Lou CassaraI have been a personal friend with Lou Cassara for over six years.  We met at a Spirit in Business conference in Santa Fe, NM.  Lou was attending the conference to better understand the concepts behind the triple bottom line for business. If you are not aware of the triple bottom line, it is people, planet and profits.

Lou has always been a trendsetter when it came to working with his financial services clients.  He is part of a very prestigious group of men and women who make up the top one half of one percent in the insurance industry.

His book, “From Selling to Serving“, is about the process that Lou has developed to help him stay in the top of his industry, and he explains the very important aspects of how to better understand and work with clients/customers in any business.  His “Client Creator Process” has been taught to thousands of sales and marketing people throughout the financial services and has helped so many sales people understand the simplicity of attracting and retaining customers.

Lou has found out that how you communicate with your clients accounts for 85% of the relationship.  Yet most sales professionals spend only 15% of their time developing these vital skills and abilities.   People buy from people.  Relationships, not products are the key.  Changing the way you think about these relationships, and moving from a selling to serving mindset creates unlimited opportunity.

I hope you enjoy this interview with a true master in his profession, and someone who will teach you how to attract, connect and commit by aligning intention with actions.

If you would like to know more about Lou Cassara and his book “From Selling to Serving” please click here to access his website.  Enjoy our interview together.

Janice TaylorWhat a wonderful interview with a very inspiring, creative and lively author!  Janice Taylor is one of the country’s leading health and wellness coaches, and she writes from personal experience.  In her new book, “All is Forgiven, Move On“,  Janice writes about her personal bout with weight loss and how she finally came to the point of acceptance and forgiving herself. This shift in her mindset has provided her the inner strength and ability to not only lose the weight, but to keep it off for years.

She explains that to change our bodies we need to radically shift our attitude–get out of our ruts, forgive ourselves for past sins, and move on with a positive outlook.  In her book she offers 101 forgiving, fun and fat-burning steps along the road to weight loss to help readers recharge and stay inspired when the journey get rocky.  Each of the steps in the book ends with a “point of view” –a fresh perspective on weight loss–and includes advice and activities.

All Is Forgiven, Move On” is loaded with wonderful art, recipes and exercises that will engage the reader and get you moving in the right direction with your weight release program.  I have personally reviewed many books on weight loss, and this is undoubtedly the most creative, fun and engaging book that I have ever reviewed.   When you pick up ” All is Forgiven, Move On” you realize that Janice has put her heart and soul into the message and really wants to help people learn how to love themselves, and lose weight.

Janice has created a wonderful website, and you can also join her “Our Lady of Weight Loss Kick in the Tush Club”.  If you would like more information on either her newsletter, book or wonderful coaching programs please click here to access her website.

 

Enjoy this wonderful interview with the very lively and interesting weight loss Queen–Janice Taylor.

Stephan A. Schwartz I have a very good friend who is always combing the Internet and sending me emails about authors that he thinks I should pay close attention.  He suggested that I should check out the website for Stephan A. Schwartz.  I went to Stephan’s website and started reading some of  his newsletters and became very interested in the topics he was writing about and his position on these subjects.  I made contact with Stephan to become a guest on our podcast, and he agreed.

In our interview together we discuss his new book entitled, “Opening to the Infinite“.   Stephan explains the relationship of non-local awareness with spiritual practice, creativity and the modern mental martial art known as Remote Viewing, and what this tells us about our nature as human beings.

I initially ask him about a project that is discussed in the book regarding how 64 men and women, who had been taught the basic skills of Remote Viewing, were asked to describe the location of Saddam Hussein at the time of his capture.  Even though only 47 of the participants decided to participate in the experiment, their recount of the events, location and physical stature of Saddam Hussein at the time of his capture were amazingly accurate.

Stephan says that anyone can be taught the basic skills associated with Remote Viewing, and that these skills can be used for so many different purposes to assist us in our everyday life.  I know you are going to find my dialogue with Stephan very interesting, and you just might want to learn the basic skills associated with Remote Viewing.

If you would like to learn more about Stephan A. Schwartz, his books and CD’s,  please click here.  If you would like to go to “The Schwartz Report” newsletter please click here .   Enjoy our podcast together.

Elisabeth FaytElisabeth Fayt’s new book entitled, “Paving it Forward“, is a must read for anyone who would like to learn how to better visualize a better tomorrow. It is an instructional manual which shows you how to pave your life forward.

In our interview together, we discuss how her life was positively influenced by the great Indian Saint Paramahansa Yogananda.  Elisabeth is a devotee of Self-Realization Fellowship and states that when she read the, “Autobiography of a Yogi”, that it changed her life forever.  She  studied and devoted some years of her life to the Self-Realization Fellowship organization.

Elisabeth believes that the act of “pre-paving” is consciously choosing how you want to look, live and feel through every part of your day and every part of your life.

Pre-paving is telling the Universe what you want before it happens.  It is a form of intention that “lines up the energy” so that you can easily manifest what you desire.  Elisabeth states that your vibration works as a magnet, attracting to you all of the people, events and circumstances in your life. The goal is to raise the vibration so you begin attracting the good things in life that you have always wanted.  The moment you begin positively pre-paving, your vibration rises immediately.

I love the way that Elisabeth has organized her book.  It is perfect for the reader.  Each section starts with an opportunity to affirm your pre-paving for the day or for something that you are attempting to manifest in your life.  It sets the energy in motion for you to manifest your thoughts and ideas, then Elisabeth provides supportive stories and ideas to tie the particular pre-paving thought to what you are attempting to manifest in your life.  You can pick up the book in any spot or use the index to find a particular area that you wish to pre-pave, and you are on your way to manifesting your desires.

Elisabeth speaks about your emotional guidance system, and that negative feelings are a blessing and a gift.  She states that when you feel a negative feeling, it is a sign that your thoughts are not taking you in the direction you want to go.  If you want to stay focused then pre-paving is a positive way to reinforce your path so that you can achieve your aspirations.

I know you are going to love this interview with Elisabeth Fayt.  If you want to learn more about her workshops and other programs please visit her website by clicking here.

Peggy McCollThe Won Thing“,   is an interesting title for a book, and Peggy Mc Coll is certainly well qualified to write a book about “The Won Thing“.  So just what is this all about?  It truly is about her personal journey to find fulfillment, happiness and peace within.

Like many people, she was constantly looking outside of herself for happiness.  As as you can expect, happiness, fulfillment and joy were ever elusive until she found the secret that these things are not an outside job, they are attained from someone who is happy within for what and who they are.

Nothing is going to satisfy you if you are looking beyond yourself.  No amount of money, fast cars, sex, clothes, big houses and the material possessions of life.  In other words there is no one thing, it is your ability to not be attached to any of the material and go within for your true peace.

As Peggy writes, happiness begins within.  She suggest regular updating of your affirmations and to express gratitude for your circumstances. When you create the internal condition for happiness within yourself, you shift into a positive emotional state, and the universe responds by matching your external circumstances. It doesn’t always seem this way , but that’s because you’re probably not always aware of how much inner turmoil you have.  If in your subconscious mind you feel sadness, the universe will attract situations to you that reflect sorrow.

The Won Thing is your personal recipe for joy, satisfaction and a sense of purpose, and it combines the following elements:

  • Taking responsibility for your own life.
  • Managing your thoughts and emotions
  • Setting and achieving your goals
  • Giving to others unconditionally out of a sense of personal passion.
  • Feeling grateful
  • Attending to the small stuff and taking pride in your work.
  • Being happy.

Come join with me as I explore with Peggy Mc Coll her life, and the important lessons she learned along the way about “The Won Thing“.  If you would like to learn more about Peggy and her books and workshops please click here for more information.

Ken Foster I recently had the good fortune of being introduced to Ken Foster the author of, “Ask and You will Succeed.”  His book is certainly a wonderful approach to going deep within and asking some very important questions about your purpose, values and mission in life.  Each one of the eight sections of the book are packed full of very important questions that you need to ask yourself  to look at your life from the inside out.  What are you limiting beliefs?  How might you shift your thinking to overcome those beliefs?

Ken also addresses the all important spiritual aspects of your life, and as a matter of fact, as you listen to this podcast carefully listen for the importance he places on a spiritual balance, and tapping into your intuition.   I believe that his book is a wonderful tool that can be utilized to guide you into going deeper than you may have ever gone before in determining what is truly important to you and through these insights determine how you can be of service to our planet.

By utilizing the questions in the book, you’ll uncover the true nature of your own mind.  If you ask the right questions and do the work, you’ll find that prosperous thinking will flow into every aspect of your life effortlessly, relieving you of the stressful, negative thoughts that block your creativity and halt your drive for success.   Through the process of asking and answering these wise questions, you’ll learn to live in harmony with yourself, succeed in business, improve your physical health, build strong relationships, and engender fulfillment, energy, and enthusiasm for life.

I hope that you enjoy my interview with Ken, and the great dialogue about the benefits in asking the right questions to help in gaining clarity in your life.  If you would like more information about Ken Foster and his coaching and workshops, please click here to access his website.

Dilip Abayasekara Ph.DI thoroughly enjoyed my interview with Dilip Abayasekara.  His new book entitled, “The Path of the Genie“, is a wonderful  book about the lessons learned by Aladdin.  In my interview with Dilip we explore these lessons and how they can apply to our lives to bring us more happiness, meaning and purpose. Based on the truths derived from the story of Aladdin, “The Path of the Genie“, extracts powerful examples for living from pivotal points in Aladdin’s story.  Highlights such as rubbing the lamp, getting the Genie’s help, winning the love of the princess, and the sacrificing his own desires in order to grant freedom to the Genie are almost magically changed into lessons for life: getting rid of negative forces and discovering the transforming powers of humanity, self discovery, and self-offering.

As Dilip articulates so well through this book, you are not an accident of nature.  There is a purpose and meaning behind your life.   The hard part is finding that purpose and meaning.  The path to finding your purpose and living out your destiny is what “The Path of the Genie” is all about.  So, just what is your heart’s desire?  How can you achieve this desire, and why is it so important to you?

If you are asking yourself these kind of questions and would like to explore the answers that dwell within you, then I highly recommend reading this entertaining and enjoyable book that provides you with the lesson and guidance to find your purpose in life.  My interview with Dilip is wonderful and will be a real stepping stone for those seeking to answer these life long questions about their purpose in life.

If you would like to learn more about Dilip Abayasekara, his workshops and book, please click here to be directed to his website.

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.