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.”
I had an opportunity to connect again with Lance Secretan, someone I consider a good friend and confidant. His new book entitled ” A Love Story” is a personal memoir about his wonderful love relationship with his wife Tricia who passed away in 2014 from cancer. Lance laces the book with wonderful poetry and stories about this amazing love affair, which he wishes everyone could have with that special someone in their life. Tricia had a full and wonderful life with Lance, and she certainly made him whole and complete in so many ways.
I hope you enjoy this intensely personal story and interview with my good friend and author Lance Secretan and he recites beautiful poetry and tells us about a journey with his wife that will ever be imbedded in his memories. If you want more information about the book ” A Love Story” please click here to be directed to Lance’s blog. Or you can click here to learn more about Lance and his organization “The Secretan Center.”
Collaboration is something that is the buzzword in today’s business world. Everyone is looking to collaborate and develop stronger strategic alliances that will result being greater innovation, profits and synergy. Most executives would like to find out the magic ingredients on how collaboration and strategic alliances are developed, nurtured and successfully implemented.
Author Martin Echavarria has studied how collaboration and strategic alliances are successfully developed and result in a positive synergy for all parties involved. In our interview together about his new book entitled ” Enabling Collaboration-Achieving Success Through Strategic Alliances and Partnership” he explains how any business can gain traction and better develop these all important relationships.
Martin states that certain key skills employed across the alliance development process are important regardless of alliance type. These skills consist of emotional intelligence, relationship intelligence, perspective taking, systems thinking, cognitive intelligence and somatic intelligence.
To learn more about successful collaboration and alliance development please listen to my interview with Martin. If you want to check out Martin’s website you can click here.
I hope you enjoy this great interview with Martin Echavarria the author of “Enabling Collaboration“
I had the pleasure of interviewing Bryan Kramer about his newest book, “Shareology-How Sharing is Powering the Human Economy.” In his book, Bryan talks about how to figure out what kind of sharer you are and how you can connect with others like you. He also tells us that you need to speak “human” to become a better sharer.
Bryan Kramer is a renowned global speaker, consultant and trainer. He is also one of the world’s foremost leaders in the art and science of sharing, with over 300,ooo social fans and followers.
Find out more about Bryan Kramer and his book “Shareology-How Sharing is Powering the Human Economy” here. You can also follow Bryan on Twitter and Facebook.
I recently had the honor of interviewing Elisa Medhus MD about her new book called “My Life After Death” a memoir from heaven about her son Erik Medhus.
If you believe in the afterlife this phenomenal book has specially been written for you. If you have had visits from relatives who have passed and gone to heaven, then “My Life After Death”
is a must read.
In this book Elisa speaks about her son Erik who committed suicide and visits her frequently from the other side. Erik recounts the actions that led up to his suicide and what life is like on the other side. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to pass over Erik Medhus does an amazing job of speaking through mediums and letting people know what life is like on the other side. He also is very clear that it is important not to fear death, it is a natural transition from our physical life to the spiritual life.In my interview with Elisa you will learn fascinating information that has come through Erik conveyed to various mediums and Erik is very clear about the beauty and tranquility of life after death.
Anyone wanting to learn more about the afterlife needs to read “My Life After Death”
. If you would like to learn more about Erik and Elise you can visit their website by going to www.channelingerik.com
you can also visit their Facebook page by clicking here
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with Elisa Medhus about her transformation and current beliefs in the afterlife as a result of her sons death and subsequent visits from the other side.
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.
This interview is with the renowned psychic medium, Bill Phillips about his book “Expect the Unexpected: Bringing Peace, Healing, and Hope from the Other Side.” This book channels Bill’s down-to-earth, honest accounts of how he became a psychic medium. Part memoir, part explanation, and part inspiring testimonies from clients, this book will provide you with the “unexpected”: insight, wisdom, and evidence that there is a life beyond this one and that we are never alone. He writes about how he first denied his gift to reach loved ones from the other side and later embraces this gift.
Bill Phillips is a 29-year-old benevolent businessman with an operatic voice and a degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Bill’s tumultuous childhood opened the door to his extraordinary life today. Two days after his mom’s death, she visibly appeared to him from “the other side” to let Bill know she was spiritually alive and that the afterlife was a good place to be. This was the beginning of his life journey.
You can purchase “Expect the Unexpected: Bringing Peace, Healing, and Hope from the Other Side” on Amazon. You can visit Bill Phillips at billphillips.com as well as follow him on facebook.
If you follow my blog then you know that I am a bit of a geek and someone who is always looking for better ways to build relationships, stay in touch and do it more effectively. I recently stumbled across a new cloud based platform called “Cloze“. I happen to have tried out the 14-day free trial of the software, then purchased the software for my personal use.
So what makes Cloze different from all the thousands of CRM systems out on the internet? Simply stated is aggregates data and information about your friends, clients and prospects from across several social media platforms and has a user friendly user interface that really makes is intuitive to use and become more productive. Believe me this cloud based system is not like any other CRM you have encountered, but once you give it a whirl you will see what I am speaking about.
In this interview with Alex Cote one of the founder of Cloze we discuss the differentiators in the software and some of the new things in development. I know everyone who enjoys staying on the cutting edge of technology, and wants to start using as system to make them more productive then you will certainly appreciate Cloze.
If you want to download the 14-day free trial please click here, ( for a 10% discount when you are ready to purchase, please use this code tun3pam2ok6wyb9n) if you want to read some of the Tweets click here to be directed to the organization’s Twitter page and read what users are raving about!!!!
I hope you enjoy this great interview with Alex Cote co-founder of Cloze.
I certainly review a variety of books for my podcast interviews, and I am always looking for authors and content that can be applied to real work applications.
I have to say that Bill Cates and his new book entitled ” Beyond Referrals” is one of those books that almost anyone in the business world can read and gain useful insight into building relationships, and getting referrals to perpetuate their business.
Bill speaks with me in our interview about building what he refers to as a “Referral Mindset” Bill states that beliefs and awareness of referrals is ultimately what will determine your success in obtaining more referrals. If you believe something is possible, then you will see the opportunities.
Bill asks the reader to ask themselves three (3) questions: 1) Are you committed to referrals? 2) Do you believe asking for referrals is safe? 3) Do you have a process to generate referrals? In our interview together we explore these questions and more about building a business based on referrals.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with the master of referrals Bill Cates about his new book “Beyond Referrals” , if you want more information about his book please click here to be taken to his website, or click here to go to his Twitter landing page.