033: Your Body of Work (with Pam Slim)

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 3:57pm

In this episode, you will listen to an interview with Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation and the Body of Work.

Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and business consultant who has been an entrepreneur for eighteen years. Pam is a passionate, engaging speaker with proven advice for building careers in the “New World of Work” – a world filled with economic instability, rapid change, increased demands on leadership, work-life balance pressures and 24-hour a day social media sharing.

Our conversation focused on her last book: (more…)

032: Invisibilia – The Blind Can See

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 - 10:52am

Today's episode goal is to invite you to go and listen to a different podcast – really 🙂

This is one of the things I love about the podcasting world.

Like authors and professionals speakers, we know that people who read a book, listen to a speaker, or a podcast, will enjoy reading others books, listening to other speakers, and subscribing to other podcasts.

We don’t see each other as competition.

Cavett Robert, the founder of the National Speaker Association, said it best:

“As speakers, we never fight over the size of our slice of the pie, we build a bigger pie.”

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031: Non-Obvious: How to Think Different with Rohit Bhargava

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 - 6:00pm

In this episode, I have the pleasure to interview Rohit Bhargava, author of five best selling business books including Likeonomics and his most recent one called
Non-Obvious: How to think Different, Curate Ideas and Predict the Future.

He had me at “how to think different”, because to have this skill is a wonderful way to give our mindsets a workout and open the doors to new possibilities.

In our conversation we discussed: (more…)

030: Misattributions – Good Or Bad?

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Friday, Apr 17, 2015 - 10:38pm

Today, I want to focus on misattributions, that is, situations where we attribute an idea to the wrong source. (more…)

029: The Second Arrow – Stories We Tell Ourselves (with Eric Zimmer)

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Friday, Apr 10, 2015 - 11:10pm

In this Episode, I interviewed Eric Zimmer the host of the podcast “The One You Feed.”

“The One You Feed” podcast was named Best of 2014 by iTunes, and it's an amazing collection of open minded discussions of habits, wisdom, psychology, philosophy, and motivation.

Eric starts his episodes with a short story that explains the title of his podcast:

An old grandfather told his grandson:

“My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, and resentment. The other is good. It is joy, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and bravery.”

The boy thought about it, and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?”

The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.”

In this conversation Eric and I discuss: (more…)

028: Do You Have A Sandbox?

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 - 3:30pm

For many of you, last week's episode was very conceptual with no practical application.

I want to celebrate that 🙂

It’s essential to have activities that don't seem to have practical applications, or use business language, with no tangible Return Of Investment – ROI.

We know that children need to play to learn new skills and develop as people.

Yet, as adults we forget that we also need to keep playing in order to better ourselves. (more…)

027: Paradoxes – Give Your Mindsets a Workout

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Friday, Mar 27, 2015 - 5:15pm

To provide a mindset workout is my goal for every episode of my podcast.

I want to create a space where you come to exercise your mind, such as when you go to the health club to keep yourself healthy and in shape.

In the last episode – 26: Do People Really Change? – I went back in time 2,400 years, to Ancient Greece to illustrate the point that the question “Do People Really Change?” is not a new one.

There I spoke about philosophers who argued that nothing really changes.

They reasoned that everything we perceive as changes are merely illusions of our senses.

This is a true paradox. (more…)

026: Do People Really Change?

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Friday, Mar 20, 2015 - 1:01am

I’m fascinated by change – if you listen regularly to this podcast you may have noticed that.

Change has been the focus of my professional life.

When I started as a psychotherapist, I helped people overcome problems in ways that changed how they lived their lives.

Afterwards, as a life coach, I focused on supporting people to reach their goals and potential. This also implies change.

Now, as a business coach, I assist service professionals to change their mindsets to become more impactful change-makers.

Yet, once in a while, I have friends who ask “Do people really change?” (more…)

025: Learning and Change

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 - 12:45am

The topic of this episode is Learning and Change  – and how can we learn from our relapses, and missteps.

First of all, I want to correct a mistake I did in Episode 23: Understanding Change – and Why Is So Difficult to Change, where I spoke about a specific model to explain change that was developed by a team of psychologists in the 1990s: Prochaska, Norcross, and Diclemente.

I said that according to this model, if someone wants to change a habit or behavior, they will go through a 5-Stage Process.

My mistake was to describe this system with only 5 stages, when the authors speak of 6 stages. (more…)

024: Stop Changing – Start Shifting (with Whitney Hutten)

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 - 11:42pm

Last episode I spoke about why it’s so difficult to change, and I knew then that I had to bring Whitney Hutten to this podcast.

Whitney believes that to stop changing and start shifting, is the best strategy to make what you want happen.

Her mission is to help professionals to get 10 to 15 hours back every week, so they can focus on their health, relationships, and personal life – without feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or guilty.

During this interview, you'll shift your mindset about change.

You will learn: (more…)