I am not certain how many of you have seen the television show “The Nurses“, but it is in my estimation a great depiction of a day in the life of healthcare workers. What nurses, physicians, and EMTs do daily is exceptional, and the emotional toll that it takes on their lives can be challenging to deal with.  Anyone who dedicates themselves to being a healthcare worker is probably doing their job because it is a “calling”.

In this podcast with author/speaker and entrepreneur Quint Studer, we discuss his new book “The Calling Why Healthcare Is So Special”  Quint states “That Healthcare is an emotional roller coaster and we can drain our emotional bank accounts. We go up and down because the work that healthcare workers perform has its ups and downs. One minute we can be saving a life, and the next minute we can be telling someone they’re losing a loved one.”

This book is about keeping the emotional bank account full and filling it back up.  Healthcare is loaded with people that have answered the calling, and they did not get into the profession for the money.  They didn’t get into healthcare for a balanced life, nor for easy work hours.  They were called into healthcare for their strong desire to be helpful and useful.

The Calling” is filled with great stories about healthcare workers as well it addresses both the administrative side of the business as well as how healthcare workers can learn how to keep your emotional bank account full– especially in light of the tsunami of patients being cared for because of the COVID pandemic.

If you are in healthcare, then this book is a must-read, and if you aren’t it is a great read on how in a difficult situation to keep your emotional bank account full.  To order the book you need to click here, and to learn more about Quint’s organization “The Gratitude Group” please click here to be linked to his website.

I hope you enjoy the engaging and heartfelt interview with Quint Studer author, speaker, coach, and entrepreneur.

Happy listening.

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jeffrey Shaw the author of a new book entitled “The Self-Employed Life: Business and Personal Development Strategies That Create Sustainable Success.”  During our podcast interview, we discuss the characteristics that are required to become successful as a self-employed entrepreneur, and the grit and determination required to maintain your success.

Jeffrey introduces the reader to what he terms as “The Self-Employed Ecosystem” which is about creating the most effective environment for your success. In life and business the best you can do is to set up the perfect circumstances for what you want, then let it all happen. “It’s a blend between controlling and allow. Success is certainly not built entirely on manifestation and wishing upon a star, but neither is it built entirely on hard work and pushing” states Jeffrey.

“What motivates us most is the desire to become bolder versions of ourselves” that is, developing into the best version of ourselves is bigger than any fear, challenge, or obstacle that we might face. It is even more important than the rewards of the business. With all our desire to make money, earn a living, and impact the world, we are first drawn, whether we realize it or not, to our own personal development.

If you are curious about what you can become, I would suggest that you listen to the podcast with Jeffrey Shaw about his new book “The Self-Employed Life”.  You can also learn more about Jeffrey and his other book “Lingo” by clicking here to be directed to his website.

Jeffrey also offers a course for anyone thinking about venturing out on their own, or who might have already started the self-employed world and you can click here to get more information about the course. 

Thanks for listening and enjoy this great interview with author/coach and entrepreneur Jeffrey Shaw.


If you are looking to release some weight and get in shape, then you are going to want to listen to this next guest on Inside Personal Growth, Gav Gillibrand.

Gav is a coach extraordinaire and author of a new book entitled ” The GHG Method-A No Bullshit Approach to Losing Body Fat, Upgrading Your Mindset and Radically Changing Your Life.”  In this interview, we discuss how he assists clients in becoming successful at weight loss.

His secret is no secret at all, and he will admit that and as he states “It’s all about calories in and calories out“.  While this might not be anything new, he is extremely successful at helping people change their mindset about life, and weight loss as well as adopt new habits that help his clients in sustaining the weight loss.

He states that it is important to know the potential roadblocks that may appear because if you recognize them early and expect them, you’re far better equipped to deal with them.  It’s all very well knowing where you are and having a goal, but you may be thinking that you’re a special case, and your not.

The physical roadblocks from circumstances and the mental resistance are usually bull shit stories imagined in your head. Being aware of these potential roadblocks that could stop you, you can take the necessary measures to avoid them in the first place by planning and preparing things, or at least be able to deal with them when they arise.

If you are looking for a coach to help you get in shape, change your nutritional plan, and lose weight then you won’t want to miss this interview with Gav Gillibrand.  You can check out his website by clicking here.

Enjoy the podcast interview with author and coach extraordinaire Gav Gillibrand. 

I recently had the distinct pleasure of conducting a podcast with author and transformational coach Rusty Gaillard about his new book entitled “Breaking the Code-Stop Looking for Answers and Start Enjoying Life.

What I thoroughly enjoyed about my interview with Rusty was his authenticity and transparency in telling his personal stories in the book.  He bares his soul in an attempt to get the readers to understand that “everything you need to achieve a new level of success in life is available to you right now, the only thing that needs to change is for you is to have a different way of thinking and operating with the world around you–thus breaking the code.

Your code is the only thing standing between you and an even more rich and rewarding life.  “Or life is by design not by default,” states Rusty and if you never break the code, you will default to the same patterns of life that have guided you this far in life.

To upgrade your InnerTech, follow the acronym C.O.D.E. 

Confront: When you confront the inherent limitations of your code, you take an honest look at your life and what you believe is possible or practical for you.

Optimize: In order to change what’s not working, you have to optimize your code. This step involved identifying the elements of code (beliefs, assumptions, habits) that hold you back and updating them.

Design: Once you have optimized your beliefs, habits, and assumptions, you can design a vision for your next level of success. This is equivalent to picking the apps that you want on your phone.  When it comes to your InnerTEch, you design the life that you want.

Execute: You execute on your vision by taking action. Optimizing your beliefs and designing a vision isn’t enough. You must take action to create it in your life. Those action steps also serve–to install the new optimized code.

If you want to download the first three chapters of Rusty’s book please click here, this is being made available to only the listeners of Inside Personal Growth.  You can also contact Rusty through his website by clicking here.

I hope you enjoy this inspiring and truth-telling interview with Rusty Gaillard about his new book “Breaking the Code“.

Now, most people have heard of ADHD and may know someone who has it. But lost in the discussion of both childhood and adult diagnosis of ADHD is the potential upside:  Many hugely successful entrepreneurs and highly creative people attribute their achievements to ADHD.  Also, unknown to most are the recent research developments, including innovations that gave a clearer understanding of the ADHD brain in action.

In this interview with Dr. John Ratey, MD the co-author with Dr. Edward Hallowell, MD in their new book entitled “ADHD 2.0-New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction-from Childhood Through Adulthood” we speak about how people can cope with ADHD, and excel with this diagnosis.  Some of the arsenals of new strategies and lifestyle hacks for thriving with ADHD include:

Find the Right Kind of Difficult.  Use these behavior assessments to discover the work, activity, or creative outlet best suited to an individual’s unique strenghts.

Reimagine Environment. What specific elements to look for–at home, at school, or in the workplace–to enhance the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit inherent in the ADHD mind.

Embrace Innate Neurological Tendencies. Take advantage of the new finding of the brain’s default mode network and cerebellum, which confer major benefits for people with ADHD.

These are just a few of the strategies that Dr. Ratey and I speak about in this very informative and lively interview about the new science for thriving with ADHD.  If you want more information about the book, and the authors please click here to be directed to their website.  

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this interview with Dr. John Ratey about his new co-authored book “ADHD 2.0

If you are someone who has carried regrets and wounds from your past experiences in life, then you are going to want to listen to this podcast with Lisa Tahir, LCSW the author of a new book entitled “The Chiron Effect-Healing Our Core Wounds Through Astrology, Empathy, and Self-Forgiveness

I know before I completed this podcast with Lisa Tahir I was not familiar with the term “psychoastrology” nor “Chiron”.  Psychoastrology is the interrelationship between our personal psychology and our natal astrology. Chiron is a planet in the galaxy that was discovered in 1977 by Charles T. Knowal and was classified as a minor planet, #2060. Chiron embodies both human consciousness and animal instinct.  When we are wounded our innate animalistic instinct for self-protection kicks in as a means of survival. Initially, this is a natural and necessary coping strategy.  But many of us dwell too long in this space, therefore separating ourselves from our source of inner wisdom and intuition.

What Lisa does is is utilize your astrological chart to understand where Chiron is within your chart, so that she can identify where you need to work on healing your wounds. She finds the source of the core wound, then utilized her background in psychology to assist you in dealing with and releasing the pain associated with your wounds.  Chiron’s untreated core wounding can lead to a host of challenges and difficulties, here are just a few.  1) Sabotaging yourself by undervaluing your worth. 2) You may have been neglected, and experience a painful lack of connection to others, making it hard to believe that you can be secure and safe in the world. 3) You may falsely believe that you are insignificant–and the list goes on.

If you are interested in exploring where your wounds initiated from, and how to deal with them then listen to this engaging and informative interview with Lisa Tahir about her new book entitled “The Chiron Effect”  You can access Lisa’s website to get more information on the no-cost astrological chart so you will know where Chiron is in your chart, then once identified you can utilize her book to read about the effects and how to deal with your wounds.

Enjoy this interview with author and psychoastrologist Lisa Tahir.

I had an absolutely wonderful interview with Stephanie Spence the author of a new book entitled “Yoga Wisdom: Warrior Tales Inspiring You On and Off the Mat.“.   In our interview together she tells her personal story about abuse and how her prior life experiences strengthened her to seek a path of peace and joy in her life.

Stephanie says that people who see out yoga usually have some physical or emotional suffering and are looking for relief from yoga.

I personally have been practiced yoga for years, and when the pandemic came along my practice suffered and I miss it immensely.  I am going to start back with a community of yoga practitioners within the month because yoga from my vantage point is a great addition, because of the wonderful feelings you get from the practice of the movements and breathing.

In compiling “Yoga Wisdom”, Stephanie, took a 4,000-mile journey in a motorhome interviewing some of the best yoga teachers throughout the Western United States and Canada.  This book “Yoga Wisdom” is the result of all of her interviews with the yoga teachers and their stories about how yoga helped them transform their personal lives.

If you want to learn more about Stephanie’s new book you can visit her website by clicking here.  You can also access her blog with wonderful articles about the benefits of yoga.

If you want to have a more balanced, peaceful, and healthy life then you will want to read “Yoga Wisdom” and start a practice of yoga, please take my advice on this it will change you positively!

Enjoy this inspiring interview with Stephanie Spence yoga master, and advocate for yoga as a way to transform your life.

I recently interviewed Elizabeth Gould the author of a book entitled “Feeling Forwards“.  Elizabeth wanted to reciprocate by doing an interview with me about my book “Hacking the Gap-A Journey from Intuition to Innovation and Beyond.  You can also listen to Elizabeth’s podcast entitled ” Feeling Forwards Podcast by clicking here.

This interview with me is about my book and personal journey as a serial entrepreneur.   It is interesting being on the other side of the microphone and being the interviewee.  Ellie does a great job of asking me thought-provoking questions about my book and my personal journey.

First, a bit about what “Hacking the Gap” means: ” I like to say it is the shortest distance between two points, encountering the least amount of resistance, growing personally and professionally, and optimizing your human potential.”  This is an important concept as it relates to developing a new product, service or idea.  We are all looking for the shortest distance between the points so that we don’t have to continue finding ways that don’t work.  Hacking the Gap helps the reader access personal powers such as  “intuition” so that they can trust their ideas and shorten the learning lessons (failures) in the innovation cycle.

If you are an entrepreneur or business leader then then the concepts presented in this interview will certainly interest you.  I speak about the power of accessing our intuition when making important business decisions.  As Albert Einstein stated ” The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”  There is probably no truer statement that this one when it comes to accessing our intuition and realizing the power it can provide us in making big decisions.

In this interview with Ellie, I present my model for moving from intuition to innovation and beyond which consists of eight (8) steps.  It is my theory that the innovation cycle starts with our intuition then we move into insight and from insight into creating an idea.

At this stage of the cycle we need to become inspired by knowing our idea is right, which leads to incubation--this is the stage where we refine the idea or product and test it with prospective end-users.

Now that we know it is proven to be a good idea we have to continue to propel forward, and this takes ignition.  We all know how much energy it takes to lift a plane off the ground, and if we use up too much energy we can burn out too early, or before we finish the development of our product, service or idea.

If we make it this far then we can innovate, refine and build our product and get it ready for production or release.  Again, if we advance to this stage in the cycle we then can implement the product or service, and this is were we sell our product or service to those who desire something better to unique to solve a problem that they may have been faced with.

If you want more information about the innovation cycle and “Hacking the Gap”  you can go to my website by clicking here.  You can also check out interviews I did in researching the book by clicking here.  You can also download two chapters for free!

Thanks for listening.

As most of you know I very rarely do interviews with individuals that are not authors.  I was approached by Dean Brown a life coach from Ontario, Canada about doing a podcast, and I accepted his offer because he had such a compelling personal story.

Dean has a life story that people need to hear, and learn from.  As he puts it he has been to hell and back several times as a result of several attempted suicides.  Most of us know that low self-esteem can be a factor in creating the depression required to shift our emotions and feelings so we are driven to behavior that is self-deprecating.   As Dean states ” he was fortunate to have had one person each time came to his rescue before he completed the act of suicide.”

Dean has come a long way since his attempted suicide and is now a successful Life Coach in Canada.  In this podcast, we speak about the “MACROS Method” which is a high-performance coaching program developed from 15 years of research, combined with the Law of Attraction, and creating amazing transformational results.

Please listen to this podcast to learn about what the acronym MACROS stand for, and how you can use these tools to create the life you were meant to live.

If you want to learn more about Dean S. Brown and his transformational coaching programs, please click here to be directed to his website.

Enjoy listening to the life journey of Dean someone that you can learn a lot from–while recreating your new personal reality.