My good friend Dr. Daniel Friedland MD has written a wonderful book entitled “Leading Well from Within” this book is for anyone who is seeking to leverage the stress in their lives and become a better leader in the process.
I know that many of you reading the blog entry are familiar with “conscious leadership” Daniel provides a platform through his book “Leading Well from Within” that gives the reader an entirely new perspective of what it is like to be a conscious leader. There is a clear correlation between leadership effectiveness and business performance. Daniel states that “to lead well from within you need to ensure you have the best driver in the driver’s seat to meet life’s demands”. To become the best driver you need to understand that how your brain reacts to certain stimuli and conditions, and how you are able to learn to control your response is the secret of being a conscious leader.
The difference between being reactive versus being creative is knowing how to reduce and control your stress and removing your self-doubt, while increasing your inspiration. All of this activity occurs in various areas of your brain, and you can learn how to modulate this through being mindful. “Leading Well from Within” is the guidebook for any leader wanting to improve their responses to circumstances and events that if handled properly could become the turning point to improving their outlook about the situation, and the outlook of all those that depend upon a well centered and focused leader.
If you want to learn more about Dr. Daniel Friedland and his new book “Leading Well From Within” please click here to be directed to his website. You can also connect with Daniel on his Facebook page by clicking here.
In a quest to discover not only where the great geniuses came from, but the environments that stimulated their development author Eric Weiner in the “Geography of Genius” does just that. In a very lively interview Eric we discuss the conditions, places and circumstances that helped to develop geniuses such as Socrates, Aristotle, Plato and many others. Erics book is an exploration and travel guide into a look back in history. Eric actually visits these places and digs into the history of these geniuses, and the stories and tapestry that make for a very interesting read.
Eric writes ” The toddler steps of incremental innovation don’t even earn you a patent, or the title of genius. Only a leap does. The question that intrigues someone such as myself, a creature of geography and a student of history, is not simply what these leaps look like but where, and when they take place…certain places, at certain time, producing a bumper crop of brilliant minds and good ideas. The question is why.”
If you are a history buff, or just interested in what conditions existed to foster the development of “genius” then reading Eric book “Geography of Genius” is a must. I highly recommend “Geography of Genius” for anyone who wants to learn about the “why” of genius.
For more information about Eric Weiner please click here to be directed to his website.
I bet that most of you reading this would like to get better quality sleep? Just how much sleep do we need? What are some of the things we can do to improve the quality and duration of our sleep? In my interview with Dr. Marc Milstein we discuss these subjects relating to sleep and much more.
Our world is moving at a very rapid pace, and we are influenced by so much media being served up to us via our iPad, Smartphone and computers that it seems like an impossibility to keep up. This information and how we process it, influences our ability to cope and in turn causes stress, not to mention the stress we have from just juggling our everyday life events.
Dr. Milstein stated that stress is probably the number one reason that we have interrupted sleep patterns, that we are woken at night– because our brains have not turned off the circuitry that is telling us we need to do something about the issues that are waking us up.
Some simple and effective advice: 1) 30 minutes prior to bed turn your lights down low, and stop working on computers and mobile devices. 2) Record your to-do’s in a journal or in some digital device where you can write them down, get them out of your brain and forget all about what you need to do tomorrow. 3) Turn off TV and especially the negative news. 4) Make sure that you exercise, this helps to release the chemicals in your system that help you sleep. https://www.facebook.com/drmilsteineducation/#
If you want to learn more about getting a good nights sleep I encourage you to listen to and take notes from my guest Dr. Marc Milstein.
You can also learn more about his courses by clicking here or you can check him out on Facebook by clicking here. I trust you will enjoy my interview with Dr. Marc Milstein.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Tom Sterner the author of a new book entitled ” Fully Engaged-Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life“. As Tom states in the introduction to the book “Everything in life worth achieving requires practice. In fact, life itself is nothing more than one long practice session, and endless effort of refining our motions”
Tom realizes and teaches to his coaching clients that to be fully engaged in any activity means to be present in the moment and in what you are doing right now. This task is easier spoken about than achieved. As stated this takes practice and becoming aware of one’s thoughts and actions. Now while thousands of books have been written about this subject, Tom cuts to the chase and to the core of what he believes is required of us to attain an elevated level of awareness and consciousness.
In Fully Engaged, Tom explores specific techniques, such as through awareness training and setting goals with accurate data, and demonstrates how using these techniques will not only help you reach your objectives, but will keep you engaged in each moment of your life.
If you want to learn more about Tom Sterner you can click here to be directed to his website, or you can click here to visit his Facebook page.
I hope you enjoy my interview with Tom Sterner.
I had the pleasure of being able to interview author Richard Barrett about his book entitled ” The Values Driven Organization“. According to Richard values driven organizations are the most successful organizations on the planet. So what are values-“they are the ideals and customs of a society toward which the people have an effective regard”.
So why should you care about making your company driven by its values. The reason is that values driven organizations have employee engagement levels that are significantly higher, and this equates to an earning of 3.9 times the earning per share compared with organization where employees have low engagement. Gallup recently conducted a survey about employee engagement and found that 29% of US employees were actively engaged, 55% were not engaged and 16% were actively disengaged. The cost to organization of this level of disengagement is about $17, 500 per employee.
So if you want do you have to do to improve the engagement of your employees : 1) make your baseline rewards sufficient and fair. 2) have a congenial working atmosphere 3) give your employees autonomy and freedom 4) give them opportunities to pursue mastery, learn and excel in their field of expertise. 5) allow them to work with purpose.
If you are interested in learning more about creating the best conditions in your organization to improve the performance and profitability of your company please listen to my interview with Richard Barrett one of the foremost experts on organizational and cultural transformation.
To learn more about Richard Barrett his company Values Centre please click here to be directed to his website.
In my recent interview with Justin Gesso we discuss his new book entitled “Leave the Grind Behind“. How many of you wish you could get out of the daily grind, the 8-5 routine?
That is exactly where Justin was a few year ago, and he found the secrets to find a way out of the grind, and making a better life for himself and his family.
In our interview together we discuss the grinder mindset and what is required to achieve your new success. So what’s the positive definition of “grind?” “Grinder,” of course. Don’t confuse “the grind” I’m telling you to ditch with “the Grinder” I want you to become. Being a Grinder means you grind hard for your personal purpose and goals, not for someone else’s.
To leave the grind behind, make no mistake, you need to grind. You need to grind hard. You’re just doing it for yourself, and let me tell you—you’ll love it. As a Grinder, you spend your one, short life building your legacy and your unique imprint on this world.”
If you are interested in “Leaving the Grind Behind” then you will want to read Justin new book. You will also want to take advantage of some of the very informative and articles, blogs and articles at his website. He also has what he refers to at the “grinder quiz” which will inform you about if you are a “cog” or a “grinder”
I encourage you to visit Justin’s book website by clicking here, or visit him on Facebook by clicking here.
Fear is something that is immobilizing, it keeps us from spreading our wings and doing things that we might not otherwise do. If you are an entrepreneur then you have to be a bit of a risk taker, and willing to be afraid. You are venturing into unchartered waters and have to learn along the way.
I had the pleasure of doing this interview with Peter I Scott IV the author of a book entitled ” The Fearless Mindset-The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Getting Fit in Less Time, Double Your Income & Become Unstoppable“. Sound great doesn’t it? I am pleased to report that Peter is a thriving entrepreneur and he has had to face many major fears in his life. He spoke with me about the irrational fears and the rational fears, and how many of our fears are irrational once you take a deeper look at how the fear manifest in our lives. Take for instance the fear of speaking in front of a crowd of people. It is reported that this is the #1 fear for many people. Most people would rather do anything other than speak in from of a group of people. Usually that fear comes from our insecurity and that we might look bad in the eyes of others, we won’t be enough.
So how would you replace that fear and displace it from your mind—know you are enough, that you are confident and secure in who and what you are. Exude confidence and understand that most of the audience does not know as much about what you are going to speak about as you do. Reaffirm this through positive self-talk.
Peter said that one of the most profound pieces of wisdom he ever learned was from psychologist Fritz Pearl. Fritz Pearl said “Fear is excitement with breath” The lesson here is to breath, your breath is so important to calming you down and grounding your body. Peter recommends yoga, meditation or any practice that will help to center you and focus on your breath to overcome your fears.
If you want to learn more about Peter I Scott IV and is upcoming 3-day course please click here to be directed to the website.
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I have conducted several interviews with Don Green the executive director of the Napoleon Hill foundation. Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Don about “Napoleon Hill’s Daily Journal for Everyday Men“. Just so the women are aware this journal comes in a version for women as well.
I know that journaling can be challenging to sustain. We frequently get off to a good start but lack the motivation to continue the process. The Napoleon Hill Journal is perfect for keeping the journaler engaged. The journal is like a goal planner to keep you on track. What I love about it is that it starts off with the most important element of our personal growth, and that is our definiteness of purpose, and follows a very logical sequence process throughout the year with 12 separate topics for each month of the year.
This journal has an accompanying inspiration book entitled “Napoleon Hill’s Daily Inspiration for Everyday Man” This book takes you through the 17 success principles and is a wonderful compliment to the journal. I highly recommend obtaining both the journal and the inspirational guide.
If you want to learn more about Don Green and the Napoleon Hill foundation please click here to be directed to the foundation’s website. There you can explore the many offerings by the foundation including online classes, books, audio recording and books.
I hope you enjoy this great interview with Don Green the executive director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation.
My good friend David Winkelman has been working on his new book “Embracing Change from the Inside Out” for last year. It is a pleasure for me to finally be announcing the book’s release.
In my interview with David we speak about about what he refers to as the “Game Changers” as it relates to “Embracing Change“.
Those game changers start with clarity. This is the lens that you see the world from, your perspective. You can either be positive or negative, but when is comes to change the more positive you are the easier it will be to embrace change.
The second of the game changers is connection. This is all about your relationships. How you are supported by the people around to to embrace change can make a significant difference in your ability to change.
The next game changer are the conditions. As David states this is a broad category. This can mean the structure or system that is helping to support the change process, without a structure and system your efforts to change become very challenging at best.
The fourth game changer is motivation. How motivated are you to change, and what truly motivates and drives you to make change? Sometimes what we think motivates us to change is really not the motivator. Identifying your motivators are important for if you can fulfill your internal psychological reason for change you have a better opportunity to succeed. David speak with us about pattern recognition which is the process whereby we can more easily identify the reasons behind our motivations.
The last game changer is action. What are the meaningful and effective actions that we can take to make the desired change in our lives.
Everyone reading and listening to this podcast has been faced with some type of change. We uproot and move, we marry, we divorce, we start up and grow businesses and the list just goes on and on. The key to all of the change we face is to understand the steps that we move through in the change process and learn how to embrace the process.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with my good friend and author David Winkelman. If you want more information about David please click here to be directed to his website.