Most of us are aware that “change” is ever-present in our lives.  It appears to be everywhere!  As we emerge from the pandemic an event that has changed our lives forever–many are still asking if we can go back to “normal”  So just what is “normal” anymore?

In my interview with April Rinne about her new book entitled “FLUX: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change,” we discuss how humans really struggle with change, especially change we did not choose. We resist it, we fear it, and we mistakenly believe we can control it. The more you try to keep change at bay, the more it shows up and the harder it bangs on the door. Despite our best efforts to prevent it, change happens.”

And it’s not just changing: it’s today’s ever-increasing pace of change, too.  As April so aptly puts it ” To thrive in a world in flux, we need to radically reshape our relationship to uncertainty and flip the script to sustain a healthy and productive outlook.  Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change shows you how to do exactly that, and how to help others do so too.

This book is about how to think about and relate to change, period. It is about one’s attitude toward different kinds of change and how to see change and uncertainty as opportunities, not threats–today, tomorrow, and from here on out. In other words, Flux is a book for these times and all time. 

If you personally happen to be struggling with the change in your life, then you will want to listen to this informative and inspiring interview about how to shift your personal perspective about how you embrace change.

To learn more about April Rinne and her new book Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change please click here to be directed to her website.  There you will learn more about the Flux Mindset Explorers Club and April’s personal journey and why she wrote this very important book.

This book releases in hardcopy on August 24th but is available for Kindle now or for pre-order in the hardback edition.

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I personally have been a user and fan of the Goalscape software for many years.  I know the founder Marcus Baur and the story behind the development of the software, and in this podcast, you will learn some of the history of the software, and more importantly the huge benefits you can achieve by using a visual goal-setting platform.  Please watch this short video to learn more.

If you are someone who sets goals or you are on a team that and you need to track your goals, then the Goalscape software would be a positive addition to your toolkit in working with your goals. In this interview with Marcus Baur the founder of the software we discuss the visual features, how they work, and the benefits to the end-user.   We also discuss the passion he had for becoming an Olympic Gold Medalist in the sport of sailing, and how the development of Goalscape played a role in this passion.

We also get into the psychological elements of goal setting and how Goalscape becomes a beneficial partner for creating, tracking and reminding the user of their goals.   As Marcus states, he finds it interesting that people want to achieve something, but how frequently they are not willing to put in the effort in attaining that goal and they fall short of their goals.

If you would like to achieve your goals in 2021 and are looking for a tool that will help you better achieve your goals, then you will want to check out Goalscape by clicking here.

I hope you enjoy this engaging and informative interview about setting goals and the psychology behind goal setting.

My guest on this podcast on Inside Personal Growth is Jim Huling the co-author with Chris McChesney and Sean Covey of the Wall Street Best Seller ” The 4 Disciplines of Execution-Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals“, and this is the 2nd Edition: Revised and Updated.

I must admit that in the 50+ minutes of this podcast I was fully engaged, and listened carefully to what Jim had to say.  You see the aspect of goal setting is one thing, but executing on your goals and focusing on your WIG (Wildly Important Goals) is another.

I personally think that most people have issues with execution–you know the person that tells you he or she is going to lose 10-20 lbs in January and signs up for the gym, and by February they have not achieved their goal and no longer belong to the gym.  So what are the secrets to executing your wildly important goals?

As the title of the book states, there are four (4) disciplines and they are: 1) Focus-create focus on a breakthrough result in the midst of competing distractions. 2) Leverage-Apply consistent energy to the activities that are most predictive of goal success.  3) Engagement-Flip the “game-on” switch and always know if you are winning or losing. 4) Accountability-Create a team that is accountable to each other for driving the breakthrough result.

The 4DX process is not theory.  It is a proven set of practices that represents a new way of thinking essential to thriving in today’s competitive climate, making this 2nd Editon a book that no business leader can afford to miss.

If you want to learn more about the book you can click here to be taken to the 4DX book website.  There you can access videos about the process and lots of downloadable information pieces. This book is copyrighted by Franklin Covey, and they have courses to accompany “The 4 Disciplines of Execution-Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals.

If you want to learn more about Jim Huling you can click here to be directed to his personal website.

Sometimes it takes courage to speak up at work and let the management know our concerns.

My guest for this podcast is professor Jim Detert and he recently released a new book entitled “Choosing Courage: The Everyday Guide to Being Brave at Work“.  Jim is a professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Administration and has spent decades researching workplace courage, and in his new book shares his insights.  What Jim has discovered is that overcoming fear can be done with practice, that taking smaller risks can help us build up to bigger ones, and that our colleagues notice our actions more than we think.

In Choosing Courage, he shares how to increase the chance of accomplishing something positive when acting with courage at work, while decreasing negative personal consequences, including 1) creating right conditions 2) managing the message 3) managing emotions 4) taking actions after the act.

If you need to have that difficult conversation with your employer, this book will provide you with guidance and hopefully spark your courage to have that challenging conversation.  If you want to learn more about Jim Detert and his new book please click here to be directed to his website.  There you can also download the first chapter of the book at no cost and he also provides a downloadable worksheet entitled “Personal Workplace Courage Ladder”

I hope you enjoy this interview and that you learn what you need to do when challenged by your employer’s actions.

A sales career is a noble profession states our guest on this edition of Inside Personal Growth.  Jason Forrest is the author of a new book entitled “The Mindset of a Sales Warrior”  In my interview with Jason, we explore the many facets and skills that are required for a salesperson to become a top success in his or her profession.

If you want to excel in your sales profession, then I recommend that you listen to this very engaging and informative podcast. Jason is not only the founder with his wife Mary of the Forrest Performance Group, but they have both been in the trenches and on the front line of sales, they have done what they train and speak about.

A sales warrior mindset is the foundation of your success. The goal is to integrate psychological, physical, and tactical training to add dimensions to your life that often get overlooked. These dimensions are vital to achieving maximum performance in any skill, not just sales. A sales warrior mindset isn’t a hat you put on when you start your day or take off when working hours are over.  A sales warrior mindset is embedded into your programming a strength that’s woven into every aspect of your life.

If you are in sales or marketing please listen to this podcast with author/trainer Jason Forrest because his ideas are innovative, are fundamentally about improving your emotional intelligence, and questioning the psychology that drives you.

You can learn more about “The Mindset of a Sales Warrior” by clicking here to be taken to the FPG website.  I hope you enjoy this inspiring interview with author Jason Forrest.

Effective communication is always a must for anyone working within an organization or on a team.  How well you communicate and listen are critical factors in collaboration with others.

My guest for this podcast is Maryanne O’Brien the author of a new book entitled “The Elevated Communicator-How to Master Your Style and Strengthen Well-Being at Work”. 

As Maryanne states “Our well-being and success at work depend on our ability to communicate, yet the truth is that most people aren’t very intentional communicators.  For the vast majority of us, there’s a gap between how we communicate when we’re stressed and how we know we can communicate when we’re at our best–and as teams experience more anxiety, stress, and burnout than ever before, strong communications skill have never been more essential.

The key to closing the communication gap is understanding our personal communication style and building a conscious practice to deepen authentic connections.  The better we understand what drives us, how we impact others, and how our well-being affects our communication, the faster we can build healthy, successful, and satisfying our work lives.

Maryanne has created an assessment that allows the reader to determine their communications style, and you can access the assessment for no cost and take a quiz to determine your personal communication style.  Just click here to access the assessment

If you want to check out Maryanne’s website and learn more about her new book “The Elevated Communicator” or her consulting organization called “The Conscious-Company” just click here.

I hope you enjoy this podcast with author and extraordinary communicator Maryanne O’Brien.

“Self-warmth makes everything better: our health, our immune system, our life decision, our sense of meaning, our capacity for engagement, our effectiveness, and our intimate connections with others”, states our guest for this podcast, Sarah Peyton.

Sarah is the author and guest on this edition of Inside Personal Growth to speak about her new book entitled “Your Resonant Self Workbook-From Self-sabotage to Self-care” She is also the author of  “Your Resonant Self-Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing” 

In my interview with Sarah, we explore the neuroscience of self-care and how we are wired to tell ourselves self-sabotaging stories that don’t allow us to become what we are capable of becoming.  For much of her life, Sarah struggled with depression as a result of what she calls “the broken contracts”. These are the unconscious contracts that negatively affect our daily lives.  We begin to realize that we have a get-things-done brain and a resonating brain and that they are often entirely different brain systems that aren’t communicating with each other.

Your Resonant Self Workbook” is designed to take the reader on a journey out of the broken contracts we have made with ourselves to a place of compassion and self-warmth for ourselves.  When you complete the workbook you will most certainly have asked yourself lots of questions about your self-sabotage behavior and will have moved to a place of self-care and nurturing.   There is journaling, worksheets, and stories that are utilized to assist the reader on the journey toward a happier more self-resonate life.

If you want to learn more about Sarah and her new workbook, please join her at the virtual book launch on May 25th at either 5 AM PST or 12 PM PST.

You can also access many of Sarah’s resources on her website as well.  I hope you enjoy this interesting and engaging interview with author/coach and trainer Sarah Peyton.

 

This is not the first time I’ve hosted our guest author Scott Miller. I originally interviewed Scott Miller when we discussed his newly released book “Management Mess to Leadership Success in 2019.

Scott is returning for this podcast to discuss his new book entitled “Marketing Mess to Brand Success: 30 Challenges to Transform Your Organization’s Brand (and Your Own) (Brand Marketing) (Mess to Success)”. This book focuses on the topic of being transparent and the learnings we gain from our messes and failures.

In Scott’s newest book, you will learn through focusing and practicing the 30 daily challenges.  These challenges are likely to be encounter by anyone attempting to build a recognizable brand. You can utilize these challenges to help you in building your brand and better understanding your customers.

“Everyone has a brand” “Have you built a trusted brand?”  Your brand is your reputation, it’s your character, your morals, and your ethics. Learning how to navigate how to turn your brand into success will create positive recognition and loyalty from your customers.

Listen to this interview with Scott as we talk about marketing strategies and deliberately crafting your own brand and message.

Scott is also the host of a popular podcast entitled “On Leadership” where you can listen to hundreds of interviews from authors, thought leaders, and luminaries on leadership, sales, and other great topics.

If you want to know more about successful brand marketing and brand standards, you will certainly enjoy reading “Marketing Mess to Brand Success: 30 Challenges to Transform Your Organization’s Brand (and Your Own) (Brand Marketing) (Mess to Success)”.

To learn more about Scott Miller, his monthly coaching programs, and his books, you may click here to visit his website.

I hope you enjoy this very engaging, informative, and lively interview with Scott Miller the author, podcaster, and consummate professional.

Intentional, how many of us move through our days, months, and years with intention.  Life seems to just creep up on you and much of our time is spent on automatic pilot.  So, just what does intentional mean, the definition is done on purpose: deliberate.

The guest on this podcast is author, speaker, and entrepreneur Dave Anderson.  His new book “Intentional Mindset-Developing Mental Toughness and a Killer Instinct” has been written for the person that really wants to get serious about living their life with more intentionality.  As Dave states “Where There’s A Why There’s A Way“.

Your daily focus, decision-making filters, downtime activities, and prioritized workplace activities all stem from your Why. Your discipline, internal motivation, the habits you start or break, the people you leave, or the new friends you make are all influenced by the clarity and compelling force of your Why.

If you are looking for a book that will wake you up, and get you thinking about your purpose and your Why, then you will want to read “Intentional Mindset-Developing Mental Toughness and a Killer Instinct”.  The topics range from Attitude to Rigor and everything in between.

Dave focuses on what it takes to create an awareness of being intentional and living a life that focuses on you achieving your goals, dreams and feeling good about your accomplishments.

If you want to learn more about author Dave Anderson, please click here to be directed to his website.  You can also sign up for his no-cost Insider Club where you will receive access to free resources that will help you become a better leader, team player and inspire you to greater heights of human performance.

I hope you enjoy this inspiring and informative interview with author Dave Anderson.