I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Alan Weiss the co-author with Marshall Goldsmith of a new book entitled “Lifestorming-Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life“. This is a practical handbook for becoming the person you want to be. You will discover what it takes to redesign your life, friends, behaviors, and goals in order to move closer to your goals.
Alan and I discuss the evolutionary journey, and a very important question: To what extent is your journey one of internal control, and to what extent one of external control? I believe this concept alone is one of the most important elements that one must master if they are going to master their life. As Alan states are you taking a “random walk” through life, or do you have high control and are one of those people that creates your world, or are you mutually creating your world. No matter your purview of your world, it would be best to have high control if you want to make something of yourself.
If you want to change behavior, Alan states that most studies have found that it’s very difficult to merely change poor behavior. It’s much more effective to substitute a more positive behavior. Change for its own sake makes little sense. The key is to determine the salutary result that makes the change worthwhile.
I hope you enjoy the lively and engaging dialogue with Alan Weiss the co-author of “Lifestorming-Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life“. If you want to learn more about the book you can click here to be directed to the book website page. If you want to learn more about Alan Weiss please click here or Marshall Goldsmith click here.
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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield the authors of a new book entitled “The Art of Doing-How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well“. In my interview with the authors we explore some of the thirty-six superachievers they profiled in the book. We also explore the characteristics that superachievers have in common, and the reasons for their success.
I asked questions about actress Laura Linney, Cesar Millan and Tony Hsien the founder of Zappos. All of them has shared core principles and practices. While all of their stories are different, the principles and practices are very similar.
I am going to list the practices/principles articulated by the authors, for I believe this is paramount to understanding what makes each of them tic. First, they all have extreme dedication to what they profession. Second, they have what the authors refer to as intelligent persistence. Third, they rely on a community of support. Fourth, they possess great listening skills. Fifth, they are all great storytellers. Sixth, they have a keen ability to test their ideas to determine if they are viable. Seventh, they know how to manage their emotions. Eight, they are always evolving their skills and abilities. Ninth, they are patient and last they have an attitude of happiness.
The authors have articulated the takeaways from each of the thirty-six superachievers, “The Art of Doing” is a great book with wonderful stories and insights into how the super achievers think and act. If you want to learn the principles and practices of these individuals I highly recommend reading their book and listening to our podcast. You can also check out the book website by clicking here, or visit the Facebook page by clicking here, or Twitter Feed by clicking here.
Every year for the last six years I have been attending the Natural Products West Expo in Anaheim, CA. This event is a blast, loaded with new food products that are designed to be healthy and nutritious. My intention in going to this event as a press person is to find up and coming organizations and authors that have a great products and cause for being in business.
This year I felt that I hit the jackpot. I happen to come across the KIND Healthy Snacks. I know that almost anyone reading this blog entry has heard of KIND, but do you know the story behind the organization? I know that I didn’t, and recently had the honor of interviewing Daniel Lubetzky the founder about his new book ” Do the KIND Thing“.
Daniel has a fascinating personal story, but more importantly he has developed an organization, that is passionate about their purpose and committed to making this planet a better place to live. Daniel is not only socially responsible entrepreneur, but really a KIND person fostering acts of KINDNESS.
While building a large organization like KIND Healthy Snacks is not an easy feat, Daniel has done it with persistence and the ten (10) tenants which make up the foundation of the company. In my interview we discuss everything from this influence his father had on him who as a survivor from the concentration camps and the Holocaust, to his failures in business which gave him the grit and determination to keep going in times of adversity.
empathetic, understanding and compassionate toward others–a quality that is becoming harder and harder to find. “Do the KIND Thing” is more than a book about business, it is a book designed to get the reader to understand what it takes to mold your into one of service, and in so doing reap the rewards and share in the profits–all kinds of profits.
If you would like to learn more about Daniel Lubetzky the author of “Do the KIND Thing” please click here to be directed to their website. Or you can click here to be directed to the organization’s Facebook page. I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Daniel Lubetzky.
My good friend Guy Finely has released a wonderful book entitled ” The Secret to Your Immortal Self“. I recently had the opportunity to have a very deep conversation with Guy about the book, and the key lessons that he teaches throughout the book. One thing you alway know for certain is that when I interview Guy you are in for a very deep exploration about your spiritual beliefs which will test your intellect and get you to search for you soul.
What I appreciate about “The Secret to Your Immortal Self” is that each of the lessons are just a few pages, and they explore the timeless wisdom of the universe and how to apply and live it. As Guy states ” In one sense, the interior journey that leads to the immortal Self is demanding and difficult, even seemingly impossible at times; yet as paradoxical as it seems, there is nothing intrinsically hard about rising above ourselves and slipping into the stream of our own celestial possibilities.”
The Secret to Your Immortal Self is a book that will stimulate your thought while getting you to question some of your current beliefs. I encourage you to listen to this amazing interview with Guy Finley as we explore the depths of our immortal self.
If you would like more information about the Life of Learning Foundation please click here, or additional information on the book click here.
I recently interviewed author David Rohlander about his new book entitled “The CEO Code”. In our dialogue together we discuss the key elements to helping CEO’s sustain success both personally and professionally.
Effective communications takes more than talent—it takes trust, respect, understanding, empathy and resolution states David. A key fundamental element of running a business with alignment, and a focus on the goals is a commitment to doing the job right and teams that know how to communicate effectively.
David’s book takes the reader on a great journey into understanding what it takes to make the personal transformation necessary to develop the skills and emotional intelligence to guide any company to success.
This book is a recommended read for anyone who is in management, or at the head of an organization attempting to create a culture of compassion, commitment and efficiency.
I hope you enjoy my interview with David Rohlander, you can learn more about his book and consulting services by clicking here to be directed to his website.
Below is the book trailer video for your viewing pleasure.
I have a wonderful friend who is a gifted musician, composer and artist by the name of Gary Malkin. Gary is in a partnership with Bruce Cryer the prior CEO of HeartMath. They are involved in developing a beautiful project called “What Makes Your Heart Sing”.
In my interview with Bruce we engage in dialogue not only about “What Makes Your Heart Sing” but we discuss the book he co-authored with Doc Childre entitled “From Chaos to Coherence”. You will certainly see the link between the two as our discussion weaves around utilizing the power of story and music to heal our souls.
Bruce and Gary are committed to helping people explore and live from a place that is based in authenticity. They have a great credo they developed around the training and music called “The Essential Catalysts for Inspired Living.”
I hope your enjoy this interview with author Bruce Cryer. If you want to learn more about the “What Makes Your Heart Sing” you can watch the video below or click here to be directed to the “What Makes Your Heart Sing” website.