Arielle FordI had the pleasure of meeting Arielle Ford last December at a Leadership Conference that was being held in Malibu, CA by Mark Victor Hansen and my good friend Larry Wilson.  We hit it off right away, and she was nice enough to give me a proof copy of her new book entitled, “The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction“.

In this podcast with Arielle we explore how using the laws of attraction helped her personally find her soulmate, and how it can help you as well.  Arielle starts her book off with a brief but eye opening Soulmate IQ test.  This test focuses you on the laws of attraction, and how you are either positively or negatively framing in your own mind the possibilities of finding your soulmate.

I love the quote from Rumi that Arielle has in the chapter on beliefs. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”  I really believe that this quote says it all, and articulates why many of us are so challenged in finding our soulmate.

Arielle’s book is loaded with true stories that she uses to amplify and explain why people have difficulty finding a soulmate.   As soon as you believe that there is a soulmate out there for you, and you ready yourself to find him or her, the laws of attraction will work in your favor to assist you in locating the soulmate of your dreams.

As Arielle explains finding a soulmate does require that you become ready.  Not ready so much physically, but ready mentally.  Really put some work into defining who is your right soulmate, then apply the laws of attraction to assisting you in your exploration.

Arielle has another quote in her book that will really exemplify the readiness process.  “The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation we shall harness for God the energies of love.  And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.” Pierre Telhard de Chardin.

Arielle has created an easy to read book that can assist anyone who is looking to find their true soulmate.  I highly recommend this book if you want to understand the laws of attraction as they relate to helping you on your search for the love of your life.  These laws are truly very powerful, and if used properly will certainly help you in your search for the perfect him or her.

I also encourage you to visit Arielle’s website for more information on her books and workshops.  You can visit her website by clicking here.

I have always been interested in tools that can assist in helping me be more efficient and productive in my vocation. I used to go around the country speaking to groups of financial services representatives about productivity tools, (both hardware and software), that would make them more effective at their work. The title of the talk that I delivered over 10 years ago was “Taming Time and Technology.

Needless to say, that technology has continued to outpace lots of peoples abilities to adapt and adopt it. But once a technology junkie always a junkie, and I continue to evangelize about products that I believe can help.

I have found a tool that is not only highly productive, but relatively easy to take out of the box and start using. My inspiration to write about this product is very much a part of my business of creating these blogs and podcasts, and how the Smart Pen plays an important role in making this easier for me.

Imagine a pen that has a recorder build aboard, with 2 GB of memory.  Now imagine that when you write with this pen that the built in infrared camera takes pictures of the notes you are taking. All you have to do is click where you were writing, and the pen plays back the recorded notes. So, you have both a picture and an audio recording of your notes.  If you are an author, journalist, student, coach, attorney or any other professional where meetings, seminars or lectures are part of your life, and want to remember what was said, then the Smart Pen is your answer.

In my interview with Eric Petitt, the Director of Marketing, we get to explore the many ways that the Smart Pen by Livescribe is helping people like you and me improve our efficiency, effectiveness and productivity. The Smart Pen by Livescribe is a wonderful tool and I know it will revolutionize the process of taking notes.

In this informative interview with Eric, we explore the fascinating history and evolution of this pen, as well as discuss the applications.  We discuss the evolving community of users, and how they are sharing data both written and audio recording via cyberspace through the Livescribe community.

I highly encourage anyone who wants to share, keep, store and remember those important lectures, seminars or conference calls, to explore the wonders of this amazing pen.  The website is loaded with instructional and informative videos.  If you would like to see a demonstration of the applications of the Smart Pen then click here to go to their website.

Enjoy this interview, and please do yourself a favor and go purchase one of these amazing pens.

Kevin CarrollKevin Carroll is a wonderful coach, author and business consultant.  After spending 17 years in advertising, Kevin started his own consulting and training business.  His first book was entitled, “Make Your Point, Speak Clearly and Concisely Anyplace, Anytime” and focused on helping people get what they want by saying what they mean.

Kevin has a wonderfully humorous style of deliver before his audiences, and knows how to keep people engaged and inspired. I recommend you visit his website and watch his video’s showing excerpts from presentations, they really are funny!!!

His new book which is the topic of the podcast is entitled, ” Think Outside the Blocks.” In my interview with Kevin we speak about the breakthrough thinking process in which Kevin uses the acronym IDEA.  Identify your real objective, Deliberate with outsiders, Examine your assumptions, and Apply breakthrough thinking techniques.

Kevin speaks about the 11 Breakthrough Techniques, and you will learn more about releasing the creative energy within and how to apply this both personally and professionally.

Kevin’s book is a fast read, loaded with examples and pictures to stimulate your creative thinking process.  He really helps provides great tools to help you tap into your intuitive self, which is so much a part of any breakthrough thinking process.  I know you will enjoy the interview with Kevin, and I highly recommend his book “Think Outside Your Blocks”.

If  you would like to learn more about Kevin’s organization, his books, CD’s and appearances please visit his website at by clicking here.

Guy FinleyThis is my second interview with author and philosopher Guy Finley. I am truly fascinated by how Guy articulates his beliefs and thoughts on spirituality and personal mastery.

I recently was notified by his organization about a series he created entitled “The Education of the Soul” I immediately went to order the CD’s to find out that they had sold out within a week. The series can only be obtained as a MP3 download now, but they are wonderful listening and very affordable.

In this interview with Guy Finley we speak of our connection with the cosmos and the perfect order of everything and our role in the order of the cosmos. We dialogue about our unique purpose here on this planet, and we are provided with glimpses into the “why” we are here.

As Guy states, a special kind of wisdom has been passed down through the centuries, generation to generation, for one exalted end — the education of the soul. Thus willing seekers have always been given the means to fulfill the true and higher purpose of their lives.

Education of the Soul is a comprehensive program that distills the fundamental concepts that form the core of the invisible spiritual curriculum. This unparalleled collection of wisdom can be understood at many levels, making it suitable for beginners and long-time students. With each listening, the student encounters a deeper layer of meaning.

In these specially selected talks, Guy integrates key principles from eastern and western traditions, bringing them to life by shining new Light on their hidden meaning. He explores topics such as Love, Will, Relationships, the Present Moment, Rebirth, and much more.

My interview with Guy is full of insight and inquiry into our spiritual purpose for being. Every time I am given the opportunity to dialogue with Guy, my mind is opened up and I become more aware of the expansiveness of the wonderful Universe. I highly recommend “The Education of the Soul” audio collection. This valuable audio program is bound to help transform your life.
If you are interested in learning more about Guy Finely and his books, CD and personal appearances I recommend visiting his website by clicking here.

 

Thomas HeroldI have been personally using the “Dream Manifestation Wizard Software” for a couple of years now.  I recently contacted the developers of this software to learn more about the software and to do this podcast to help my listeners learn more about this tool for manifesting your dreams.

Thomas Herold and his wife Aviva are the developers of this software, and the “Dream Manifestation Kit“.  In this interview with Thomas we explore how fulfilling your dreams is the purpose of your life and your destiny.

The early death of his father was the starting point on his quest for life’s answers. Thomas became near-addicted to solving these puzzles; “Why am I here? What is my purpose? What is love? Where did the Universe come from, and where is it going? Most important of all: Who is this “me” that obviously has an effect on this world; or, does the world affect me?”

After studying computer electronics, he founded his first company, which produced astrology software. People told him “there is no market,” and he “should better get a job.” However, Thomas had a dream; and after 7 years, the company made a seven figure profit. Working in his own company allowed him to educate myself further, and to lead seminars and workshops about exploring consciousness throughout Europe.

The next steps on the quest led Thomas to Hawaii. This had a profound impact on his life, as he learned to get out of my head and feel life – what a difference! However, apparently he had asked for an even more dramatic lesson; after three years Thomas had a total breakdown. He spiraled down to “lose” everything, and from that experience, gained a fundamental insight into the nature of existence.

Thomas and his wife Aviva are on a quest to help individuals who want to reach the highest realms of human potential.  His contributions are tools and techniques to assist one in shifting patterns, thoughts and beliefs and truly live out their dreams.  I can highly recommend the Dream Manifesto Software and his new Dream Manifest Kit which includes audio CD’s for your listening and learning.

Please visit Thomas and Aviva’s website by clicking here.

Steven EI was introduced to Steven E through a good friend David Corbin who was involved in the production of the popular series, “Pass it On“.  I was quite impressed with the approach to personal growth and development that Steven E has taken through publishing books on a team basis.

Steven E is the creator of one of the fastest-growing book series in the world, with over 20 books in print. It is called, Wake Up…Live the Life You Love. His last 14 books have been best sellers. Steven E is dedicated to teaching people to find their purpose in life. At a young age, he had a dream in the middle of the night that screamed, “Write a book!” and he did.

Years later, his series is changing millions of lives. Steven E is one of the leading experts in the movie Pass It On. Do you have a favorite inspirational author or speaker? It is likely that Steven E has worked with them.

He often says, “Get your life on purpose and the money will follow.” He speaks to thousands of people throughout the world on how to become a best selling author, how to find your purpose in life and how to develop a passion for what you want to do. He has spent his adult life as an entrepreneur building financially successful businesses. He is an inspirational speaker helping people awaken to their potential on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.

His book quest began when he had a ‘Wake Up Moment’ in the middle of the night at age 22 and was instructed to write a book. He followed that intuition and wrote his first book. Quickly, he learned that writing, publishing and distributing a book is a massive task so he published his second book with 55 good friends. Through this experience he learned the power and the fun of teamwork.

During the publishing of his third book, he was joined by his business partner, Lee Beard. With the expertise of Lee’s international multimedia production, marketing and advertising company, they formed a world wide support program for authors, writers, speakers, and industry experts. Every book that they have published since starting their best seller promotion program in 2004 has been on the best seller list.

The Wake Up Live team would like to let you in on some of the secrets of how you can achieve fame and fortune as a published author. For a free audio, please go to: http://wakeupteleclass.com

Now, with the support of a talented and dedicated staff, Steven E and Lee have attracted a best-selling co-author team from around the world to bring inspiration and motivation to millions of readers. In the process, the Wake Up team has developed an amazing Team Publishers program to bring an effective alternative to individuals that want to publish a book. They have developed the # 1 Team Publishers program in the world which is a new method that teaches publishing, publicity and marketing to authors, speakers, consultants, writers, and industry experts.

You can learn more about how you join the Wake Up Live team and spread your message of hope and inspiration to countries around the world. Please go to my other site!

If you are interested in becoming a published author, or have interest in the team approach of authoring I would encourage you to call or visit Steven E. website at http://stevene.com

Laurence HillmanI had my first astrological reading about 20 years ago. At the time I was introduced to astrology by my wife who has been into astrology for over 35 years. Initially I did not know what to expect, but I emerged from the two hour reading totally amazed at what truth and understand can emerge from someone who is trained in doing astrological readings.

My guest on this podcast is one of the best astrologers in the business. Laurence Hillman has been studying astrology since the age of 16. He is a full time professional astrologer, specializing in helping his clients understand their deeper purpose and their life’s calling.

I first had an astrological reading from Laurence about a year ago, and I was thoroughly impressed with the personal insights and the epiphany I had during the reading. In our podcast together you are going to see just how powerful astrology can be in helping one to find their path, and give you guidance about your true calling in life. Laurence Hillman will share his wisdom and knowledge from his new book entitled, ” Planets in Play-How to Reimagine Your Life Through the Language of Astrology.”

In my discussion with Laurence,  you can ascertain for yourself if astrology used for personal growth and development is for you. We will discuss the alignment of the planets and the meaning it can have both in your personal and professional life.

We will also discuss the meaning of archetypes or the characters that we act out during the course of our life.  As Laurence explains, we derive an immense freedom from getting to know our inner characters in this archetypal way. Suddenly we have options about how we can add to–or subtract from–the dominance of any one of them. It is a two step process –  first you’ll decide what archetype you wish to explore in your life, hence the need to understand them all. Next, the process will be to explore other ways that this archetype could be lived.

I know you will throughly enjoy the lively dialogue with one of the foremost astrologers in the country. I encourage you to visit his website to learn more about this fascinating and incredibly wise astrologer by clicking here, or obtain a copy of his book by clicking on the link above.

Stephen Post Ph.DMy interview with Stephen Post Ph.D is fascinating, and the book he has co-authored with Jill Neimark, “Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving“, is a must read.  If you are at all interested in how to live a longer, healthier, happier life, then this book should be included at the top of your reading list.

The focus of, “Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving“, is a simple concept, but one that I believe is so misunderstood in our society.   The simple concept is that: Giving is more powerful that receiving and it has an incredible power to heal. This book does a wonderful job of weaving beautiful stories and examples from individuals who practice “giving” and the amazingly positive benefits they are receiving through the act of giving.

Stephen Post Ph.D has been making headlines by funding studies at the nation’s top universities to prove once and for all the life-enhancing benefits of giving behavior. This exciting new research shows that when we give of ourselves, especially if we start young, everything from life-satisfaction to self-realization and physical health is significantly affected. Mortality is delayed. Depression is reduced. Well-being and good fortune are increased. In their life-changing new book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People, Dr. Post and journalist Jill Neimark weave the growing new science of love and giving with profoundly moving real-life stories to show exactly how giving unlocks the doors to health, happiness, and a longer life.

The inspiring new research includes a fifty-year study showing that people who are giving during their high school years have better physical and mental health throughout their lives. Other studies show that older people who give live longer than those who don’t. Helping others has been shown to bring health benefits to those with chronic illness, including HIV, multiple sclerosis, and heart problems. And studies show that people of all ages who help others on a regular basis, even in small ways, feel happiest.

Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving, offers ten ways to give of yourself, in four areas of life, all shown by science to improve your health and even add to your life expectancy. (And not one act requires you to write a check.) The one-of-a-kind “Love and Longevity Scale” scores you on all ten ways, from volunteering to listening, loyalty to forgiveness, celebration to standing up for what you believe in. Using the lessons and guidelines in each chapter, you can create a personalized plan for a more generous life, finding the style of giving that suits you best.

The astonishing connection between generosity and health is so convincing that it will inspire you to change your lives in ways big and small. If you want to know more about Stephen Post and this book, please click here for more information.

James Gordon M.D.I was introduced to Dr. James Gordon through my good friend Dr. Joan Borysenko.  Both Jim and Joan are highly respected physicians who have devoted their lives to helping individuals help heal through integrating the practices of conventional medicine, and alternative practices.  These alternative practices can be anything from meditation to Chinese movement exercises.  Over the years it has proven that the combination of integrating the western and eastern practices is quite effective in treating everything from depression to heart disease and cancer.

When Dr. Gordon is not in Washington D.C attending to patients and overseeing the Mind Body Institute, he is traveling training others in the art and delivery of integrative medicine practice.  Twice per year he put on a Mind Body Medicine Professional Training program that attracts physicians, clinicians and social workers from all over the world.

In my interview we discuss his new book entitled “Unstuck-Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression.”  Dr. Gordon states that “Depression is not a disease.”  He challenges the perceived wisdom on how depression is viewed and treated. He goes on to explain that depression can be treated without the use of antidepressants and outlines the practical steps we can take to exert control over our own lives.

It is obvious that antidepressants are the first choice of treatment for depression in the country and hugely profitable business. Each year, American doctors write 189 million prescriptions for people suffering from depression, as well as others who are inhibited, shy, anxious or unhappy.

Dr. Gordon argues that there is surprisingly little evidence that they are more effective than a variety of other approaches.  In our interview we explore Dr. Gordon’s seven-stage journey out of depression.

In Unstuck, Dr. Gordon has taken forty years of experience treating patients suffering from depression and distilled it down to an easy to follow guide to understanding the causes of depression and the ways to address theses causes, as well as helpful suggestions for relieving depression’s symptoms.  In the seven-stage program, Dr. Gordon explains the useful, mood-healing benefits of: food and nutritional supplements; movement, exercise, and dance; psychotherapy, meditation and guided imagery; spiritual practice and prayer.  Each chapter concludes with a carefully designed Prescription for Self-Care.

I know you will enjoy my interview with Dr. Gordon.  If you are experience a little depression as a result of our world economic crisis or just daily living, then this interview and Dr. Gordon’s book are a must read.

If you would like to learn more about the Mind Body Institute and Dr. James Gordon, just click here.  You can also obtain his book by clicking on the book cover in this post.  Happy listening, and enjoy the podcast.