From The Vault - #1 Bestselling Novelist Jennifer Skutelski!

January 18, 2017
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Freak out! Freak out! We're going back in time as we chat with a wonderful lady who personifies class and talent. 

#1 bestselling author Jennifer Skutelsky talks about her novel, Grave of Hummingbirds, a mixture of gothicism and mysticism... Jennifer is an international literary contest judge, an award-winning author and former literary agent. She is committed to helping writers around the world align project development with contemporary publishing demands.jennifer_skutelsky 

What Are You Listening To?

January 17, 2017
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Are you paying attention to what you’re hearing? This podcast examines the way we inadvertently act as self-censors. We screen in certain types of news, ideas, sounds and insights – and we also screen out others! If you have never considered how what you listen to impacts your well-being, this is a podcast for you. I share a bit of my own background and the process of learning how to listen in ways that would empower, rather than depress, my sensibilities and thoughts. I also talk about an easy-to-do listening exercise that I shared with participants during a recent smoking cessation retreat. If you’re looking to become more aware of what you’re hearing, this exercise will help you become more conscious. You’ll be better equipped to take inventory of your own thoughts and make positive, intentional choices that bring a sense of authority back to where it belongs – with you! Then, listen in as Sam Dykstra shares what makes him happy from the inside out, too.   #Smoking #Happiness #Listening #Empowerment

Is a Creative Writing Degree Necessary?

January 13, 2017
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College degree or not? Most people struggle with that question their entire lifetime. In fact, for many who don't have a College degree (like me), they walk around with an inferiority complex believing that if they had the paper, they would achieve their full potential and get a better pay. And writers are no exceptions. 

I share with you a cool little article from writersdigest.com written by Jane Friedman that addresses this question. 

Bob Abramson - WOW Your Clients Now!

January 12, 2017
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In WOW YOUR CLIENTS, million-dollar business producer Bob Abramson shares actionable tips for both acquiring new clients and building long-lasting relationships with them. By the time you get done with this entertaining read, you will be equipped with the knowledge and playbook to land any client, and keep them for years to come. This book is the ultimate resource that can be used by anyone, in any profession where clients are the backbone of your business. As an additional bonus, you will receive Bob's Light A Fire In Your Business Companion Course.

“Bob’s book Wow Your Clients is an excellent read on maximizing client relationships. Bob shares some fascinating stories about rising through adversity to succeed in college and business which I truly can relate to. This is a great read for sales and service professionals wanting to be inspired while learning new principles to wow your clients.” — - Cedric McSween Sr., McSween Coaching

“Both entertaining and informative the whole way through. The way Bob weaves his expertise in business development together with his personal story left me wanting more... Thank you for inspiring me in such a delightful way!” — Esmée St James The Dating Muse

Max Ivey - The Blind Blogger Leading You Out of the Darkness

January 11, 2017
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When you're hot you're hot, when you're not, you're not...we are stylin' and profilin' today with the one and only The Blind Blogger - yes the REAL one folks, he is known around the world as The Blind Blogger... He talks about his latest book: Leading You Out of the Darkness Into the Light, A Blind Man's Guide To Success. It will be released in 14 days as an audio book! It is the perfect topic for this time of the year if you're setting your goals for 2017! PLUS, he just came back from a trip in NYC and will tell you all about it! What he liked, disliked, and learned from our fellow New-Yorkers... Enjoy!

What is Your Title?

January 10, 2017
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I'm not referring to your official job title, but to an identity that best describes the essence and fullness of who you truly are. Most of us are accustomed to carrying limited ways of identifying ourselves, staying carefully and rigidly within the lines of social and professional constructs. Yet each of us carries attributes that make us uniquely rich in character, talents and more. As we begin to think of ourselves in outside-the-box ways, we set ourselves free to shine in full bloom and inspire others to bring out their own true colors, too. If you are seeking a richer and more authentic life, this is a great listen for you to further manifest some of your inner dreams and aspirations. Then, listen in to Heather Ann Havenwood from Austin, Texas share the development of her unique title role as Chief Sexy Boss.  

Eckhart Tolle: Carrying the Past and Finding the Present Moment

January 6, 2017
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Funky like a monkey, hey, today I share a story of two monks that will slap you in the face. No seriously, let go of the bull**** from the past and move on to the future, or even better, to the PRESENT.

Michael Babcock - Your Online Business Success

January 5, 2017
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Your. Own. Pay. Does that ring a bell? Is it a goal of yours to create your own pay instead of relying on someone else for your income? Blind since birth, Assistive technology instructor in Alaska until the sudden expected passing of his mom, Michael Babcock enjoys the transformation his ideas and knowledge can give people. Fast-talking and filled with information he is ready to wow you with the knowledge he's acquired.

Lovelyn Bettison - Isle of Gods - A Novel

January 4, 2017
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Damek dedicated his life to finding the Isle of Gods. That is until his family life began to fall Isle of Gods I: Damek by [Bettison, H. Lovelyn]apart. In an attempt to win back his wife and daughter, he trades in sailing the high seas for a more normal life.

When he starts having visions of a mysterious woman trapped on the Isle of Gods he begins to question his sanity. Her cries for help appear in his dreams and start to haunt his every thought. She compels him to return to the sea so strongly that is it impossible to ignore.

Who is this woman? Is she leading him into a trap? With her help will he be one of the first mortals to make it to the Isle of Gods?

 

H. Lovelyn Bettison grew up in Pleasantville, New Jersey, an area heavily dependent on the gambling industry of Atlantic City. Ever since she could hold a pencil she felt compelled to write stories. Her earliest stories were about talking trees and featured crayon drawings. The trees in her stories no longer talk, but her fiction still has magical elements that keep her childhood interest in possibilities alive.
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These days Lovelyn lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband, stepson, and dog. She spends her days writing and coming up with brilliant ideas that she promptly forgets an hour later. Sometimes she tries to learn to speak French, but her pronunciation leaves much to be desired. She loves yoga, Thai food, white tea, getting letters in the mail, and sharing her stories with people like you.

 

Defending Your Dogma?

January 3, 2017
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Are you defending a dogma, a point of view or “-ism” that has become insufficient, obsolete or even discredited? If you have been struggling with an outmoded belief system established by an external authority that is no longer speaking truth to you, it may be time to step into the light.   This is a self-help episode to help you find harmony, integration and greater peace from within. Listen and let go of what you no longer can uphold as reality while increasing your happiness and emotional intelligence. Allow what truly resonates within you to help reshape your world view.   Then, listen in to Savannah Kutz from St. Petersburg, Florida as she shares what makes her happy from the inside out, too.   #EmotionalIntelligence #Happiness #WellBeing #Maura4u #SelfHelp #Peace

Max in NYC! (Take 2)

December 29, 2016
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Livin' on the edge...baby! Max is in NYC and we cover his entire trip as this is his first time in the city! He talks about the negative "voices" from friends, family, and colleagues as he announced that he'd be going to NYC by himself (and how it pissed him off), he talks about what he learned about himself so far during the trip, his first TV interview that will be broadcasted in NYC, and more! As many of you know, Max has a lot of stories and he loves to share them, and this episode is no exception! 

Peace on Earth

December 27, 2016
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In this special holiday podcast, I ask the central question: Are You Peace on Earth? We live in an externalized society where everyone seeks peace but fails to find it. We fight, we strive and we even go to war, chasing that ever-elusive desire for "Peace on Earth." However, true peace begins in our hearts. Listen in to my podcast that breaks down the meaning of peace and invites you to experience it for yourself. Be sure to stay tuned till the end of this podcast. You'll want to meet a host of listeners and friends who share their holiday wishes with you!   #PeaceOnEarth #Holidays #Happiness #NewYear

 

Deepak Chopra’s Holiday Experiment

December 23, 2016
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It's the holidays! Feeling stressed? Are you running up bills? Maybe you are overeating...? Today I share a fascinating article from Deepak Chopra about finding your happiness for the holidays! 
 
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Oh, and by the way, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Max on his way to NYC! + Your Goal Setting for Next Year!

December 22, 2016
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Max won the Amtrak Contest back in February and now he is on way to NYC! He will tell you all about his trip, what he is learning about himself, what he had to go through to get to this, and more!!! What a great way to begin the holidays!
 PLUS, Fred gives you some tips to set your goals for next year...and keep them, according to mindtools.com

Your Nature Unveiled with Solange Tardif

December 21, 2016
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  solange-business-1  Have you ever experienced the Monkey Mind? You know, like Curious Georges minus the lovability...? We're chatting with someone I know personally and I like her for her simplicity and down-to-earthism...and you'll love her too. Her name is Solange Tardif and she's building her brand to help people improve their well-being and vitality.

  Being a member of the National Association of Naturopaths since October 2015, Solange offers a variety of holistic services that are tailored to your specific needs. Equipped with over 20 years of experience in the Health and Training sectors, Solange will know how to guide you towards the best choices for your well-being. Very proactive with her education, she has attended many courses on Clinical Cares as well as Emergency Cares, Nutrition, Psychology, Emotional Release Technics, Life Coaching, Creative Self-Expression, Acupressure, Corrective Conditioning Fitness and Group Trainings. During her career as a Medical Assistant, Solange has also frequently coordinated or taught on different advanced medical courses. She thus ensured that she always maintained a high level of knowledge and expertise in her field. As an Empowerment Coach and certified Personal Trainer, Solange will be there to motivate you and help you to achieve your life’s goals. Whether it may be for: Weight Loss / Fitness, a Life’s solange_logoReorientation or improvements in your Interpersonal Relationships, she will dedicate all of her efforts to help you get rid of your doubts, so that you can move in the right direction. Her approach will focus on changing your bad habits and replacing them with more effective management strategies. All of this, so that you can finally reconnect with your true desires, regain confidence in your abilities and live your life to its greatest potential.

 

Are You a Stereotype?

December 20, 2016
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Freak out! Freak out! It’s easy to get caught up in stereotypes, those widely held but preconceived notions we use to categorize people or ideas into fixed boxes. Stereotypes provide us with easy ways to identify each other and communicate in general terms, but they also contain a downside. When improperly applied, they cause us to limit our understanding of others and run the risk of having others limit their understanding of us. We often find ourselves assimilating into one group, culture, ideology, religion or philosophy. We enjoy being part of a clan or associated with like-minded or familiar groups. However, without opening ourselves to inquiry and generous reflection, we can sometimes wrongly assume that one member of a group is exactly like another. In this podcast, I share two ways in which I experienced the use of stereotypes in my own life. May they help you explore your own thoughts, attitudes and belief systems. Doing so may cause you to open the doors of light of your own identity plus revisit notions you’ve held concerning other people’s identities. Then, listen in to Bryan Rivera from the Bronx, NY share what makes him happy from the inside out, too.   #Stereotyping #Labeling #PoliticalCorrectness #Happiness #EmotionalIntelligence #Culture

Comedy, Podcasting , and Law of Attraction w/ Hurrm’s House Radio

December 16, 2016
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Hurrrm's House Radio's showStylin' like a champ, today your favorite French-Canucker talks to a dude who hosts a podcast with 100% pure humor. Sherman talks about the law of attraction, what he learned from his father in order to achieve his goals, and what lead him to Hurrm's House Radio Show. 
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Bringing you 100% pure humor every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM. Episodes include interviews with all types of entrepreneurs and affiliate advertisements that help stock their beer fridge.

David Ralph - Living from Podcasting

December 15, 2016
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PROMO SHOTDave Ralph's a special kinda dude. He is one of the rare people who is actually making a living from podcasting. His way to get there, though, includes delivering Chinese food. What price are you willing to pay to achieve your dream? 

Expert startup stories, entrepreneur hustle muscle and online success content like this will show you the path to your careers as a brilliant business entrepreneur. So best stop listening to any other inspiring interview podcasts, as if you want a lifestyle of freedom then the hugely popular, Steve Jobs Inspired top rated business show "Join Up Dots" is the real deal in career moves & online success stories (with a splash of inspiration too). A motivation packed entrepreneur/business podcast based on the words of Steve Jobs and created for anyone with dreams to change their career, be an entrepreneur daily, content creator, explorer, money lover, lifestyle chaser, or just a success. In fact anyone with the mindfulness for financial freedom and success, but unsure of the path to take will love this show, as David Ralph delivers entrepreneurial business advice direct to your eardrums on every episode. Each interview allows the guest to enter into a free flowing conversation filled with humour, motivation, inspiration and powerful success stories as they look back over their life, and in the words of the master entrepreneur Steve Jobs...join the dots that has led them to their own area of business or lifestyle success.

Linda Hollander - Get SPONSORED Now

December 14, 2016
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Résultats de recherche d'images pour « linda hollander »BAM! Your Favorite French-Canucker speaks with Linda Hollander about a subject I KNOW fascinates you: Sponsorship. I needed that advice also, so that may be the reason why I invited her to the show, and fortunately, she provides surprisingly important information. BOOYA! 

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Linda Hollander has been featured by Inc. and Entrepreneur Magazines as the industry leader in corporate sponsorship.

She has over 20 years of experience as a business owner and does sponsorship and business consulting. Her clients and sponsors include Microsoft, Fed Ex, Citibank, Mattel, Bank of America, Marriott, Health Net, American Airlines, IBM and Wal Mart.

Having written the book, Corporate Sponsorship in 3 Easy Steps, she is a popular international speaker and can help you get corporate sponsors to fund your dreams.

Maura Sweeney - Living Out of Your Belief?

December 13, 2016
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Maura_Happy Inside OutAre your inner beliefs in accord with your outward behaviors? If not, this podcast is for you! First, we’ll take up the various definitions of the word belief and explore how our inner self recognizes and resonates with our true belief systems. I’ll discuss some of the ways we ignore, suppress or resist expressing those beliefs as well as the feelings of stress this fracturing process engenders. As always, you’ll hear some of my personal anecdotes navigating along the path to personal harmony. Be inspired and empowered to express your truest and happiest self as you listen along.  Then, listen to Jodi Flynn from Portland, Maine share what makes her happy from the inside out, too.  #SelfHelp #Happiness #EmotionalIntelligence #Belief #Spirituality

Patricia Aburdene - Your Conscious MONEY

December 9, 2016
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q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=1582702926&Format=Patricia Aburdene, author of the bestselling Megatrends 2010, brings together the spiritual and practical in a guide to achieving prosperity through the values-based megatrend of Conscious Capitalism.

Why not make money and make a difference, too?

A revolutionary blueprint for growing wealth, finding fulfillment, and changing the world by living your values.

In the emerging era of Conscious Money, we achieve prosperity by tapping into the power of values, consciousness, and sound economic principles. By applying the wisdom of Conscious Money to your personal finances, you can build a foundation for sustainable wealth and true fulfillment. No longer will you need to choose between your core values and your paycheck. Instead you will expand on-the-job creativity, grow income through conscious practices, and change the world.

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The Vault - Michael Schwartz is Visually Impaired and a Visual Storyteller!

December 8, 2016
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Freak out! Freak out! Michael Schwartz rocked on What's Your Excuse with Max Ivey! From being a news anchor, to being blind, and now traveling the world as the founder of Trailhead Productions, Michael is a success story.

Michael Schwartz is an award winning reporter with more than twenty years experience in television news and production. He’s the founder of Trailhead Productions, a video production house that focuses on serving nonprofits, NGO’s and specialists in health and wellness.

What many people do not know is that Michael is also visually impaired. The gradual and continuing loss of his eyesight did not stop him from pursuing his career as a visual storyteller, and his latest documentary film, called The Palette Project, is about Michael’s travels around the world as a visually impaired filmmaker, highlighting the accomplishments an achievements of visually impaired men, women and children around the world - people who are changing perceptions, raising expectations and making a difference.

Linda Ferguson - Staying Grounded in Shifting Sand

December 7, 2016
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How often  have we asked ourselves, “Why can’t I be a better person, more loving, more forgiving, practicing my spirituality on a daily basis?.” And yet we can’t seem to be able to sustain these feelings for very long.  Many have had the wake-up call but struggle to bring spiritual beliefs and practices into their daily live.  Not able to spend a few years away from it all to sort things out in silence, most of us deal with the daily challenges of work, family, emotional pain, and our own imperfections, struggling to make a spiritual life around “real” life.  Dr. Linda Ferguson understands the difficulties in trying to steer through the daily stresses and challenges and, in her new book Staying Grounded in Shifting Sand; she presents a guidebook to help you transform your life permanently.

Staying Grounded provides practical advice on living a spiritual life in the modern world with insightful stories and teachings that support making that transformation possible. Starting with the Foundation, the author defines a spiritual journey and how it can expand the soul.  She discusses the daily practice of mindfulness and its importance in opening us up to our soul journey. When understood and practiced fully, spiritual love opens our hearts to a continuous stream of harmony and peace, helping us to overcome our fears.  And, perhaps most importantly, understanding and accepting our darker side, or “embracing the shadow,” allows us to accept ourselves and to overcome the pain and grief that we have experienced in our lives. Through these practices we can affirm our Divine Essence.

The second section of the book is the Application— or as the author calls it—Joy to the World!  This section offers ways to address, on a daily basis, the challenges of relationships, work, money, power, and sexuality, without losing your spiritual center. The ability to take all that you have learned and apply it to real life situations is both invaluable and transformational.  The final chapter introduces us to a method developed by the author—Transformational Empowerment™, a six step process that is built on three fundamental practices—Faith, Commitment, and Gratitude.  These steps allows the seeker to more effectively move past self-limiting beliefs and fears in order to live with Personal Mastery on a daily basis. Each chapter is followed by exercises that can be done immediately, allowing the reader insight into why they respond to situations in negative ways and how they can change their learned reactions.

Staying Grounded in Shifting Sand presents a variety of spiritual perspectives on the pursuit of the individual soul journey. Drawing on the traditions of Christianity, Buddhism, Sufism, Hinduism and other spiritual beliefs the book dwells on the common thread that runs through all, the power of the heart, and how to prepare it for a greater and deeper connection to our world.  Love is within us to be given freely and without judgment and flows around us to connect with the Divine Essence. Staying Grounded in Shifting Sand is transforming, teaching how to stay on the spiritual path while navigating the physical world and the shifting sand of daily living.

Linda J. Ferguson, PhD, is the author of Path for Greatness: Work as Spiritual Service, and Staying Grounded in Shifting Sand, and numerous articles. She writes a weekly blog on spirituality and work reaching more than 5,000 readers. Dr. Ferguson has traveled nationally and internationally to conduct workshops and presentations.

She earned her MA in Social Psychology and Ph.D. in Management from Indiana University.

Maura Sweeney - World Happiness Survey

December 6, 2016
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Maura_Happy Inside OutDo you know what you really want in life? If not, this podcast will help you become more emotionally aware of what you truly desire and facilitate your focus and behaviors toward those ends. Using results from my own Happiness Survey of individuals from 28 states and 23 countries, I share five key areas that define what most of us truly want in life. Find out what these unifying elements are that define our common pursuit of happiness. Use the list as personal inspiration or create a list of your own as you pursue your path to happiness in life. Then, meet Dawna Harrison from Chicago, Illinois and learn what makes her happy from the inside out, too.   #EmotionalIntelligence

Allison Carmen - Your Secret Gift of Maybe…

December 2, 2016
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Fifteen years into her career as an attorney, Allison was forced to accept that she was an ad-dict. But it wasn’t work, drugs, alcohol, or even gambling that she was hooked on; it was certainty. Every moment of her life, Allison desperately sought to know or predict what would happen next, trapping her in a spiral of anxiety, doubt and fear. She only found hope and freedom when she dis-covered the life-altering mindset of the concept of Maybe.
Allison’s new book reveals how empowering this belief became to her and how dramatically it has improved her life and outlook. She details how, by accepting the “truths” of Maybe, we can reduce the stress and worry in our lives and open the doors to hope and possibility. Whether one has just lost a job or is dealing with concerns about health, money, or relationships, The Gift of Maybe provides the tools needed to cope with these life experiences. Topics covered include:
Reducing stress and anxiety
Creating more opportunities in life
Viewing uncertainty as a place of hope
Minimizing self-doubt as an obstacle to moving forward
Finding joy in the moment instead of worrying about the future

 

Bill Moore - Your Success Frequency

December 1, 2016
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bill_150Co-Founder of aSmilingWorld, Bill teaches, speaks and writes on conscious business and helps visionary entrepreneurs fulfill their life purpose by building profitable businesses that make a positive contribution to the world. Bill is a business consultant, mentor and trainer with vast experience building multi-million dollar companies and as a US and European turnaround expert. He is best known for his ‘positive results’ oriented business mentoring and for achieving 100’s of percentage point increases in sales and, more importantly, as high as 80% increases in gross profits by facilitating positive, people oriented change.

 

Ultimate Debate: Atheism vs Spirituality w/Dave Edwards

November 30, 2016
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Alright, today's episode is a special one. If you've been listening to this show you are a fruitcake, in other words, you believe in something Higher, right? Call it God, Universe, whatever. Today we have a hardcore ATHEIST! His name is Dave Edwards and we agree to disagree...

David is an entrepreneur, renovations specialist. He began podcasting two years ago and thinks everyone should do it. It is like therapy. He is the father of two sons. Believes that reality is better then fiction and reason is better then faith . The truth is more important then how you feel.  takes a rational and evidence based approach to live.

 

Who Do You Want to Be?

November 29, 2016
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Maura_Happy Inside OutIf you’ve ever felt disenchanted, disillusioned or even critical of experts and authorities, consider looking to yourself as a new source. In a busy world, we often surrender our talents and ideas to others. We take a passive approach to the greater world, viewing it like observers watching an on-stage performance rather than actively playing a role of our own. Listen as I share two seminal personalities from the past and how they helped inspire me to play a role in our current culture and marketplace of ideas. Then, I invite you to use your own imagination. Ignite some of your latent talents and untapped abilities to “be who you really want to be” in the world. Afterward, listen in to music maker Vicky Fulop share what makes her happy from the inside out, too.   #SelfDevelopment #Leadership #SelfGovernance #Authenticity #Happiness #Maura4u

 

Jodi Herhsey - Naitchin’ all the Way to Your Calling…

November 25, 2016
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If you've been living on the edge...and are a little bit of a fruitcake, this interview will make you smile. Seriously, Jodi tells it like it is in her latest book The Call of the Day. What's more important than finding your calling, especially in this day and age?

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The Call of the Day  (JoyJourney of You Publications, November 2016), is a compelling invitation to see beyond the turbulence of our ego-driven lives and connect with who we really are; not our material outward looking self but the spiritual entity that dwells eternal in each of us. Author Jodi Hershey plots this journey with tremendous insight and experience, guiding us to a realm of true contentment and happiness. She explains succinctly what is happening in this unique time and why change is imperative.

Through personal growth and a change in our perspective, Hershey lets us discover how we can stand sincerely in our authentic truth, allowing us to create a peaceful world brimming with unconditional love. This book will resonate with anyone thirsting for meaning and spirituality in their lives. It will help you uncover your unique talents and realize your potential. Accept this invitation with both hands and rejoice in the freedom and joy that comes from tapping into the Universal Source. This is your call.

Jodi Hershey graduated from the University of Miami with a BA in Education.  Her expertise is in Holistic Education for adults and children.  She is the author of Thoughts to Consider with Love. Through her psychic gifts along with her spiritual counseling, Jodi feels honored to be able to help people find their own unique gifts and discover their own true potential. Jodi is the founder of Joy Journey of You. Joy provides books and services that guide others to living their own personal truth and products that bring healing, joy and meaning to them and their living environment.

For those beginning down the path of seeking their own spiritual journey, The Call Of The Day provides some of the clearest guidance for understanding the way.

 

Robin Hallett - Stuck? Get Unstuck NOW

November 24, 2016
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Have you ever been stuck? You know, when you feel that things just don't move forward? When your spinnign the wheels but remain in the same spot? It sucks, doesn't it? Well, today Robin Hallett will ''unstuck'' you. Fast.

I'll let her tell you all about herself:

Hi, I’m Robin. I care about helping you rock your life like you really mean it. I know you have dreams for your beautiful, fabulous life and I want to see them manifest for you. It’s not enough to feel the call in your heart and picture yourself there. The obstacles need to be dealt with as well. I understandthat those obstacles can make your path feel uncertain. I’ve been there too and I want you to know, you don’t have to do this alone! Every day I do the work to continue to grow, stretch, and push my own edge. And, I am going to help you do the same. 

Visit her Website Now! 

Mary Morony - Harsh Truths from the South, a Novel

November 23, 2016
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The Cream of the Crop, nobody does it better...Mary Morony wrote a trilogy based on the racism, bigotry, and prejudices of the 50s and 60s, and she nailed it in her latest novel, Done Growed Up

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Although fiction, the trilogy is based on the hard truths of living in the South in the late 50s to early 60s and is filled with real soul searching stories to which we can all relate. For example, can Sallee, the twelve year old narrator of the story, trust the transition of her mom, Ginny, from the drunken abusive women she was to the now sober, kind, caring woman she seems to be? Even Ginny herself says, “The Ginny you know is the one I don’t recognize.” What about the oath Ginny makes to never drink another drop of alcohol if Sallee gets well? Does that mean that if she does drink, Sallee will get sick again? And Sallee isn’t even sure she wants her mom to stop drinking, for at least she knew how to handle the mean and drunk mom. “Maybe I don’t want her to change because I don’t know what that looks or feels like; I might get hurt all over again in some new way, some way I can’t even imagine,” she thinks.
Joe and Ginny are divorced now, which further adds to the dysfunction of the family. After their oldest daughter, Stuart, goes off to college in New York, they receive the phone call that is every parent’s nightmare: “Your daughter is on academic probation and has not been seen for some time.” When Joe flies to New York to investigate, he finds his daughter in the middle of a heroin overdose and seeks out help from Dr. J.: Jacob Berke. We soon learn that Dr. J. was Joe’s father’s psychiatrist, for he, too, was also addicted to heroin! We could all use a few appointments with Dr. J., who says to Stuart, “We are run by our minds. We don’t have to be, but most of us have no concept of the power of our minds. If we do not control our minds, our minds will control us. My idea is that our emotions about things are based on memories. If we change our memories, we can change our emotions.”
In the middle of all this, Ginny finds out a terrible secret about her own family’s past. One that reveals the cause of the accident that killed her father and her love, who happens to be a colored boy...or is he?

Thanks for Gifts in Disguise

November 22, 2016
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We all look forward to receiving gifts that excite our senses and surprise us in positive ways. But what happens when the “gift” we encounter has nothing to do with our perceptions of good? In this podcast, we explore how life’s curve balls can actually bring us some unexpected gifts in the form of personal benefits. In it, I share a story from several years ago that turned a good portion of my life, thoughts, spirituality and even sense of self on its head. During the process, I was forced to face certain personal issues and hidden fears that needed some introspection. As painful and grievous as the process felt, I gained greatly and emerged far freer, stronger and happier. Whether you’re facing separation, sickness, economic loss or something else that stings you today, tune in to this inspiring and hopeful podcast. Don't forget to share this podcast with a friend who may be in need! Also, check out my additional resources on this topic: My Huffington Post blog: The Flip Side of Giving Thanks My Maura4u YouTube video: Do You Know What a Gem You Are Then, listen in to Nick from Manchester, U.K. who shares with us what makes him happy from the inside out, too!     #Thanksgiving #Gratefulness #Spirituality #Attitude #EmotionalIntelligence #Happiness #Peace

 

The Vault - Gregg Kirk and the Miracle from John of God!

November 21, 2016
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Hurry! December 3rd is the deadline to enter the contest to win Lance Secretan's powerful book on inspiring leadership: The Spark, The Flame and The Torch. Inspire Self. Inspire Others. Inspire The World. The best part? The book is in harcover...hardcovers are getting rare these days. If you haven't already you can listen to my interview with Lance from last week. You will love the guy. 

Today, we're taking it from The Vault once again as we chat with a living miracle, Gregg Kirk. For those of you "thinkin' thinkin'", Gregg Kirk tells his story on how he went to Brazil and met John of God. From that point, his life changed...

The Zen Engines is a band and music project headed by Gregg Kirk, who currently hails from the NYC metro area in the US. The content of their debut release “Obrigado” is the result of Kirk’s decade-long battle with Lyme Disease and his subsequent visit to John of God’s Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola in Abadiania, Brazil. While there, Kirk experienced a major reduction of his symptoms and a spiritual awakening that gave fodder to almost every song on the release.

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Kirk got his start playing with Philly legend Robert Hazard shortly after Hazard penned “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” for Cyndi Lauper, and then Kirk went on to form his own bands, including The Killtoys and Shovelhead.

The latter group battered the Philly region with their post-grunge sound in the mid-90s and shared the stage with an impressive list of bands including Fugazi, fIREHOSE, Goo Goo Dolls, Godflesh and Dread Zeppelin. In 1996, A&M Records paid for them to record an album and then subsequently dropped them.

In 1999, Kirk moved to the NYC metro area where he built his own recording studio and formed a songwriting partnership with Austin, TX native Timothy Abbott. The two created The Figurados and released two critically-acclaimed CDs: “Divine Spirits, Holy Smoke” and “Lesson Two,” which the band supported by playing live in both the Austin and NYC areas.

When that project came to a halt in late 2010, Kirk embarked on his healing pilgrimage to Brazil and within days new songs began to emerge. Originally the focus of the tunes was self-healing, but Kirk soon realized that the music and vibrations could have a powerful effect on others and that has become the major focus of this release… to raise the vibrations and healing of anyone who hears these songs.

 

Lance Secretan - Spark your Flame, Ignite your Torch!

November 18, 2016
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Today we're stylin' and profilin' with Lance SecretanThere’s a big difference between being a boss, a manager, an entrepreneur, to being an inspiring leader, and this is what the book explains so perfectly. Personally, this is what I am striving for through my business and my radio podcasts network. 

I truly believe that this book can inspire you to become not only a better leader but a better human being…and live with passion, instead of being a paycheck addict. 

Luckily, you may get the hardcover for FREE through our GIVEAWAYClick here or above to enter the contest and get a chance to win this powerful book! Inspire Self. Inspire Others. Inspire the World.

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The Spark, the Flame, and the Torch is Lance Secretan's masterwork, representing 35 years of intellectual property which he calls Higher Ground Leadership® developed through his research, client engagements, coaching and teaching experience. He has integrated his philosophy into a unified theory of inspired leadership. It is broad, effective, and extraordinarily inspiring, offering a comprehensive approach to being an inspiring person and therefore an inspiring and transformational leader. In this brilliant work readers are presented with radical ideas about why organizations continue to labor with ineffective methods that achieve ineffective results, and how to replace these methods with new thinking. He invites us to rethink: 1) the role of modern organizations 2) our personal contribution as leaders 3) the importance of meaning and fulfillment systems of performance management 4) the art of coaching 5) future visioning 6) building stronger personal relationships and teams 7) our definitions of leadership, and how to inspire more than motivate In his trademark style, Secretan combines case studies, experiences and clear examples from real people with whom he has consulted in world-class organizations and weaves them into simple, easily implementable concepts for inspiring individuals, teams, organizations or countries as well as friends and family. The book, together with the many free links on this website, offers a comprehensive system for raising the level of inspiration in any organization. 

Dr. Lance Secretan is widely acknowledged as one of the most insightful and provocative leadership teachers of our time. He is the former CEO of a Fortune 100 company, university professor, award-winning columnist and author of 15 books about inspiration and leadership. He is a thought leader whose teachings and writings on conscious leadership are courageous, radical and ingenious and have been hailed as among the most original, authentic and effective contributions to leadership thinking currently available.lance-secretan

He is an executive coach to leaders globally and works intensely with organizations and their leadership teams to transform their culture into the most inspirational in their industries. Individuals, entire organizations, cities and states have experienced remarkable transformations through his unique mentoring, coaching, wisdom and approach.

He has helped 6 companies to be named to Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For in America list, and 8 others are also his clients, and 30 Secretan Center clients are on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list. He is ranked 16th in the world by Leadership Gurus, and Speakers in America ranks him among the Top Five Leadership speakers. His firm, The Secretan Center, Inc., is ranked #1 in the world as an international Leadership Consulting firm by Leadership Excellence.

Lance is an expert skier, kayaker and mountain biker, and he divides his time between homes in Ontario and Colorado.

To book Dr. Lance Secretan for a keynote speech, please contact him at info@secretan.com

Farnoosh Brock - Your Prolific Living!

November 17, 2016
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This is the LIVE version of What's your Excuse with Max Ivey! What does it take to gor from a corporate career to a successful brand and business? You don't want to starve while making the transition, right? Farnoosh Brock and her husband have done it and they want to show you how! Want to be a coach or hire one? She is one and will tell you all about it...thanks for tuning in...Pencil Neck Geeks!
 

Tara-Jenelle WALSCH - Unleash your Soul Courage

November 16, 2016
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q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=1937907392&Format=Courage...we need it, especially in this time of year. Not only is Tara-Jenelle Walsch a super nice woman, but she also enlightens us, the jabronies of this world. No seriously, she embodies Purpose, Passion, and Love. 

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It’s fairly widely understood that life is about more than the experiences of the body and the mind, but it takes a special kind of commitment to also engage one’s soul in our day-to-day encounters. Those willing to make this remarkable choice can “raise the vibration” of every one of those encounters—even their momentary or seemingly insignificant exchanges with others—to a level that touches the heart of our very reason for being alive . . . allowing us to come alive in ways that can utterly transform our entire journey upon the earth.
Knowing this is one thing. Knowing how to do it is another. There are no schools offering courses in Soul Connection and in teaching how to express ourselves from a state of being that arises far beyond the limits of the mind. There is now, however, a more clearly articulated path and process which has the potential to be some of the most enriching experiences of our life. Tara-jenelle Walsch tells us that it takes Soul Courage. And, we are assured, the rewards can be extraordinary, changing for the better all the rest of the days of our life.

Tara-jenelle Walsch is the author of the book Soul Courage and the founder and spirit behind the greeting card company, Soulebrate. Soulebrate cards are being sold in hundreds of stores worldwide, carrying her 227217_10150173561916423_287079_nmessages of encouragement & empowerment, as well as specialty designs created for best-selling authors such as Tony Robbins, Byron Katie and Neale Donald Walsch.

Tara-jenelle speaks publicly about emotional awareness and a concept called, “Soulcialize,” which she believes creates soul connection and has the ability to enrich the world at large. She was raised in Annapolis, Maryland and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. Tara-jenelle currently lives in Ashland, Oregon with her fur angel, Sascha.

Living in Polarity or Peace?

November 15, 2016
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Are you a shmuck getting sucked into the shenanigans from the elections? Well, today Maura enlightens you so you can find your way back to peace.

The contrast between polarity and peace came into sharp focus recently with the 2016 U.S. Presidential election process and the division and strife that followed. In this timely, yet evergreen, episode, we take a look at the distinctions between what it feels like to live in polarity and what it’s like to abide in peace. Discover how peace is not the opposite of someone else’s position. Instead, it paves a third path for anyone seeking inner happiness. Choosing to live in peace provides us opportunity to think, envision and operate in ways that promote new outcomes and increase our sense of personal agency. Learn more about living in peace here. Then, find out what makes a street drummer on NYC’s High Line happy from the inside out, too.   #PresidentialElection #Trump #Hillary #Peace #Inspiration #Empowerment #Hope

 

From the Vault - Itty Bitty Publishing and Success w/Suzy Prudden

November 14, 2016
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Most stories are from rags to riches...but this one is from riches to rags...and back to riches! 

For all you nimrods and jabronies out there, Suzy is a no Bull*** type woman. If you are asleep, she'll wake you up with a glass full of fresh, cold water! No, seriously, I REALLY liked her. 

She is a very successful woman with plenty of inspiration to share! I’ll let her tell you who she is:

I am a best selling author of 12 books including the best Selling, Suzy Prudden’s Spot Reducing Book (Workman Publishing). My most recent books include Suzy Prudden’s Itty Bitty Weight Loss Book, Suzy Prudden’s One Stop Diet Revolution and the 2nd edition of MetaFitness: Your Thoughts Taking Shape, which was featured on Oprah. These three books are now available on Kindle.

A former clinician to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and The Voice of NewReality. I have been in the health an wellness industry for over 45 years; most recently specializing in weight loss.

Ann Chiappetta - Blind and Becoming a Writer!

November 11, 2016
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Ann Chiappetta turned blind 20 years ago. For those of you sitting at home feeling sorry for the state of your life, this episode will wake you up and kick you in the gut. 
With the gift of technology, Ann was able to get on the path to her dream and purpose of becoming a writer and she shares her story on her debut poetry book, Upwelling.

THAT will get you thinkin' thinkin'!

Guide dogs, death, and a disturbing dream. Marriage, memories, and intriguing mysteries. Eroticism, abortion, and a wonderfully poetic essay. In this collection of 23 of her short, accessible poems from several decades, Ann Chiappetta explores an enormous range of emotions and topics.

"Orbituary" mourns the removal of an eye. "Verona" and "In Those Dark Moments" are tributes to her beloved guide dog. "Appearances" offers reflections on adjusting to blindness. Four of the poems deal with the illness and death of others and her enduring grief. "Root Cellar" is like a miniature horror movie. "The Marriage Pot" employs a much-used spaghetti pot as a symbol for the vicissitudes of a long marriage. "Helium" offers a balloon’s view of its surroundings. "NoneTheWiser" gives us the words of an unconventional little girl.

These poems may variously pierce your heart or warm it, surprise you or amuse you. But they will surely move you and make for lasting memories.

About the Author

Ann Chiappetta holds a Master of Science degree in marriage and family therapy and currently practices as a readjustment counseling therapist for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She lives in New Rochelle, NY with her husband, daughter, and assorted pets. Her poems, articles, and short fiction have appeared in numerous online and print publications.

Finding the Positive - What to do when Things don’t go your Way?

November 10, 2016
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What do you do when things don't go your way? How do you react to news you wouldn't expect? Do you shrink back? Do you get angry? Do you turn sad or sour? Manx and Fred chat about this important subject from Max's book: Leading you Out of the Darkness into the Light. The Blind Blogger and Frederic Bye rock it in this entertaining yet informative episode!

Nina Bingham- Get out of your Stinkin’ Rut and get Enlightened!

November 9, 2016
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Nina Bingham has worked in mental health care since 2003. She has an Associates of Art in Psychology from Santa Rosa Junior College, and a Bachelors of Arts in Applied Psychology from City University of Seattle. Nina completed her MS Mental Health Counseling academic program at Capella University. She is Certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist by American Pacific University. She makes her home in Vancouver, Washington, but frequently travels the Southwest.

She co-wrote I BARED MY CHEST with 21 other women. Their Mission is to create an International BEST SELLER, a Book that will IMPACT and inspire both Men and Women, Young and Old, Black, White, African or of any other race to have a voice, embrace their Truths and use it as an inner source to Bare%20Chest%20Flat%20Cover.pngkeep succeeding at life . 

Their Vision is to create a legacy that will  grace the shelves of bookstores for years to come and leave Readers with renewed hope for a brighter future.

Living With Inspiration?

November 8, 2016
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When it comes to living happy from the inside out, inspiration plays a major role in the process. In this podcast, we’ll explore several meanings for the word that help provide familiarity with the emotions, energies and atmospheres that accompany inspiration. Next, I share two personal stories that demonstrate how inspiration (or the lack of it) plays a part in our human experience. As I talk about both a private discourse and a public event, you’ll learn how individuals felt, responded and reacted as a result of feeling more -- or less – inspired. Be empowered in your own life as you grow more mindful and cognizant of the power of inspiration. Not only will you find it a means to greater happiness, but you’ll see how it opens the door to so much more in the realm of positive possibilities. Then, listen to Alex Okoroji from Nigeria as she shares what makes her happy from the inside out, too.  #Inspiration #Happiness #Peacefulness #Empowerment #Mindfulness #Empowerment #Maura4u

 

Can you REALLY Reclaim your Health with a Pencil and Paper?

November 7, 2016
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Mari L. McCarthy is a best-selling author ,Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of CreateWriteNow.com,. Her unique self-help memoir Journaling PowerHow To Create The Happy, Healthy Life You Want To Live topped the Amazon charts on its release in September 2016.It reveals how she reversed her MS symptoms through the dynamic power of journal therapy. It also teaches readers how to kick-start their own self-healing, pen-to-paper journaling practice. And it contains numerous medical studies that prove journaling literally unleashes a healing agent that empowers our life in ways we’ve never imagined.
Thanks to her Journaling Power Practice, Mari is now a singer/songwriter currently working on her fourth album. Passionate about goals and successful in accomplishing them, like getting the beachfront home she lives in south of Boston, she enjoys raising roses and her consciousness there. Prescription drug free for over 13 years, she improves her health daily by keeping a gluten-free, dairy-free, processed foods-free nutrition routine and an ambidextrous journaling practice.

Mari reveals how she reversed her MS symptoms through the dynamic power of journal therapy as MLMcc- Logowell as become a singer.

gabioceanGabriella Van Rij is a Global Activist for Kindness who believes that we as humans have dropped the ball on Kindness and asks that we PICK IT UP. gabriellavanrij_1456729880_75Gabriella began her Dare to Be Kind Tour of the USA Road Trip, visiting school kids along the way and offering Anti Bullying Assembly’s. She did this on her own dime and time and the kids just love her.
With November being National Adoption Month, Gabriella also has a message for those parents who are considering adoption. Adopted herself, Gabi knows first hand what it is like to be a ‘disappointment’ to parents who THOUGHT they wanted an international child. Leaving Pakistan for the Netherlands was more than a cultural shock. Gabriella felt she had lost her heritage and a piece of herself. You can hear more about her story here.
I am pleased to announce that Gabriella Van Rij is also the latest author to join the #ibaredmychest team. You can read her story in I BARED MY CHEST Anthology coming out soon. Visit, www.ibaredmychest.com for more details.

From the Vault: Ken Elliot - Manifest your Desires!

November 4, 2016
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Livin' on the edge...insane in the membrane, today we are GOING BACK to one of our most listened episode talking the law of attraction with Ken Elliot!

Have you ever had the sense that your thoughts might actually be doing something? Imagine you are a genie and everything you wish begins to form up right in front of you. First is your thought and thought creates form.

From Ken Elliott’s personal experiences and the stories in this book, you will learn exactly how your thoughts take form and how to efficiently and simply put it to work for you. You have been creating like this all your life, but it has never been fully explained for you until now. This is that rare book with new evidence that will change your view of the world. For 20 years, Ken has experienced sending objects in thought and having them appear in real-time. At last, this most elemental of ancient Secrets is revealed; how your thoughts are constantly shaping the reality around you.

This is the game changer that explains how manifesting and the law of attraction actually work. Manifesting 123 is a results oriented book using simple techniques. It is filled with amazing stories from people describing their successes using the simple methods taught by Ken.


 

Kim Sutton - Find your Purpose and Help Others

November 3, 2016
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Sometimes life has to crumble before we wake up. Sometimes we realize we're not in the right career and that we've been living someone else's life instead of our own. Today, Kim Sutton shows us that there's light at the end of the tunnel. 

Kim Sutton is a digital marketing and productivity strategist who loves empowering business owners to achieve and appreciate personal and professional success. Thekimsutton.com

(In her own words)

Blessed with an insatiable appetite for knowledge, The Sutton Companies have grown to be more since 2012 than I could have ever imagined. After starting my personal Twitter account in May 2015, I soared to nearly 27,000 followers in less than a year. I had no idea my account would grow so fast, nor did I expect such fantastic rewards…

Not only was I invited to be a guest on numerous podcasts but I have also been a featured expert in tele-summits and on various social platforms. In addition, I am now receiving paid opportunities to tweet for brands like Sony, LG, Walmart, NBC, Chase and more. Today I’m using this same knowledge and experience to help my clients achieve similar results.

In late September 2014, and during the last week I was allowed to travel while pregnant with the twins, I traveled to the 90-degree heat of Phoenix, Arizona and became an Infusionsoft Certified Partner. In addition, I endured hundreds of hours of training and multiple quizzes and exams to receive my Mastery in Digital Marketing Certification from Digital Marketer in early 2016.

Are you ready to get your business in front of your perfect prospect? Do you want to discuss the systems and strategies which will help your business grow? Click HERE to schedule a complimentary 30-minute strategy session. I look forward to chatting with you!

Gabriella Van Rij - My Life’s Mission of Kindness

November 2, 2016
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Everybody freak out! Freak out! Today we chat with a PASSIONATE individual who is changing the world...literally! She's been seen on Dr. Phil, NBC, CBS, FOX, and many other networks.

Gabriella van Rij is a speaker, author, and activist for Kindness who helps transform the culture of any organization or classroom into one that values and promotes kindness. Kindness is the missing ingredient in today’s world, and the organizations and schools that adopt kindness as their motto have a deceptively simple but greatly effective tool in their arsenal. In her words, “Kindness only grows more kindness.”

Gabriella’s unique beginnings, parallels she draws, and illustrations she uses resonate, educate, and provide the audience with an unforgettable and disarming experience that will have attendees crying and laughing but ultimately empowered.

What are you Giving your Power to?

November 1, 2016
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Don't let the shenanigans on TV suck your energy away. Stay focused. Joyful. Full of life. Maura talks about the crazy stuff on the news and how not to let it affect you. 

In a world where we can get caught up in the heaviness of a 24/7 news cycle that draw us into anger, defensiveness and aggression, we can benefit by choosing to invest our energies in other pursuits. In this podcast, we’ll explore how you can become a focal point of energy and a force to create positive experiences that uplift both you and the world around you, too. Personal empowerment for a happier and more peaceful life.  Then, listen in as Christy James, a professor at Liberty University, shares with us what makes her happy from the inside out, too.   #SelfHelp #Inspiration #WellBeing #Happiness #Influence

Richard Barrett - Ego vs Soul vs Business and Creativity

October 28, 2016
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I, your Favorite French Canucker, chats with Richard Barrett who is a pioneer in his field. I am sooo thrilled that a man like him talks about the soul in the corporate world - let's face it, the corporate world has no soul, it only seeks cash...and that is soul crushing.

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Richard Barrett is an author, speaker and internationally recognised thought leader on the evolution of human values in business and society. He is the founder and chairman of the Barrett Values Centre, a Fellow of the World Business Academy and Former Values Coordinator at the World Bank.

He is the creator of the internationally recognized Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT) which have been used to support more than 6,000 organizations on their transformational journeys. To date, more than 5,000 change agents, consultants and coaches have been trained by the Barrett Values Centre to use the Cultural Transformation Tools in over 50 countries

Richard has been a visiting lecturer at the Consulting and Coaching for Change, Leadership Course run by the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and HEC in Paris. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Royal Roads University, Institute for Values-based Leadership, and a visiting lecturer at the One Planet MBA at Exeter University.

Ashley Faulks - Turn your Blog into a Business

October 27, 2016
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Ever wanted to run an online business? Today on What's Your Excuse with Max Ivey, Max and I chat about turning your blog into a profitable biznatch, and Ashley Faulks is the man to do that for ya! He introduces himself below.

ashleyfaulksCreating or running a WordPress website is a struggle, I know. But that is why I created this website and blog.

I want to help you learn and use all the ideas and strategies I find and use to make the simplest, highest converting websites around. You know, the kind of websites that simply get more customers for your business.

There is lots of hype and complex ideas out there, but I try to ignore all that. I strive for simplicity, and using what works. Whether is looks good or not (although I also prefer great design where possible).

Let’s learn what works and how to get more customers and money into your business through your website. Your number one business card. And it works 24/7!

So who is this Ashley bloke?

First things first. Yes, in America Ashley is a woman’s name, but I am Australian, and when I was a kid it was only for men!

Ok, as I mentioned above I am an Aussie. I live in Switzerland, where I run Mad Lemmings – helping small businesses succeed online.

I have been working on the web for over 14 years, and use my experience, knowledge and connections to help you succeed too!

An EROTIC Murder Mystery (Shenanigans Permitted!)

October 26, 2016
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Today I, your Favorite French Canucker, GO THERE. This novel is nothing like Fifty Shades, uh, uh. Sex, murder, suspense, swing houses, that's the way we like it. Novelist A. Gavazzoni chats with us on her debut novel. 

Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!

q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=B01When Lara dies at the hands of a Manhattan lawyer during a sex game, his defense attorney, Carl, hires Simone, a psychiatrist, professor and author of books on sexual behavior to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental. To help his defense, Carl’s client has written a detailed account of his steamy, year-long relationship with Lara. Carl gives the text to Simone for analysis. While evaluating the presumed killer’s writing, Simone continues to receive psychiatric patients with sexual disorders and unusual fantasies, and to research strange sexual behavior for her next book.

Meanwhile, Simone’s clinical partner, friend and research colleague, Edward, is working with the police to capture a serial killer who is torturing and killing women. From hot and unusual sex and interesting psychiatric patients, to the swing houses of New York and Paris, this fast-paced page-turner is a blend of mystery, suspense, humor, romance and erotica.

When Lara dies at the hands of a Manhattan lawyer during a sex game, his defense attorney, Carl, hires Simone, a psychiatrist, professor and author of books on sexual behavior to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental. To help his defense, Carl’s client has written a detailed account of his steamy, year-long relationship with Lara. Carl gives the text to Simone for analysis. While evaluating the presumed killer’s writing, Simone continues to receive psychiatric patients with sexual disorders and unusual fantasies, and to research strange sexual behavior for her next book.

Meanwhile, Simone’s clinical partner, friend and research colleague, Edward, is working with the police to capture a serial killer who is torturing and killing women. From hot and unusual sex and interesting psychiatric patients, to the swing houses of New York and Paris, this fast-paced page-turner is a blend of mystery, suspense, humor, romance and erotica.

a-gavazA. Gavazzoni the Brazilian author of the newly released novel "Behind The Door," a sensual romance now available through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo Books. She is a lawyer by day and former professor of law; she writes (novels and legal books), but she is also a voracious reader and a writer by night and currently has a law book about international contracts published in Brazil.

She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, she also studies Chinese and hopes someday she will master it (but it's been a challenge!). Her favorite countries, no surprise, are Italy, France, and the USA. When she is not practicing law, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout.
She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. She paints and loves to cook.