Podcast 451: Nothing is Impossible with Tom Oliver

Personal Growth can get overdone, and many of the books begin to sound the same. Similar advice, tips, to-do’s which unless applied do absolutely nothing to forward our personal transformation— whatever that is suppose to mean.

In my recent interview with Tom Oliver, about his book entitled ” Nothing is Impossible” Tom does not follow suit like the thousands of other “personal growth/mastery” books. Tom’s book is engaging, loaded with great stories, pointers and exercises that are quite valuable. Tom speaks to the reader, not at them and is gentle in his advice and guidance to attain personal mastery—should that be your desire.

Our interview covers several topics, but a couple of them I believe are so important are “Embracing Yourself” and “Overcoming Self-Doubt”. Please listen carefully to Tom words so you can understand the importance of learning how to understand yourself and focus on your strengths, not improving your weaknesses.

Also the power of removing any self-doubt that you may have allowed to creep into your subconscious. It can be a real challenge to lift yourself up, and start believing in yourself again. Defeat and failure, are just signs you are on the right path. Challenges will always be part of life, but remembering who we are and why we are here on this planet is the power to move us through all of our challenges.

I hope you enjoy this great interview with Tom Oliver about “Nothing is Impossible”. Please click here to be directed to Tom’s website.

Podcast 450: Everything Connects with Faisal Hoque

I personally have not found a book that is impactful as “Everything Connects” in showing us as humans how we can shift our thinking of business as a means to better ourselves and the world around us.

In my recent interview with Faisal Hoque we discuss his new book, and the impact it is having on business leaders. Faisal and his co-author Drake Baer do an amazing job of weaving the human elements of connecting our souls calling to what we do in business and just how this has an impact on innovation, creativity and sustainability.

Drawing from organizational theory, neuroscience, management theory, psychology, spirituality and self improvement, Everything Connects illustrates how these different views of the world can be interconnected. “Making connections between disparate things is a key to creative thinking, so seeing these relationships is one of the keys to catalyzation,” says Hoque.

I hope you enjoy my interview with Faisal Hoque about his new book “Everything Connects”. If you want to learn more about the book click here to be connected to the book website. If you want to learn more about Faisal and his technology companies click here to be directed to his personal website.

Podcast 449: Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love with Naomi Berger

Lets face it, relationships can be challenging. They are a compromise and a collaboration—especially relationships with our significant others. The work we invest into our relationships can pay off in spades relative to our own happiness and the happiness of our partners.

In Naomi Bergers new book entitled “Marriage Meeting for Lasting Love” Naomi provide the reader with very sound advice with regarding a process she refers to as the “marriage meetings”. This is simply a defined meeting time weekly set weekly where we meet with our significant other using a set of guidelines to have a 30-45 minute dialogue. She suggests following an agenda 1) Expressing Appreciation 2) Coordinating Chores 3) Planning for Good Times 4) Addressing Problems and Challenges.

Naomi has been using this process in our counseling practice for years, and the results from her clientele has been amazing. If you want to add spice and more harmony to your relationship, then I would suggest you reading Naomi’s book “Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love” I am sure you will be provided with many tips for improving your love life.

If you want to learn more about Naomi, please click here to be taken to her website.

Podcast 448: Indie Spiritualists with Chris Grosso

Chris Grusso is an articulate and engaging author with an important message about not only his own spiritual awakening, but how he sees the world embracing “or not” religion and spirituality.

In my interview with Chris about his new book entitled “Indie Spiritualists” we discuss up front and personal about his drug addiction and the tough times he has endured, but emerging from the ashes  the wiser, and more at peace with himself.

If all of us were to take the deep introspective look at our lives I am sure we would find people and circumstances that give us indigestion and we would like to change. Chris takes a brutally honest and radically unconventional approach in ” Indie Spiritualists”, but encourages readers to accept themselves as they are, in all their humanity and imperfect perfection.

Chris is a musician, writer, author, blogger and has a refreshing message that we all need to hear and embrace.

I hope you enjoy our interview together, and should you want to learn more please click here to be directed to Chris’s website or click Facebook to link with him there as well.

Podcast 447: Smart Change with Art Markman

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.

Podcast 446: Chakras The Magnificent Seven with Paula Shaw

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.

Podcast 444: People Tools with Alan C. Fox

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.

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