I’ll bet that many of you reading this blog entry are not aware of the Gen Z generation. So, let’s put this in some context–Gen Z’ers are the generation born between 1995 and 2012. There are over 72.8 million of them in the US, and they are characterized as a generation that has only known smartphones and are true digital natives, and they have access to information 24/7. I recently got to interview both David and Jonah Stillman about their new book entitled ” Gen Z @ Work“.
While always being plugged in they are also suffering from what is referred to at FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) because they are so plugged into information 24/7.
In this dynamic interview with a father-son team, they inform us of what is recommended to work effectively with the Generation Z . Jonah who is a senior in high school states that this generation will bring important entrepreneurial spirit to work. They are consistently looking to streamline processes and procedures, and are more independent that the Millennials. David, Jonah’s father states that the Gen Z group responded to their survey stating that they prefer face to face communications versus that of texting or social media platforms—quite interesting considering they are considered digital natives and love technology.
If you want to learn more about the preferences of this generation in the workplace, then I highly recommend that you listen to this podcast with David and Jonah Stillman. I also suggest that you check out their book website by clicking here. You can reach them on Facebook by clicking here.
In my recent interview with author Susan David, we had the opportunity to speak about her new book entitled ” Emotional Agility-Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life.” The premise behind Susan work is that if people can learn the techniques of emotional agility, they can master the challenges in life that frequently derail them and create depression and despair.
It is all about navigating our inner world which consists of the negative self-talk, our thoughts, feelings and the habitual patterns that we create in our life that do not serve us from releasing our emotional baggage. Emotional Agility is an innovative approach to navigating life’s twist and turns with insight and accordingly to our values, rather than our knee-jerk “hooks” in which our thoughts, emotions, and stories drive our behavior.
If you want to learn more about Susan’s work you can visit the book website by clicking here. You can also take her free Emotional Agility Quiz and get your free 10 page personalized report. You can connect with Susan on Facebook by clicking this link. I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with author Susan David who provides insightful advice on how to release the emotional triggers that are holding us back.
In my recent interview with author Joanna Garzilli we speak about her new book “Big Miracles-The 11 Spiritual Rules for Ultimate Success“. During our interview together we get to discuss the 11 Spiritual Rules starting with ” Aligning with Spirit”.
In my dialogue with Joanna she tells some of her personal story in finding these laws and the personal pain she experienced, but the first law is about being a spiritual being, and knowing that you don’t have to imitate someone else, all you need to do is learn how to be yourself. While this might sound easy, so many people don’t have the confidence and the self-esteem and they are constantly trying to be someone they believe is better than them—well no one is better than you finding your authentic self and letting the world know.
Joanna’s second law is “Being a Spiritual Vehicle”. She state that in choosing a spiritual path you are choosing a path of continuous personal growth and actively seeking your spiritual transformation. Your main purpose is to expand your capacity to both give and receive love. I hope you will read her new book “Big Miracles” to learn about the other 9 laws to assist you in transforming your life to that of a spiritual being.
Throughout “Big Miracles” author Joanna Garzilli is providing practical advice and techniques to awaken your spiritual being, and in so doing achieving the ultimate success in life you desire.
I hope you enjoy this great interview with Joanna, for more information about the book please click here to be directed to her website, or click here to join her on Facebook.
I know that many of my listeners have probably experienced an astrological reading. Hopefully you found value in the information that was conveyed to you by the astrologists. I know that personally I have had many reading completed, and every time I did one I walked away with a new realization about my personality and things that I could do to improve my personal and professional life.
I recently had the pleasure of interview Chetan Parkyn and Carola Eastwood the authors of a new book entitled “The Book of Destinies-Discover the Life You were Born to Live“. Both Chetan and Carola are true masters and doing reading utilizing a process called the “Human Design“. If you are not familiar with this process it blends in four ancient wisdoms, and is the newest awareness tool being used to help people live their “true” life they were meant to live.
Prior to my interview with Chetan and Carola I went to their website and input the data for a free report. I must say that the Human Design report is one of the most accurate and enlightening reading I have ever completed. Just click on the link above to get your free report.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with the the originators of the Human Design process, and that you will avail yourself of the free report so you can experience the benefits. If you have further questions about the book, the Human Design or want to reach out to Chetan or Carola please click here to be linked to their website. You can also reach them through their Facebook page by clicking here.
Being true to yourself can be challenging. It takes belief in oneself, and a commitment to working on continually improving our perspective and eliminated the negative self talk.
In his new book “The Overwhelmed Brain” author Paul Colaianni guides the reader through a series of stories and exercises that are designed to to stop our self-sabotaging behaviors and replace them with self compassion. Paul states that “honoring others over yourself is like dishonoring yourself”. Compassion starts on the inside, and when you have enough of it for yourself, only then can you spread it out into the world for others.
“The Overwhelmed Brain” is about ways to look at yourself with the benefit of improving your relationships with others. Paul encourages us to not always think that the other person needs changing, usually it is our attitude and belief that need to be changed. Once we alter our beliefs, we can change our feeling and emotions about the other person. This is a formula for successful relationships. Always look at what you can change to improve your relationship with another person that is difficult to get along with.
I hope your enjoy my interview with author Paul Colaianni as we explore being true to yourself, building positive relationships while overcoming stress and anxiety. If you want to learn more about Paul you can visit his website by clicking here or his Facebook page by clicking here.
I had the privilege of recently interviewing Heather McGowan the co-author of a new book entitled “Disrupt Together-How Teams Consistently Innovate“. I was truly amazed at the depth and breadth of knowledge Heather has about innovating within organizations. The book “Disrupt Together” is a compilation of chapters written by distinguished thought leaders in the field of innovation.
Heather and I had an opportunity to discuss many of the chapters within the book, along with her contribution entitled “Framing the Vision for Engagement” When you have been handed a strategic directive it is the job of the managers to create an actionable enterprise. To create that actionable enterprise is requires that we are able to engage the talent responsible for the development of that new product or services being innovated. As Heather states in the book “The process is a nonlinear, iterative sequence of discover, formulate, develop, and optimize phases. When the directive can be explicitly stated as an actionable vision ,the value creation phase of development and optimize ensue, offering problem solutions and value creation.
This process is at the heart of every organization involved in innovating something new or redesigning a product to improve it. Disrupt Together is designed for anyone who want to take a deep dive into learning more about the dynamics of teams in the creative and innovative process. Every chapters provides insight and wisdom from some of the best teachers in the industry.
If you want to learn more about Heather McGowan and her passion, for the future of work and learning I recommend you visit her website by clicking here. You also might want to watch a very cool video of a presentation she did Redesigning Work by clicking here.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing David Hoffeld the author of a newly released book entitled “The Science of Selling“. If you are someone who is in sales or marketing, then I would highly recommend you reading David’s new book.
David spent ten years studying what effects the buying patterns of consumers. During this time David learned about the behavioral science behind “why” someone purchases goods or services from you versus from someone else. He refers to this as the Six Whys, which starts with “Why Change?”, second is “Why Now?, third “Why Your Industry Solution?”, fourth “Why You and Your Company?”, fifth “Why Your Product or Service? sixth “Why Spend the Money“.
These are obviously great questions and throughout the book David answer the questions that will make you a better salesperson. You will literally learn how to sell the way the brain constructs a buying decision, how to ethically sell to your potential customers emotions , how to ask questions the way our brains intuitively disclose information, how to boost your ability to influence other.
If you want more information about David Hoffeld you can check him out at his website by clicking here, or you can watch a great video at YouTube by clicking here.
I hope you enjoy this great interview with a thought leader in the area of sales and selling.
I recently had the pleasure of conducting another interview with Richard Barrett about his new book entitled “The Metrics of Human Consciousness“. In our interview we discuss the seven levels model of human consciousness that Richard developed to assist his clients in better understanding their employees as well as helping to move the organizational consciousness in a positive direction.
Richards seven levels are 1 ) Surviving-Satisfying your physiological needs 2) Conforming-Satisfying your needs for love and belonging. 3) Differentiating-Satisfying your need for respect and recognition. 4) Individuating-Satisfying your need for freedom and autonomy. 5) Self-actualizing-Satisfying your need to find meaning and purpose in life 6) Integrating-Satisfying your need to make a difference in the world.7) Serving-Fulfilling your destiny by caring for the well-being of humanity and or the planet.
Richard states that our level of consciousness changes as our values change. He provides a really cool website where you can take a 5 minute assessment to measure your level of consciousness. After you complete the assessment his organization sends you a report so you can see where your values lie on the human metrics of consciousness.
I hope you enjoy another great interview with Richard Barrett. If you want to access the free-assessment please click here to be directed to the assessment page. If you want to learn more about Richard Barrett and Values Centre please click here to be directed to his website.
I recently completed an interview with Dr. Edwin Locke the author of a new book entitled “The Selfish Path to Romance“. In our interview together we explore the objectivist viewpoint of romance.
If you are not familiar with objectivism, it was developed by the famous author Ayn Rand the author of “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead“. The premise behind objectivism is that reality exist independent of consciousness, that individuals have direct contact with reality through sense perception, that one can attain objective knowledge from perception through the process of concept formation and inductive logic, that the proper moral purpose of one’s life is the pursuit of one’s own happiness.
Dr. Locke quotes sex therapist David Schnarch “Expecting your partner to sacrifice for you in the name of love kills marriage, sex, intimacy and love.” The Selfish Path to Romance” guides the reader through understanding romance in the pursuit of your happiness as is the tenet of objectivism.
Emotions are not the enemy of rationality states Locke. Honesty is the refusal to fake reality, it is essential to a romantic relationship. Integrity means being loyal to your rational convictions in action. A breach of integrity means acting against your own convictions. Independence is your commitment to think for yourself and to earn your own keep. Use you own rational judgment when it comes to romance.
These are just a few of the sensible solutions to having a romantic relationship from the viewpoint of an objectivist. I encourage you to listen to this fascinating and enlightening interview with Dr. Edwin Locke.
You can learn more about the book by clicking here to be directed to a Youtube Video by Ellen Kenner the co-author of “The Selfish Path to Romance.”