I think as we all start of the New Year, counting our blessings is an opportunity for us to remember just how much we have to be grateful for.
In my recent interview with author Brenda Knight we discussed her new book entitled “The Grateful Table-Blessings Prayers and Graces for the Daily Meal.” The book has 365 prayers, blessings or precepts to live our life by. We all need reminding, and having a book that we can just pick up and get a dose of inspiration while heightening our awareness of our blessings.
As I write this blog entry on January 7th, 2014 the quote is from Mary Manin Morrissey. ”True abundance is not gathering more things, it’s about touching the place in us that is connected to the divine source of abundance, so that we know what we need in the moment will be provided.”
As we all enter the New Year, “The Grateful Table” is a way for us to all remember our many blessings, and abundance that is all around us.
I hope you enjoy this podcast with Brenda, and that your New Year is filled with gratefulness, joy, abundance and love.
I just conducted a great interview with Allyson Lewis the author of “The 7 Minute Solution.”
Allyson believes in developing the fundamentals of knowing your purpose, vision and values. Having your purpose defined means you will be working on what is important, doing the right things that are in alignment with their heartfelt work. As a result you are more productive have less confusion and distraction in your life.
The foundation of Allyson’s book is based on the fact that most American’s only have an attention span of seven minutes. Throughout “The Seven Minute Solution” Allyson provides great tips and techniques to optimize our time to get more done of what aligns with our values. She also stress the importance of saying motivated, and provides seven characteristics of staying motivated and focused.
I hope you enjoy this great interview with author and Life Management expert Allyson Lewis. You can watch a great video below as well as connect with her through her website, Facebook or Google+.
Author Victor Saad is one of the most dynamic and interesting young men I have ever had the pleasure of interviewing. His new book entitled “The Leap Year Project” is the story of his personal journey as a socially responsible entrepreneurs and the journeys of many other young students who took up Victors challenge to join him on this year long journey.
These students choose to take a year out of their lives to ‘experience’ working in different businesses and learn from the experience instead of a textbook. At the culmination of Victor’s journey, he was given the opportunity to speak before a TedX conference in Chicago. His twenty-minute talk absolutely points out the need for more experiential education which gives the learner “real life” experiences not just an MBA but a real life experiences designed to immerse the student in the business challenges.
Through this experience, Victor has gone on to found Experience Institute which is how he is continuing the amazing work that he started. I hope you will pick up a copy of his book, I know that you will not only learn about the wonderful journey that Victor took on his year long experience, but you will learn what is was like from many others who took the challenge with Victor.
Please watch the TedX talk that Victor gave below, I think you will walk away rethinking how we educate young impressionable minds.
Many of us have watched the ”The Secret”, or read the book and it has it raving fans, and maybe even an equal number or critics.
Manifesting is a topic which I believe Robert MacPhee the author of “Manifesting for Non Gurus” had done a wonderful job of providing the reader with insights, guidance and tip for manifesting. His wisdom on the topic comes from years of facilitating workshops as a master trainer for Jack Canfield.
In my interview with Robert we discuss his simple (5) step approach 1) Know Who You Are 2) What Are You Intending to Attract 3) How Will You Feel 4) Letting Go of Attachments 5) Inspired Action. Very simply our results come from our actions, and “Manifesting for Non Gurus provides the reader with a simple step by step approach to manifesting.
Robert also has created a “Daily Journal” which he believes is imperative in the change process. On a daily basis is allows the reader to look at and record “Who Am I”, “What Am I Intending to Attract.” “How Will I Feel”, and “Letting Go of Attachments”.
I hope you enjoy my interview with author Robert MacPhee a master at teaching people how to manifest. You can also go to Roberts website by clicking here or watch the video below to see Robert teaching one of his courses at Google.
A few week ago I started an interview with David Sibbet the author of “Visual Leaders”. We did not get a chance to complete the interview so I invited David back for another podcast.
In this interview we continue our dialogue about ”Visual Leaders” and we also delve into another of David’s books entitled ” Visual Teams”.
As David states “Visualization provides teams with a common language and serves as as a powerful tool for improving processes and communicating big picture contexts”. Engaging in visual meeting using large murals or whiteboards is a very involving way to present and tell a story as well as a way to create engagement and buy-in from the teams members.
If you work in a team or own a business and have not experienced the benefit of utilizing the graphic visualization tools, then I would invite you to listen to this interview and visit Grove Consulting website by clicking here. You will find various tools and aids to assist you even if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body.
To learn more about David Sibbets books “Visual Leaders, Visual Teams, and Visual Meetings” please click any of the hypertext links to be directed to the books at Amazon.
Enjoy this great interview with author David Sibbet.
(Note: In two small segments of this interview you will hear me yelling at my dog who was barking and creating lots of noise. I apologize for the yelling I have asked Jean to do another interview, but wanted to get this posted until she complets the re-do. I thought the mute was on but obviously not. The wonders of recording podcast without having a sound proof room. Enjoy the interview anyway, she is an amazing woman.)
I recently had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Jean Houston about her new book entitled “The Wizard of Us”.
Jean provides the reader with lessons that will transform and inspire. She utilizes the famous heros journey story from the Wizard of Oz as the training ground. ”The Wizard of Us” offers new understanding of the human condition, and the importance of myth and the critical nature of our role and how we can participate in the creation of a better world.
As Jean states we are living in the most unique time in human history. Other times in history thought they were it. They were wrong states Jean. This is it. Often our everyday, local experience is not sufficient for the enormity of the challenges that are laid upon us in this most remarkable of times.
Join author Jean Houston on a journey, one where you can write a new story about your life and live the life your soul wishes you to live. ”The Wizard of Us” will take you there through story and myth— find the courage and heart and venture with the Oz characters while you write your new story.
If you want to learn more about Jean Houston please click here to be directed to her website, or click here to be directed to her Facebook page. You can also watch a video trailer about the book, below.
Enjoy our interview together.
I had a very serendipitous event occur to me about a month ago. I was setting in a local coffee house and saw a man reading “Through God’s Eyes”. I was so taken by the title I asked him where he got the book and if he knew anything about the author. He mentioned that the author was a fellow devotee of Self Realization Fellowship, and would I like to meet him. The rest is history, I called Phil Bolsta and we instantly connected and I asked him to be a guest on Inside Personal Growth.
Phil’s new book “Through God’s Eyes-Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World” is a work of art as far as I am concerned. It took Phil over 14 years to compile the quotes that he has so carefully organized into sections in the book. Included with the quotes are Phil’s own comments and food for though as you read, contemplate and meditate on the amazing compilation of quotes. You can pick up “Through God’s Eyes” anywhere and be inspired. This is not a book you have to read page by page to get the meaning from its content.
I know you are going to enjoy my interview with Phil as we discuss many of the sections of “Through God’s Eyes”. If you are seeking deeper spiritual understanding and connection then this is the book for you. You don’t have to be a theologian to read and reap the rewards of “Through God’s Eyes”, just relax and enjoy the quotes and the inspiring food for thought that Phil has incorporated into every quote.
If you want to learn more about Phil Bolsta and this wonderful book, just click here.
If you want to watch a great trailer about the book then just click on the video below.
Almost everyone knows the book by Napoleon Hill—”Think and Grow Rich”
In my recent interview with Don Green the executive director of “the Napoleon Hill Foundation” we discuss his new book entitled ” Everything I Know About Success I Learned From Napoleon Hill.”
Author Don Green is a humble man, but an amazing powerhouse of wisdom and knowledge about the teachings of Napoleon Hill. In my interview with Don we discuss not only the his strong work ethic but how his love of books on success influenced his career path. As Don states ” In a few minutes, I can show you how to become a millionaire without winning the lottery. But the problem is that about 98 out of 100 lack discipline.
If you want to learn what it takes to become successful—not just monetarily then I would highly recommend that you read “Everything I Know About Success I Learned From Napoleon Hill.”
You can also watch a great introduction to the book below or link to the Napoleon Hill Foundation website by clicking this link.
I recently did an interview with author Polly Campbell the author or Imperfect Spirituality. What I love about Polly is her authenticity during our interview, and an attitude of telling it like it is.
She states that “Our practices may be imperfect, but our souls never are. Real-life moments sometime provide the opportunity for spiritual growth in a day.
Polly’s new book is loaded with practical tips, examples and stories of people on similar spiritual quests and journeys just like many of us are. I know you will love this interview with an inspiring, witty and authentic author with lots of gifts based on real life stories to inspire our inner longing to listen to our souls and take action base upon how we are guided by the inner voice.
You will also want to visit her website by clicking here, and watch the great YouTube video below.