David M. CorbinMy good friend David Corbin has just released his new book entitled, “Illuminate: Harnessing the Positive Power of Negative Thinking”.  Isn’t that a great title for a book?  Not only is it a great title, the concepts presented here are wonderful.

How many of you when you have been challenged or confronted with a negative situation take the time to learn from it?  Many times we divert our energy and move in the opposite direction of the challenge hoping that it will go away.

In David’s new book he dispels the myths about constantly remaining positive to find solution.  This is very contradictory to the traditional Positive Mental Attitude approach.  David believes that if you illuminate the negative and question authority, become proactive and think outside the box that it will help you find solutions to your challenges. He states that we need to develop critical thinking skills and be unafraid to face the truth.

David’s book is filled with examples and experiences of countless individuals who have discovered that negative thinking can bring about unparalleled positive results in anyone’s work and life.  So if you want to make breakthroughs in your life look at what is not working and learn from your mistakes.  I love the analogy in this book about Thomas Edison.  If you remember Edison took 300 tries to develop the light bulb.  He was reminded about how many times he failed.  And his answer was, “I now know over 300 ways not to make a light bulb.”  What a great analogy for life, just keep trying even if you are failing at something and at some point you are going to have a breakthrough.

I am sure glad that Edison illuminated the negative,because if he had not we would all probably still be in the dark.If you want to know more about my good friend and author David Corbin you can visit his website by clicking here.  He is really a wonderful man with a big heart and lots to teach us about harnessing the positive power of negative thinking.

Srikumar RaoI found my interview with Srikumar Rao to be fascinating.  Here is a man that has been teaching a course on Creativity and Personal Mastery at the University level.   Year after year his courses are filled with students that provide accolades for the professor and the material taught in his courses.

In the introduction of his book Dr. Rao asks you to wake up from your dreamworld and make a better life for yourself. His book and his course shows you how to take the action and create a life filled with success, happiness and fulfillment.

Dr. Rao states that the first block to personal mastery–and one of the biggest–is our unquestioned mental models.  He states that these are our fixed ideas of how the world works and how things should or shouldn’t be done.  We accept these models so completely that we live our lives according to them. From these fixed ideas we construct our own realities.  And some of us must admit that the realities we create are not so wonderful.

So just how does all of this happen?  It happens through our mental chatter.  You created your world unconsciously.  Your world was created by your constant companion.  So who is this constant companion?  It is the mental chatter that you are in dialogue with on a daily basis.  It is your voice of judgment that is telling you what is right, and what is wrong.   One of the secrets to a successful life is to be aware of this mental chatter, and to look for the patterns in our mind chatter.  Journal and attempt to replace the mental chatter with positive reinforcing messages.

Are You Ready to Succeed? is filled with wonderful exercises to help the reader overcome many of the challenges that one faces in becoming a true success.  The ideas and concepts are borrowed from the ageless wisdom, but we all need to be reminded of the ways to over come the mental challenges that get in our way of success.

I highly recommend this book, and Dr. Rao’s course.   If you would like to learn more about the course and to download the syllabus please click here to be directed to Dr. Rao’s website.  I know you are going to love this interview with a true master of in the art of creativity and personal mastery.

Don GreenI recently attended the Book Expo America in New York and had the pleasure of meeting the executive director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, Don Green.  Don is currently in charge of any new publication that the foundation publishes as well as overseeing all of the historical works of Napoleon Hill.

The association recently published a new book entitled “Napoleon Hill’s Golden Rules-The Lost Writings.”  In my interview with Don we explore the timeless writings of Napoleon Hill and the wondrous wisdom exemplified in the message.   What is so wonderful about this new book is that the message is so simple, yet so profound.  Even after all these years Napoleon Hill’s writing are a valuable part of the fabric of our positive thinking and human potential movement.  The stories depicted in this new book are a great way for people to remember these simple principles of living an enriched and rewarding life.  I like to say they are probably not anything you don’t already know, but we need frequent reminders of these principles to keep us on track.
I highly recommend this new book, and my interview with Don was a real pleasure.  I hope you enjoy listening and I encourage you to visit the Napoleon Hill’s Foundation website for more information on books, CD’s and other valuable supportive material published by the foundation.

Please click here to be linked to their website.

 

Patricia Varley While Patricia is not an author yet, she is certainly a highly qualified speaker, trainer and coach.  Her concepts and ideas about leading your life from the inside out will assist anyone seeking to grow and learn more about themselves.

She works with business people in assisting them to become transformational leaders and thinkers.  In my interview with Patricia we explore the patterns that we need to shift to obtain a more balanced life and to become more centered.

Reinventing Success from the Inside Out with Patricia Varley is a powerful facilitation guide and supports participants in transitioning between the mainstream and what is evolving on the planet at this transformative time in history. She leads people through the processes, tools, techniques and strategies to awaken their integral authenticity and discover and communicate their uniqueness and live their vision. She assists a wide range of clients in multiple industries, developing and implementing creative strategies and insights to help them achieve integrated and satisfying professional and personal lives. By connecting them more to who they are, they are better prepared to shift and take an evolutionary leaps in all areas of their lives and work and live from their highest potential.

I am certain that you will see a book in the near future by Patricia. But in the meantime you can visit her website to learn more about her coaching, and workshops by clicking here.

Paul Lemberg I have known Paul Lemberg for many years.  He is definitely an out-of-the-box thinker.  His concepts about how to market yourself and your business have always been cutting edge.  In my interview with Paul he will explain what he refers to as “Being Unreasonable.”

In Paul’s book Be Unreasonable – The Unconventional Way to Extraordinary Business Results, he states that it is about a liberation that comes from shaking off the shackles of normality and being Unreasonable in your demands on yourself and your work.   He says that extraordinary accomplishments begin with extraordinary actions.  Extraordinary in itself mean “extra” ordinary as in above the ordinary.  Being unreasonable means achieving the extraordinary by doing things beyond what people consider normal.

We have the opportunity in our interview together to discuss some of the 20 key points he makes about people who practice extraordinary action,
and the benefits they gain both personally and professionally.  In these unusual times Paul’s approach just might make sense for many of you seeking to improve your bottom line while at the same time grow your business.  He is a true master of marketing and sales and has some wonderful ideas.  I hope you enjoy our interview together, and I encourage you to visit his website by clicking here for more information about his teleclasses, books and coaching programs.

Larry Wilson It is certainly by no accident that one of the men who has influenced me the most is my first interview for our podcast and this blog. If you are not aware of Larry Wilson’s many accomplishments he is probably best known for having founded one of the largest learning organizations in this country, Wilson Learning Corp. I met Larry about 12 years ago after having read several of his books. I called him up at his ranch Pecos River in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I told him that I was starting a company called Sales Solutions Systems, and asked if he would be interested in meeting with me to discuss an opportunity that existed in the insurance industry. His answer was a resounding yes, and he welcomed me with open arms and heart when I met him at Pecos River some 12 years ago. Pecos River has since been sold, but what an incredible retreat facility it was, with ropes courses and beautiful scenery and some of the top training in leadership that this country had to offer at the time.

Since our meeting each of our lives have taken many twists and turns, but one constant is that Larry has always been there for me every step of the way to help guide me through the maze of business and personal growth.

In this podcast you will learn more about his current work “The Great Game of Life” and his book “Play to Win!: Choosing Growth Over Fear in Work and Life. Larry has recently developed a 12 session course that is one of the best personal growth courses I have ever reviewed. Later this year we will be bringing this program to our Digital Seed learning platform so that thousands of people can enjoy this work via the Internet and collaborate with others across the country in the process. This podcast is a wonderful insight into Larry Wilson the man and his own personal journey. I hope you enjoy it.

I apologize for the sound quality of my voice (Larry comes through much clearer). We are still getting the hang of recording phone conversations over here.