Archive for May 2018

Dignity Zone

What is your dignity zone? It’s a place where you feel trusted, respected, and safe.

A dignity zone is more than a physical environment. It’s a state of being, an awareness that elevates your self esteem and defines a culture that lets you grow and thrive.

Esther Weinberg, today’s podcast guest, has built her entrepreneurial success on the foundation of  her dignity zone. It is also the key that unlocks the power and leadership of the media companies she helps to transform and prosper.

Esther is bold, passionate, and bright. You will be inspired by her courage and willingness to embrace change and step into the unknown.

Learn how and why she left a great job at Disney to create her own company, MindLight Group. Follow her on her exciting journey that took her from the safety and comfort of a career in the United States to her gratifying work in Uganda.

Expand your mind with her insight on the power of being vs. doing and owning your personal power. Discover why it’s important to find your own voice. Experience the vicarious thrill of Esther’s climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Today’s podcast is for women and men, people in the corporate world and entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone passionate about mindset and personal growth.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by John Krakauer

Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be by Marshall Goldsmith and Wendy Speake

Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David

Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change by David L. Cooperrider and Diana Whitney

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry by Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome it and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization by Robert Keegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani

ESTHER’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.” – Wayne Dyer

CONTACT ESTHER

www.MindLightGroup.com

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Escape Story

This is an escape story. It’s about a clever man with an unquenchable thirst for freedom.

His name is Alex Gluskin. He tricked the KGB and gamed the communist Soviet system to escape from Russia at the age of twenty-six.

He loves talking about it. And, he’s a great storyteller. He will entertain you and enrich your mind in this podcast interview.

He grew up in a society that dictates what you should believe and controls your life with fear.

Many people resign to this enslavement. They accept their circumstances and call it fate. Not Alex Gluskin. He wanted out and got creative.

As he tells it, he learned to lie before he learned to talk. He mastered black market business by the time he was twenty.

He studied the world around him and foresaw the collapse of the Soviet system. He learned about North America and freedom. And, he made a firm decision. He would do whatever it took to leave Russia.

I won’t spoil the fun by telling you how he did it.  That would be like revealing the end of a great thriller. I’ll let Alex captivate and entertain you with his true life escape story.

Make no mistake. This story is not late night TV fluff. It’s got valuable lessons about creativity, networking, achieving massive success, and winning the life game with any hand you’re dealt.

Alex’s insight into the mindset of successful investing is worth the price of admission. He became a top investment strategist in Canada, made millions for his clients and himself, and retired to a lifestyle by design in 2005.

One of the most powerful things you will gain from Alex Gluskin is a deeper appreciation of your opportunities and personal power that are precious gifts of life in the free world.

You may think that you already know that. But do you? Really? The truth is that we all tend to take for granted the things we have always had. The things we didn’t have to fight for with our lives.

You may get a fresh perspective on the saying, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” a perspective that will inspire you to be, do, and have more. Much more of everything you deserve in life.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life by Jeff Olson

Term Limits by Vince Flynn

Enemy of the State by Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

ALEX’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.” – Henrik Ibsen

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Freedom Story

FREEDOM! We all want it. People fight for it. They live and die for it. So, we must all know what it is.

The truth is that if you ask one hundred people to define freedom, you will get one hundred different answers. All of them are valid. All of them are right.

The guest on today’s podcast is John Krotec, a man who is passionate about freedom. He’s an entrepreneur, writer, and army veteran.

He gained his understanding of freedom by fighting tough battles in his own life and winning. His journey highlights the theme of this show, Change Your Story, Change Your Life.

When John abused alcohol, he had to change his story. When he suffered a brain injury in a car crash, he had to change his story. When his marriage was on the rocks, he had to change his story. He did it every time and grew into the inspiring person he is today.

You’ll gain a lot by listening to John’s story. You’ll learn what it really mens to be bigger than your circumstances. You’ll come away with a greater appreciation for a business model that marries contribution and profit.

John created a company based on that model called Greenzone Hero. It honors and supports veterans who fought for our freedom. Greenzone Hero also gives veterans a platform to share their stories.

You’ll tap into your innate sense of compassion for war veterans who have sacrificed their well being and their lives to create more freedom and abundance for all of us.

John may even ignite a new entrepreneurial flame in you that can enrich your business, your life, and the lives of others.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin

One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams by Chris Fussell and C. W. Goodyear

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal and Tantum Collins

Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert’s Five Rules to Lead and Succeed by Robin Dreeke and Cameron Stauth

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani

The Beauty of a Darker Soul: Overcoming Trauma Through the Power of Human Connection by Joshua Mantz

All Quiet on the Western Front  by Erich Maria Remarque and Arthur Wesley Wheen

Dracula by Bram Stoker

 Sacred Commerce: Business as a Path of Enlightenment by Matthew Engelhart and Terces Engelhart

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek

 JOHN’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“Polarization only works in sunglasses, not in sustainable communities.” – John Krotec

CONTACT JOHN

www.GreenZoneHero.com

Straight Outta Combat – Podcast

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Story Slaves

How to tell your life story. Huh? “I don’t have a life story,” or, “My life story isn’t interesting,” or, “Only famous or remarkable people have a life story worth telling.”

Did you just think one of those thoughts or some other variation? You’re perfectly normal if you did. And guess what? Those normal thoughts are stories. Stories that limit your personal power.

Don’t think so. Listen to this podcast with an open mind, and you may just have a huge aha moment that liberate you and breaks the bond of slavery to the stories you create all the time.

“I’m not a slave to any story,” you say? Yes, you are, and your “I am not” statement is another story.

The truth is that we, all of us, are brilliant storytelling machines. We create identity stories (often negative), religious stories, political stories, and stories about absolutely anyone or anything that is part of our human experience.

This is neither good nor bad,  right nor wrong. It just is.

HOW YOUR MIND CREATES STORIES

Actually, it can be bad for us if we are not aware of how this process works in our lives. The moment you become aware, you have the power to create and live into stories that make you happy, stories that enrich and empower you.

This short podcast cuts to the chase about how your mind works. It reveals your mind as a trickster who attaches to every thought and creates a story out of it – if you let it.

That’s what worry is all about. Your mind begins with a thought; it usually expands that thought with the question,”what if?” What if this happens? What if that happens? What if-what if-what if?

When  you are a slave to “what if,” you allow yourself to feel a wide range of unpleasant emotions. Guilt, anger, fear, the list goes on. Then, you are a slave to your story and your feelings. No fun?

One way to snap the chains that keep you enslaved is to practice meditation. You will learn a simple powerful technique in this podcast called the blue sky technique. You’ll definitely want to learn it because it may very well be your liberator.

Once you get a taste of mental freedom, you will love it, and you won’t want to slip back into being a story slave. You’ll realize that you know how to tell your life story in a way that gives you fulfillment and power.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words by Kevin Hall

Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins

 

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