Focus Without Focus

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 2:26pm

Last episode I interviewed Omar Zenhom about how to “Focus To Succeed.”  Afterwards, several ideas emerged for me that led to the topic “Focus Without Focus.”

Focus to Succeed” only works when we are focused on the essential projects that help us move forward.

Our focus has to be on target.

Moreover, if we take focus as the acronym F.O.C.U.S – Follow One Course Until Success – we should intentionally strategize about the “One Course” to be sure that it take us where we want to go.

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Focus To Succeed (with Omar Zenhom)

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:25pm

In this episode, I interviewed a fellow podcaster – Omar Zenhom.

Omar is the Co-Founder of Business Republic, where he, and his partner Nicole Baldinu, started an alternative business education program called The $100 MBA – a culmination  of his years in business and education. They also offer daily, free 10-minute business lessons with their podcast The $100 MBA Show, that I highly recommend you subscribe to.

In our conversation we spoke about:

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A Conversation with Viktor Frankl’s Grandson – Alexander Vesely

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 11:08am

– Listen to this interview to find out how to win a copy of the documentary “Viktor & I”–

Movie Trailer: Viktor & I, An Alexander Vesely

In this episode, I spoke with Alexander Vesely about his grandfather, Viktor Frankl.

Viktor Emil Frankl, M.D., Ph.D. (1905-1997) is considered by many as one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century.

He was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, as well as a Holocaust survivor.

Frankl is known by many via his best-selling book Man's Search For Meaning.

Alex Vesely is an Austrian-born filmmaker and trained psychotherapist.

His movie – “Viktor & I” – is an impactful documentary about his eminent grandfather, Viktor Frankl.

For three years, he traveled the world to bring us this insightful look at Viktor Frankl through the eyes of those closest to him.

In our conversation we discussed:

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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:

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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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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:

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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