I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Derek Rydall the author of a new book entitled ” Emergence: Steven Steps for Radical Life Change.
In my interview with Derek we discussed his unique approach to the end of self-improvement. As Derek discussed with me, his premise is that if we look at ourselves as being whole and complete just the way we are, we don’t need to change anything. I actually really like his approach, because it is correct. Each and every soul that is incarnate on this planet is whole and complete, and if we were to approach life from this perspective we would not come from lack, limitation and fear. Our ego does a really good job of instilling within us the feelings of lack, limitation and negative self talk.
Derek uses the symbolism of the “oak tree and the acorn” and calls it the acorn principle. Because many of us hold a belief that our fate is determined by external conditions and that things we need are “out there”–the reverse of how life really works-we constantly struggle against the nature order of the universe.
The acorn principle allows you to understand your true nature, and how you were designed to grow and thrive. The acorn already contains the perfect pattern and potential to become an oak, and so do you.
If you want to learn more about Derek and his new book Emergence: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change please click here to be directed to his website.
I hope you enjoy my interview with an author that takes a totally radical perspective to ending our delusion of lack and limitation, and truly helps us see who we really are and capable of growing into.
As we get focused on our health goals for the start of the year, many may have experienced that it has been challenging to maintain that focus, and have already given up.
In my interview with Jordan Meltzer the co-founder of the Pure Start Cleanse we discuss strategies that work for anyone looking to cleanse and shed that unwanted weight. The Pure Start Cleanse program provides the elements to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and detoxify, re-energize and burn fat without feeling tired or hungry.
The supplements that are required to start the cleanse are not proprietary, and all products to maintain your cleanse can be obtain at you local health food store.
If you want to learn more about the Pure Start Cleanse program please click here to be directed to the website, you will also be provided with a no-cost half hour coaching session with Jordan Meltzer the co-founder of Pure Start Cleanse.
I hope you will avail yourself of this great offer to find out more about becoming more mentally, physically and spiritually revitalized.
I recently had a wonderful interview with Whitney Freya the author of “The Artist Within“. Whitney is a creative muse and coach for a growing number of clients around the world. Her new book “The Artist Within” is a guidebook for helping our inner artist to become more expressive. Whitney likes to refer to this process as “making us creatively fit” and finding our “super soul flow”.
She outlines the eight principles of design, and these principles are the language of our mind’s eye–how we visually analyze everything we see. As we discuss in our interview we explore these principles which are emphasis, balance, proportion, unity, harmony, contrast, rhythm and repetition.
If you have not drawn anything or painted or used any form of media to express yourself you might want to check out Whitney’s new book and learn what it possible to become more artistically expressive and not be afraid doing it. You will definitely have fun and your creative energy can be expressed in many different ways.
If you want to learn more about Whitney Freya and her new book please click this link to be directed to her website. I hope you enjoy this interview with an extremely creative muse–Whitney Freya.
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.