I don’t have to tell my audience about the number of books and interview I have completed with personal growth, mastery and psychology authors.

I was recently sent a book called “Smart Change” by Art Markman professor of Psychology at the University of Texas which I believe could be a game changer.

We have all read books on how to change, as a matter of fact that is what most of the personal growth books are attempting to get us to do. “Smart Change” is attempting to do the same, but in a way that I believe can and will work if people apply the simple strategies that Art talks about in our interview.

I am not going to speak about the 5 effective tools in this blog entry, but you can go to his website to learn more by clicking here. You can also download his “Smart Change” Journal, simple but masterfully thought out.

The most important tool Art refers in his book he refers to as “Tame the Go System.” This is where you identify the triggers of habits, replace old behaviors with new ones, and generate specific plans to deal with the obstacles. This single idea worth the price of the book.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a very knowledgeable and thought provoking author—Art Markman.

We are all affected by energy, and none more so than the negative energies that bombard our bodies, minds and spirits daily.

My good friend and author Paula Shaw has worked helping people unblock the energies of our chakras. In her new book ” Chakras-The Magnificent Seven Pathways to Higher Energy Happiness and Health”. Paula provides her readers support, guidance and methods on how to remove blocked energy.

Chakras become imbalanced as a result of many factors such as the toxic relationship we might be in, or the many addictions that our society and the people in it have embraced. The role of an energy psychologist like Paula is to tune into your situation through questioning, then utilize, sound and music, colors, tuning forks and crystals to start to move the energy. Paulas approach is quite unique, and her new book “The Magnificent Seven” allow the reader to understand the power of the chakras while using techniques to self treat their particular issues.

If you are interested in learning more about the amazing work Paula is doing, then I highly recommend that you listen to our podcast. You can also link into her website by clicking here or find her on Facebook by clicking the word Facebook.

Enjoy this wonderful interview with a great author and energy psychologists Paula Shaw, CADC, DCEP.

Alan C. Fox is the author of a new book entitled ” People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity.”

What I found so interesting about my interview with Alan was is intuitive grasp of just how to treat people no matter what circumstance he found himself in. Now that was not always the case for Alan for his personality used to be somewhat introverted, but he learned how to utilize the skills he writes about in his book and apply them quite masterfully.

“Successful relationships are the bedrock of successful careers, families and friendships, which in turn are the hallmarks of a successful and enjoyable life,” state Alan. “The more tools you have, and the better you understand the tools you use, the more quickly and effectively you will achieve success.”

I encourage you to listen to the words of wisdom from this author as we discuss his life, the people tools and the many lesson along his life path that molded and developed Alan Fox into the amazing man and author he exemplifies.

If you want to learn more about Alan C. Fox please click here to be directed to his book website, or click here to view his Facebook page.

I recently had the honor of interviewing my good friend Steven Kotler and an amazing resource on learning how to “hack flow”. Steven has just released a new book, hot off the press called ” The Rise of Superman”.

I bet many of you are wondering what “hacking flow” is all about. Steven has spent much of his adult career learning and personally experimenting with this concept, and decoding the science of ultimate human performance. So out with the personal growth stuff, because what Steven reveals in our interview is so powerful that it will transform your life physically, mentally and emotionally.

“Flow naturally catapults you to a level you’re not naturally in,” explained Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Ned Hallowell in an interview for the book. “Flow naturally transforms a weakling into a muscleman, a sketcher into and artists, and a dancer into a ballerina, a plodder into a sprinter, and ordinary person into someone extraordinary. Everything you do, you do better in flow…Flow is the doorway to the ‘more’ most of us seek.”

I encourage you to listen to the mind blowing podcast with an amazing researcher and author Steven Kotler.

If you would like to learn more about Steven’s research and work you can click here to be directed to his blog, or click here to go the the Flow Genome website, or here to be directed to the book landing page.

Brad Gruno is the real deal. Here is a man on a mission to help people become aware of the foods they are putting in their bodies. Brad is the founder of Brad’s Raw Foods, and the author of an amazing new book entitled ” Brad’s Raw Made Easy”.

This book is not only an amazing story about Brad and how he founded his company, but about his personal story about being out of shape, overweight and not healthy when he found a “raw food diet”. A raw food diet might not be for everyone, but after reading his book I am certain that we will have a lot more converts.

In my interview with Brad we explore the benefits associated with a raw food diet, while discussing some of the incredibly delicious recipes that are a large part of the book. The more you begin to understand that the processed foods that make up a large part of the American diet are what are making this country sick, tired and almost dead—you just might want to reconsider a raw food diet or something close.

I hope you enjoy this lively and engaging interview with and author and health food advocate who’s products are raw, healthy while being delicious at the same time.

Please click here to be directed the the Brad’s Raw Chips website, or click here to be directed to the Facebook page.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Ruth Folit the founder of Chronicle Software and the developers of the cloud based journaling software called ” Life Journal”.

Journaling is an amazing way to heal the soul, and to connect with your inner voice. It allows the voice inside to be expressed and heard, which if it were not for journaling our souls voice might not never be heard.

If you are a someone who journals and have always used the traditional paper journal, you just might want to experience “Life Journal”. It is an easy to use software with amazing features to prompt you when you get stuck, and also allows you to keep a timeline. I love the quote section, I personally find this as an additional prompt and gentle reminder when when my words are not flowing.

In my interview with Ruth we discuss the benefits and issues associated with both paper-based journaling and or keeping your journal in the cloud. Ruth shares with us how to eliminate our inner critic, which frequently prevents us from doing our journaling and also the how journaling statistically has proven to help people who were unemployed get employed more rapidly.

I hope you enjoy our interview—If you want more information about Life Journal, just click here or you can go the he Life Journal Facebook page by clicking on the link.

If you are interested in reading a book that will provide new perspective on the subject of leadership, then I highly recommend reading ” Grounded-How Leaders Stay Rooted In An Uncertain World” by author Bob Rosen.

In my interview with Bob we discuss the challenges that leaders are faced with in our ever changing landscape and volatile world. As leaders are confronted with disruptive change and worldwide economic turbulence they need to learn how to adapt and change their thinking and behaviors to transform their worldview and perspective.

Grounded presents to the reader a new approach that speaks to our better self and help leaders become more self-aware. Bob presents the “Healthy Leader” model designed to expose leaders to six personal dimensions that fuel and refuel our world leaders, physical, emotional, intellectual, social, vocational and spiritual health.

Everyone is a leader in their own capacity, therefore the techniques and tools provided in Bob’s book are tools to enlighten and enrich the leadership experience. I not only recommend reading “Grounded” but that you visit the book website and the Facebook page for “Grounded.

Enjoy this wonderful interview with Bob Rosen author of “Grounded”.

I had a wonderful interview with author Tobin Hart the author of a new book entitled ” The Four Virtues-Presence, Heart, Wisdom and Creation.”

As Tobin states ” The world is, quite frankly a mess. People are stressed, depressed, lost and scared.” While this is a great observation of what is happening in our world, most of us are looking for tools and want to learn a new ways to live our lives so that we can cope and thrive in these very unusual times.

In Tobin’s book ” The Four Virtues.”, the reader is exposed to simple yet practical practices to create awareness about what steps they can adopt to better cope during turbulent and changing times. Each chapter provides brief yet insightful quizzes to engage our minds and hearts into questioning how we are living our lives, and what practices could be adopted to shift our behaviors. These new behaviors are certain to help remove the stress, depression and aloneness to create a sense and new aliveness in our lives.

I would encourage everyone to listen too, read and practice some or all of the recommended practices if they are interested in transforming their lives and consciousness.

If you want to know more about Tobin Hart just click here to be directed to his website. Enjoy our podcast together.

I recently interviewed both Brian and Pamela Crissey the authors of a new book entitled ” Common Sense in Uncommon Times.”

In my interview with Brian and Pamela we discuss the importance of really being prepared for survival in our changing world. We have all noticed the changes in climate, and the devastation it has had on cities both here at home and around the world. Just think about what has happened in the last few years, droughts, tsunamis, forest fires, flooding, tornados and the list seems to keep mounting as climate and the earths temperatures continue to rise.

The larger question is how prepared are you for the changes that could occur at or near your home? “Common Sense in Uncommon Times” is a wonderful guide for anyone wanting to understand how they can be better prepared. The book is loaded with website resources, lists and information on topics which are imperative for ones survival during a catastrophic event.

I hope you enjoy my interview with Brian and Pamela Crissey.

If you want to learn more about the book and available resources please check out their website by clicking here.