In this interview I spoke with the founder and Catalyst at Success Redefined, Larry Kesslin.  In his new book “Success Redefined” he writes about how the more we understand how success drives our lives the more we can redefine it so we can live more fulfilled lives.  He talks about his old definition of success being “the ability to do whatever I want, whenever I want,” and why he has since changed it to “success is the ability to do whatever I want, whenever I want—while being part of something greater than myself.”

Larry Kesslin has been an entrepreneur who has focused the past 21 years helping business owners in the IT industry become more successful. His belief is that by helping others get what they want, he will get more than he needs.  You can follow Larry here on his blog.  Pre-order your copy of “Success Redefined” here.  

 

I had the pleasure of interviewing New York Times bestselling author Alan C. Fox on his newest book “People Tools For Love and Relationships.”  Alan has researched and tested “People Tools” his entire life and contributes his happy 35 year marriage to these tools.  This book shares his advise and wisdom to help solve many relationship problems whether you’re looking, dating, or married. 

Alan Fox has advanced degrees in accounting, law, education, and professional writing.  He founded Rattle Poetry Journal, a nationally renowned publication. He’s an active philanthropist, founding The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, a non-profit that provides funding to youth education projects.  Find out more about Alan on his website here.   You can also follow him Twitter and Facebook.  Purchase “People Tools For Love and Relationships” here on Amazon.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Keith Rollag about his book “What to do When You’re New.”  Keith’s book gives great techniques and key strategies to help you become more comfortable, confident, and successful in new situations.  If you get nervous and anxious in new situations whether its starting a new job or moving into a new neighborhood Keith Rollag will take you through steps and practices to make you more comfortable and eventually being able to teach others what to do when they’re new.

Keith Rollag is a professor at Babson College, a small private school just outside of Boston that specializes in entrepreneurial leadership.  He first realized the challenges that come with being new when he moved to Japan for a previous employer.  Over the past twenty years he has interviewed lots of newcomers, asked some to keep diaries of their experiences, and conducted surveys in several organizations.

I think you will find this interview very enlightening.  You can follow Keith on twitter as well as purchase his book on Amazon

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Phyllis King the author of a new book entitled “The Energy of Abundance“.  In our interview together we explore how one can connect to an abundant core and master the art of receiving.

The Energy Game is about intentionally directing your focus to choose which frequencies are going to consume and align with us as truthfu .  Phyllis states that our consciousness responds to feelings and potent thought, it does not differentiate between real and imagined.

Phyllis has developed the “Energy Game” as way to access and invite in the energy of abundance.   The Energy of Abundance shows the reader  how to bring calm to your chaos and laughter to your missteps.  If the you have practiced techniques to access abundance in your life, and those techniques have not worked you will want to read Phyllis’ book ” The Energy of Abundance“.  The book is filled with great stories and examples of people that have practiced the “Energy Game” and succeeded at bringing abundance into their lives from romance to money.

If you want to learn more about physic Phyllis King, please click here to be directed to her website or you can check Phyllis out on Facebook.  I hope you enjoy my interview with Phyllis King author or ” The Energy of Abundance“.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield the authors of a new book entitled “The Art of Doing-How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well“.  In my interview with the authors we explore some of the thirty-six superachievers they profiled in the book.  We also explore the characteristics that superachievers have in common, and the reasons for their success.

I asked questions about actress Laura Linney, Cesar Millan and Tony Hsien the founder of Zappos.  All of them has shared core principles and practices.  While all of their stories are different, the principles and practices are very similar.

I am going to list the practices/principles articulated by the authors,  for I believe this is paramount to understanding what makes each of them tic.  First, they all have extreme dedication to what they profession.  Second, they have what the authors refer to as intelligent persistence. Third, they rely on a community of support.  Fourth, they possess great listening skills.  Fifth, they are all great storytellers.  Sixth, they have a keen ability to test their ideas to determine if they are viable.  Seventh, they know how to manage their emotions.  Eight, they are always evolving their skills and abilities.  Ninth, they are patient and last they have an attitude of happiness.

The authors have articulated the takeaways from each of the thirty-six superachievers, “The Art of Doing” is a great book with wonderful stories and insights into how the super achievers think and act. If you want to learn the principles and practices of these individuals I highly recommend reading their book and listening to our podcast.  You can also check out the book website by clicking here, or visit the Facebook page by clicking here, or Twitter Feed by clicking here.

I don’t know of a soul living that has not had an issue with clutter in their life.  This could be physical or mental clutter, and we are all looking for ways to organize and reduce the amount of stuff and or thoughts that are preventing us from living a life of freedom.  I know “Getting Clutter Free for Life (The Weekend)” has particular importance for me because I am needing to do a cleanse of my home for soon I will be making a move.

In my interview with author Cary David Richards about his new book “Get Clutter Free for Life (The Weekend) we discuss the psychological issues associated to attachment to our stuff, and ways to systematically release our stuff.  As Cary states the basis of this book is about learning how to live in the moment and being present, and it is challenging to accomplish this free state of being when the energy around you is stifling our creativity and freedom of expression.

Cary has a great way to approach getting rid of our clutter and stuff, he recommends categorizing (ie: clothes, electronics, furniture, pictures etc.)  and dealing with one item at a time.  Cary suggests that you take all the clothes out of your closet not just deal with one closet at a time, this approach allows you to inventory the items, and put them into the discard, give away, or keep pile.   He recommends doing this for all the categories of items you own, for this allows for an entire house cleaning, and it will accomplish it quickly.  Cary also states to do this process quickly, not drag it on for months and months–prolonging this de-cluttering process give you opportunities for excuses to keep stuff you should eliminate.  Cary does not like to refer to himself as a minimalist, but it certainly sounds like he leads a life of freedom from clutter and stuff which is the minimalist way.

If you are in the process of thinking about de-cluttering, or cleaning house I would recommend that you listen to my interview with Cary David Richard about his book “Get Clutter Free for Life (The Weekend). If you want more information about Cary David Richards you can visit his website by clicking here or go to his Facebook page just click here.  I hope you enjoy my interview with author Cary David Richards.

I have come full circle with author Glenn Aparicio Parry.  Recently his publicists reached out to me about doing an interview with Glenn, what she did not know is that Glenn and I had previously been affiliated when Glenn was involved in as the director of the SEED Gratitude Institute in Albuquerque, NM.  I just love how the Universe works in bringing people back into your life, just at the right time.

Glenn has written a new book entitled “Original Thinking-A Radical ReVisioning of Time, Humanity and Nature“.  In my interview with Glenn we explore the deep inner realms of our thinking.  How can we reconnect with all the natural ecological and spiritual ways to help restore our world to wholeness?   In other words is our linear and rational thinking at the root cause of our current degradation of our society?   If so how as a species can we reconnect with our “nature”.

As Glenn states “The origin of thinking is thanking. Original thinking is thinking that begins in wholeness, in gratitude for all there is. Thinking that begins in wholeness remains in wholeness, even if ti employs abstract thought for limited purposes. We are always in relationship with the whole.”  If you want to further explore how our thinking is at the center of so much of the dilemma we face as a society, then you won’t want to miss a minute of my interview with Glenn Aparicio Parry the author of “Original Thinking

If you want more information about the book and the author please click here to be directed to his website, or click here to go to his Facebook page, or here for Twitter.

What prevent us from becoming the person we would “really” like to become?  That is a question that we have all asked ourselves and in Marshall Goldsmith’s new book entitled “Triggers: he provides the readers with what he refers to as Triggers that thwart us from becoming that person.  So just what are the triggers according to Marshall?

First is “If I understand, I will do., Second, “I have the willpower and won’t give in to temptation.” Third, “Today is a special day” Fourth, “At least I’am better than…..”, Fifth, “I shouldn’t need help and structure.” Sixth, “I won’t get tired and my enthusiasm will not fade.” Seventh, ” I have all the time in the world.” Eight, “I won’t get distracted and nothing unexpected will occur.” Ninth, ” An epiphany will suddenly change my life.” Tenth, My change will be permanent and I will never have to worry again.”   Do any of these sound familiar?

In my interview with Marshall we explore the reasons, environment and behavior that prevents us from becoming the person we have always wanted to become.   We also discuss about something that Marshall refers to as the power of checklists? Marshall speaks with me about a book called “The Checklist Manifesto”  and explains the power of using checklists to keep us from doing “stupid” stuff.  Marshall has his assistant call and ask him “Daily Questions”, 29 questions that keep him focused and “becoming that person he wants to become”.

If you want to learn more from the master coach Marshall Goldsmith I highly recommend you listening to our interview together, then go out and get a copy of “Triggers“.  This book will provide you with insights and wisdom into your own self sabotage that is getting in the way of you being a better person.

If you want more information about Marshall please click here to be directed to his website, or click here to be directed to his Facebook page.

Thanks for listening. Enjoy learning from one of the real masters.

Raising children in our world today takes a considerable about of energy and thought.  Our children are so undated with media through cell phones, tablets and computers that at times it seems overwhelming.

So just how do you monitor the devices and the amount of time they spend on mobile devices.  While the answer might seem simple, our resident expert and author Susan Stiffelman suggest setting limits, and become the Captain of the Ship.  If we are afraid of our children’s reactions (which will most likely be negative to limiting time on cell or computers), we cannot parent effectively says Susan.  She suggests that we need to set the example for our children and practice what we preach, so we need to limit on our own use of electronic devices and media.

In my interview with Susan Stiffelman the author of Parenting with Presence, we discuss the many issues facing parents raising children in our modern world.  Susan states”When our relationship with our children is permeated with our whole-hearted engagement and presence, then our children our more inclined to turn to us, rather than to their friends, for guidance and support.”   If you are interested in raising children with greater levels of appreciation, gratitude, and spirituality then I recommend listening to our interview and reading he new book “Parenting with Presence“.

I hope you enjoy this great interview with an author that will shed light and wisdom on how to parent in the modern world.  You can learn more about Susan by clicking here to be directed to her website, or click here to be directed to the Facebook page .