In our world which always seems to change one thing that is constant, and that is our desire to help and serve.  My guest Tasha

What is one of the most valuable things that we all own?  According to author, filmmaker, philosopher Dr. Rick Stevenson the author of a new

If you have been chosen to be a manager, then someone in your organization has recognized you as having the talent necessary to fulfill the

Coping with the loss of a loved one is an emotional rollercoaster, I know for I speak from experience having lost my mother, father, and

How often do you think about your thinking?  Most likely your thinking on automatic pilot as it is for most people, thoughts just come and go, then on to the next thought.  In my interview with author and thought leader Jane Cull we have an intriguing discussion about her new book entitled “WTF?!… How am I Thinking

Jane states ” As human beings, we live our lives in language.  This is precisely what we do. We are observers living in language.  We construct and create our experiences, worlds, realities in language, thus we are entirely responsible for what we construct or create. In the habitual unconscious thinking that we do, we do not see what we are doing. We are unconscious and unaware of what we are doing in thinking.”

In Attachment Thinking, we generate emotions–attachment thinking is fear-based thinking. We not only generate the emotion of fear, but we also generate anxiety, stress, mistrust, suspicion, jealousy, resentment, frustration, anger, rage, hate, restlessness, agitation impatience, grief, sadness, pain, and depression–we go down the rabbit hole.

In Reflective Thinking, we do not generate all the emotions of Attachment Thinking.  The emotions of Attachment Thinking do not show up because we are not holding onto our thoughts. In fact, in Reflective Thinking, we “become” calm and peaceful. The core emotion is trust.  This kind of trust is not actually an emotion, it is more like a state; an ongoing state and so we ‘become’ and live in this state in which we feel calm and peaceful.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can shift from Attachment Thinking to Reflective Thinking then you are going to want to listen to this interview with author Jane Cull about her new book “WTF?!…. How am I Thinking“.  You can visit her website by clicking here to learn more about her books, and on-line courses.

Enjoy this informative interview with author Jane Cull about “WTF?!… How am I Thinking?

 

 

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.

 

My good friend David Winkelman has been working on his new book “Embracing Change from the Inside Out” for last year.  It is a pleasure for me to finally be announcing the book’s release.

In my interview with David we speak about about what he refers to as the “Game Changers” as it relates to “Embracing Change“.

Those game changers start with clarity.  This is the lens that you see the world from, your perspective.  You can either be positive or negative, but when is comes to change the more positive you are the easier it will be to embrace change.

The second of the game changers is connection. This is all about your relationships.  How you are supported by the people around to to embrace change can make a significant difference in your ability to change.

The next game changer are the conditions.  As David states this is a broad category.  This can mean the structure or system that is helping to support the change process, without a structure and system your efforts to change become very challenging at best.

The fourth game changer is motivation.  How motivated are you to change, and what truly motivates and drives you to make change?  Sometimes what we think motivates us to change is really not the motivator.  Identifying your motivators are important for if you can fulfill your internal psychological reason for change you have a better opportunity to succeed.  David speak with us about pattern recognition which is the process whereby we can more easily identify the reasons behind our motivations.

The last game changer is action.  What are the meaningful and effective actions that we can take to make the desired change in our lives.

Everyone reading and listening to this podcast has been faced with some type of change.  We uproot and move, we marry, we divorce, we start up and grow businesses and the list just goes on and on.  The key to all of the change we face is to understand the steps that we move through in the change process and learn how to embrace the process.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with my good friend and author David Winkelman.  If you want more information about David please click here to be directed to his website.

 

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.