Our work world is filled with technological devices to help make us more productive and efficient.  The questions we might want to be asking ourselves is all the technology helping us to improve our relationships with our clients, associates, and family.

My guest on this podcast episode is Sarita Maybin the author of a new book entitled ” Say What You Mean In a Nice Way-Working Together Better in High-Tech Times“.  Sarita is also the author of another book entitled ” “If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say?”  Sarita has worked inside businesses for years helping employees, managers, and top executives become more skilled at their communications tactics.  She is a well known public speaker on the topics of communications and you can learn more about her by clicking here to access her website. 

In my interview with Sarita, we discuss the issues that most of us are faced with– and that is the use of technology to communicate effectively.  Almost all of us are using Zoom or some other platform to do our video conference call.  We constantly utilize texts, emails, and voice when using our cell phones and when communicating important messages to customers and associates. What are some of the mistakes that are commonly made that can easily be modified? 

  • When we communicate across generations, especially via text we need to be cognizant that on the receiving end (baby boomer) they might not understand the shorthand messages or abbreviations.
  • Don’t send Bad Emails with Inflammatory Negative Words that are accusatory.
  • Is Confrontation Worthy? (Ask these three questions)
    • Is the situation having a negative effect?
    • Is the situation beginning to affect your attitude?
    • What are the consequences of not confronting?

Our interview is filled with sound advice for communicating more effectively, and Sarita’s book “Say What You Mean In a Nice Way” is a must-read for anyone wanting to improve their communications skills to reduce and eliminate conflict and disagreements in their lives.

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this podcast.

It is the beginning of a New Year, and given the ups and downs of 2020, we are all looking for ways to invest in a way that we can create passive income and create financial freedom in our lives.

Justin Donald author and lifestyle investor extraordinaire is someone who has spent years attempting to figure out the best investments that can create a passive income and create financial freedom, and in his new book “The Lifestyle Investor-The 10 Commandments of Cash Flow Investing For Passive Income and Financial Freedom ” he gives the readers an inside on what to do and what to avoid when it comes to investing.

Justin’s ten (10) commandments are sound advice such as lifestyle first, reduce the risk, and find invisible deals just to name a few.

Justin also speaks about Murphy’s Laws for the Lifestyle Investors and provides a checklist which includes such fundamentals such as 1) If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. 2) If anything feels creepy it probably is. 3) Beware of name droppers and name dropping.  There are a lot more laws, but you will have to read his book or download them free from his website. You can go to Justin’s website and get a free download of all Of Murphy’s Laws, just click here to be directed to his website for your free version of the laws.

I hope you enjoy this informative and practical interview about investing for your future with Justin Donald.  You can learn more about Justin’s podcast, blog, and mastermind course by clicking here to be directed to his website.

It should also be noted that all the proceeds from the sales of his book will be donated to the reduction of human trafficking.  Please order from Justin’s website by clicking here.  Thanks for listening and enjoy this very informative interview with author and investor advisor Justin Donald.

Our world and our environment are paramount to our survival as a species.  It is apparent with how many environmental upheavals we have had from the fires in California to the flooding and hurricanes in the southern states that things with our environment are out of kilter.  Most notably is the issue with overall global warming.

Our guest for this podcast is David Newman an environmental advocate and long-time expert in the field of food waste.  His new book entitled “Everything is Connected: Understanding a Complicated World” touches on many of the issues we face worldwide, and how we can address what seem to be mounting environmental issues.

As David states ” Environmental activism has existed in one way or another since Man existed. Communities have resisted over the centuries the takeover of their lands by miners, deforesters, invaders grabbing their resources; the upstream diversion of rivers to make reservoirs; pollution of the air and water; and the dumping of waste in their backyards.”

While our problems with our environment are primarily due to the increased populations growing worldwide, it is also an issue of how we as human we dispose of the waste we create as a species, from the plastics that pollute our oceans to the growing issues with CO2 emissions that are causing global warming as a result of the burning of fossil fuels and many other contributing factors.

If you are looking to better understand our world, our environmental issues, and how we can best address these issues then you need to listen to my interview with environmental expert David Newman about his new book “Everything Is Connected”  Everything is not gloom and doom and there is still hope for our species.

You can download David’s book in a Kindle format from Amazon by clicking this link.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with author David Newman about his new book “Everything is Connected“.

 

 

We all are aware that our healthcare delivery system could use some significant improvement– to put it lightly.  The reality is that it is not only the delivery of services we receive but the way that healthcare workers and physicians practice medicine that needs to be reevaluated.

Our guest for this podcast is Dr. Steve Bierman the author of a new book entitled “Healing Beyond Pills and Potions-Core Principles for Helpers and Healers” It was his personal experiences that drove him to seek out alternatives to the Western medicine model.

” I knew something was wrong with Western medicine at the end of my Family Practice residency.  I hefted my patience Carol’s three-inch-thick chart, filled with notes on her serial ailments and treatments over the last three years, and wondered: “Is this it? Is this what I am going to be doing for the rest of my life-treating an endless stream of illnesses, and one after the next, after the next, all the way to the grave?

I am happy to say that Steve’s book is about the journey he took to find alternative ways of treating his patients.  He is someone who looked for non-surgical cures and uses hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming as simple but quite effective means to help patients deal with their many ailments.

His new book “Healing Beyond Pills and Potions” is a book for the healthcare givers as well as anyone wanting to learn how effective these techniques are in dealing with your own health issues, but most importantly how you treat patients psychologically which make a huge difference in the outcome and cure of their ailments and diseases.

If you want to learn more about Dr. Steve Bierman and his new book “Healing Beyond Pills and Potionsplease click here to access his website and to get a free excerpt for your review, as well if you order the book from Steve’s website he is offering a 20% discount.

Thanks for listening and enjoy this interview!

We live in a world that focuses on specialization, and that fact is not a negative,  but can someone become a success without such a focus on specific skills and be a Jack-of-All-Trades and still reach the top.

My guest on this podcast is the former CEO of Sonic Drive-In a major franchise fast food chain headquartered in Oklahoma City.  Cliff Hudson’s new book is entitled ” Master of None-How a Jack-of-All-Trades Can Still Reach the Top. Cliff addresses the fact that to reach the top it is not always necessary to be so skilled at one thing but to have a multitude of skills that you are good at and that help you navigate the path toward success.

As Cliff states on the book jacket ” In his best-selling book Outliners, Malcolm Gladwell introduced readers to the “10,000-Hour Rule”–the foundation of success in any endeavor. But as Cliff reveals, there are serious pitfalls in this philosophy. What happens to those who spend their careers trying to achieve something that doesn’t quite pan out?

In my interview with Cliff, we discuss all the twists and turns of his personal career that lead him to become the CEO of Sonic Corporation.  His journey like many was not a straight line to the top, and he had to learn how to become skilled at many different elements in the business before obtaining the position of CEO.

If you want to learn more about Cliff and his new book Master of None-How a Jack of All Trades Can Still Reach the Top, please click here to be linked to his book website.  You can download a free chapter and check out his podcast as well.

I hope you enjoy this engaging and inspiring interview with author Cliff Hudson author of Master of None.

My guest Pilar Gerasimo is a phenomenal woman on a quest to help heal and create healthy people throughout the world.  Her new book “The Healthy Deviant-A Rule Breaker’s Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World” is a very unique approach to overall health and wellness.

The premise of the book is that as individuals of this western world we are caught in the Vicious Cycle of an Unhealthy Default Reality.

It works like this, the unhealthy default reality presents us with a version of “normal life” that makes unhealthy patterns, attitudes and choices easy, automatic, seemingly cheap, and socially acceptable (while making healthy choices difficult, inconvenient, comparatively expensive, and weird.)

We adopt the Unhealthy Default Patterns, choices (conventional ideals, nutrient-poor processed foods, sedentary work, and play, inadequate sleep, weak social connections, passive consumption of media, and little to no time in nature, etc.)

So these choices become automatic which leads to an Unhealthy Default Reality of problems and solutions, then with repeated efforts we try/fail attempts, leading to self-blame/shame and inadequacy, chronic ego depletion, diminished capacity, then increased vulnerability/reactivity leading to overwhelm, desperation, and the victim mindset…and the cycle of the unhealthy default patterns continue.

Pilar has ways of breaking these patterns and it is part of her “Virtuous Cycle of Healthy Deviance”  If you want to learn more about how the Virtuous Cycle of Healthy Deviance work, just listen to this informative, and inspiring podcast with our guest Pilar Gerasimo the author of “The Healthy Deviant”.

You can learn more about Pilar and her book by visiting her website by clicking here, I would recommend that you sign up for the free Healthy Deviant Toolkit by clicking here.   Happy listening.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Neecie Moore the founder of the Life Coaching Institute. She has spent her life helping individuals and couples understand that they were “created for more”.

We speak in this podcast about getting unstuck and the two factors that she believes will assist people in getting unstuck, the first is a purpose, and the second is gratitude.  A purpose is a foundational understanding that you were “created for more” as Dr. Neecie states.  When you understand your personal purpose, you have a guiding star in your life an aim that is always greater than just yourself.  It gives you a reason for getting up in the morning and wanting to make a contribution to the world.  When you find your personal purpose, your life becomes ignited and you are inspired.

The second factor that will get you unstuck, is having gratitude.  Gratitude is like fuel for the car, if every day you give gratitude for what you have and what you have been given it shifts your perspective about life.   The world looks much better and your attitude about your circumstances– no matter if they are good or bad will shift.  You immediately see your world from a perspective with hope and faith that things will work out for the better.

Dr. Neecie recommends that we set our reticular activating system to seek for more, and one of the ways she recommends that we do this is by the power of affirmations or as she calls it the ” power proclamation”.  Dr. Neecie reads hers out loud every morning and this proclamation helps her to program the reticular activating system to look for more, find solutions, and know that we are going to be OK.  It removes the fear, doubt, and anxiety that we can frequently default to because the automatic pilot of the brain has a tendency to go to the negative.

If you would like a free copy of the “proclamation template” just click here and you can download Dr. Neecie’s proclamation absolutely free.

If you want more information about Dr. Neecie please click here to be directed to her personal website where you can learn about her coaching programs for individuals and her Life Coaching Institute where you can sign up to come a certified coach.

I hope you enjoy this very engaging interview with Dr. Neecie Moore.

It is not new to anyone reading this blog entry that our lives are moving at what appears to be greater amounts of speed and complexity.  While all the devices we carry around with us have built-in texting, and instant access to the Internet anywhere, anytime this connectivity propels or desires to keep up with the speed of all the stuff we are supposed to be doing– it also had an effect and usually negatively on our creativity and critical thinking skills.

In my interview with author Corey Mc Comb, we discuss his new book entitled “Productivity is for Robots-How to (re) connect, Get Creative and Stay Human In The New World.”  The psychological and emotional effects of trying to maintain can lead to us not feeling enough, that we have to do more to keep up and this leads to burnout.  This is what happened to Corey and his personal story about how to shift your perspective about what is important in life is a wonderful insight into how we can all learn to connect, get creative and stay human in this new world.

“Speed, efficiency, and optimization-these are not just the traits we expect from our devices. These are qualities that we expect from ourselves”  This is not a rally against productivity. It is a plea to clear the static from our line, answer the call, and do things worth doing, state Corey.

I encourage the readers to connect with the bigger picture of what it means to be human. Humans are not robots, and our minds are reprogrammable. So here is the good news about the bad stories we tell ourselves: there is still time to spin the facts.

If you feel caught in this endless cycle of doing more and it’s not making you feel like you are not enough,  then please read and re-read “Productivity is for Robots

If you want to learn more about Corey please visit his website by clicking here.  You can also order his book on Amazon by clicking this link.

I hope you enjoy this engaging and thought-provoking interview with author Corey McComb.

I think that having fun and doing good while helping our environment is a perfect recipe for happiness.  We have all heard of the eco-travel, well getting involved with Adventure Scientists is like eco-travel on steroids.

I recently had the opportunity of interviewing Gregg Treinish the executive director of Adventure Scientists this Montana-based non-profit.  In our interview with discussing how his organization has successfully teamed up the nations leading scientists to help collect data to help prove issues associated with our environment and human health— all while eliciting the aid of volunteers who want to work in the field collecting the data for the scientists.

The projects that Adventure Scientists have been part of include everything from tracking timber poachers in Oregon and Brazil to a joint project with the University of Arizona scientists to track the butterfly population who are biodiversity pollinators.  The variety of projects that Adventure Scientists have completed and are working on with scientists are diverse and exciting and open up an opportunity for volunteers to be matched up with these great projects.

If you are interested in learning more I encourage you to listen to this podcast with the executive director of Adventure Scientists Gregg Treinish and to check out their website if you think you might want to volunteer time or donate money to these important environmental and human health projects.   To access the Adventure Scientists website please click here. 

Thanks for listening and enjoy this podcast that will open up your eyes to the challenges we are facing as a species on this big blue ball called planet earth.