always available.  This is where you hightest creativity and awareness resides.  A place of purpose, passion, fulfillment and a life lived from ease.  Indira emphasises that we should listen carefully, and tune into our Self-to understand the duality between the mind and Self.  If we will Trust in our “inner knowing” we will see our eternality and that on a energetic level we are all connected–“One”.

I encourage you to listen to my interview with Indira Dominguez about her new book ” YOU A Spiritual Being on A Spiritual Journey“.  You can also access some great videos of Indira by visiting her website by clicking here.  Enjoy a deeply spiritual interview with a wonderful soul awakening our Self to the higher consciousness just waiting to be engaged.

 

We are all attempting to improve our lives, while having a more fulfilling personal and professional life.  We all experience peaks and valleys, that seem like a rollercoaster ride at times.   I am always excited  interviewing new authors who have spent much of their lives not only living in the peaks and valley, but finding ways to make life more fulfilling.

In my interview with Dr. Deb Carlin the author of “Build the Strength Within” we explore ways that she has found over the years with working together with her patients to create more exciting and fulfilling lives.  Dr. Carlin has developed a blueprint for success, which focuses on intentional and integrated life.   She has provided a guidebook with self-assessments and direction on how to live a fully integrated life, where we put our focust on all elements, mind body and spirit.

Our mind is only part of the overall equation, but one element that I hear over and over again from our authors is our “self-talk script”, and in particular our negative self-talk.  Dr. Carlin points out that we need to be comfortable in our own skin and be compassionate with ourselves and others. If we would just sit silently with ourselves, and breathe in the essence of life we could learn so much about our higher spiritual calling.

Dr. Carlin’s book is  a guide to building a new blueprint for your life.  It is designed to get you thinking, assessing and acting on your vision for a better life.  She has developed a series of extremely well produced videos that you can view by clicking here.  This video series is provided at no-cost to the reader, and is a wonderful supplement to the book.

As we approach the end of the year, most people are reassessing their lives, goals and vision for the future.  I  highly recommend “Build the Strength Within” as a wonderful book and tool to help you reinvent your current life into one with more passion, purpose and meaning.

Enjoy my wonderful interview with Dr. Deb Carlin.

Our world is moving a very rapid pace, at least that what is seems like to me.  If you have these same feelings and are wondering if your current career is not as fulfilling as it once was then you might want to pay attention to my interview with author Dorie Clark.  Dorie has authored a new book entitled ” Reinventing You-Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future.”

In my interview with Dorie we discuss not only the “how” of reinventing yourself, but also the “why” you would consider reinvention.  To succeed in today’s competitive job market and build a career that leverages your unique passions and talents, it’s almost certain that at some point you’ll need to reinvent yourself professionally.

Dorie recommends conducting 360 degree interviews, holding focus groups with friends and colleagues, examine your online presence–these ideas are just a few of the simple things one can consider in the reinvention process.   She discusses with me blogging on Linkedin, taking on leadership roles, and to do something she refers to as the “wingman strategy”,  having someone else spread the good  word about your skills and talents.

Dorie new book is filled with ideas, strategies and methods of reinventing to make yourself more marketable.  If you are considering a new career or just wanting to break free and start your own business I would highly recommend reading Dorie’s new book “Reinventing You“.

To learn more about Dorie and her book click here to be taken to her website, or click here to follow her on Twitter.

I hope you enjoy this interview with author Dorie Clark.

 

If all salespeople would follow the philosophy of Lisa Earle McLeod the author of “Selling with Noble Purpose” our world would be a better place.  Let’s face it we are all consumers of goods and services, and much of the time we are interacting with salespeople to purchase  goods and services.   We all have our horror stories of incredibly bad or dishonest salespeople, and it is never pleasant.

Lisa’s approach is so refreshing and needed in our world of commerce today.  As Lisa states ” Our deepest desire is to make a difference in the world–and our darkest fear is that we won’t.”   A Noble Sales Purpose is the secret of igniting a higher level of thinking and acting so that we are focused on the big picture.  What is our purpose, and are we fulfilling it by providing our products and services to our clients?  When you come from purpose is is proven that you outperform the market by 15:1, organizations that center their business on improving people’s lives have a growth rate triple of their competitors.

Having a focus on something greater than money itself will lead to greater performance, and more satisfied customers.

If you are interested in turning your organization into a purpose driven sales team then I would recommend reading Lisa new book, and listening to the podcast.

You can visit Lisa’s website by clicking here or you can visit her Facebook page.  Enjoy this wonderful interview with Lisa Earle McLeod.

Our body is constantly speaking to us, the big question is are we listening?

In my recent interview with Jeannine Weist we discuss her new book entitled “The Alchemy of Self Healing- A Revolutionary 30-Day Plan to Change How You Relate to Your Body and Health.”  Jeannine is a certified craniosacral therapist who coaches movie stars, stressed-out executives and client who are living anxiety-ridden lives.

In our interview together we discuss how she helps people transform their old stories that dwell in the body and drain their well being.  Jeannie knows how to help us tap into our bodies wisdom and access our creative forces and energy.  She works at a cellular level to access the information that is blocking us from having the energetic and fulfilling lives we deserve.

If you are interested in learning more about how to access this energy I recommend reading her new book ” The Alchemy of Self Healing” as well as listening to our interview together.  You can also learn more by clicking here to be directed to her website.

Christopher Phillips the author of Socrates Cafe is a man on a mission.  He is attempting to help bring the Socrates philosophy back into our lives.  He is the founder of the Socrates Cafe, and the author of Socrates Cafe and Six Questions of Socrates.

In my interview with Chris we discuss the lost art of the socratic method and the value it brings into our lives.  He discuss the Socrates Cafe’s that are springing up throughout our country and around the world.  Chris says that he does not facilitate the Cafe to teach others, he states that he facilitates the Cafe’s so others can teach him.  He has event facilitated the Cafe in prisons with the intention of helping inmates to better understand one another and the world around them.

If you are interested in bringing critical thinking skills back into your life I would highly recommend reading the Six Questions of Socrates.  In this book Chris asks six questions: What is virtue?  What is courage? What is Justice? What is Piety? What is Moderation?  What is Good?  Socrates believed that seeking out the perspective of other on these six questions would help him become a better human being?  Go ahead ask yourself these questions–what does it stimulate in your mind?

If you are interested in learning more about Christopher Phillips and the Socrates Cafe please click here for more information.  You can also visit the Facebook page by clicking here.

You might be familiar with all the buzz around something called the “Business Model Canvas”.  There are currently three books in the series which started with “Business Model Generation” then “Business Model You” now a new book ” Value Proposition Design“.  So why the interest from the business communities in this interesting way of developing a business model.  Simply put, it is engaging, inclusive ,compelling and it works.

Authors Alex Osterwalder, Yves Pingeur, Greg Bernarda and Alan Smith are the dynamic team behind the business model canvas.  I recently had the pleasure of having a dialogue with Alex Smith the brains behind the book designs, which I might add are a big reason for the success of the books.

During our dialogue we discuss the key elements in creating a great value for customers, we also get into the steps necessary to create the value proposition canvas: Customer Profile, Value Map and Fit all  extremely important considerations in the developing a any new product design.  Alan and his colleagues refer to gain creators, and pain relievers as one of the most important elements in developing great designs.

While this all might sound simple it is daunting to create a new product, test it and know that you are creating something that is really needed and wanted by your customers.  Developing something in a vacuum is crazy,  where your perception of what will relieve your customers pains is exactly that a perception and not the reality of the situation.  Developing then testing your product is so important, I speak from experience I have developed a few products and testing is so important so you can gain feedback.

Alan and his team have recently released a cloud based software system allowing teams to collaborate on developing a business model canvases, it is called Strategyzer.  In my humble opinion I have never seen software as simple as Strategyzer, providing results in minutes.  If you work with a team and you are in the process of developing a new product or service I would highly recommend checking out this amazing new cloud based software.

I encourage you to listen closely to Alan Smith as he guides the listener to a better understanding of Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Design.  If you want to just click on the links provided below that will take you to the related websites associated with Value Proposition Design.

Value Proposition Design

Strategyzer

I am certain that the talk around the water cooler doesn’t default to leadership in this country, but I am certain that it is a topic of discussion more than we think.  It seems like everywhere we turn we see leaders falling from grace due to improprieties in their judgement and or just not doing an adequate job.  What is happening?  Is there a lack of competent leaders with great skills and strong emotional intelligence.

In my recent interview with author Jeffrey Krames we discuss his new book entitled ” Lead with Humility-12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis”.   What is it about the new Pope that is attracting lost Catholics back to the church, and his acceptance by the congregation at one of the highest in history.  According to Jeffrey Krames Pope Francis possess amazing leadership skills such as  1) Leading with Humility, he states that authentic humility empowers leaders like no other leadership quality.  How this translates for business leaders is never use you position of leadership for selfish reasons, and make yourself accessible to your employees.   2) Smell Like Your Flock: which means to immerse yourself deeply into whatever group you lead to aspire to lead, in a meaningful way.

I know you are going to thoroughly enjoy my interview with author Jeffrey Krames, you will also learn more about the traits and qualities that Pope Francis possess that make him one of the greatest leaders in modern history of the Catholic Church.

To learn more about Jeffrey Krames and his other books please click here to learn more, you can also learn more about the book by clicking here to be directed to the Facebook landing page.