I 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.
I 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.
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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.
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.
In my interview with Dr. Warren Farrell, we explore the “The Myth of Male Power“. This podcast with Dr. Farrell was quite fascinating and provided me insight into an area that I had little knowledge or understanding of. His perspective really opened my eyes about the socialization of both the sexes. Dr. Farrell dialogs with me about the expectations of males in society and the roles we play in order to be successful with the opposite sex. He also provides a fascinating perspective on why he believes that neither sex has power over the other and that our power is only in our ability to control our own life.
Dr. Farrell tells a very interesting story about a woman who was attending one of his lectures and got up to tell her story about her brother who was the focus of her fathers attention and admiration. Her father who was a prominent physician so wanted her brother to become a physician just like him. The father paid more attention to her brother who had originally stated that he wanted to become a physician. Then one day he announced that he no longer had a desire to become a physician and the father was devastated. Jokingly, and to win her fathers approval and admiration she told her father that she would become a physician, but deep down inside she was really only doing it so that she could win her father’s approval. Interestingly enough, she followed through with her degree and become a physician. She now states that she is in her 40’s and is not happy with this chosen profession, and would like to change vocations.
Dr. Farrell was attempting to emphasize through this story that statistically men are usually the ones who take on the jobs out of a sense of obligation or family pressures. Without sounding sexist the statistics prove this fact and this story illustrates “The Myth of Male Power” and provides interesting insights into how our viewpoint and perspective about male power in society is probably distorted.
I hope that you will enjoy this podcast with Dr. Farrell and if you are interested in learning more about his research, workshops, lectures and CD’s, please click here for more information.